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CADD Standards



  • The appropriate Standards and Drawings are to be used as part of the Project Documents related to the Public Works project and should be used in conjunction with the other Public Works (PW) Design Resources.  The details are expected to be used as presented.
    • When a special detail is created, it must not conflict with other requirements in the Standards, other Public Works Standard Drawings and Details, or National CADD Standard V5.0 (NCS) guidelines.
    • The Standards Drawings and Details are available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document File (PDF) and Autodesk review design filed (DWF) format.
    • The CADD Resources are also references in Book 6 CADD Standards CADD8.02 General.
  • The following is a list of CADD Resources available for download which have been prepared to aid individuals, professionals and companies in adhering to the requirements of the Design Standards; in particular Book 6: CADD Standards.
    • These resources have been created with the intent of minimizing the time and effort necessary to meet the CADD Standards requirements.
    • It is recommended that all project drawings be created utilizing these templates.
    • Using them should expedite the CADD process and help fulfill expected drawing variables and settings. 
    • All CAD files provided are in Autodesk 2020 .dwg format.
    • No warranties are extended or granted, either expressed or implied, with respect to the accuracy and/or performance of any materials or resources provided.

Software-Related Files


.dwt PW Civil -
Survey and Design 

CAD Template used for creation of drawings of existing and proposed items.

Examples of drawings created from this template are Topos, Base Drawings, Plan, Plan and Profile, and Cross Section sheets.

.dwt PW General -
Sheet Layouts

CAD Template used as a repository of common Sheet Layouts.

Common workflow is to use Autodesk Design Center to drag layouts from this template into another AutoCAD drawing. 

This template shall not be used to create any Plan Production sheets as it does not have all the necessary settings, layers, styles, etc… necessary to satisfy CADD Standards requirements.

The PW custom linteype file is titled “PW TSAEC32.lin”CAD Template used as a repository of common Sheet Layouts.

.dotfile PW Drawing Standards File 

Zipped file which includes DWS versions of DWT Templates.

Files are used to run CADD Standards Checks on Plan Production sheet drawings.uts.

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FW CUE C3D 2020 Pipes Catalog

(Due to it’s large size, the zipped file is unable to be posted but it is available by request. Thanks.)

Zipped file which includes configuration and drawing files for the AutoCAD Civil 3D Part Catalog containing definitions for storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and other modeled pipe networks that can be inserted into a drawing.

All Civil 3D Pipe Networks shall be based on, and utilize this Pipes Catalog.

If it is not used, the part parameters (pipe sizes, materials, etc…) will not match when the files are transferred from one computer system to another.


Supporting Files


.zip CADD Project Folder Structure Template Zipped file which includes standard electronic filing structure for efficient use and retrieval. Folder structure includes necessary directories for CADD files and includes Standard Title Block drawings utilized as external references for Plan Production sheets.
.zip Fonts   Zipped file which includes fonts necessary for the CADD Standards requirements.
.zip Hatch Patterns

Zipped file which includes AutoCAD hatch patterns (.pat format) necessary for the CADD Standards requirements.

.zip Linetype Files

Zipped file which includes AutoCAD linetype files (.lin format) and other supporting files necessary for the CADD Standards requirements.

The PW custom linteype file is titled “PW TSAEC32.lin”CAD Template used as a repository of common Sheet Layouts.

.zip Plotting Files

Zipped file which includes AutoCAD Plotting files (.ctb Plot Styles, .PMP and .PC3 files) necessary for the CADD Standards requirements.


Standard Drawings and Details


  • Standard Drawings and Details in PDF and DWF formats.
    • Use Standard Drawings and Details as presented and provided.
    • This delivery policy ensures consistency in plans.