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Civil 3d and NCS guidelines

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10-28-2013 07:13 AM

My firm has recently decided to adopt the NCS (United States National Cad Standard). I am sorry if I am posting this in the wrong place but I really need someone from a civil background who uses the NCS to answer this for me. According to the NCS version 5 "Drawing Set Organization" chapter (section 1.3.) there are numerals 0 thru 9 to designate sheet types like:


0 - general sheets (symbols ,legends, etc)

1 - plans (horizontal views)

2 - elevations (vertical views)

3 - sections (section views, wall sections)

4 - Large scale views

and so on and so forth......


These numerals are used in conjunction with your discipline designator (C for civil or A for architectural). Under this naming sequence a sheet name of C-100 would automatically tell the user that they are dealing with a "civil plan sheet". Enough rambling now on to the question. In civil plans we do not have all of those sheet types. If that's the case, do you just skip that entire series of numbers? For instance If my plans have general sheets (0) and plans sheets (1) and then sections (3). Do we just skip the whole (2) series? Does it seem ludicrous to have a sheet index that reads C-100, C-101 and then jumps to C-300, C-301? Everyone in my office immediately ask "where are the C-200 sheets?" perhaps there is someone in a civil firm practicing NCS that could enlighten me. Am I reading this right? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Civil 3d and NCS guidelines

10-28-2013 07:20 AM in reply to: WIZNICKARTS

This isn't anything we use ( or would ever use ) but it looks like you're reading it correctly. If you don't have any elevation views then you don't have any 200 series sheet.



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Re: Civil 3d and NCS guidelines

10-28-2013 09:29 AM in reply to: AllenJessup
I don't use these standards either but it seems to make sense that if there are no elevation views then the 200 series is omitted.

If everyone is trained up in the NCS standards then they shouldn't ask about the 200 series as they will know what it represents...:smileyhappy:
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Re: Civil 3d and NCS guidelines

10-28-2013 09:34 AM in reply to: neilyj

We often see profile sheets with a 200 series number.


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Re: Civil 3d and NCS guidelines

10-29-2013 06:19 AM in reply to: WIZNICKARTS

We use these standards, but only for layer naming conventions, and then allow for special circumstances. The NCS standards are a guideline, use as appropriate for your company.

Lisa Pohlmeyer

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