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 the 2013 and 2015 release 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 Civil 3D template for 2013 and 2015 Zip file with special linetype used in template Zip file with plotstyles used in the template.
CoNLayerColours-Lineweights.pdf Description of lineweights and colours used in the plotstyles.
CoNSurveyCodes-DescKeys-2015.pdf Survey Codes used in the template.
Survey.fdb_xdef  Figure Prefix Database
Nanaimo.f2f_xdef  Linework Code Set

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

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Last updated: September 27, 2017

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