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CAD standards

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12-06-2012 07:46 AM

 I am on a closed network and I want to have a good CAD standard. My drawings are mostly architectural so I was thinking AIA. I tried to see what they use and I get varied info back.


Can anyone steer me in the right direction?


I have checked out the CAD Standard tab and realize that it would a great tool..but I need a standard first.

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Re: CAD standards

12-06-2012 09:21 AM in reply to: kashevlin

I'm not familiar with AIA standards, but as it sounds like you're developing standards from scratch - you might want to check out the NPS cad standards. While maybe a bit overboard for some uses, but they are very well documented and freely available:


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Re: CAD standards

12-06-2012 09:34 AM in reply to: kashevlin

If you upgrade to AutoCAD Architecture, AIA standards are built into the program for layering, dimensioning, and annotation.  The AIA plot styles are available for download from

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Re: CAD standards

12-10-2012 09:53 PM in reply to: kashevlin

The PBS CAD Standards set mandatory procedures for architects/ engineers (A/E's) to follow for the creation and delivery of all CAD drawings to GSA.

It is important to note that the Standards require that A/E's must use the United States National CAD Standard® (NCS).

It is the A/E’s responsibility to obtain a copy of the NCS. GSA regions and other programs may have further requirements.

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Re: CAD standards

12-11-2012 04:36 AM in reply to: dbroad

This was very helpful! One of our guys in another site has Autocad Archituecture 2011. He will provide a standard guileline from that.

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