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Engineering & Capital Projects

CADD Standards and Drafting Files

The City of San Diego has approved this set of Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) Standards to be used as a minimum in creating all digital drawings for City Capital Improvement Projects. All CADD users, both City staff and consultants, who are producing CADD drawings, must use these standards for the submittal of CADD drawings at the City. Individual Departments or Divisions may have additional requirements for preparing and submitting CADD drawings. For convenience, certain Department/Division requirements are included later on this page.

These standards are to be used with Bentley Systems' MicroStation V8 product. All CADD drawings submitted to the City oshall be in native MicroStation V8 format. It is not intended that drawings be converted to V8 from other CADD software or formats. If you have any questions about using this standard please contact the CADD Coordinator of the Division or Department.

City CADD Standards – 2018 Edition

City Computer Aided Design and Drafting CADD Standards 2018 Edition (Effective January 1, 2019)

City CADD Standards - 2016 Edition

City Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Standards, 2016 Edition

Archived Standards

City Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Standards, 2012 Edition (PDF)
City CADD Standards Document - Full Version (PDF: 23Mb)

City Standards for Bentley ORD Connect Edition 2022 Release 3 (Version 10.12)

OpenRoads Connect Edition Standards & Resource Files – 5/24/2024

City Standard Autodesk Drafting Files

AutoCAD Standards & Resource Files

Public Utilities Department CADD-related Files

To report difficulty accessing the files listed below or to request them in an alternate format, contact the Public Utilities Department at 858-292-6389.