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VHA National CAD Standard Application Guide
May 2006

Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration Office of Facilities Management

VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE FOREWORD

May 2006

In order to establish drafting standards for the preparation of design and construction documents using Computer Aided Drafting, VA has adopted the entire National CAD Standard, latest release, and amended by this guide. For topics not addressed in this Guide, the procedures and standards in VA Program Guides PG-18-3, Design and Construction Procedures; and PG-18-15, A/E Submission Instructions shall be utilized to the maximum extent practicable, commensurate with cost considerations. Use of this Guide and the National CAD Standard is mandatory for Office of Facilities Management Major, Minor and Design-Build projects. Its use is encouraged for minor and miscellaneous projects at all levels. The VHA National CAD Standard Application Guide does not apply to National Cemetery Administration projects. Refer to National Cemetery System Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Standards Manual located in the Technical Information Library (TIL).

Kurt D. Knight Director, Facilities Quality Service (181A)

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..........................................................................6 Amendments to CSI Module 3...................... Sheet Organization........................... 14 Example Structural Layer List .... 12 Example Architectural Layer List ............................................................................................................................................... Terms and Abbreviations ....................................... 8 Metric Usage ........ 9 4...... 4...... 10 Example Civil Layer List.......................................................................................................................................5 Amendments to CSI Module 2.......................................................................................................................................................................10 Amendments to CSI Module 7...... 10 Example Survey Layer List ................................................ 8 Headings......................................... 9 5............................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Example General Layer List ........................................................................... 2................................... Code Conventions .......... 14 Example Mechanical Layer List ........................ 6 Example File names and Sheet Numbers (Single Building) ....11 Amendments to CSI Module 8....... 16 Example Inside Steam Distribution Layer List ............4 Amendments to CSI Module 1......... 1 Superseded Documents..... 1 CAD Software ............................. Plan Area Labels.... Symbols..................................7 Amendments to CSI Module 4......................................................VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE May 2006 TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION 1........................................................................................................................................................................................................... Etc............... 7 Title Block .................................... 3 Sheet Numbers........................ PAGE Introduction........................................9 Amendments to CSI Module 6........................................................2 Amendments to AIA Layer Guidelines........................ 15 Example Fire Protection Layer List ..................... 2 4................................................................... 16 Example Plumbing Layer List......................................................................... 2 4............................................. Titles................................................................................ APPENDIX A.. 3 Drawing Name Prefix Table..................... 8 4....................... 9 6.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 3............................................................................................................... Drafting Conventions................................................................... STANDARD DETAILS......................................................................................... 7 4...........3 Amendments to Tri-Services Plotting Guidelines.......................................................................................... 3 Sheet Naming Components ........................................ 7 4.......................................................... Notations ............ 8 4.............................................................. 2 4........................................ 8 Depiction of Smoke Barriers and Fire-rated Partitions........................... 17 Example Electrical Layer List ....... 2 4.................. 7 4.............. 6 Example File names and Sheet Numbers (Multi-Building).................................................... 1 National CAD Standard Application Guide ..... 8 Text........................ Schedules ..............1 Adoption of National CAD Standard........................ ....................................... 18 iii ......................................................... Drawing Set Organization ........................................8 Amendments to CSI Module 5........................................ 8 4.............. 16 Example Outdoor Steam Distribution Layer List ......... 6 File Naming ............................................................................................

with downwards compatibility to the 2000 release. The standard is a system for organizing and classifying “drawing centric” building design data. Information about the implementation and application of the National CAD Standard and this Application Guide may be found at http://www. Other CAD software platforms are acceptable if their output files are convertible to . drawing files.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE 1. Topic 2 Program Guide PG-18-4 Layer List. and defines amendments that consist of selected VA-specific CAD requirements which will be retained on a goingforward basis. Linetype Assignments Program Guide PG-18-6 Color. It also identifies VA documents in the Technical Information Library (TIL) that it supersedes.dwg format with an acceptable level of accuracy. Inc. and may be obtained from NIBS at the following website: www. The standard VA title block. and a standard AutoCAD. 2. the Medical Centers are urged to strive to employ a uniform CAD platform. Version 3. INTRODUCTION May 2006 The Department of Veterans Affairs. is adopting the United States National CAD Standard.ctb file may be found in the TIL at http://www.va.va. 3. The National CAD Standard is a publication of the Facility Information Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences. Pen Number. and Pen Weight 1 . and plotting guidelines. The VHA National CAD Standard Application Guide establishes the National CAD Standard as the required basis for CAD documents. and drawing file layers.org. including: a system for naming model files. CAD SOFTWARE The recommended CAD software platform is AutoCAD 2000 or AutoCAD LT 2000 by Autodesk. SUPERSEDED DOCUMENTS The following VA CAD-related documents are superseded by this National CAD Standard Application Guide and the National CAD Standard: Document Section Program Guide PG-18-3 Section 6.gov/facmgt/standard/. Other CAD software platforms may also be acceptable or required in order to match that currently in use at a particular Medical Center. Pen Settings. a template drawing sheet. and schedule layout and format.nationalcadstandard. a system for organizing the drawing set according to drawing set hierarchy. in order to standardize and update and its requirements for CAD documents. and identifies a number of additional VA documents and procedures that have been modified to bring them into alignment with the National CAD Standard and the VHA National CAD Standard Application Guide. More recent AutoCAD releases are acceptable.asp. The Medical Center will choose the particular CAD platform required.1. drawing sheet layout and format.gov/facmgt/standard/details.

2 Amendments to AIA Layer Guidelines The National CAD Standard Application Guide establishes colors for the most commonly used layers. Sheet Organization . Drafting Conventions Uniform Drawing System – Module 5. and pen weight assignments of the most commonly used layers. color. Code Conventions 4. 4. An AutoCAD CTB file which complies with the Tri-Services Plotting Guidelines can be obtained from the VA TIL. The colors listed in Appendix are AutoCAD specific.3 Amendments to Tri-Services Plotting Guidelines The National CAD Standard establishes plotting requirements for each color. Symbols The modules shall be amended as indicated herein. Refer to Appendix A for tables containing this information. The following modules of the National CAD Standard are hereby adopted and made a part of this document by reference: Layer Guidelines – American Institute of Architects Plotting Guidelines – Tri-Services CADD/GIS Center/US Coast Guard Uniform Drawing System – Module 1.CSI Uniform Drawing System – Module 2. Schedules Uniform Drawing System – Module 4.CSI Uniform Drawing System – Module 3. Notations Uniform Drawing System – Module 8. 2 . Note that halftone is equal to a 50% screen with the exception of 251 which is 15% screen. 4. See Appendix A for layer.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Program Guide PG-18-15 May 2006 CADD Deliverable Guidelines (except for materials specific to the National Cemetery Administration) 4. The following modules of the National CAD Standard though recommended are not adopted: Uniform Drawing System – Module 7.1 NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Adoption of National CAD Standard Basic materials from the National CAD Standard are essential for uniform CAD document organization. Tri-Services Plotting Guidelines. for other CAD software platforms refer to the National CAD Standard. Terms and Abbreviations Uniform Drawing System – Module 6. Drawing Set Organization .

36 UDS 01.35 UDS 01. Sheet Naming Components Level 1 Discipline General Discipline Designator G Level 2 Discipline Information Contractual Resource Asbestos Chemicals Lead PCB 3 Level 2 Designator I C R A C L P Sheet Type* General Plans Elevations Sections Large-Scale Views Details Schedules and Sheet Type Designator* 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Hazardous Materials H . The table above contains only information on updates for the superseded prefixes.40 UDS 01. Identification of Drawings.39 UDS 01.35 UDS 01. Drawing Set Organization ** Prefix is dependent on discipline.35 UDS 01.17** UDS 01.36 UDS 01. Topic 2. Drawings. and Refrigeration Steam Generation Outside Steam Distribution Electrical Fire Protection Appendix #* UDS 01.40 UDS 01.10 UDS 01. Air Conditioning.37 UDS 01. The following table maps the superseded VA classifications to the CSI classifications: Drawing Name Prefix Table Superseded Prefix X CPM L B ASB DE P W S H G D E FP NCS Compliant Prefix GI GC GS BI HA AS AS** PL CU SS MH MP MS ES FA Drawing Type Cover & Index of Drawings Critical Path Method Site Development Sub-Surface investigation Asbestos Removal Architectural Architectural details** Plumbing Sanitary Structural Heating.4 Amendments to CSI Module 1. the following tables contain a more comprehensive list.39 * Appendix located in National CAD Standard Volume 1.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE May 2006 4. This National CAD Standard (NCS) Application Guide supersedes PG-18-3. Section 6 of Topic 2. Detail sheets are type 5 drawings.36 UDS 01. Drawing Set Organization VHA Program Guide PG-18-3.36 UDS 01.40 UDS 01. Ventilating. lists discipline classifications.

VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Sheet Naming Components Level 1 Discipline Discipline Designator Level 2 Discipline Refrigerants Aerial Field Digital User Defined User Defined Demo Site Grading Paving Improvements Transportation Utilities Demo Irrigation Planting Demo Site Substructure Framing Demo Site Elements Interiors Finishes Graphics Demo Design Furnishings Graphics Athletic Bank Canteen (Food Services) Detention Educational Food Service (Nutrition) Hospital Laboratory Maintenance Parking Lot Canteen Retail Site Textile Care (Laundry) Video Security Detection & Alarm 4 Level 2 Designator R A F I J&K* J&K* D S G P I T U D I P D S B F D S E I F G D N F G A B C D E F H L M P R S T V Y A Sheet Type* Diagrams User Defined User Defined 3D Representations May 2006 Sheet Type Designator* 7 8 9 Survey/Mapping V Geotechnical Civil Works Civil B W C Landscape L Structural S Architectural A Interiors I Equipment Q Fire Protection F .

VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Sheet Naming Components Level 1 Discipline Plumbing Discipline Designator P Level 2 Discipline Suppression Demo Site Piping Equipment Plumbing Demo Site Liquid Gases Piping Equipment Electrical Instrumentation Waters Chemicals Airs Exhaust Drains & Reclaims HPM Gases Slurry Oils Vacuum Demo Site HVAC Piping Instrumentation Demo Site Power Lighting Instrumentation Telecomm Auxiliary System Audio/Visual Clock & Program Intercom Monitoring Data Networks Telephone Security Civil Structural Architectural Mechanical Electrical User Defined User Defined 5 Level 2 Designator X D S P Q L D S L G P Q E I W C A X R M Y O V D S H P I D S P L I T Y A C I M N T Y C S A M E J&K* J&K* Sheet Type* May 2006 Sheet Type Designator* Process D Mechanical M Electrical E Telecomm T Resource R Other Disciplines Contractor/Shop Drawings X Z User Defined .

333. separated by periods. Architectural Demolition 111. Index 111. as defined in CSI Module 1.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Sheet Naming Components Level 1 Discipline Operations Discipline Designator O Level 2 Discipline User Defined Level 2 Designator J&K* Sheet Type* May 2006 Sheet Type Designator* *Can be used with all Disciplines Sheet Numbers Project Sheet Numbers. NCS Sheet # GI001 GI002 HA101 HA301 CD101 CS101 AD101 AS101 AS201 AS301 6 . and the building number. Civil Site 111. Civil Demolition 111. requires strict compliance with the file naming conventions specified herein. File Naming The Department of Veterans Affairs. If a project contains multiple buildings the drawings will be organized by discipline designator not by building number (i. when the drawings are organized all the civil sheets for both buildings are put together. are to be prefixed with the station number. such as detail sheets and exterior utility distribution systems. Asbestos Removal Plan 111. as defined in CSI Module 1. 333. 333. such as detail sheets and exterior utility distribution systems. update. Architectural Section 111. a project contains building 100 and 120. Architectural Plan 111. Example File names and Sheet Numbers (Single Building) Drawing Title Station Project Building # # # Cover sheet 111. 333. project number. 333. Architectural Elevation 111. 333. 2222. no building number will precede the discipline designators as defined in CSI Module 1 or in the above table. Asbestos Removal Section 111. etc). When a drawing reflects work that is associated with several buildings or the station in general. When sheets are printed they should be organized according to CSI Module 1. then the architectural sheets for both buildings. 333. 333. in order to standardize. are to be prefixed with the building number. When a drawing reflects work that is associated with several buildings or the station in general. The VA requires that project filenames. 333. no building number will precede the discipline designators as defined in CSI Module 1 or in the above table. 333.e. and organize its CAD documents.

333. an Architectural F size (30”x 42”). dimension styles. 4.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE May 2006 Example File names and Sheet Numbers (Multi-Building) Drawing Title Station # Project Building NCS Sheet # # # Cover sheet 111. The title block reference can be renamed to accommodate multiple aspects of a project (such as building number). along with the Title Block Drawing. information block. List of Drawings. and Finish 7 . CD101 Civil Site Bldg 333 111. turn on the title block layer containing the text "FULLY SPRINKLERED" on each architectural. AD101 Architectural Floor Plan Bldg 333 111. HVAC. 333. 444. 4. 444. CD101 Civil Demolition Site Bldg 444 111.6 Amendments to CSI Module 3. GI002 Asbestos Removal Plan Bldg 333 111. 333. HA101 Asbestos Removal Section Bldg 333 111. AS301 Note: A complete drawing sheet index containing the sheet numbers and sheet titles is to be provided as part of specification Section 00851. AD101 Architectural Demolition Bldg 444 111. 444. Schedules No amendments. AS301 Architectural Section Bldg 444 111. 333. AS201 Architectural Section Bldg 333 111. 444. 2222. 444. plumbing. HA101 Asbestos Removal Plan Bldg 444 111. can be obtained from the VA TIL. turn on the appropriate title block layer. HA301 Civil Demolition Site Bldg 333 111. AS201 Architectural Elevation Bldg 444 111. AS101 Architectural Floor Plan Bldg 444 111. For Schematic and Design Development-level drawings. 333. GI001 Index 111. CS101 Architectural Demolition Bldg 333 111. A drawing file containing the Title Block (referenced).5 Amendments to CSI Module 2. 333. and electrical floor plan. 444. HA301 Asbestos Removal Section Bldg 444 111. 333. and Completion Item drawings. 444. 444. Interior/Exterior Finishes. structural. AS101 Architectural Elevation Bldg 333 111. Note that the VA Room Finish Schedule is included in the project manual as part of Master Specification Section 09050. For buildings which are to be fully sprinklered. CS101 Civil Site Bldg 444 111. and text styles. Materials. Sheet Organization Title Block The VA requires the use of a Standard Title Block. 333.

gov/facmgt/standard/details. 4.) scale floor plans. ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC). Titles. Height: 1/8” (3/32” is allowed for details) Headings.asp and Standard Details which can be accessed at the following link http://www.8 Amendments to CSI Module 5. 8 . VA Door Schedule. However. and electrical 1:100 (1/8 in. is part of the VA Standard Details.va. which are available in the TIL at http://www. Drafting Conventions No amendments. When dimensioning place the metric units in brackets beside or below the English unit.va.gov/facmgt/standard/specifications. 4.8 Min.0 Min.asp: Metric Implementation (VHA Directive) GSA Metric Guide (10-93) Metric Guide for Federal Construction (4-93) Depiction of Smoke Barriers and Fire-rated Partitions Indicate all smoke barriers and fire-rated partitions on architectural. Symbols All symbols in Module 6 are adopted.va. Height: 3/16” Metric Usage The primary drawing units for VA drawings are English.7 Text Lettering on drawings shall be as follows: Style name: RomanS (do not use “Standard”) Font: RomanS Width Factor: 1. when VA requires the use of metric units as the primary drawing units.gov/facmgt/standard/metr_idx. and that Standard Detail 08100. heating. Style name: Bold Font: Bold Width Factor: 0.9 Amendments to CSI Module 6.asp. Etc. plumbing. 4. Plan Area Labels. Refer to the Master Specifications which can be accessed at the following link: http://www. refer to the following documents.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE May 2006 Schedule. Terms and Abbreviations Amendments to CSI Module 4.

however its use is recommended in order to maintain uniformity across a drawing set. 4.11 Amendments to CSI Module 8. remove any block construction text and convert from Metric to English units (scale down by 25. CAD blocks of these symbols are also available in the TIL in their respective discipline Standard Detail sections. are included in the VA Standard Details.4).10 Amendments to CSI Module 7. 5. Refer to the Standard Details portion of the TIL for more information.asp.va. Other Standard Details were retained in the TIL for legacy purposes. Note: Standard Details are to be stripped of the detail title block before insertion into a construction drawing and may only be modified by the responsible consultant as appropriate for a specific project. Notations This Module has not been formally adopted by VA.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE May 2006 Symbols specific to VA. 4. but were not redrawn to be National CAD Standard -Compliant. 9 .gov/facmgt/standard/details. at the following link: http://www. STANDARD DETAILS Selected VA Standard Details in the TIL were technically updated and redrawn to be compliant with the National CAD Standard. Code Conventions This Module has not been formally adopted by VA. and may be used for information. which are not depicted in Module 6. however its use is recommended in order to maintain uniformity across a drawing set. Note: If using drawing provided in the UDS (Uniform Drawing System) software provided with Volume 2 of the National CAD Standard Version 3.

Control Joint Bridge. For example new electrical equipment tags the layer name would be E-POWR-IDEN-N. External Reference File Revision Cloud Revision Delta Reference Symbols Text Detail Layer Heavy Lines Detail Layer Medium Lines Detail Layer Thin lines *Varies per discipline. Layers names are based on the AIA CAD Layer Guidelines in Volume 1 of the National CAD Standard. Shading. etc. be Color 4. The colors listed below are AutoCAD specific. Top of Deck Bridge. Top of Bent Bridge. APPENDIX A May 2006 The tables below contain information assigning colors and linetypes to the most commonly used layers. ***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS. Hatch.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE 6. **Optional. Railing Break/Fault Lines Building Restriction Line . Tri-Services Plotting Guidelines. and have a continuous linetype.LIN for utility linetypes Example Survey Layer List Discipline V V V V V V V V V V V Major BLDG BLDG BLDG BNDY BRDG BRDG BRDG BRDG BRDG BRKL BRLN Minor ATTD OTLN OVHD ** ** BENT CTLJ DECK RAIL BOTB ** Status E E E E E E E E E E E Color 3(green) 3(green) 17 1(red) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 3(green) 2(yellow) 3(green) 10 Line Type Cont Cont Hidden Phantom Cont Cont Cont Cont Fencelin e1 Cont Hidden Entity Description Building Attached no Roof (porch) Building Foot Print Building Overhead (Overhang) Political Boundaries Bridge Bridge. or for layers for Architectural (Color 8) that show existing physical conditions. Example General Layer List Discipline * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Major * * * * * * * * * * * * DETL DETL DETL Minor CNTR CNTR DIMS IDEN MATC NOTE PATT REFR REVC REVS SYMB TEXT HEVY MEDM THIN Status N E ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** Color 2(yellow) 1(red) 2 (yellow) 4 (cyan) 6 (magenta) 2 (yellow) 8 4 (cyan) 5 (blue) 4 (cyan) 4 (cyan) 2 (yellow) 5 (blue) 4 (cyan) 2 (yellow) Line Type Center Center Cont Cont Phantom Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Entity Description New Centerlines Exist Centerlines Dimensions Tags Matchlines Notes Textures. Note that halftone (50% screen with the exception of 251 which is 15% screened and used for Civil pavement hatches) is generally used for other disciplines’ use of architectural drawings as backgrounds. for other CAD software platforms refer to the National CAD Standard.

Deauthorized Channel Limits. Overhead Lines Communication Box/Pole Communications Underground Lines Control Points Driveways. Decks. Striping Property Line River Bottom River Edge River. Curb Ditches or Washes. Above Ground Pipe Fuel Gas. Breakwaters Navigable Channels.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Example Survey Layer List Discipline V V V Major BZNA CHAN CHAN Minor ** BWTR DACL Status E E E Color 4(cyan) 17 17 Line Type Cont Phantom Cont Entity Description May 2006 V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V V CHAN CHAN COMM COMM COMM COMM CTRL DRIV DTCH DTCH DTCH ESMT FLHA FUEL FUEL FUEL FUEL NGAS NGAS NGAS NGAS NODE NODE NODE NODE POWR POWR POWR POWR POWR PRKG PRKG PRKG PROP RIVR RIVR RIVR ROAD ROAD ROAD ROAD DOCK NAID MHOL OVHD POLE UNDR ** CURB BOTD EWAT TOPD ** ** MHOL PIPE TANK UNDR MHOL PIPE TANK UNDR ** DASP EASP PASP INST MHOL OVHD POLE UNDR CURB MRKG STRP LINE BOTM EDGE TOPB ** HTCH CURB MRKG E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E 17 17 3(green) 3(green) 3(green) 3(green) 2(yellow) 17 2(yellow) 3(green) 4(cyan) 17 3(green) 4(cyan) 4(cyan) 4(cyan) 4(cyan) 4(cyan) 4(cyan) 4(cyan) 4(cyan) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 12 12 12 12 12 3(green) 3(green) 3(green) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 3(green) 4(cyan) 3(green) 251 11 11 11 Cont Cont *** *** *** *** Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Dashed Dashed Cont *** Cont *** Cont *** Cont *** Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont *** Cont *** Cont Cont Cont Dash3 Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Buffer Zone Area Navigable Channels. Docks. etc Navigable channels. Top of Bank Road. Tank Natural Gas. Curb Road. Above Ground Pipe Natural Gas. Anchorages. Edge of Water Ditches or Washes. Navigation Aides Communication Manholes Communications. Pavement Marking . Manhole Natural Gas. Manholes Fuel Gas. Float. Underground Node (Point) Node Description for Survey Points Node Elevation for Survey Points Node Point Number for Survey Points Power Equipment Power Manholes Power. Edge Road. Hatch Road. Overhead Lines Power Poles Power Under Ground Parking Lots. Contract Limit Line Flood Hazard Area Fuel Gas. Bottom Ditches or Washes. Underground Natural Gas. Piers Navigable Channels. Top Easements. Pavement Markings Parking Lots. Tank Fuel Gas. Curb Parking Lots.

Underground pipe *Varies per discipline. Marking Driveways. Vegetation. Manholes Sanitary Sewer System. Retaining Wall Site. etc Sanitary Sewer System. Example Civil Layer List Discipline C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C Major BLDG BLDG BLDG BLIN BLINE BRDG CATV CATV CEME CHAN COMM CTRL CTRL CTRL DRIV DRIV DRIV DTCH EROS ESMT FENC FUEL LOCN NGAS NGAS PRKG PRKG PRKG Minor ATTD OTLN OVHD ** STAN ** ** POLE ** ** ** ** BMRK HVPT ** MRKG SIGN ** ** ** ** ** ** ** MHOL ** CURB SIGN Status N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Color 17 17 17 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 17 17 4(cyan) 18 Line Type Cont Cont Hidden Center Cont Cont Cctv Cont Entity Description Building Attached no Roof (porch) Building Outline (Foot Print) Building Overhead (Overhang) Baseline Baseline Stationing Bridge Cable Television Line Cable Television Poles or Box Cemetery Navigable Channels Communication Lines (Telephone) Control Points Control Points. Sign Site. Fence Site. Rock Site. Above Ground Pipe Sanitary Sewer System. ***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS. Benchmarks Control Point. Sign Ditch Erosion and Sediment Control Easements Fences Fuel Gas Lines Limits of Construction Natural Gas Line Natural Gas Line. Manholes Parking Lots Parking Lots Curb Parking Lot Signs Tele1 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 3(green) 7(white) 4(cyan) 17 1(red) 50 4(cyan) 3(green) 14 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 4(cyan) 2(yellow) 4(cyan) 12 Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Fencelin e2 Phantom Fence *** Phantom *** Cont Cont Cont Cont .VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Example Survey Layer List Discipline V V V V V V V V V Major RWAY SITE SITE SITE SITE SITE SSWR SSWR SSWR Minor ** FENC ROCK RTWL SIGN VEGE MHOL PIPE UNDR Status E E E E E E E E E Color 4(Cyan) 2(yellow) 3(green) 3(green) 17 5(blue) 17 17 17 Line Type Phantom Fence Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Entity Description May 2006 Right of Way Site. **Optional. trees. Horizontal /Vertical Driveways Driveways.LIN for utility linetypes Note: When using Survey as a background for Civil drawings all layers will be color is 18 and features such as curbing will be linetype Hidden2 unless otherwise noted.

***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS. 13 . Civil demo layers are always 7(white).LIN for utility line types Note: Survey information brought into civil drawings shall be changed to color 18 and continuous line types changed to Hidden2.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Example Civil Layer List Discipline C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C Major PRKG POND POWR POWR PROP PVMT RAIL RIVR ROAD ROAD ROAD ROAD ROAD RRAP SOIL SSWR SSWR STEM STEM STRM STRM STRM STRM SWLK TINN TOPO TOPO TOPO TRAL TRAL WALL WATR WATR WATR WETL Minor STRP ** ** MHOL ** ** ** ** ** CURB MRKG SIGN STAN ** ** ** MHOL ** MHOL ** MHOL PROF STAN ** ** MAJR MINR SPOT ** SIGN ** ** INST WELL ** Status N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Color 4(cyan) 14 11 14 14 251 3(green) 6 (magenta) 3(green) 3(green) 5(blue) 4(cyan) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 3(green) 4(cyan) 3(green) 4(cyan) 2(yellow) 4(cyan) 5(blue) 2(yellow) 3(green) 2(yellow) 6 (magenta) 1(red) 2(yellow) 1(red) 4(cyan) 4(cyan) 2(yellow) 3(green) 3(green) 2(yellow) Line Type Cont Cont *** Cont Phantom Cont Tracks Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont *** Cont *** Cont *** Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont *** Cont Cont Cont Entity Description Parking Lot Markings Pond Power Lines Power Manholes Property Line Pavement Hatch Railroad Tracks River May 2006 Road Road Curbs Road Markings Road Signs Road Stations Riprap Soils Report Sanitary Sewer Sanitary Sewer Manholes Steam System Steam System Manholes Storm sewer Storm sewer Manhole Storm sewer Profile Storm sewer Stations Sidewalk Triangulated Irregular Network Topo Major Lines Topo Minor Lines Topo Spot Elevations Trails Trail Signs Wall Water Water Instrumentation Water Well Wetlands *Varies per discipline. **Optional.

***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE May 2006 Example Architectural Layer List Discipline A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A Major AREA CLNG EQPM FLOR FLOR ROOF AREA AREA CLNG CLNG COLS COLS CONV DOOR EQPM LITE HVAC FLOR FLOR FLOR FURN GLAZ ROOF STRS WALL WALL Minor ** ** ** ** FIXT ** PATT ** ** GRID ** GRID ** ** ** ** ** FIXT PATT LABL ** ** ** ** ** ** Status D D D D D D D N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Color 6 (magenta) 5 (blue) 5 (blue) 5 (blue) 5 (blue) 5 (blue) 1 (red) 4 (cyan) 4 (cyan) 3 (green) 4 (cyan) 8 3 (green) 2 (yellow) 3 (green) 4 (cyan) 4 (cyan) 4 (cyan) 1 (red) 4 (cyan) 1 (red) 2 (yellow) 4 (cyan) 2 (yellow) 5 (blue) 4 (cyan) Line Type Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Center Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Varies Entity Description Demo Area Outlines Demo Ceiling Demo Equipment Demo Floor Plan Demo Plumbing Fixtures Demo Roof Demo Areas Area Outlines/Calculations New Ceiling New Ceiling Grid New Columns New Columns Grid New Elevators New Doors New Equipment New Lights New HVAC New Plumbing Fixtures New Floor Patterns New Room Labels New Furnishings New Windows New Roof New Stairs New Walls New Walls-Fire Rating *Varies per discipline.LIN for utility line types Note: Existing layers for Architectural are Color 8. **Optional. Example Structural Layer List Discipline S S S S S S S S S S S S S Major BEAM BRAC COLS DECK FNDN GRID JNTS JOIS SLAB STRS TRUS WALL * Minor ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ABLT Status N N N N N N N N N N N N N Color 3(green) 4(cyan) 2(yellow) 6 (magenta) 3(green) 2(yellow) 2(yellow) 6 (magenta) 3(green) 4(cyan) 2(yellow) 6 (magenta) 3(green) 14 Line Type Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Center Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Entity Description New Beams New Bracing New Columns New Structural Deck New Foundation New Column Grid New Joints New Joists New Slab New Stairs New Trusses New Walls New Anchor Bolts .

**Optional.LIN for utility line types 15 .VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Example Structural Layer List Discipline S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Major * * * BEAM BRAC COLS DECK FNDN GRID JNTS JOIS SLAB STRS TRUS WALL * * * * Minor METL GRAT RBAR ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ABLT METL GRAT RBAR Status N N N E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Color 3(green) 3(green) 3(green) 18 18 6 (magenta) 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 Line Type Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Center Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Entity Description New Misc Metals New Grate New Rebar Exist Beams Exist Bracing Exist Columns New Structural Deck Exist Foundation Exist Column Grid Exist Joints Exist Joists Exist Slab Exist Stairs Exist Trusses Exist Walls Exist Anchor Bolts Exist Misc Metals Exist Grate Exist Rebar May 2006 *Varies per discipline. **Optional. ***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS.LIN for utility line types Example Mechanical Layer List Discipline M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M Major HVAC HVAC HVAC HVAC HVAC HVAC MDGS HVAC HVAC HVAC HVAC HVAC HVAC MDGS HVAC HVAC HVAC HVAC HVAC HVAC MDGS Minor CDFF EQPM EXHS RETN SUPP PIPE PIPE CDFF EQPM EXHS RETN SUPP PIPE PIPE CDFF EQPM EXHS RETN SUPP PIPE PIPE Status D D D D D D D N N N N N N N E E E E E E E Color 124 214 84 107 94 104 43 3 (green) 6 (magenta) 87 194 5 (blue) 4 (cyan) 12 232 238 62 228 142 148 128 Line Type Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Scenter Scenter Scenter Scenter Scenter Scenter Scenter Entity Description Demo Ceiling Diffusers Demo HVAC Equipment Demo Exhaust Air Demo Return Air Ducts Demo Supply Air Ducts Demo HVAC Piping Demo Medical Gas Piping New Ceiling Diffusers New HVAC Equipment New Exhaust Air New Return Air Ducts New Supply Air Ducts New HVAC Piping New Medical Gas Piping Existing Ceiling Diffusers Existing HVAC Equipment Existing Exhaust Air Existing Return Air Ducts Existing Supply Air Ducts Existing HVAC Piping Existing Medical Gas Piping *Varies per discipline. ***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS.

LIN for utility line types Example Plumbing Layer List Discipline P P P P P P P P P P P P Major * * SANR SANR * * SANR SANR * * SANR SANR Minor EQPM SUPP PIPE VENT EQPM SUPP PIPE VENT EQPM SUPP PIPE VENT Status D D D D N N N N E E E E Color 114 173 27 174 134 244 24 173 208 142 28 173 Line Type Hidden Hidden Hidden Hidden Cont Cont Cont Cont Scenter Scenter Scenter Scenter Entity Description Demo Plumbing Equipment Demo Supply Piping Demo Sanitary Piping Demo Sanitary Vent New Plumbing Equipment New Supply Piping New Sanitary Piping New Sanitary Vent Existing Plumbing Equipment Existing Supply Piping Existing Sanitary Piping Existing Sanitary Vent *Varies per discipline.LIN for utility line types Example Inside Steam Distribution Layer List Discipline M M M M M M M M M M Major STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM Minor BLBD CONP EQPM HPIP LPIP MPIP SYMB BLBD CONP EQPM Status D D D D D D D E E E 16 Color Line Type Entity Description Demo Steam System Blow down Piping Demo Steam System Condensate Piping Demo Steam System Equipment Demo Steam System High Pressure Piping Demo Steam System Low Pressure Piping Demo Steam System Medium Pressure Piping Demo Steam System Symbols Existing Steam System Blow down Piping Existing Steam System Condensate Piping Existing Steam System Equipment . ***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS. **Optional. ***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS. Example Fire Protection Layer List Discipline F F F F F F Major SPRN SPRN SPRN SPRN SPRN SPRN Minor PIPE CLHD PIPE CLHD PIPE CLHD Status D D N N E E Color 207 207 244 244 208 208 Line Type Hidden Cont Cont Cont Scenter Cont Entity Description May 2006 Demo Sprinkler Piping Demo Sprinkler Ceiling Heads New Sprinkler Piping New Sprinkler Ceiling Heads Existing Sprinkler Piping Existing Sprinkler Ceiling Heads *Varies per discipline.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Note: Single line ductwork is the next heaviest pen weight. **Optional.

LIN for utility line types 17 . ***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS.VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE Example Inside Steam Distribution Layer List Discipline M M M M M M M M M M M Major STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM Minor HPIP LPIP MPIP SYMB BLBD CONP EQPM HPIP LPIP MPIP SYMB Status E E E E N N N N N N N Color Line Type Entity Description May 2006 Existing Steam System High Pressure Piping Existing Steam System Low Pressure Piping Existing Steam System Medium Pressure Piping Existing Steam System Symbols New Steam System Blow down Piping New Steam System Condensate Piping New Steam System Equipment New Steam System High Pressure Piping New Steam System Low Pressure Piping New Steam System Medium Pressure Piping New Steam System Symbols *Varies per discipline. ***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS.LIN for utility line types Example Outdoor Steam Distribution Layer List Discipline Major Minor Status Color C C C C C C C C C C STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM STEM INST MHOL PIPE STRC UNDR INST MHOL PIPE STRC UNDR E E E E E N N N N N Line Type Entity Description Existing Steam System Instrumentation Existing Steam System Manholes Existing Steam System Above Ground Piping Existing Steam System Structures Steam System Underground Piping New Steam System Instrumentation New Steam System Manholes New Steam System Above Ground Piping New Steam System Structures New Steam System Underground Piping *Varies per discipline. **Optional. **Optional.

**Optional. ***See National CAD Standard or VA NCS.LIN for utility line types 18 .VHA NATIONAL CAD STANDARD APPLICATION GUIDE May 2006 Example Electrical Layer List Discipline E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E Major CABL COMM COMM COMM FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE INTC INTC INTC LITE LITE LITE LITE NURS NURS NURS POWR POWR POWR POWR POWR POWR DIAG DIAG DIAG DIAG Minor TRAY CIRC CLNG WALL AREA CIRC CLNG WALL CIRC CLNG WALL AREA CIRC CLNG WALL CIRC CLNG WALL PANL SWB D AREA CIRC CLNG WALL AREA ENCL FLOR BUSS Status N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N N Color 123 201 213 203 155 21 33 23 221 233 223 45 41 53 43 141 153 143 132 132 105 102 103 93 63 10 20 6 (magenta) Line Type Cont Cont Cont Cont Border2 Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Border2 Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Cont Border2 Cont Cont Cont Cont Phantom 2 Center2 Cont Entity Description New Cable Tray New Telecom Route/Circuit New Telecom Devices-Ceiling New Telecom Devices-Wall New Fire Zone Boundaries New Fire Zone Route/Circuit New Fire Zone Devices-Ceiling New Fire Zone Devices-Wall New Intercom Route/Circuit New Intercom Devices-Ceiling New Intercom Devices-Wall New Lighting Branch Circuit Boundaries New Lighting Route/Circuit New Lighting Devices-Ceiling New Lighting Devices-Wall New Nurse Call Route/Circuit New Nurse Call Devices-Ceiling New Nurse Call Devices-Wall New Power Panels New Power Switchboards New Power Branch Circuit Boundaries New Power Route/Circuit New Power Devices-Ceiling New Power Devices-Wall New Diagram Zone Boundaries New Diagram Equipment Enclosures New Diagram Flr & Bldg Divisions New Diagram Buss *Varies per discipline.

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