CAD Standards

The CAD Drafting Standards for the City of Nanaimo have been incorporated into the Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications (MOESS) as Section 1.0 and form part of the Subdivision Bylaw. The CAD Standards are for use by engineering professionals designing infrastructure within the City Right-of-Ways, such as roads, utilities, and land development projects. This includes capital works undertaken by City of Nanaimo forces or its agents.

The CAD template is compatible with 2018 to 2023 releases of Autodesk Civil 3D. We encourage the submission of Civil 3D files to take advantage of the attribute opportunities within the software for updating GIS and Asset Management data. The official design documents are available for download below.

File Description
C3D 2018 - CON.dwt Civil 3D template for 2018 to 2023 versions Zip file with special line types used in the template Zip file with plot styles used in the template
CoNLayerColours-Lineweights.pdf Description of line weights and colours used in the plot styles
CoNSurveyCodes-DescKeys-2018.pdf Survey Codes used in the template
CoN-Pipes Pipe Catalog for use with the template

Note: Blocks listed in Section 1.0 of MOESS are pre-loaded in the template file.

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Last updated: April 6, 2023

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