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The American Institute of Architects 1735 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20006-5292 ©2005 The American Institute of Architects All rights reserved Published 2005 Printed in the United States of America Previous editions of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines: 1990: CAD Layer Guidelines (1st edition, AIA Press) 1997: CAD Layer Guidelines (2nd edition, AIA Press) 2002: AIA CAD Layer Guidelines: U.S. National CAD Standard Version 2 To order additional copies of the National CAD Standard, go to www.nationalcadstandard.org. No part of this publication may be reproduced, either in whole or in part, or stored in a retrieval system, or reproduced by mechanical or electronic photocopying, recording, or other means now known or hereafter invented, without the express written permission of the publisher.

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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION
Overview.................................................................................. CLG-1 A Brief History of CAD Layer Guidelines ........................................ 1 New in Version 3.0 .......................................................................... 3

LAYER NAME FORMAT
Hierarchy of Data Fields ......................................................... CLG-4 Before You Begin............................................................................. 4 Discipline Designator, Level 1 ........................................................ 5 Discipline Designator, Level 2 ........................................................ 6 Major Group ..................................................................................... 7 Minor Group ..................................................................................... 7 Status (Phase) ................................................................................. 8

LAYER LIST
Drawing View Layer List ......................................................... CLG-9 Annotation Layer List.................................................................... 11 General Layer List ......................................................................... 13 Hazardous Materials Layer List .................................................... 15 Survey and Mapping Layer List..................................................... 17 Geotechnical Layer List ................................................................ 23
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.................. 43 Interiors Layer List. 90 Agent Responsible and Professional Liability............... 61 Electrical Layer List ........................... 90 Discipline Designator vs.......................... ENGINEERING...........................................................................S..................................................... 39 Architectural Layer List ...... 55 Process Layer List................ Agent Responsible......................................... & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005................................. 35 Structural Layer List .... 47 Equipment Layer List ........ 79 Other Disciplines Layer List ......................... 69 Telecommunications Layer List ................................ 90 Discipline Designator and the Building Life Cycle ................................................ 91 Discipline Designator and ISO 13567 Conformance ...................................................... 83 Operations Layer List........U.. 88 Field Codes and Language ....................................................................................................... 57 Mechanical Layer List ....................................................................................... 81 Contractor / Shop Drawing Layer List ......................... 91 TABLE OF CONTENTS CLG-ii ................................................................................. 89 Field Names and Definitions ....................................................................................................................................... NCS AND ISO 13567 Overview................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 49 Fire Protection Layer List ............................................... 25 Civil Layer List.... NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3................................................... 77 Resource Layer List ........ 85 COMMENTARY: U.......................... 53 Plumbing Layer List....................... NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE..........1 Civil Works Layer List .............S.................................................... 27 Landscape Layer List .. CLG-87 Field Codes ............... 88 ISO 13567 Conformance ................................................................................................................................................................................

...... 92 U...... NCS and ISO Implementation Guidelines .................. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.... 94 TABLE OF CONTENTS CLG-iii .S.....1 Field Code Restrictions........ & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.. ENGINEERING.......................... 93 U..........S.........................U............ NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.........S...... NCS and ISO Implementation Options .

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Efficient use of layers can reduce document preparation time and improve document coordination. the Uniform Drawing System and the Plotting Guidelines. the AIA agreed to incorporate CAD Layer Guidelines into the emerging U. and improved the method of organizing drawing annotation.1 Introduction Overview Virtually all vector-based CAD systems support the concept of layers. By turning selected layers on or off. ENGINEERING. Army Corps of Engineers. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S. The most significant change between the first and second editions was the elimination of the “short” layer name format and the adoption of the long layer name format as a single standard. the relative position of building elements. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. These four INTRODUCTION CLG-1 . or the sequence of construction. facilitates the visual display of the information on a computer screen. The AIA and NIBS were joined in that effort with the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the (then-known) Tri-Service CADD/GIS Technology Center of the U. a project of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). and other disciplines. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. This function allows building design information to be organized in a systematic fashion.S. NCS). CSI and Tri-Service agreed to incorporate their own publications into the U.U. and allows the information to be efficiently converted to the conventional print media of drawings. The second edition also included additional layer field codes for remodeling projects. telecommunications. data can be created. National CAD Standard (U. Organizing data by layers allows a single CAD file to contain a wealth of information about a building or facility. respectively.S. added new discipline designations for interiors.S. reviewed and edited according to a hierarchy that simulates the physical organization of building systems. The early success of the first edition and rapidly evolving technology resulted in the second edition being published in 1997. NCS. In July 1997. A Brief History of CAD Layer Guidelines The American Institute of Architects published the first edition of CAD Layer Guidelines in 1990.

ENGINEERING. Expanded Layer Lists for Civil. An expanded Layer Format that includes a two-character discipline designator and a second optional Minor Group.0” of the U. were joined by a number of building design and construction industry organizations in developing and publishing the U. and later incorporated into. NCS Version 2.0 and the old CAD Layer Guidelines. The U. CSI's Uniform Drawing System. so that the two function as a whole. Additions and improvements to version 2 of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines: • • • • Incorporation of NCS v1 amendments. For the first time. including the change from a four-character to a single character Status field. As a result. National CAD Standard.S.1 constituent publishers.0.S. which was published in 2002.S.S.S. Version 1. published in July 1999. National CAD Standard. the U. It was also carefully coordinated with that document.0. Structural.0. NCS. Version 2 AIA CAD Layer Guidelines. was designed and formatted to match its companion document. National CAD Standard. this problem was corrected by giving the constituent document an entirely new name. Second Edition was published before. Mechanical. Second Edition. In March 1999.U. Version 3.S. With publication of the U. No doubt some confusion will still arise between the U. Plumbing.S. “AIA” became part of the title of the publication. An expanded Drawing View Layer List for users with a need to organize data by drawing type rather than by building system. NCS Project Committee immediately set to work on publication of Version 2. and Telecommunications Disciplines. National CAD Standard.0. Considerable confusion resulted from the lack of “alignment” between the “Second Edition” of CAD Layer Guidelines and “Version 1. Version 1. National CAD Standard Project Committee formally accepted CAD Layer Guidelines.0. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. the U. CLG-2 INTRODUCTION . and the numbered “editions” were abandoned. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. this publication is known as AIA CAD Layer Guidelines: U. NCS Version 2. Version 2.S. version 2. NCS. but the problem should be resolved with the publication of the new U. as they came to be known. Because CAD Layer Guidelines.0.S. this could not be avoided. Second Edition (with minor amendments) as a constituent document of the U.S.

and Interior Layer Lists.1 • • • • • New Discipline Designators for Survey/Mapping. emphasizing that any reasonable combination of Discipline Designator. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. Clarification of the existing “free agent” rule. New in Version 3 Highlights of revisions and additions to Version 3 include the following: • • • • • User-defined Minor Group field codes may now be four alphabetic and/or numeric characters (0–9) and/or “~”. New Major and Minor Groups added to the Equipment. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. INTRODUCTION CLG-3 . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. Additions to the Process Layer List allow users to define layers by individual systems or groups of systems. and Operations Disciplines. ENGINEERING. Expanded the Landscape Layer List. An entirely new Layer List for the Survey/Mapping Discipline. and a new “free agent” rule permitting Annotation Minor Groups to modify any Major Group.U. Mechanical.S. Civil Works. Process. New rules and a detailed Commentary to facilitate conformance with the ISO CAD Standard. Major Group and Minor Group is permitted. Equipment layer added to the Fire Protection Layer List. New Annotation Minor Groups. Geotechnical.

and Status. two Minor Groups. 91) at the end of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines for detailed information about ISO conformance. the layer name format and length must be the same for all layers on a given project. The Discipline Designator and Major Group fields are mandatory. LAYER NAME FORMAT CLG-4 .S. and the Status fields. is prescribed to define the content of layers. There are four defined layer name data fields: Discipline Designator. Note that for conceptual conformance to ISO 13567. or field codes. It is recommended that you select the options that you wish to use for layer names on a given project. A detailed list of abbreviations. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. showing the Discipline Designator. Each data field is separated from adjacent fields by a dash (“-”) for clarity. Major Group. two Minor Groups. the Major Group.D I M S . The Minor Group and Status fields are optional.U. NCS layer name format.1 Layer Name Format Hierarchy of Data Fields The layer name format is organized as a hierarchy. NCS and ISO 13567” (p. This arrangement allows users to select from a number of options for naming layers according to the level of detailed information desired. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NCS allows you to select from a number of format options for creating layer names. Layer names consist of distinct data fields separated from one another by dashes. The complete U. Organization and Naming of Layers for CAD. See “Commentary: U.S. Most field codes are mnemonic English abbreviations of construction terminology that are easy to remember.S. and then apply the resulting format consistently for all layer names on that project.N Before You Begin The U.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.W A L L - F U L L . ENGINEERING. A I .

creating a Level 1 Discipline Designator. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. The Discipline Designator is described in greater detail on page UDS-01. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. For a complete list of Discipline Designators.U. The Discipline Designator is a two-character field.1 Discipline Designator.W A L L The Discipline Designator denotes the category of subject matter contained on the specified layer. The first character is the discipline character.14.35. see Appendix A of UDS Module 1 beginning on page UDS-01. LEVEL 1 DISCIPLINE DESIGNATORS G H V B W C L S A I Q F P D M E T R X Z O General Hazardous Materials Survey / Mapping Geotechnical Civil Works Civil Landscape Structural Architectural Interiors Equipment Fire Protection Plumbing Process Mechanical Electrical Telecommunications Resource Other Disciplines Contractor / Shop Drawings Operations LAYER NAME FORMAT CLG-5 . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. A .S. and the second character is an optional modifier. ENGINEERING. Level 1 A typical layer name showing the required data fields only. Note that only the mandatory discipline character is shown.

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Discipline Designator, Level 2
The optional second character is used to further define the discipline character. As an example, the Level 2 Discipline Designators for Architectural are shown:

A typical layer name showing the required data fields only. Note that the mandatory Level 1 discipline character is supplemented by the optional discipline modifier to create a Level 2 Discipline Designator.

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A AS AD AE AI AF AG AJ AK

Architectural Architectural Site Architectural Demolition Architectural Elements Architectural Interiors Architectural Finishes Architectural Graphics User-Defined User-Defined

A D - WA L L

For a complete list of Discipline Designators, see Appendix A of UDS Module 1 beginning on page UDS-01.35.

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Major Group
A typical layer name showing the required data fields only. The mandatory Major Group field is highlighted:

A - WA L L

The Major Group is a four-character field that identifies a major building system. The prescribed Major Group field codes (four-character abbreviations) shown on the Layer List are logically grouped with specific discipline designators. However, any Major Group may be combined with any prescribed Discipline Designator, provided that the definition of the Major Group remains unchanged. Therefore, any reasonable combination of the prescribed Discipline Designators and Major Groups is permitted. NOTE: User-defined Major Group field codes are not permitted.

A typical layer name showing one optional Minor Group field:

A - WA L L - F U L L
A typical layer name showing two optional Minor Group fields:

NOTE: For conceptual conformance to ISO 13567, Organization and Naming of Layers for CAD, the use of the Major Group “ANNO” is not permitted. See “Commentary: U.S. NCS and ISO 13567” (p. 91) at the end of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines for detailed information about ISO conformance.

Minor Group
This is an optional, four-character field to further define the Major Groups. For example, AWALL-FULL denotes Architectural, Wall, Full-height. A second minor group may be used for still further delineation of the data contained on a layer. For example, A-WALL-FULL-TEXT indicates Architectural, Wall, Full-height, Text. The prescribed Minor Group field codes (four-character abbreviations) shown on the Layer List are logically grouped with specific Major Groups. However, any Minor Group may be used to modify any Major Group, provided that the definition of the Minor Group remains unchanged. Therefore, any reasonable combination of the prescribed Major and Minor Groups is permitted. NOTE: User-defined Minor Group field codes are permitted. They must contain four alphabetic and/or numeric characters and/or “~”, and must be fully documented on the U.S. NCS Compliance Disclosure Statement for the project on which they are used. NOTE: For conceptual conformance to ISO 13567, Organization and Naming of Layers for CAD, the use of certain Minor Group field codes is restricted. See “Commentary: U.S. NCS and ISO 13567” (p. 91) at the end of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines for detailed information about ISO conformance.
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Status (Phase)
A typical layer name showing the location of the optional Status field:

A - WA L L - F U L L - T E X T - N

The status field is an optional single-character field that distinguishes the data contained on the layer according to the status of the work or the construction phase. The prescribed field codes for this field are as follows:

STATUS FIELD CODES
N E D F T M X 1-9 New work Existing to remain Existing to demolish Future work Temporary work Items to be moved Not in contract Phase numbers

Note that for conceptual conformance to ISO 13567, Organization and Naming of Layers for CAD, this field may be used to denote either “Status” OR “Phase,” but not BOTH. See “Commentary: U.S. NCS and ISO 13567” (p. 91) at the end of AIA CAD Layer Guidelines for detailed information about ISO conformance.

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The definitions of these prescribed field codes cannot be changed. For data sets that are organized by drawing type. it must be defined by the user. and SECT may also be used as Minor Group field codes to modify a major building system. rather than by major building system. is prescribed to further distinguish drawings within a single CAD file. The Minor Group field codes MCUT. NNN = number between 001 and 999) -ANNN-MCUT Drawing View Major Group: optional number: material cut by the view -ANNN-MBND Drawing View Major Group: optional number: material beyond cut -ANNN-PATT Drawing View Major Group: optional number: textures and hatch patterns -ANNN-IDEN Drawing View Major Group: optional number: component identification numbers -ANNN-OTLN Drawing View Major Group: optional number: outline of object drawn DRAWING VIEW LAYER LIST CLG-9 . The definition must be documented on the U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. The field codes DETL. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. MBND. This Minor Group may be used ONLY to modify the prescribed Drawing View Major Groups. ENGINEERING. The definition of ANNN is not prescribed. See page CLG-8 for rules and options governing the use of field codes. and IDEN may be used to modify any Major or Minor Group in the Layer List. an optional alphanumeric Minor Group field code. ELEV. ANNN.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. NCS Compliance Disclosure Statement for the project on which it is used. The format of ANNN is also prescribed. it may not be used to modify any other Major Group.1 Drawing View Layer List Drawing View Field Codes The Drawing View field codes are specialized codes for layers that are organized primarily by drawing type.U. Drawing View Layer Names Layer Name Description New -DETL -ELEV -SECT -ANNN - - Detail Elevation Section Drawing View Major Group: optional number (A = letter. PATT. It must consist of a single alphabetic character followed by a three-digit number between 001 and 999.S.

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sheet borders.S. See page CLG8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. notes. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. Use of the Major Group ANNO allows all annotation to be placed in a defined group of layers. dimensions. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. break marks. leaders Match lines Notes Non-plotting graphic information - -RDME -REDL -REFR -REVC -REVS -SCHD -SYMB -TEXT -TABL -TITL -TTLB Read-me layer (not plotted) Redlines Reference. ENGINEERING. detail references and other elements on CAD drawings that do not represent physical aspects of a building. The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Minor Group field codes for annotation. Annotation Layer Names Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New -ANNO -BRNG -DIMS -IDEN -KEYN -LABL -LEGN -MARK -MATC -NOTE -NPLT Annotation Bearings and distance labels (survey coordinates) Dimensions Identification tags Keynotes Labels Legends.U. These Minor Groups may be used to modify any Major or Minor Group in the Layer List. external files Revision clouds Revisions Schedules Reference symbols Text Data tables Drawing or detail titles Border and title block ANNOTATION LAYER LIST CLG-11 .1 Annotation Layer List Annotation Field Codes Annotation consists of text. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. symbol keys Markers.

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General Discipline Designators Designator Description New G GI GC GR GJ GK General General Informational General Contractual General Resource User-Defined User-Defined General Layer List Layer Name Description New G -ACCS G -CODE G -EVAC G -FIRE G -PLAN G -SITE Access plan Code compliance plan Evacuation plan Fire protection plan Key plan (floor plan) Key plan (site plan) GENERAL LAYER LIST CLG-13 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING.1 General Layer List General Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.U.

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U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. Hazardous Materials Discipline Designators Designator Description New H HA HC HL HP HR HJ HK Hazardous Materials Asbestos Chemicals Lead PCB Refrigerants User-Defined User-Defined Hazardous Materials Layer List Layer Name Description New H -PLAN H -SITE Key plan (floor plan) Key plan (site plan) HAZARDOUS MATERIALS LAYER LIST CLG-15 . See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Hazardous Materials Layer List Hazardous Materials Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline.S. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

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See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ENGINEERING.U. Survey/Mapping Discipline Designators Designator Description New V VA VF VI VJ VK Survey / Mapping Aerial Survey Field Survey Digital Survey User-Defined User-Defined Survey/Mapping Layer Names Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New V -BLDG V -BLDG-DECK Buildings and primary structures Buildings and primary structures: outdoor decks (attached. roof overhead) Political boundaries Political boundaries: borough Political boundaries: city Political boundaries: county Political boundaries: corporation Political boundaries: national V -BLDG-OTLN V -BLDG-OVHD SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-17 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Survey/Mapping Layer List Survey/Mapping Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. no roof overhead) Buildings and primary structures: outline Buildings and primary structures: overhead (overhang) V -BLDG-PRCH V -BNDY V -BNDY-BORO V -BNDY-CITY V -BNDY-CNTY V -BNDY-CORP V -BNDY-NATL Buildings and primary structures: porch (attached.

ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. piers Navigable channels: navigation aids Survey/Mapping (continued) V -COMM V -COMM-MHOL V -COMM-OVHD V -COMM-POLE V -COMM-UNDR V -CTRL V -CTRL-BMRK V -CTRL-FLYS V -CTRL-GRID V -CTRL-HCPT V -CTRL-HVPT V -CTRL-PNPT V -CTRL-TRAV V -CTRL-VCPT V -DRIV V -DRIV-ASPH V -DRIV-CNTR V -DRIV-CONC V -DRIV-CURB V -DRIV-FLNE V -DRIV-GRVL V -DRIV-MRKG V -DRIV-UPVD V -DTCH V -DTCH-BOTD V -DTCH-CNTR V -DTCH-EWAT Communications Communications: manhole Communications: overhead lines Communications: box / pole Communications: underground lines Control points Control points: benchmarks Control points: fly station Control points: grid lines Control points: horizontal Control points: horizontal / vertical Control points: panel points Control points: traverse Control points: vertical Driveways Driveways: asphalt surface Driveways: centerline Driveways: concrete surface Driveways: curb Driveways: fire lane Driveways: gravel surface Driveways: pavement markings Driveways: unpaved surface Ditches or washes Ditches or washes: bottom Ditches or washes: centerline Ditches or washes: edge of water SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-18 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. docks.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Survey/Mapping (continued) V -BNDY-POLI V -BNDY-PROV V -BNDY-STAT V -BNDY-TSHP V -BNDY-ZONE V -BRDG V -BRDG-BENT V -BRDG-CNTR V -BRDG-CTLJ V -BRDG-DECK V -BRDG-RAIL V -BRKL V -BRKL-BOTB V -BRKL-FLOW V -BRKL-TOPB V -BRLN V -BZNA V -CHAN V -CHAN-BWTR V -CHAN-CNTR V -CHAN-DACL V -CHAN-DOCK V -CHAN-NAID Political boundaries: all Political boundaries: province Political boundaries: state Political boundaries: town or township Political boundaries: zoning Bridge Bridge: top of bent Bridge: centerline Bridge: control joint Bridge: top of deck Bridge: railing Break / fault lines Break / fault lines: bottom of bank Break / fault lines: flowline (lowest point of ditch) Break / fault lines: top of bank Building restriction line Buffer zone area Navigable channels Navigable channels: breakwater Navigable channels: channel centerline and survey report lines Navigable channels: de-authorized channel limits. etc. floats. Navigable channels: decks.S.U. anchorages. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

S. spot elev. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. private access) Easements: cable television Easements: conservation Easements: construction / grading Easements: electrical Easements: flood plain Easements: ingress / egress (vehicles.U. private access) Easements: landscape Easements: natural gas line Easements: telephone line Easements: roadway Survey/Mapping (continued) V -FUEL V -FUEL-MHOL V -FUEL-PIPE V -FUEL-TANK V -FUEL-UNDR V -NGAS V -NGAS-MHOL V -NGAS-PIPE V -NGAS-UNDR V -NGAS-TANK V -NODE V -NODE-DASP V -NODE-EASP V -NODE-PASP V -NODE-ABUT V -NODE-ACTL V -NODE-BLIN V -NODE-BLDG V -NODE-BRDG V -NODE-BRKL Fuel gas Fuel gas: manhole Fuel gas: above-ground piping Fuel gas: storage tanks Fuel gas: underground piping Natural gas Natural gas: manhole Natural gas: above-ground piping Natural gas: underground piping Natural gas: storage tanks Node Node: description attributes for survey points Node: elevation attributes for survey points Node: point number attributes for survey points Node: abutment Node: aerial horizontal and vertical control points Node: baseline Node: building points Node: bridge survey points Node: break lines. ENGINEERING. points and lines for creation of break lines as top of bank Node: brush row points Node: brush points V -ESMT-ROAD-PERM Easements: roadway: permanent V -ESMT-ROAD-TEMP Easements: roadway: temporary V -ESMT-RWAY Easements: right-of-way (public access) V -ESMT-SGHT Easements: sight distance V -ESMT-SSWR V -ESMT-STRM V -ESMT-SWMT V -ESMT-TRAL V -ESMT-UTIL V -ESMT-WATR V -FLHA Easements: sanitary sewer Easements: storm sewer Easements: storm water management Easements: trail / path (public access) Easements: utilities Easements: water supply Flood hazard area V -NODE-BROW V -NODE-BRSH SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-19 .1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Survey/Mapping (continued) V -DTCH-TOPD V -ESMT V -ESMT-ACCS V -ESMT-CATV V -ESMT-CONS V -ESMT-CSTG V -ESMT-ELEC V -ESMT-FDPL V -ESMT-INEG V -ESMT-LSCP V -ESMT-NGAS V -ESMT-PHON V -ESMT-ROAD Ditches or washes: top Easements Easements: access (pedestrian only. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. transformers) Power: manholes Power: overhead lines Power: box / pole Power: structures Power: underground lines Parking lots Parking lots: asphalt surface Parking lots: centerline Parking lots: concrete surface Parking lots: curb Telephone systems: drainage slope indications Parking lots: fire lane Parking lots: gravel surface Parking lots: pavement markings Parking lots: striping Parking lots: unpaved surface Property boundary Property boundary: property lines. telephone. survey benchmarks. property corners Property boundary: quarter section Property boundary: reserve Property boundary: setback lines SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-20 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S. etc. property line and centerline points Node: curb points Node: bridge deck points Node: driveway points Node: expansion joint Node: ground points indicating elevations Node: pavement marking points (yellow / white stripes) Node: manhole points Node: gas line & appurtenances points Node: pipe points (driveway / roadway culverts) Node: pole points (power.) Node: pavement points Node: sign Node: sanitary sewer and appurtenances points Node: storm sewer and appurtenances points Node: sidewalk points Node: tree points Node: tree row points Node: water line and appurtenances points Survey/Mapping (continued) V -POWR V -POWR-FENC V -POWR-INST V -POWR-MHOL V -POWR-OVHD V -POWR-POLE V -POWR-STRC V -POWR-UNDR V -PRKG V -PRKG-ASPH V -PRKG-CNTR V -PRKG-CONC V -PRKG-CURB V -PKNG-DRAN V -PRKG-FLNE V -PRKG-GRVL V -PRKG-MRKG V -PRKG-STRP V -PRKG-UPVD V -PROP V -PROP-LINE V -PROP-QTRS V -PROP-RSRV V -PROP-SBCK Power Power: fence enclosure Power: instrumentation (meters.U.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Survey/Mapping (continued) V -NODE-CABL V -NODE-CNTL V -NODE-CURB V -NODE-DECK V -NODE-DRIV V -NODE-EXPJ V -NODE-GRND V -NODE-MRKG V -NODE-MHOL V -NODE-NGAS V -NODE-PIPE V -NODE-POLE V -NODE-PVMT V -NODE-SIGN V -NODE-SSWR V -NODE-STRM V -NODE-SWLK V -NODE-TREE V -NODE-TROW V -NODE-WATR Node: underground cable points Node: baseline.

etc. streets and highways: concrete surface Roads. streets and highways: gravel surface Roads. streets and highways: centerline Roads.) Railroad: track River River: bottom River: centerline River: edge River: top of bank Roads. ENGINEERING.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Survey/Mapping (continued) V -PROP-SECT V -PROP-SUBD V -PROP-SXTS V -PVMT V -PVMT-ASPH V -PVMT-CONC V -PVMT-GRVL V -RAIL V -RAIL-CNTR V -RAIL-EQPM V -RAIL-TRAK V -RIVR V -RIVR-BOTM V -RIVR-CNTR V -RIVR-EDGE V -RIVR-TOPB V -ROAD V -ROAD-ASPH V -ROAD-CNTR V -ROAD-CONC V -ROAD-CURB V -ROAD-FLNE Property boundary: section boundary Property boundary: subdivision (interior) lines Property boundary: sixteenth section Property boundary: pavement Property boundary: asphalt surface Property boundary: concrete surface Property boundary: gravel surface Railroad Railroad: centerline Railroad: equipment (gates. streets and highways: pavement markings Roads. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.U. streets and highways: fire lane Survey/Mapping (continued) V -ROAD-GRVL V -ROAD-MRKG V -ROAD-UPVD V -RRAP V -RWAY V -RWAY-CTLA V -RWAY-CNTR V -RWAY-LINE V -RWAY-LMTA V -RWAY-MRKR V -RWAY-STAN V -SITE V -SITE-EWAT V -SITE-FENC V -SITE-ROCK V -SITE-RTWL V -SITE-SIGN V -SITE-VEGE V -SSWR V -SSWR-MHOL V -SSWR-PIPE Roads. streets and highways: asphalt surface Roads. shrubs. and other vegetation Sanitary sewer system Sanitary sewer system: manhole Sanitary sewer system: above-ground piping SURVEY AND MAPPING LAYER LIST CLG-21 . streets and highways Roads. streets and highways: curb Roads. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. streets and highways: unpaved surface Riprap Right-of-way Right-of-way: controlled access Right-of-way: centerline Right-of-way: lines Right-of-way: limited access Right-of-way: marker Right-of-way: stationing Site features Site features: edge of water Site features: fences Site features: rocks and rock outcroppings Site features: retaining wall Site features: signs Site features: trees.S. signals.

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Survey/Mapping (continued) V -TOPO V -TOPO-BORE V -TOPO-EWAT V -TOPO-GRID V -TOPO-MAJR V -TOPO-MINR V -TOPO-SPOT V -TOPO-SOUN V -UNID V -UNID-CABL V -UNID-PIPE V -UNID-TANK V -UNID-UTIL V -UNID-UTIL-OVHD V -UNID-UTIL-UNDR V -WATR V -WATR-INST V -WATR-MHOL V -WATR-PIPE V -WATR-STRC V -WATR-UNDR Topography Topography: test borings Topography: edge of water Topography: coordinate grids Topography: major topographical contours Topography: minor topographical contours Topography: spot elevations Topography: soundings Unidentified site objects Unidentified site objects: cable Unidentified site objects: aboveground piping Unidentified site objects: storage tanks Unidentified site objects: utility lines Unidentified site objects: utility lines: overhead Unidentified site objects: utility lines: underground Water supply Water supply: instrumentation (meters, valves, pumps) Water supply: manhole Water supply: above-ground piping Water supply: structures Water supply: underground piping

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such as highways. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. Civil Works Discipline Designators Designator Description New W WJ WK Civil Works User-Defined User-Defined Civil Works Layer List Layer Name Description New No layer names have been prescribed for this discipline. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. and sewer systems. tunnels.U. utility distribution systems. However. Major Group and Minor Group. dams. but should generally be used to distinguish projects in terms of scale.S. The Civil Works discipline is defined as large-scale projects that usually cross property boundaries. water supply systems.1 Civil Works Layer List Civil Works Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. CIVIL WORKS LAYER LIST CLG-25 . in addition to the rules on page CLG-8 allowing any combination of Discipline Designator. the layer names prescribed in the Civil and Survey / Mapping Layer Lists are particularly applicable to the Civil Works Discipline. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. The selection of the Civil or Civil Works Discipline Designator is at the discretion of the user. ENGINEERING.

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S. The selection of the Civil or Civil Works Discipline Designator is at the discretion of the user. The Civil Discipline is defined as a project or a portion of a project that is usually contained within a single property boundary. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Civil Layer List Civil Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ENGINEERING.U. Civil Discipline Designators Designator Description New C CD CS CG CP CI CT CU CJ CK Civil Civil Demolition Civil Site Civil Grading Civil Paving Civil Improvements Civil Transportation Civil Utilities User-Defined User-Defined Civil Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New C -AFLD C -AFLD-ASPH C -AFLD-CNTR C -AFLD-CONC CIVIL LAYER LIST Airfields Airfields: asphalt surface Airfields: centerline Airfields: concrete surface C -AFLD-FLNE C -AFLD-FLNE-MRKG C -AFLD-FLNE-SIGN Airfields: fire lane Airfields: fire lane: pavement markings Airfields: fire lane: signage CLG-27 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. but should generally be used to distinguish projects in terms of scale.

U. floats. docks.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -AFLD-GRVL C -AFLD-MRKG C -AFLD-SIGN C -AFLD-STAN C -AFLD-WHIT C -AFLD-WHIT-TICK C -AFLD-YELO C -AFLD-YELO-TICK C -BLDG C -BLDG-DECK Airfields: gravel surface Airfields: pavement markings Airfields: signs Airfields: stationing Airfields: white paint Airfields: white paint: tick marks Airfields: yellow paint Airfields: yellow paint: tick marks Buildings and primary structures Buildings and primary structures: outdoor decks (attached. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. piers Navigable channels: breakwater Communications Communications: overhead lines Communications: box / pole Communications: underground lines Control points Control points: benchmarks Control points: fly station Control points: grid lines C -BLDG-OTLN C -BLDG-OVHD C -BLDG-PRCH C -BLIN C -BLIN-STAN C -BORE C -BRDG C -BRDG-FALT C -BRDG-CNTJ C -BRDG-CNTR C -BRDG-DECK C -BRDG-EXPJ CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-28 . anchorages. roof overhead) Baseline Baseline: stationing Test borings Bridge Bridge: deck fault / break line Bridge: construction joint Bridge: centerline Bridge: deck Bridge: expansion joint Civil (continued) C -BRDG-HIDD C -BRDG-OBJT C -BRDG-OBJT-PRIM C -BRDG-OBJT-SECD C -BRDG-RBAR C -CATV C -CATV-OVHD C -CATV-POLE C -CATV-UNDR C -CEME C -CHAN C -CHAN-DACL C -CHAN-CNTR C -CHAN-NAID C -CHAN-DOCK C -CHAN-BWTR C -COMM C -COMM-OVHD C -COMM-POLE C -COMM-UNDR C -CTRL C -CTRL-BMRK C -CTRL-FLYS C -CTRL-GRID Bridge: objects or lines hidden from view Bridge: objects Bridge: objects: primary Bridge: objects: secondary Bridge: reinforcing bar Cable TV Cable TV: overhead lines Cable TV: box / pole Cable TV: underground lines Cemetery Navigable channels Navigable channels: de-authorized channel limits. no roof overhead) Buildings and primary structures: outline Buildings and primary structures: overhead (overhang) Buildings and primary structures: porch (attached. Navigable channels: channel centerline and survey report lines Navigable channels: navigation aids Navigable channels: decks. ENGINEERING.S. etc. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S.cable television Easements: conservation Easements: construction / grading Easements: utility .electrical Easements: flood plain CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-29 .1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -CTRL-HCPT C -CTRL-HVPT C -CTRL-PNPT C -CTRL-TRAV C -CTRL-VCPT C -DFLD C -DFLD-OTLN C -DFLD-PROF C -DRIV C -DRIV-ASPH C -DRIV-CNTR C -DRIV-CONC C -DRIV-CURB C -DRIV-CURB-FACE C -DRIV-CURB-BACK C -DRIV-FLNE C -DRIV-FLNE-MRKG C -DRIV-FLNE-SIGN C -DRIV-GRVL C -DRIV-MRKG C -DRIV-SIGN C -DRIV-UPVD C -DRIV-WHIT C -DRIV-WHIT-TICK C -DRIV-YELO C -DRIV-YELO-TICK Control points: horizontal Control points: horizontal / vertical Control points: panel points Control points: traverse Control points: vertical Drain fields Drain fields: outline Drain fields: profile Driveways Driveways: asphalt surface Driveways: centerline Driveways: concrete surface Driveways: curb Driveways: curb: face Driveways: curb: back Driveways: fire lane Driveways: fire lane: pavement markings Driveways: fire lane: signs Driveways: gravel surface Driveways: pavement markings Driveways: signs Driveways: unpaved surface Driveways: white paint Driveways: white paint: tick marks Driveways: yellow paint Driveways: yellow paint: tick marks Civil (continued) C -DTCH C -DTCH-BOTD C -DTCH-CNTR C -DTCH-EWAT C -DTCH-TOPD C -EROS C -EROS-CIPR C -EROS-CNTE C -EROS-DDIV C -EROS-DVDK C -EROS-INPR C -EROS-SILT C -EROS-SSLT C -ESMT C -ESMT-ACCS C -ESMT-CATV C -ESMT-CONS C -ESMT-CSTG C -ESMT-ELEC C -ESMT-FDPL Ditches or washes Ditches or washes: bottom Ditches or washes: centerline Ditches or washes: edge of water Ditches or washes: top Erosion and sediment control Erosion and sediment control: culvert inlet protection Erosion and sediment control: construction entrance Erosion and sediment control: drainage divides Erosion and sediment control: diversion dike Erosion and sediment control: inlet protection Erosion and sediment control: silt fence Erosion and sediment control: super silt fence Easements Easements: access (pedestrian only. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. private access) Easements: utility .

etc. ENGINEERING. valves.) Fuel gas: manhole Fuel gas: piping Fuel gas: storage tanks Fuel gas: underground piping Limits of construction Natural gas Natural gas: equipment (pumps. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. motors) Natural gas: instrumentation (meters. etc. valves.) Natural gas: manhole Natural gas: piping Natural gas: storage tanks Natural gas: underground piping Perc testing Perc testing: test holes Parking lots C -ESMT-ROAD-PERM Easements: roadway: permanent C -ESMT-ROAD-TEMP Easements: roadway: temporary C -ESMT-RWAY Easements: right-of-way (public access) C -ESMT-SGHT Easements: sight distance C -ESMT-SSWR C -ESMT-STRM C -ESMT-SWMT C -ESMT-TRAL C -ESMT-UTIL C -ESMT-WATR C -FENC C -FENC-GRAL C -FENC-POST C -FENC-STEL C -FENC-WOOD C -FIRE C -FIRE-HYDR C -FIRE-PIPE Easements: sanitary sewer Easements: storm sewer Easements: storm water management Easements: trail or path (public access) Easements: utilities Easements: water supply Fences Fences: guard rail Fences: posts Fences: steel (barbed wire and/or chain link) Fences: wood Fire protection system Fire protection system: hydrants and connections Fire protection system: piping CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-30 .S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. private access) Easements: landscape Easements: natural gas line Easements: telephone line Easements: roadway Civil (continued) C -FIRE-UNDR C -FLHA C -FLHA-025Y C -FLHA-050Y C -FLHA-100Y C -FLHA-200Y C -FUEL C -FUEL-EQPM C -FUEL-INST C -FUEL-MHOL C -FUEL-PIPE C -FUEL-TANK C -FUEL-UNDR C -LOCN C -NGAS C -NGAS-EQPM C -NGAS-INST C -NGAS-MHOL C -NGAS-PIPE C -NGAS-TANK C -NGAS-UNDR C -PERC C -PERC-HOLE C -PRKG Fire protection system: underground piping Flood hazard area Flood hazard area: 25 year mark Flood hazard area: 50 year mark Flood hazard area: 100 year mark Flood hazard area: 200 year mark Fuel gas Fuel gas: equipment (pumps. motors) Fuel gas: instrumentation (meters.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -ESMT-INEG C -ESMT-LSCP C -ESMT-NGAS C -ESMT-PHON C -ESMT-ROAD Easements: ingress / egress (vehicles. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

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1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -ROAD C -ROAD-ASPH C -ROAD-CNTR C -ROAD-CONC C -ROAD-CURB Roadways Roadways: asphalt surface Roadways: centerline Roadways: concrete surface Roadways: curb Civil (continued) C -SSWR C -SSWR-LATL C -SSWR-MHOL C -SSWR-PIPE C -SSWR-PIPE-RCON C -SSWR-PIPE-STEL C -SSWR-PROF C -SSWR-STAN C -SSWR-STRC C -SSWR-UNDR C -STEM C -STEM-INST C -STEM-MHOL C -STEM-PIPE C -STEM-STRC C -STEM-UNDR C -STRM C -STRM-CNTR C -STRM-DIAG C -STRM-HWAL C -STRM-MHOL C -STRM-PIPE C -STRM-PIPE-RCON Sanitary sewer Sanitary sewer: lateral line Sanitary sewer: manhole Sanitary sewer: piping Sanitary sewer: piping: reinforced concrete Sanitary sewer: piping: steel Sanitary sewer: profile Sanitary sewer: stationing Sanitary sewer: structures Sanitary sewer: underground piping Steam system Steam system: instrumentation (meters.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.) Steam system: manhole Steam system: piping Steam system: structures Steam system: underground piping Storm sewer Storm sewer: centerline Storm sewer: plan diagram Storm sewer: headwall Storm sewer: manhole Storm sewer: piping Storm sewer: piping: reinforced concrete C -ROAD-CURB-FACE Roadways: curb: face C -ROAD-CURB-BACK Roadways: curb: back C -ROAD-FLNE Roadways: fire lane C -ROAD-FLNE-MRKG Roadways: fire lane: pavement markings C -ROAD-FLNE-SIGN C -ROAD-GRVL C -ROAD-MRKG C -ROAD-PROF C -ROAD-SIGN C -ROAD-STAN C -ROAD-UPVD C -ROAD-WHIT C -ROAD-WHIT-TICK C -ROAD-YELO C -ROAD-YELO-TICK C -RRAP C -SGHT C -SGHT-PROF C -SOIL C -SSWR-DIAG C -SSWR-FORC Roadways: fire lane: signs Roadways: gravel surface Roadways: pavement markings Roadways: profile Roadways: signs Roadways: stationing Roadways: unpaved surface Roadways: white paint Roadways: white paint: tick marks Roadways: yellow paint Roadways: yellow paint: tick marks Riprap Sight distance Sight distance: profile Soils Sanitary sewer: plan diagram Sanitary sewer: force main CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-32 . valves. ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. etc.U.

etc.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Civil (continued) C -STRM-PIPE-CMTL C -STRM-PROF C -STRM-STAN C -STRM-STRC C -STRM-UNDR C -SWLK C -SWLK-ASPH C -SWLK-CONC C -TINN C -TINN-BNDY C -TINN-FALT C -TINN-VIEW C -TINN-VOID C -TOPO C -TOPO-BORE C -TOPO-DEPR C -TOPO-MAJR C -TOPO-MINR C -TOPO-SPOT C -TOPO-TPIT C -TRAL C -TRAL-ASPH C -TRAL-GRVL C -TRAL-MRKG Storm sewer: piping: corrugated metal Storm sewer: profile Storm sewer: stationing Storm sewer: structures Storm sewer: underground piping Sidewalks Sidewalks: asphalt Sidewalks: concrete Triangulated irregular network Triangulated irregular network: boundary Triangulated irregular network: fault / break lines Triangulated irregular network: triangulation Triangulated irregular network: void regions Topography Topography: test borings Topography: depression contours Topography: major contours Topography: minor contours Topography: spot elevations Topography: test pits Trails or paths Trails or paths: asphalt surface Trails or paths: gravel surface Trails or paths: pavement markings Civil (continued) C -TRAL-CONC C -TRAL-SIGN C -TRAL-UPVD C -WALL C -WALL-SHEA C -WALL-CTLJ C -WALL-NSBR C -WALL-RTWL C -WATR C -WATR-DIAG C -WATR-INST C -WATR-PIPE C -WATR-PROF C -WATR-STAN C -WATR-STRC C -WATR-UNDR C -WATR-WELL C -WETL Trails or paths: concrete surface Trails or paths: signs Trails or paths: unpaved surface Walls Walls: structural bearing or shear walls Walls: control joints Walls: noise barrier Walls: retaining Water supply systems Water supply systems: plan diagram Water supply systems: instrumentation (meters.) Water supply systems: piping Water supply systems: profile Water supply systems: stationing Water supply systems: structures Water supply systems: underground piping Water supply systems: well Wetlands CIVIL LAYER LIST CLG-33 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. valves.

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NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U.1 Landscape Layer List Landscape Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. ENGINEERING. Landscape Discipline Designators Designator Description New L LD LI LP LJ LK Landscape Landscape Demolition Landscape Irrigation Landscape Planting User-Defined User-Defined Landscape Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New L -ANNO L -ANNO-ALIN L -ANNO-ALIN-LABL L -ANNO-ALIN-INFO L -ANNO-CURV-LABL L -ANNO-CURV-TABL LANDSCAPE LAYER LIST Annotation Annotation: alignment stationing Annotation: alignment stationing: labels Annotation: alignment stationing: information Annotation: curve: labels Annotation: curve: tables L -ANNO-CURV-TABLBRDR Annotation: curve: tables: border L -ANNO-CURV-TABLHEDR Annotation: curve: tables: header L -ANNO-CURV-TABLTEXT Annotation: curve: tables: text L -ANNO-LINE-LABL Annotation: line: labels L -ANNO-LINE-TABL Annotation: line: tables CLG-35 .

broadleaf Plant and landscape material: ground covers Plant and landscape material: palm trees Plant and landscape material: material to remain Plant and landscape material: material to be removed Plant and landscape material: seeding areas Plant and landscape material: shadow area Plant and landscape material: shrub symbols Plant and landscape material: trees Plant and landscape material: lawn areas Plant and landscape material: planting plants Plant and landscape material: vines Site improvements Site improvements: bridges (pedestrian) Site improvements: curbs Site improvements: curbs: back of curb LANDSCAPE LAYER LIST CLG-36 .S. ENGINEERING. heads) Irrigation: valves* Plant and landscape material Plant and landscape material: perennial and annual beds Plant and landscape material: bushes and shrubs Plant and landscape material: coniferous trees Plant and landscape material: container or planter Plant and landscape material: planting bed edger L -PLNT-REMN L -PLNT-REMV L -PLNT-SEED L -PLNT-SHAD L -PLNT-SHRB L -PLNT-TREE L -PLNT-TURF L -PLNT-PLTS L -PLNT-VINE L -SITE L -SITE-BRDG L -SITE-CURB L -SITE-CURB-BACK Plant and landscape material: evergreen trees . valves. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. and controllers) Irrigation: lateral pipe Irrigation: mainline Irrigation: piping Irrigation: pipe sleeve Irrigation: sprinklers (rotors.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Landscape (continued) L -ANNO-LINE-TABLBRDR L -ANNO-LINE-TABLHEDR L -ANNO-LINE-TABLTEXT L -IRRG L -IRRG-COVR L -IRRG-DRIP L -IRRG-EQPM L -IRRG-LTRL L -IRRG-MAIN L -IRRG-PIPE L -IRRG-SLVE L -IRRG-SPKL L -IRRG-VALV L -PLNT L -PLNT-BEDS L -PLNT-BUSH L -PLNT-CONI L -PLNT-CTNR L -PLNT-EDGR Annotation: line: tables: border Landscape (continued) L -PLNT-EVGR L -PLNT-GRND Annotation: line: tables: header L -PLNT-PALM Annotation: line: tables: text Irrigation Irrigation: coverage Irrigation: drip irrigation tubing Irrigation: equipment (pumps. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U.

U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Landscape (continued) L -SITE-CURB-FACE L -SITE-DECK L -SITE-FENC L -SITE-FENC-LINK L -SITE-FENC-LINK04FT L -SITE-FENC-LINK06FT L -SITE-FENC-PRVC L -SITE-FENC-WOOD L -SITE-FURN L -SITE-PKNG L -SITE-PKNG-STRP L -SITE-PLAY L -SITE-PLAY-EQPM L -SITE-PLAY-ZONE L -SITE-POOL L -SITE-POOL-BACK L -SITE-POOL-FACE L -SITE-PVMT Site improvements: curbs: face of curb Site improvements: raised decks (wood. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.) Site improvements: fencing Site improvements: fencing: chain link Site improvements: fencing: chain link: four feet high Site improvements: fencing: chain link: six feet high Site improvements: fencing: privacy fence Site improvements: fencing: wood Site improvements: furnishings Site improvements: parking Site improvements: parking: paint striping Site improvements: play structures Site improvements: play structures: equipment Site improvements: play structures: fall zones Site improvements: pools and spas Site improvements: pools and spas: back of pool wall Site improvements: pools and spas: face of pool wall Site improvements: pavement edge Landscape (continued) L -SITE-PVMT-ASPH L -SITE-PVMT-BRCK L -SITE-PVMT-CONC L -SITE-PVMT-CONCAGGR L -SITE-PVMT-GRAV L -SITE-PVMT-JNTC L -SITE-PVMT-JNTE L -SITE-PVMT-PAVR L -SITE-PVMT-RAMP L -SITE-PVMT-STEP L -SITE-ROAD L -SITE-RPRP L -SITE-SPRT L -SITE-SPRT-EQPM L -SITE-SPRT-PRIM L -SITE-STEP L -SITE-RTWL L -SITE-TRAL Site improvements: pavement edge: asphalt Site improvements: pavement edge: brick Site improvements: pavement edge: concrete Site improvements: pavement edge: concrete: exposed aggregate Site improvements: pavement edge: gravel Site improvements: pavement edge: control joint Site improvements: pavement edge: expansion joint (for concrete only) Site improvements: pavement edge: unit pavers Site improvements: pavement edge: accessible ramp Site improvements: pavement edge: stair tread Site improvements: edge of road line Site improvements: riprap Site improvements: sports fields Site improvements: sports fields: equipment Site improvements: sports fields: perimeter Site improvements: steps Site improvements: retaining walls Site improvements: trail edge LANDSCAPE LAYER LIST CLG-37 . ENGINEERING. typ.S.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Layer Name Description New Landscape (continued) L -SITE-TRAL-ASPH L -SITE-TRAL-CONC L -SITE-TRAL-GRVL L -SITE WALK L -SITE WALL L -SITE WEIR L -TOPO L -TOPO-DEPR L -TOPO-INDX L -TOPO-INTR L -TOPO-LIMI L -TOPO-SPOT Site improvements: trail edge: asphalt Site improvements: trail edge: concrete Site improvements: trail edge: gravel Site improvements: walks and steps Site improvements: walls Site improvements: pool weir Proposed grading Proposed grading: depression Proposed grading: index contour Proposed grading: intermediate contours Proposed grading: limit of earthwork Proposed grading: spot elevations LANDSCAPE LAYER LIST CLG-38 . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.U. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S.

Structural Discipline Designators Designator Description New S SD SS SB SF SJ SK Structural Structural Demolition Structural Site Structural Substructure Structural Framing User-Defined User-Defined Structural Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New S -BEAM S -BEAM-ALUM S -BEAM-CONC S -BEAM-STEL S -BEAM-WOOD S -BRAC S -BRAC-ALUM S -BRAC-ALUM-HORZ Beams Beams: aluminum Beams: concrete Beams: steel Beams: wood Bracing Bracing: aluminum Bracing: aluminum: horizontal S -BRAC-ALUM-VERT S -BRAC-STEL S -BRAC-STEL-HORZ S -BRAC-STEL-VERT S -BRAC-WOOD S -BRAC-WOOD-VERT S -COLS Bracing: aluminum: vertical Bracing: steel Bracing: steel: horizontal Bracing: steel: vertical Bracing: wood Bracing: wood: vertical Columns CLG-39 S -BRAC-WOOD-HORZ Bracing: wood: horizontal STRUCTURAL LAYER LIST . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Structural Layer List Structural Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline.U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Structural (continued) S -COLS-ALUM S -COLS-CONC S -COLS-STEL S -COLS-WOOD S -DECK S -DECK-FLOR S -DECK-FLOR-OPNG S -DECK-ROOF S -DECK-ROOF-OPNG S -FNDN S -FNDN-FTNG S -FNDN-GRBM S -FNDN-PCAP S -FNDN-PIER S -FNDN-PILE S -FNDN-RBAR S -GRID S -GRID-EXTR S -GRID-INTR S -JNTS S -JNTS-CNTJ S -JNTS-CTLJ S -JNTS-EXPJ S -JOIS S -JOIS-BRGX S -PROP S -SLAB Columns: aluminum Columns: concrete Columns: steel Columns: wood Structural deck Structural deck: floor Structural deck: floor: openings Structural deck: roof Structural deck: roof: openings Foundation Foundation: footings Foundation: grade beams Foundation: pile caps Foundation: drilled piers Foundation: piles Foundation: reinforcing Column grid Column grid: exterior columns Column grid: interior columns Joints Joints: construction Joints: control Joints: expansion Joists Joists: bridging Property lines Slab Structural (continued) S -SLAB-CONC S -SLAB-OPNG S -SLAB-OPNX S -SLAB-EDGE S -SLAB-STEL S -SLAB-WOOD S -STRS S -STRS-LADD S -TRUS S -WALL S -WALL-CMUW S -WALL-CONC S -WALL-MSNW S -WALL-PCST S -WALL-SHEA S -WALL-STEL S -WALL-WOOD S S S S S S S -ABLT -METL -GRAT -RBAR -RBAR-BOT1 -RBAR-BOT2 Slab: cast-in-place concrete Slab: openings and depressions Slab: opening indication (“x”) Slab: edge of slab Slab: steel slab Slab: wood Stairs Stairs: ladders & ladder assemblies Trusses Walls Walls: concrete masonry unit Walls: cast-in-place concrete Walls: masonry Walls: pre-cast concrete Walls: structural shear walls Walls: steel stud Walls: wood Any major group: anchor bolts Any major group: misc.U. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S. metals Any major group: grates Any major group: reinforcing bar Any major group: reinforcing bar: bottom group 1 Any major group: reinforcing bar: bottom group 2 -GRAT-OVHD Any major group: grates: overhead STRUCTURAL LAYER LIST CLG-40 . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

S. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Layer Name Description New Structural (continued) S S -RBAR-TOP1 -RBAR-TOP2 Any major group: reinforcing bar: top group 1 Any major group: reinforcing bar: top group 2 STRUCTURAL LAYER LIST CLG-41 . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

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Architectural Discipline Designators Designator Description New A AS AD AE AI AF AG AJ AK Architectural Architectural Site Architectural Demolition Architectural Elements Architectural Interiors Architectural Finishes Architectural Graphics User-Defined User-Defined Architectural Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New A A A A A - -FNSH -CASE -FIXT -GRID -SIGN Any major group: finishes Any major group: casework Any major group: plumbing fixtures Any major group: grid Any major group: signs A -AREA A -AREA-OCCP A -CLNG A -CLNG-ACCS A -CLNG-OPEN Area Area: occupant or employee names Ceiling Ceiling: access Ceiling: openings CLG-43 ARCHITECTURAL LAYER LIST . See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. ENGINEERING.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Architectural Layer List Architectural Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S.

pits. ladders Floor: toilet partitions Architectural (continued) A -FLOR-WDWK A -FURN A -FURN-FILE A -FURN-FIXD A -FURN-FREE A -FURN-PLNT A -FURN-PNLS A -FURN-SEAT A -FURN-STOR A -FURN-WKSF A -GLAZ A -GLAZ-FULL A -GLAZ-PRHT A -GLAZ-SILL A -HVAC A -HVAC-SDFF A -HVAC-RDFF A -LITE A -ROOF A -ROOF-HRAL A -ROOF-LEVL A -ROOF-OTLN A -ROOF-RISR A -ROOF-STRS A -WALL A -WALL-CAVI Floor: architectural woodwork Furnishings Furnishings: file cabinets Furnishings: fixed in place Furnishings: freestanding Furnishings: plants Furnishings: system panels Furnishings: seating Furnishings: system storage components Furnishings: system work surface components Glazing Glazing: full-height Glazing: partial-height Glazing: window sills HVAC HVAC: supply diffusers HVAC: return air diffusers Lighting fixtures Roof Roof: handrails Roof: level changes Roof: outline Roof: stair risers Roof: stair treads. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S. depressions Floor: outline Floor: overhead (objects above) Floor: raised Floor: stair risers Floor: signs Floor: specialties (toilet room accessories. guard rails Floor: level changes. ladders Walls Walls: cavity CLG-44 ARCHITECTURAL LAYER LIST . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. escalators. ramps.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Architectural (continued) A -CLNG-TEES A -CLNG-SUSP A -COLS A -CONV A -DOOR A -DOOR-FULL A -DOOR-PRHT A -EQPM A -EQPM-ACCS A -EQPM-FIXD A -EQPM-MOVE A -EQPM-NICN A -EQPM-OVHD A -FLOR A -FLOR-CASE A -FLOR-EVTR A -FLOR-HRAL A -FLOR-LEVL A -FLOR-OTLN A -FLOR-OVHD A -FLOR-RAIS A -FLOR-RISR A -FLOR-SIGN A -FLOR-SPCL A -FLOR-STRS A -FLOR-TPTN Ceiling: main tees Ceiling: suspended elements Columns Conveying systems Doors Doors: full-height (swing and leaf) Doors: partial height (swing and leaf) Equipment Equipment: access Equipment: fixed equipment Equipment: moveable equipment Equipment: not in contract Equipment: overhead Floor Floor: casework Floor: elevator cars and equipment Floor: handrails. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. display cases) Floor: stair treads. ENGINEERING.U.

S.U. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Layer Name Description New Architectural (continued) A -WALL-CNTR A -WALL-FIRE A -WALL-FULL A -WALL-HEAD A -WALL-JAMB A -WALL-MOVE A -WALL-PRHT A -WALL-PATT Walls: centerline Walls: fire wall Walls: full-height Walls: door and window headers Walls: door and window jambs Walls: moveable partitions Walls: partial-height Walls: texture or hatch patterns ARCHITECTURAL LAYER LIST CLG-45 . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

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S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. Interiors Discipline Designators Designator Description New I ID IN IF IG IJ IK Interior Interior Demolition Interior Design Interior Furnishings Interior Graphics User-Defined User-Defined Interiors Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New I I - -FIXT -GRID Any major group: plumbing fixtures Any major group: grid Any major group: signs Area Area: occupant or employee names Casework Ceiling I -CLNG-ACCS I -CLNG-OPEN I -CLNG-SUSP I -CLNG-TEES I -COLS I -DOOR I -DOOR-FULL Ceiling: access Ceiling: openings Ceiling: suspended elements Ceiling: main tees Columns Doors Doors: full-height CLG-47 I -SIGN I -AREA I -AREA-OCCP I -CASE I -CLNG INTERIORS LAYER LIST .1 Interiors Layer List Interiors Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. ENGINEERING.

PRTN-PRHT I .PRTN-MOVE I .PRTN-HEAD I .PRTN-JAMB I .1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Interiors (continued) I -DOOR-PRHT I -EQPM I -EQPM-ACCS I -EQPM-FIXD I -EQPM-MOVE I -EQPM-NICN I -EQPM-OVHD I -EQPM-STOR I -FLOR I -FLOR-EVTR I -FLOR-FIXT I -FLOR-HRAL I -FLOR-LEVL I -FLOR-OTLN I -FLOR-OVHD I -FLOR-RAIS I -FLOR-RISR I -FLOR-SIGN I -FLOR-STRS I -FLOR-SPCL I -FLOR-TPTN I -FLOR-WDWK I -FNSH I -FURN I -FURN-FILE I -FURN-FREE INTERIORS LAYER LIST Interiors (continued) Doors: partial height Equipment Equipment: access Equipment: fixed equipment Equipment: moveable equipment Equipment: not in contract Equipment: overhead Equipment: storage Floor Floor: elevator cars and equipment Floor: plumbing fixtures Floor: handrails. escalators. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ramps.S.U. ladders Floor: architectural specialties (toilet room accessories. pits.PRTN-FIRE Furnishings: plants Furnishings: system panels Furnishings: seating Furnishings: system storage components Furnishings: system work surface components Glazing Glazing: full-height Glazing: partial-height Glazing: window sills HVAC HVAC: supply diffusers HVAC: return air diffusers Millwork Partitions Partitions: full-height Partitions: partial-height Partitions: moveable partitions Partitions: door and window headers Partitions: door and window jambs Partitions: fire wall . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. guard rails Floor: level changes. display cases) Floor: toilet partitions Floor: architectural woodwork Finishes Furnishings Furnishings: file cabinets Furnishings: freestanding CLG-48 I -FURN-PLNT I -FURN-PNLS I -FURN-SEAT I -FURN-STOR I -FURN-WKSF I -GLAZ I -GLAZ-FULL I -GLAZ-PRHT I -GLAZ-SILL I -HVAC I -HVAC-SDFF I -HVAC-RDFF I -MILL I -PRTN I -PRTN-FULL I . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. depressions Floor: outline Floor: overhead (objects above) Floor: raised Floor: stair risers Floor: signs Floor: stair treads. ENGINEERING.

S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ENGINEERING. Equipment Discipline Designators Designator Description New Q QA QB QC QD QE QF QH QL QM QP QR QS QT QV QY QJ QK Equipment Athletic Equipment Bank Equipment Dry Cleaning Equipment Detention Equipment Educational Equipment Food service Equipment Hospital Equipment Laboratory Equipment Maintenance Equipment Parking Lot Equipment Retail Equipment Site Equipment Theatrical Equipment Video / Photographic Equipment Security Equipment User-Defined User-Defined EQUIPMENT LAYER LIST CLG-49 . See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Equipment Layer List Equipment Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. glazing hardware Elevation: locks. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Equipment Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Q -CMPQ Description New Q Q Q -CASE -OTLN -PIPE Any major group: outline Any major group: piping Casework Casework: thin dividers Casework: cabinet and worksurface edging Casework: casework elevation Casework: plumbing/service fixtures Casework: casework structural framing Casework: full height cabinets/lockers Casework: casework glazing Casework: cabinet grounds.U. other hardware Elevation: elevation object Elevation: section hatch Elevation: structural support components Exhaust Major equipment Major equipment: access and clearance lines Major equipment: engineering information Major equipment: fixed Major equipment: movable Major equipment: moving or suspended Major equipment: overhead or ceiling mounted Major equipment: patterns Major equipment: undercounter Minor equipment Not in contract equipment Q -ELEV-EQPM Q -ELEV-FIXT Q -ELEV-GLAZ Q -ELEV-HRDW Q -ELEV-OVHD Q -ELEV-PATT Q -ELEV-STRC Q -EXHS Q -MAJQ Q -MAJQ-ACCS Q -MAJQ-ENGR Q -MAJQ-FIXD Q -MAJQ-MOVE Q -MAJQ-MVNG Q -MAJQ-OVHD Q -MAJQ-PATT Q -MAJQ-UCTR Q -MINQ Q -CASE-DVDR Q -CASE-EDGE Q -CASE-ELEV Q -CASE-FIXT Q -CASE-FRAM Q -CASE-FULL Q -CASE-GLAZ Q -CASE-GRND Q -CASE-HRDW Q -CASE-IDEN Q -CASE-LOWR Q -CASE-PATT Q -CASE-SHLF Q -CASE-SUBA Q -CASE-UCTR Q -CASE-UPPR Q -CASE-WKSF Q -NICN EQUIPMENT LAYER LIST CLG-50 . pulls.S. supports. ENGINEERING. drawer boxes Casework: undercounter cabinets-for layout Casework: upper cabinets Casework: worksurface Computer equipment Elevation: equipment outlines Elevation: plumbing/service fixtures Elevation: glass. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. wall backing Casework: hardware Casework: cabinet section/model number Casework: lower cabinets Casework: casework hatching Casework: wall mounted shelving Casework: cabinet sub-assemblies.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Layer Name Description New Equipment (continued) Q -POWR Q -SPCQ Q -SPCQ-ACCS Q -SPCQ-ENGR Q -SPCQ-FIXD Q -SPCQ-MOVE Q -SPCQ-MVNG Q -SPCQ-OVHD Q -SPCQ-PATT Q -SPCQ-UCTR Power Special equipment Specialized equipment: access and clearance lines Specialized equipment: engineering information Specialized equipment: fixed Specialized equipment: movable Specialized equipment: moving or suspended Specialized equipment: overhead or ceiling mounted Specialized equipment: patterns Specialized equipment: undercounter EQUIPMENT LAYER LIST CLG-51 .U.

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Fire Protection Layer List Fire Protection Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. Fire Protection Discipline Designators Designator Description New F FA FX FJ FK Fire Protection Fire Detection and Alarm Fire Suppression User-Defined User-Defined Fire Protection Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New F -AFFF F -AFFF-EQPM F -AFFF-PIPE F -CO2S F -CO2S-EQPM F -CO2S-PIPE F -HALN F -HALN-EQPM Aqueous film-forming foam system Aqueous film-forming foam system: equipment Aqueous film-forming foam system: piping CO2 system CO2 system: equipment CO2 system: piping Halon Halon: equipment F -HALN-PIPE F -IGAS F -IGAS-EQPM F -IGAS-PIPE F -PROT F -PROT-ALRM F -PROT-EQPM F -PROT-SMOK F -PROT-STAN Halon: piping Inert gas Inert gas: equipment Inert gas: piping Fire protection system Fire protection system: alarm Fire protection system: equipment Fire protection system: smoke detector / heat sensors Fire protection system: standpipe CLG-53 FIRE PROTECTION LAYER LIST .S. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. ENGINEERING.1 Layer Name Description New Fire Protection (continued) F -SPRN F -SPRN-CLHD F -SPRN-EQPM F -SPRN-OTHD F -SPRN-PIPE F -SPRN-STAN Sprinkler system Sprinkler system: ceiling heads Sprinkler system: equipment Sprinkler system: other heads Sprinkler system: piping Sprinkler system: standpipe FIRE PROTECTION LAYER LIST CLG-54 . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S.

See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.U. ENGINEERING.S. Plumbing Discipline Designators Designator Description New P PS PD PP PQ PL PJ PK Plumbing Plumbing Site Plumbing Demolition Plumbing Piping Plumbing Equipment Plumbing User-Defined User-Defined Plumbing Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New P -ACID P -ACID-EQPM P -ACID-PIPE P -ACID-VENT P -DOMW Acid waste systems Acid waste systems: equipment Acid waste systems: piping Acid waste systems: vents Domestic water systems P -DOMW-CPIP P -DOMW-EQPM P -DOMW-HPIP P -DOMW-RISR Domestic water systems: cold water piping Domestic water systems: equipment Domestic water systems: hot water piping Domestic water systems: hot and cold water risers CLG-55 PLUMBING LAYER LIST . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Plumbing Layer List Plumbing Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline.

& CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING.S.U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Layer Name Description New Plumbing (continued) P -DOMW-RPIP P -MDGS P -MDGS-CAIR P -MDGS-EQPM P -MDGS-NITG P -MDGS-NOXG P -MDGS-OXYG P -MDGS-PIPE P -MDGS-SAIR P -MDGS-VACU P -SANR P -SANR-PIPE P -SANR-FIXT P -SANR-FLDR P -SANR-RISR P -SANR-EQPM P -SANR-VENT P -STRM P -STRM-PIPE P -STRM-RISR P -STRM-RFDR Domestic water systems: hot water recirculation piping Medical gas Medical gas: compressed air Medical gas: equipment Medical gas: nitrogen Medical gas: nitrous oxide Medical gas: pure O2 Medical gas: piping Medical gas: scavenge air Medical gas: medical vacuum Sanitary drainage systems Sanitary drainage systems: piping Sanitary drainage systems: plumbing fixtures Sanitary drainage systems: floor drains Sanitary drainage systems: risers Sanitary drainage systems: equipment Sanitary drainage systems: vent piping Storm drainage systems Storm drainage systems: piping Storm drainage systems: risers Storm drainage systems: roof drains PLUMBING LAYER LIST CLG-56 .

See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. Process Discipline Designators Designator Description New D DS DD DJ DK DL DG DP DQ DE DI DW DC DA DX DR DM DY DO DV Process Process Site Process Demolition User-Defined User-Defined Process Liquids Process Gases Process Piping Process Equipment Process Electrical Process Instrumentation Process Waters Process Chemicals Process Airs Process Exhaust Process Drains and Reclaims Process HPM Gases Process Slurry Process Oils Process Vacuum CLG-57 PROCESS LAYER LIST .S.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Process Layer List Process Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline.

specifications Any major group: any minor group: heavy Any major group: any minor group: center line Any major group: any minor group: dimensions Any major group: any minor group: equipment Any major group: any minor group: light Any major group: any minor group: hidden line Any major group: any minor group: labels.system Air: oil free air . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.system Air: high pressure clean dry air system Air: instrument air .U.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.system Chemical: ethylene glycol .system Air: compressed air .system Chemical: isopropyl alcohol . callouts.system Air: outside air .system Chemical: developer .system Air: plant air .1 Process Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Process (continued) D ANNO D BOLD D CNTR D DIMS D EQPM D FINE D HDLN D IDEN D MEDM D MISC D PATT D PHTM D PIPE D SPEC D SUPT Any major group: any minor group: notes.system Air: clean dry air . ENGINEERING.system CLG-58 PROCESS LAYER LIST .system Chemical: hydrogen peroxide system Chemical: hydrochloric acid .system Air: breathable air . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.system Chemical: regenerative caustic system Chemical: caustic .system Chemical: hydrofluoric acid . identifiers Any major group: any minor group: medium Any major group: any minor group: miscellaneous Any major group: any minor group: cross hatch Any major group: any minor group: phantom Any major group: any minor group: piping systems Any major group: any minor group: specialty items Any major group: any minor group: general pipe supports Process (continued) D UGRD D -DETL-BOLD D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D -DETL-FINE -DETL-MEDM -DETL-NPLT -DETL-TEXT -PAIR-AA~~ -PAIR-BA~~ -PAIR-CA~~ -PAIR-CDA~ -PAIR-HCDA -PAIR-IA~~ -PAIR-OA~~ -PAIR-OFA~ -PAIR-PA~~ -PAIR-V~~~ -PCHM-ARC~ -PCHM-C~~~ -PCHM-DEV~ -PCHM-EG~~ -PCHM-H2O2 -PCHM-HCL~ -PCHM-HF~~ -PCHM-IPA~ Any major group: any minor group: underground Details: bold lines Details: fine lines Details: medium lines Details: nonplot layer Details: text Air: agitation air .system Air: vent .

system Gas: nitrous oxide .system Drains: organic solvent waste system Drains: phosphoric acid reclaim system Drains: photo solvent waste .system Exhaust: heat exhaust .system Drains: dilute waste .U.system Drains: solvent waste .system Gas: oxygen .system Gas: leak check helium .system Exhaust: arsenic exhaust .system Drains: metals waste .system Drains: ethylene glycol waste system Drains: hydrofluoric waste .system D D D D D -PDRN-SDD~ -PDRN-SLW~ -PDRN-SULF -PDRN-SULR -PDRN-SW~~ Drains: scrubber duct drains system Drains: slurry waste .system Gas: helium .system Exhaust: scrubber exhaust .system Gas: butane .system Exhaust: solvent exhaust .system Gas: argon .system Drains: copper slurry waste .system Drains: ammonia waste .system Gas: utility nitrogen .system Drains: sulfuric acid waste .system Gas: specialty gas . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.system Gas: natural gas .system Chemical: sulfuric acid . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S.system Gas: argon bulk .system Drains: solvent waste flammable system Drains: solvent waste non-flammable .system Gas: hydrogen .1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Process (continued) D -PCHM-PHOS D -PCHM-RER~ D -PCHM-SULF D -PCHM-TMAH Process (continued) Chemical: phosphoric acid .system Gas: high purity nitrogen .system Drains: industrial waste .system Chemical: solvent .system Chemical: tmah . ENGINEERING.system Drains: sulfuric acid reclaim . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.system Gas: high purity oxygen .system D -PDRN-AMW~ D -PDRN-CD~~ D -PDRN-CLW~ D -PDRN-CMW~ D D D D D D D D D -PDRN-CUPW -PDRN-CURW -PDRN-CUSW -PDRN-DIRC -PDRN-DLW~ -PDRN-EGW~ -PDRN-HFW~ -PDRN-IW~~ -PDRN-MW~~ D -PDRN-SWF~ D -PDRN-NPWR D -PDRN-OIW~ D -PDRN-OLW~ D -PDRN-OSW~ D -PDRN-PHRC D -PDRN-PSW~ D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D -PDRN-SWNF -PEXH-AMEX -PEXH-AREX -PEXH-HTEX -PEXH-SCEX -PEXH-SVEX -PGAS-AR~~ -PGAS-ARB~ -PGAS-BUT~ -PGAS-CLG~ -PGAS-H2~~ -PGAS-HE~~ -PGAS-HPN2 -PGAS-HPO2 -PGAS-LCHE -PGAS-N2~~ -PGAS-N2O~ -PGAS-NG~~ -PGAS-O2~~ -PGAS-PRO~ -PGAS-SG~~ -PGAS-UN2~ PROCESS LAYER LIST CLG-59 .system Drains: di reclaim .system Gas: chlorine gas .system Drains: concentrated lead waste system Drains: concentrated metals waste system Drains: copper plating waste system Drains: copper rinse waste .system Gas: propane .system Exhaust: ammonia exhaust .system Drains: non-potable water reuse system Drains: organic industrial waste system Drains: organic liquid waste .system Gas: nitrogen .system Drains: condensate drain .

system Gas: weld argon .system Vacuum: chemical vacuum .system Water: cooling water return . General: crosshatch General: piping systems General: underground Liquid: liquid petroleum gas .system Water: potable water .1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Process (continued) D -PGAS-VN2~ D -PGAS-WAR~ D -PIPE-CNTR D -PIPE-EQPM D -PIPE-HDLN D -PIPE-IDEN D -PIPE-MISC D -PIPE-PATT D -PIPE-PIPE D -PIPE-UGRD D -PLQD-LPG~ D -POIL-LO~~ D -PSLR-SLR~ D -PSLR-SLS~ D -PVAC-CLV~ D -PVAC-CV~~ D -PVAC-EV~~ D -PVAC-HV~~ D -PVAC-HVA~ D -PVAC-PV~~ D -PWTR-BFW~ D -PWTR-DIR~ D D D D D -PWTR-DIS~ -PWTR-DIWP -PWTR-FW~~ -PWTR-HDIR -PWTR-HDIS Gas: venturi nitrogen . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S.system Water: non-potable water .system Water: high ph di return .system Water: cooling water supply .system Water: deionized water return system Water: deionized water supply system Water: di polishing loop .system Slurry: slurry supply .U.system Water: hot di supply .system Vacuum: chlorine vacuum .system Slurry: slurry return .system Process (continued) D -PWTR-HDRC D -PWTR-HPDR D -PWTR-HPDS D -PWTR-ICW~ D -PWTR-NPW~ D -PWTR-PCWR D -PWTR-PCWS D -PWTR-PW~~ D -PWTR-RO~~ D D D D -PWTR-ROR~ -PWTR-TDIR -PWTR-TDIS -PWTR-TW~~ D -PWTR-UPRW D -PWTR-UPW~ Water: hot di reclaim .system Vacuum: arsenic house vacuum system Vacuum: vacuum .system Water: tempered di return .system Water: boiler feed water .system Vacuum: equipment vacuum system Vacuum: house vacuum .system Water: ultra pure recycle water system Water: ultra pure water .system PROCESS LAYER LIST CLG-60 .system Water: industrial city water .system Water: fire water .system Water: tempered water .system Water: hot di return .system Oil: lube oil .system Water: tempered di supply . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.system General: center line General: equipment General: hidden line General: labels & identifiers General: misc.system Water: high ph di supply .system Water: reverse osmosis water system Water: reverse osmosis reject water .

S. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Mechanical Layer List Mechanical Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. ENGINEERING. Mechanical Discipline Designators Designator Description New M MS MD MH MP MI MJ MK Mechanical Mechanical Site Mechanical Demolition Mechanical HVAC Mechanical Piping Mechanical Instrumentation User-Defined User-Defined Mechanical Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New M -ANNO M -ANNO-DLTA M -ANNO-TTLB M -ANNO-TTLB-PROS M -BRIN Annotation Annotation: revision delta Annotation: titleblock Annotation: titleblock: date/time/file name stamp Brine systems M -BRIN-EQPM M -BRIN-PIPE M -CHIM M -CMPA M -CMPA-ANNO Brine systems: equipment Brine systems: piping Chimneys and stacks Compressed / processed air systems Compressed / processed air systems: annotation CLG-61 MECHANICAL LAYER LIST .

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. ENGINEERING.U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -CMPA-EQPM M -CMPA-PIPE M -CMPA-PEQP M -CMPA-PPIP M -CNDW M -CNDW-ANNO M -CNDW-CONP M -CNDW-EQPM M -CNDW-PIPE M -CNDW-RETN M -CNDW-RETN-PIPE M -CNDW-RETNSKCH M -CNDW-SUPP M -CNDW-SUPP-PIPE M -CNDW-SUPPSKCH M -CNDW-SYMB M -CONT M -CONT-THER M -CONT-WIRE M -CWTR Compressed air systems: equipment Compressed air systems: piping Compressed air systems: process equipment Compressed air systems: process piping Condenser water systems Condenser water systems: annotation Condenser water systems: condensate piping Condenser water systems: equipment Condenser water systems: piping Condenser water systems: return Condenser water systems: return: piping Condenser water systems: return: sketch Condenser water systems: supply Condenser water systems: supply: piping Condenser water systems: supply: sketch Condenser water systems: symbol Controls and instrumentation Controls and instrumentation: thermostats Controls and instrumentation: low voltage wiring Chilled water systems Mechanical (continued) M -CWTR-ANNO M -CWTR-CONP M -CWTR-PIPE M -CWTR-EQPM M -CWTR-RETN M -CWTR-RETN-PIPE M -CWTR-SUPP M -CWTR-SUPP-PIPE M -CWTR-SYMB M -DOMW M -DOMW-ANNO M -DOMW-MKUP M -DUAL M -DUAL-ANNO M -DUAL-RETN M -DUAL-RETN-PIPE M -DUAL-RETN-SKCH M -DUAL-SUPP M -DUAL-SUPP-PIPE M -DUAL-SUPP-SKCH Chilled water systems: annotation Chilled water systems: condensate piping Chilled water systems: piping Chilled water systems: equipment Chilled water systems: return Chilled water systems: return: piping Chilled water systems: supply Chilled water systems: supply: piping Chilled water systems: symbols Domestic water systems Domestic water systems: annotation Domestic water systems: make-up water Dual temperature systems Dual temperature systems: annotation Dual temperature systems: return Dual temperature systems: return: piping Dual temperature systems: return: sketch Dual temperature systems: supply Dual temperature systems: supply: piping Dual temperature systems: supply: sketch M -CWTR-RETN-SKCH Chilled water systems: return: sketch M -CWTR-SUPP-SKCH Chilled water systems: supply: sketch MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-62 .S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. ENGINEERING.U.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -DUAL-SYMB M -DUST M -DUST-DUCT M -DUST-EQPM M -ELHT M -ELHT-EQPM M -ENER M -ENER-EQPM M -ENER-WIRE M -EXHS M -EXHS-CDFF M -EXHS-DUCT M -EXHS-EQPM M -EXHS-RFEQ M -FUEL M -FUEL-EQPM M -FUEL-GGEP Dual temperature systems: symbols Dust and fume collection systems Dust and fume collection systems: ductwork Dust and fume collection systems: equipment Electric heat Electric heat: equipment Energy management systems Energy management systems: equipment Energy management systems: wiring Exhaust system Exhaust system: ceiling diffusers Exhaust system: ductwork Exhaust system: equipment Exhaust system: rooftop equipment Fuel systems Fuel systems: equipment Fuel systems: gas general piping Mechanical (continued) M -FUEL-GGEP-MPIP M -FUEL-GPRP M -FUEL-OPRP M -FUEL-OGEP Fuel systems: gas general piping: medium pressure Fuel systems: gas process piping Fuel systems: oil process piping Fuel systems: oil general piping M -FUEL-OGEP-ANNO Fuel systems: oil general piping: annotation M -FUEL-OGEP-DISC Fuel systems: oil general piping: discharge M -FUEL-OGEP-FLLW Fuel systems: oil general piping: flow M -FUEL-OGEP-GAGE Fuel systems: oil general piping: gauge M -FUEL-OGEP-RETN Fuel systems: oil general piping: return M -FUEL-OGEP-SUPP Fuel systems: oil general piping: supply M -FUEL-OGEP-VENT Fuel systems: oil general piping: vent M -FUEL-RPIP M -FUEL-SPIP M -FUME M -FUME-DUCT M -FUME-EQPM M -GLYC M -GLYC-ANNO M -GLYC-RETN M -GLYC-RETN-PIPE M -GLYC-RETN-SKCH M -GLYC-SUPP Fuel systems: return piping Fuel systems: supply piping Fume hood Fume hood: exhaust ductwork Fume hood: equipment Glycol systems Glycol systems: annotation Glycol systems: return Glycol systems: return: piping Glycol systems: return: sketch Glycol systems: supply M -FUEL-GGEP-ANNO Fuel systems: gas general piping: annotation M -FUEL-GGEP-HPIP M -FUEL-GGEP-LPIP M -FUEL-GGEP-LQPG Fuel systems: gas general piping: high pressure Fuel systems: gas general piping: low pressure Fuel systems: gas general piping: liquid petroleum gas MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-63 . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.U. smoke.S. volume damper HVAC systems: equipment doors HVAC systems: equipment with electric fans HVAC systems: equipment with piping. ductwork and electricity HVAC systems: equipment with piping and electricity HVAC systems: equipment HVAC systems: exhaust air M -HVAC-EXHS-ANNO HVAC systems: exhaust air: annotation M -HVAC-EXHS-DUCT HVAC systems: exhaust air: ductwork M -HVAC-EXHS-EQPM HVAC systems: exhaust air: ductwork equipment M -HVAC-EXHS-GRIL HVAC systems: exhaust air: grilles M -HVAC-EXHS-RSCH HVAC systems: exhaust air: sketch line round or oval duct M -HVAC-CLDA-ANNO HVAC systems: cold air: annotation M -HVAC-CLDA-DUCT HVAC systems: cold air: ductwork MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-64 . dual duct HVAC systems: mixing box. single duct HVAC systems: ceiling diffusers HVAC systems: cold air Mechanical (continued) M -HVAC-CLDA-EQPM HVAC systems: cold air: ductwork equipment M -HVAC-CLDA-RSCH HVAC systems: cold air: sketch line round or oval duct M -HVAC-CLDA-SECT M -HVAC-CLDA-SIZE M -HVAC-CLDA-SSCH M -HVAC-DMPR M -HVAC-DOOR M -HVAC-EFAN M -HVAC-EPDU M -HVAC-EPIP M -HVAC-EQPM M -HVAC-EXHS HVAC systems: cold air: ductwork section HVAC systems: cold air: ductwork size HVAC systems: cold air: sketch line rectangular duct HVAC systems: fire.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -GLYC-SUPP-PIPE M -GLYC-SUPP-SKCH M -GLYC-SYMB M -HOTW M -HOTW-ANNO M -HOTW-EQPM M -HOTW-PIPE M -HOTW-RETN M -HOTW-RETN-PIPE M -HOTW-RETN: SKCH M -HOTW-SUPP M -HOTW-SUPP-PIPE M -HOTW-SUPPSKCH M -HOTW-SYMB M -HVAC M -HVAC-ANNO M -HVAC-BOXD M -HVAC-BOXS M -HVAC-CDFF M -HVAC-CLDA Glycol systems: supply: piping Glycol systems: supply: sketch Glycol systems: symbol Hot water heating system Hot water heating system: annotation Hot water heating system: equipment Hot water heating system: piping Hot water heating system: return Hot water heating system: return: piping Hot water heating system: return: sketch Hot water heating system: supply Hot water heating system: supply: piping Hot water heating system: supply: sketch Hot water heating system: symbol HVAC systems HVAC systems: annotation HVAC systems: mixing box.

U. ENGINEERING.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -HVAC-EXHS-SECT M -HVAC-EXHS-SIZE HVAC systems: exhaust air: ductwork section HVAC systems: exhaust air: ductwork size Mechanical (continued) M -HVAC-RETN-EQPM HVAC systems: return ductwork: equipment M -HVAC-RETN-RSCH HVAC systems: return ductwork: sketch line round or oval duct M -HVAC-RETN-SECT M -HVAC-RETN-SIZE HVAC systems: return ductwork: ductwork section HVAC systems: return ductwork: ductwork size M -HVAC-EXHS-SSCH HVAC systems: exhaust air: sketch line rectangular duct M -HVAC-HOTA HVAC systems: hot air M -HVAC-HOTA-ANNO HVAC systems: hot air: annotation M -HVAC-HOTA-DUCT HVAC systems: hot air: ductwork M -HVAC-HOTA-EQPM HVAC systems: hot air: ductwork equipment M -HVAC-HOTA-RSCH HVAC systems: hot air: sketch line round or oval duct M -HVAC-HOTA-SECT HVAC systems: hot air: ductwork section M -HVAC-RETN-SSCH HVAC systems: return ductwork: sketch line rectangular duct M -HVAC-SUPP HVAC systems: supply ductwork M -HVAC-SUPP-ANNO HVAC systems: supply ductwork: annotation M -HVAC-SUPP-DUCT HVAC systems: supply ductwork: ductwork M -HVAC-SUPP-EQPM HVAC systems: supply ductwork: equipment M -HVAC-SUPP-RSCH HVAC systems: supply ductwork: sketch line round or oval duct M -HVAC-SUPP-SECT HVAC systems: supply ductwork: ductwork section M -HVAC-SUPP-SIZE HVAC systems: supply ductwork: ductwork size M -HVAC-SUPP-SSCH HVAC systems: supply ductwork: sketch line rectangular duct M -HVAC-SDFF HVAC systems: supply diffusers M -HVAC-SDFF-IDEN M -LGAS HVAC systems: supply diffusers: identification tags Laboratory gas systems M -HVAC-HOTA-SIZE HVAC systems: hot air: ductwork size M -HVAC-HOTA-SSCH HVAC systems: hot air: sketch line rectangular duct M -HVAC-IDEN HVAC systems: identification tags M -HVAC-ODFF M -HVAC-PIPE M -HVAC-RDFF M -HVAC-RDFF-IDEN M -HVAC-RETN HVAC systems: other diffusers HVAC systems: piping HVAC systems: return air diffusers HVAC systems: return air diffusers: identification tags HVAC systems: return ductwork M -HVAC-RETN-ANNO HVAC systems: return ductwork: annotation M -HVAC-RETN-DUCT HVAC systems: return ductwork: ductwork MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-65 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -LGAS-EQPM M -LGAS-PIPE M -MACH M -MDGS M -MDGS-CAIR M -MDGS-EQPM M -MDGS-NITG M -MDGS-NOXG M -MDGS-OXYG M -MDGS-PIPE M -MDGS-SAIR M -MDGS-VACU M -MKUP M -MKUP-CDFF M -MKUP-DUCT M -MKUP-EQPM M -MPIP M -MPIP-ANNO M -MPIP-IDEN M -MPIP-PIPE M -MPIP-SYMB M -NGAS M -NGAS-EQPM M -NGAS-PIPE Laboratory gas systems: equipment Laboratory gas systems: piping Machine shop Medical gas Medical gas: compressed air Medical gas: equipment Medical gas: nitrogen Medical gas: nitrous oxide Medical gas: pure O2 Medical gas: piping Medical gas: scavenge air Medical gas: medical vacuum Make-up air systems Make-up air systems: ceiling diffusers Make-up air systems: supply ducts Make-up air systems: equipment Miscellaneous piping systems Miscellaneous piping systems: annotation Miscellaneous piping systems: identification tags Miscellaneous piping systems: piping Miscellaneous piping systems: symbols Natural gas systems Natural gas systems: equipment Natural gas systems: piping Mechanical (continued) M -PROC M -PROC-EQPM M -PROC-PIPE M -RAIR M -RCOV M -RCOV-EQPM M -RCOV-PIPE M -REFG M -REFG-ANNO M -REFG-DISC M -REFG-EQPM M -REFG-PIPE M -REFG-RETN M -REFG-SUPP M -SMOK M -SMOK-CDFF M -SMOK-DUCT M -SMOK-EQPM M -SPCL M -SPCL-EQPM M -SPCL-PIPE M -STEM M -STEM-ANNO M -STEM-BLBD Process systems Process systems: equipment Process systems: piping Relief air systems Energy recovery systems Energy recovery systems: equipment Energy recovery systems: piping Refrigeration systems Refrigeration systems: annotation Refrigeration systems: discharge Refrigeration systems: equipment Refrigeration systems: piping Refrigeration systems: return Refrigeration systems: supply Smoke extraction systems Smoke extraction systems: ceiling diffusers Smoke extraction systems: duct Smoke extraction systems: equipment Special systems Special systems: equipment Special systems: piping Steam systems Steam systems: annotation Steam systems: boiler blow down piping MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-66 . ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S.U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ENGINEERING.1 Layer Name Description New Mechanical (continued) M -STEM-BLBD-PIPE Steam systems: boiler blow down piping: piping M -STEM-CONP Steam systems: condensate piping M -STEM-CONP-PIPE Steam systems: condensate piping: piping M -STEM-CONP-SKCH Steam systems: condensate piping: sketch M -STEM-EQPM Steam systems: equipment M -STEM-HPIP M -STEM-HPIP-PIPE M -STEM-HPIP-SKCH M -STEM-LPIP M -STEM-LPIP-PIPE M -STEM-LPIP-SKCH M -STEM-MPIP M -STEM-MPIP-PIPE M -STEM-MPIP-SKCH M -STEM-SYMB M -TEST Steam systems: high-pressure steam piping Steam systems: high-pressure steam piping: piping Steam systems: high-pressure steam piping: sketch Steam systems: low-pressure steam piping Steam systems: low-pressure steam piping: piping Steam systems: low-pressure steam piping: sketch Steam systems: medium-pressure steam piping Steam systems: medium-pressure steam piping: piping Steam systems: medium-pressure steam piping: sketch Steam systems: symbols Test equipment MECHANICAL LAYER LIST CLG-67 .U.

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Electrical Discipline Designators Designator Description New E ES ED EP EL EI ET EY EJ EK Electrical Electrical Site Electrical Demolition Electrical Power Electrical Lighting Electrical Instrumentation Electrical Telecommunications Electrical Auxiliary Systems User-Defined User-Defined Electrical Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New E E E -ALRM E -AUXL -1LIN -RISR Any major group: one-line diagrams Any major group: riser diagram Alarm system Auxiliary systems E -BELL E -CABL E -CABL-ANNO E -CABL-ANNO-KEYN Bell system Cable system Cable system: annotation Cable system: annotation: keynotes CLG-69 ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.1 Electrical Layer List Electrical Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline.U.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

communication outlets: identification and text Telephone. communication outlets: annotation: keynotes Electrical (continued) E -COMM-ANNONOTE E -COMM-CIRC E -COMM-CLNG E -COMM-CNMB E -COMM-EQPM E -COMM-IDEN E -COMM-REVC E -COMM-REVS E -COMM-WALL E -CTRL E -CTRL-DEVC E -CTRL-WIRE E -DATA E -DATA-ANNO E -DATA-ANNO-KEYN E -DATA-ANNO-NOTE E -DATA-CIRC E -DATA-CLNG E -DATA-CNMB E -DATA-EQPM Telephone. communication outlets: annotation Telephone. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. communication outlets: annotation: notes Telephone. communication outlets: circuit numbers Telephone. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -CABL-ANNO-NOTE E -CABL-COAX E -CABL-FIBR E -CABL-MULT E -CABL-REVC E -CABL-REVS E -CABL-TRAY E -CCTV E -CLOK E -CLOK-ANNO E -CLOK-ANNO-KEYN E -CLOK-ANNO-NOTE E -CLOK-CIRC E -CLOK-CLNG E -CLOK-CNMB E -CLOK-EQPM E -CLOK-FLOR E -CLOK-IDEN E -CLOK-REVC E -CLOK-REVS E -CLOK-WALL E -COMM E -COMM-ANNO E -COMM-ANNOKEYN Cable system: annotation: notes Cable system: coax cable Cable system: fiber optics cable Cable system: multi-conductor cable Cable system: revision clouds Cable system: revisions Cable system: cabletray and wireways Closed-circuit TV Clock system Clock system: annotation Clock system: annotation: keynotes Clock system: annotation: notes Clock system: circuits Clock system: ceiling-mounted Clock system: circuit numbers Clock system: equipment Clock system: floor-mounted Clock system: identification and text Clock system: revision clouds Clock system: revisions Clock system: wall-mounted Telephone. communication outlets: circuits Telephone. communication outlets: ceiling-mounted Telephone.U. communication outlets Telephone. communication outlets: revisions Telephone. ENGINEERING. communication outlets: equipment Telephone. communication outlets: revision clouds Telephone. communication outlets: wall-mounted Control systems Control systems: devices Control systems: wiring Data outlets Data outlets: annotation Data outlets: annotation: keynotes Data outlets: annotation: notes Data outlets: circuits Data outlets: ceiling-mounted Data outlets: circuit numbers Data outlets: equipment ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST CLG-70 .

fire extinguishers: ceilingmounted Fire alarm. fire extinguishers Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: annotation Fire alarm. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. fire extinguishers: circuit numbers Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: annotation: notes Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: revision clouds ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST CLG-71 .U. fire extinguishers: annotation: keynotes Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: identification and text Fire alarm. fire extinguishers: circuits Fire alarm. ENGINEERING.S. fire extinguishers: equipment Fire alarm. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -DATA-FLOR E -DATA-IDEN E -DATA-REVC E -DATA-REVS E -DATA-WALL E -DIAG E -DIAG-ANNO E -DIAG-ANNO-KEYN E -DIAG-ANNO-NOTE E -DIAG-BKRS E -DIAG-BUSS E -DIAG-ENCL E -DIAG-EQPM E -DIAG-FEED E -DIAG-FLOR E -DIAG-GRND E -DIAG-REVC E -DIAG-REVS E -DIAG-SWCH E -DIAG-XFMR E -DICT E -DICT-ANNO E -DICT-ANNO-KEYN E -DICT-ANNO-NOTE E -DICT-CIRC Data outlets: floor-mounted Data outlets: identification and text Data outlets: revision clouds Data outlets: revisions Data outlets: wall-mounted Diagrams Diagrams: annotation Diagrams: annotation: keynotes Diagrams: annotation: notes Diagrams: breakers Diagrams: bus duct Diagrams: equipment enclosures Diagrams: equipment Diagrams: feeders Diagrams: floor lines Diagrams: grounding Diagrams: revision clouds Diagrams: revisions Diagrams: switches Diagrams: transformers Central dictation system Central dictation system: annotation Central dictation system: annotation: keynotes Central dictation system: annotation: notes Central dictation system: circuits Electrical (continued) E -DICT-CLNG E -DICT-CNMB E -DICT-EQPM E -DICT-IDEN E -DICT-REVC E -DICT-REVS E -DICT-WALL E -FIRE E -FIRE-ANNO E -FIRE-ANNO-KEYN E -FIRE-ANNO-NOTE E -FIRE-CIRC E -FIRE-CLNG E -FIRE-CNMB E -FIRE-EQPM E -FIRE-IDEN E -FIRE-REVC Central dictation system: ceilingmounted Central dictation system: circuit numbers Central dictation system: equipment Central dictation system: identification and text Central dictation system: revision clouds Central dictation system: revisions Central dictation system: wallmounted Fire alarm. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. fire extinguishers: revisions Fire alarm. ENGINEERING.U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -FIRE-REVS E -FIRE-WALL E -GRND E -GRND-ANNO Fire alarm. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. fire extinguishers: wallmounted Ground system Ground system: annotation Electrical (continued) E -INST-CNMB E -INST-EQPM E -INST-IDEN E -INST-REVC E -INST-REVS E -INST-WALL E -INTC E -LEGN E -LITE E -LITE-ANNO E -LITE-ANNO-KEYN E -LITE-ANNO-NOTE E -LITE-CIRC E -LITE-CIRC-CRIT E -LITE-CIRC-EMER E -LITE-CIRC-NUMB E -LITE-CLNG E -LITE-CLNG-CRIT E -LITE-CLNG-EMER E -LITE-CLNG-EXIT E -LITE-CNMB E -LITE-CNMB-CRIT E -LITE-CNMB-EMER E -LITE-EMER E -LITE-EQPM Instrumentation system: circuit numbers Instrumentation system: equipment Instrumentation system: identification and text Instrumentation system: revision clouds Instrumentation system: revisions Instrumentation system: wall-mounted Intercom system Legend of symbols Lighting Lighting: annotation Lighting: annotation: keynotes Lighting: annotation: notes Lighting: circuits Lighting: circuits: critical Lighting: circuits: emergency Lighting: circuits: numbers Lighting: ceiling-mounted Lighting: ceiling-mounted: critical Lighting: ceiling-mounted: emergency Lighting: ceiling-mounted: exit Lighting: circuit numbers Lighting: circuit numbers: critical Lighting: circuit numbers: emergency Lighting: emergency Lighting: equipment CLG-72 E -GRND-ANNO-KEYN Ground system: annotation: keynotes E -GRND-ANNO-NOTE Ground system: annotation: notes E -GRND-CIRC Ground system: circuits E -GRND-CLNG E -GRND-CNMB E -GRND-DIAG E -GRND-EQPM E -GRND-IDEN E -GRND-REFR E -GRND-REVC E -GRND-REVS E -GRND-WALL E -GRND-EQUI E -INST E -INST-ANNO E -INST-ANNO-KEYN E -INST-ANNO-NOTE E -INST-CIRC E -INST-CLNG Ground system: ceiling-mounted Ground system: circuit numbers Ground system: diagram Ground system: equipment Ground system: identification and text Ground system: reference Ground system: revision clouds Ground system: revisions Ground system: wall-mounted Ground system: equipotential Instrumentation system Instrumentation system: annotation Instrumentation system: annotation: keynotes Instrumentation system: annotation: notes Instrumentation system: circuits Instrumentation system: ceilingmounted ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST .S.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. ENGINEERING.S.U.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -LITE-EQPM-CRIT E -LITE-EQPM-EMER E -LITE-EXIT E -LITE-EXTR E -LITE-FLOR E -LITE-OTLN E -LITE-SPCL E -LITE-REVC E -LITE-REVS E -LITE-ROOF E -LITE-WALL E -LITE-WALL-CRIT E -LITE-WALL-EMER E -LITE-WALL-EXIT E -LITE-SWCH E -LITE-SWCH-CRIT E -LITE-SWCH-EMER E -LITE-IDEN E -LITE-IDEN-CRIT E -LITE-IDEN-EMER E -LITE-JBOX E -LTNG E -LTNG-ANNO E -LTNG-ANNO-KEYN Lighting: equipment: critical Lighting: equipment: emergency Lighting: exit Lighting: exterior and site Lighting: floor-mounted Lighting: outline for background Lighting: special Lighting: revision clouds Lighting: revisions Lighting: roof lighting Lighting: wall-mounted Lighting: wall-mounted: critical Lighting: wall-mounted: emergency Lighting: wall-mounted: exit Lighting: switches Lighting: switches: critical Lighting: switches: emergency Lighting: identification and text Lighting: identification and text: critical Lighting: identification and text: emergency Lighting: junction box Lightning protection system Lightning protection system: annotation Lightning protection system: annotation: keynotes Electrical (continued) E -LTNG-ANNO-NOTE E -LTNG-CIRC E -LTNG-CLNG E -LTNG-CNMB E -LTNG-EQPM E -LTNG-IDEN E -LTNG-REVC E -LTNG-REVS E -LTNG-WALL E -NURS Lightning protection system: annotation: notes Lightning protection system: circuits Lightning protection system: ceilingmounted Lightning protection system: circuit numbers Lightning protection system: equipment Lightning protection system: identification and text Lightning protection system: revision clouds Lightning protection system: revisions Lightning protection system: wallmounted Nurse call system E -NURS-ANNO Nurse call system: annotation E -NURS-ANNO-KEYN Nurse call system: annotation: keynotes E -NURS-ANNO-NOTE Nurse call system: annotation: notes E -NURS-CIRC E -NURS-CLNG E -NURS-CNMB E -NURS-EQPM E -NURS-FLOR E -NURS-IDEN E -NURS-REVC Nurse call system: circuits Nurse call system: ceiling-mounted Nurse call system: circuit numbers Nurse call system: equipment Nurse call system: floor-mounted Nurse call system: identification and text Nurse call system: revision clouds ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST CLG-73 .

ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -NURS-REVS E -NURS-WALL E -PGNG E -POWR E -POWR-ANNO E -POWR-ANNOKEYN E -POWR-ANNONOTE E -POWR-BUSW E -POWR-CABL E -POWR-CIRC E -POWR-CIRC-CRIT Nurse call system: revisions Nurse call system: wall-mounted Paging system Power Power: annotation Power: annotation: keynotes Power: annotation: notes Power: busways Power: cable trays Power: circuits Power: circuits: critical Electrical (continued) E -POWR-SWBD E -POWR-URAC E -POWR-UCPT E -POWR-ROOF E -POWR-REVC E -POWR-REVS E -POWR-WALL E -POWR-WALL-CRIT E -SERT E -SERT-ANNO E -SERT-ANNO-KEYN E -SERT-ANNO-NOTE E -SERT-CIRC E -SERT-CLNG E -SERT-CNMB E -SERT-EQPM E -SERT-FLOR E -SERT-IDEN E -SERT-REVC E -SERT-REVS E -SERT-WALL E -SITE E -SITE-UNDR E -SITE-POLE E -SITE-OVHD E -SOUN E -TVAN Power: switchboards Power: underfloor raceways Power: under-carpet wiring Power: roof Power: revision clouds Power: revisions Power: wall-mounted Power: wall-mounted: critical Security Security: annotation Security: annotation: keynotes Security: annotation: notes Security: circuits Security: ceiling-mounted Security: circuit numbers Security: equipment Security: floor-mounted Security: identification and text Security: revision clouds Security: revisions Security: wall-mounted Site Site: underground lines Site: electric poles Site: overhead lines Sound/PA system TV antenna system E -POWR-CIRC-NUMB Power: circuits: numbers E -POWR-CLNG Power: ceiling-mounted E -POWR-CLNG-CRIT E -POWR-CNMB E -POWR-CNMB-CRIT E -POWR-DEVC E -POWR-EQPM E -POWR-EQPM-CRIT E -POWR-EXTR E -POWR-FEED E -POWR-FLOR E -POWR-FLOR-CRIT E -POWR-IDEN E -POWR-JBOX E -POWR-PANL Power: ceiling-mounted: critical Power: circuit numbers Power: circuit numbers: critical Power: devices Power: equipment Power: equipment: critical Power: exterior Power: feeders Power: floor-mounted Power: floor-mounted: critical Power: identification and text Power: junction box Power: panels ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST CLG-74 . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U.

ENGINEERING.S.U. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Layer Name Description New Electrical (continued) E -TVAN-ANNO E -TVAN-ANNO-KEYN E -TVAN-ANNO-NOTE E -TVAN-CIRC E -TVAN-CLNG E -TVAN-CNMB E -TVAN-EQPM E -TVAN-IDEN E -TVAN-REVC E -TVAN-REVS E -TVAN-WALL TV antenna system: annotation TV antenna system: annotation: keynotes TV antenna system: annotation: notes TV antenna system: circuits TV antenna system: ceiling-mounted TV antenna system: circuit numbers TV antenna system: equipment TV antenna system: identification and text TV antenna system: revision clouds TV antenna system: revisions TV antenna system: wall-mounted ELECTRICAL LAYER LIST CLG-75 .

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NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. Telecommunications Discipline Designators Designator Description New T TA TC TI TM TN TT TY TJ TK Telecommunications Audio Visual Clock and Program Intercom Monitoring Data Networks Telephone Security User-Defined User-Defined Telecommunications Layer List Layer Name Description New Layer Name Description New T T T T T - -1LIN -DIAG -EQPM -JACK -JBOX Any major group: one-line diagrams Any major group: diagrams Any major group: equipment Any major group: jacks Any major group: junction boxes T -RISR T -ALRM T -BELL T -CABL T -CABL-COAX Any major group: riser diagrams Alarm system Bell system Cable systems Cable systems: coax cable CLG-77 TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAYER LIST . See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes.S.1 Telecommunications Layer List Telecommunications Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.U.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. telecom plan Energy monitoring control system Fire alarm system Intercom / PA systems Nurse call system Paging system Telephone system Security system Sound system Television antenna system TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAYER LIST CLG-78 .1 Layer Name Description New Telecommunications (continued) T -CABL-FIBR T -CABL-MULT T -CABL-TRAY T -CATV T -CLOK T -CCTV T -DATA T -DICT T -ELEC T -EMCS T -FIRE T -INTC T -NURS T -PGNG T -PHON T -SERT T -SOUN T -TVAN Cable systems: fiber optics cable Cable systems: multi-conductor cable Cable systems: cable tray & wireway Cable television system Clock systems Closed-circuit television system Data / LAN system Dictation system Electrical system.U.S. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.

ENGINEERING.S. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. Resource Discipline Designators Designator Description New R RC RS RA RM RE RJ RK Resource Resource Civil Resource Structural Resource Architectural Resource Mechanical Resource Electrical User-Defined User-Defined Resource Layer List Layer Name Description New No layer names have been prescribed for this discipline. RESOURCE LAYER LIST CLG-79 .U.1 Resource Layer List Resource Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline.

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S. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. OTHER DISCIPLINES LAYER LIST CLG-81 .1 Other Disciplines Layer List Other Disciplines Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. Other Disciplines Discipline Designators Designator Description New X XJ XK Other Disciplines User-Defined User-Defined Other Disciplines Layer List Layer Name Description New No layer names have been prescribed for this discipline.U.

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U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. Contractor/Shop Drawing Discipline Designators Designator Description New Z ZJ ZK Contractor/Shop Drawings User-Defined User-Defined Contractor/Shop Drawing Layer List Layer Name Description New No layer names have been prescribed for this discipline. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.1 Contractor/Shop Drawing Layer List Contractor/Shop Drawing Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. CONTRACTOR/SHOP DRAWING LAYER LIST CLG-83 .S.

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S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. ENGINEERING. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.U. See page CLG-8 for complete rules and options governing the use of Major and Minor Group field codes. OPERATIONS LAYER LIST CLG-85 . Operations Discipline Designators Designator Description New O OJ OK Operations User-Defined User-Defined Operations Layer List Layer Name Description New No layer names have been prescribed for this discipline. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.1 Operations Layer List Operations Field Codes The Layer Names shown below provide examples for the use of Major and Minor Group field codes for this discipline.

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and specify the order in which the fields are to appear. NCS and ISO 13567 differ somewhat in their approach to standards for CAD layers. COMMENTARY: U. The answer is a qualified “yes. 13567-2. NCS Layer Format Minor Group 1 Minor Group 2 Status Both standards provide several options for naming layers.WAL L .U.TEXT . While the U. The range of options allows either standard to meet the needs of diverse users and projects. ENGINEERING. and 13567-3. ISO Standard 13567.S.S. Organization and Naming of Layers for CAD. and by establishing and adhering to the guidelines at the end of this Commentary.ansi. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NCS options for naming CAD layers.1 Commentary: U.FUL L .S.N Major Group Discipline Designator U. The complete document is in three parts: 13567-1.S. the question immediately arises whether it is possible to produce electronic building design documents that conform to both the U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. Adoption of the approach outlined herein could arguably reduce the effort required to produce documents in conformance with ISO 13567 by eliminating the ISO-mandated task of prescribing valid field codes for each project. NCS and ISO 13567. Both standards specify the names of the data fields that make up a typical layer name.S.S.” Presentation ISO 13567 Layer Format (REQUIRED FIELDS) (OPTIONAL FIELDS) A I . When one compares the NCS and ISO layer formats shown at left. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-87 . specify the number of characters in each field. documents can be produced that are in full conformance with the U. they are alike in several important respects. specify which fields are mandatory (required) and which fields are optional.S.S. define the field names. NCS and ISO 13567 Overview (MANDATORY FIELDS) (OPTIONAL FIELDS) A1B2 1 0 _ _ D Agent Responsible [Building] Element NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Phase Projection Scale Work Status Sector The International Standards Organization (ISO) is the only recognized international body promulgating standards in the area of electronic building design data. By carefully choosing from among the available U.org. NCS and in conceptual conformance with ISO 13567 for the naming of CAD layers (an acceptable alternative to ISO default conformance). NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. can be purchased at http://www.

NCS becomes a “country-specific” implementation of the ISO CAD Standard. NCS offers users an opportunity to comply with both U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. NCS is available at: http://www. ISO 13567 users tend to favor numeric codes to define the content of data fields. By adhering to the guidelines in this commentary. ENGINEERING.S.S. Users may. The U.S. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-88 . The U.” while users in another language group might use another field code that has similar mnemonic association to the word for “equipment” in that language. and the definitions of the field codes (e. and ISO CAD standards.U.” then only the definition. the valid field codes for that project and their definitions. the category of information contained in any given field is defined by the standard. the field code “720” is prescribed to mean “equipment. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. However. Citing our earlier example. This eliminates the need for “translating” the actual file or layer name. NCS relieves users of the task of developing and documenting field codes for every project. In its simplest form. in order to accommodate all possible users.S. EQPM = equipment). facilitating translation of the actual content.S. The prescriptive approach of the U. for each project.g. ISO 13567 allows the ISO layer format to be applied uniformly without having to define all possible field codes in advance.S. the U. for example.org Users may customize this file for specific projects. A default ISO Layer Naming System Definition File based on the U. For design firms doing international work. if they wish. If.S. and not the code itself.nationalcadstandard. This eliminates any need to “translate” the field codes themselves.. this is nothing more than a tab-delimited text file.S. develop codes endowed with language-specific meaning. NCS prescribes the valid alpha-numeric field codes that can appear in each data field.S. There are valid reasons for both approaches. While the field codes themselves might differ. • Field Codes and Language By not prescribing field codes. In practice. English users might use the field code “EQPM” to represent the [major building] element “equipment.1 Field Codes TWO STANDARDS OR ONE? • The U. summarized in ten (10) steps on the last page. NCS and ISO 13567 differ in one important respect. NCS can simplify the ISOmandated task of preparing the layer naming system definition file that must accompany the project data files on every project. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. ISO 13567 users are required to document this information in a metadata file known as a layer naming system definition file that must accompany the project data files. ISO 13567 also allows the ISO layer format to be applied uniformly without regard to language.S. Users of ISO 13567 must determine. would need to be translated. using the U. By not prescribing field codes. • COMMENTARY: U. the list of prescribed NCS field codes must be comprehensive.

NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. NCS has done). use the same set of mandatory and optional fields in the same order. field length. Layer names must all be of the same length. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. the names of the fields can differ from the names specified. an approved alternative to default conformance.S. but might also wish to vary from the specified ISO layer format. users are required to fully document layer format modifications in the layer naming system definition file. field definition and field order (as shown at left). NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-89 . are defined by ISO to be in default conformance with the ISO standard. but the order of all fields in the layer name (both mandatory and optional). as long as the conceptual definition of each field conforms to the ISO standard. As with the field codes. and have the same number of characters per field. 13567-3 is explicitly designed “to allow national standards bodies (or projects where agreement is reached between the parties) to implement layer naming conventions which satisfy the requirements of the [ISO] standard while using alternative and more convenient layer naming structures and codes. ISO does not require users to actually “map” or otherwise convert the data into the default layer format. ISO 13567-3 establishes rules for modifying the layer format itself. Additionally.S. However. All modifications to the default layer format must be applied uniformly throughout the project.” To permit this.S. Agent Responsible A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ D D NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC [Building] Element Presentation D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC (Optional Fields) A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ A1B2 1 0 _ D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Status D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 FRC Sector D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Phase D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Projection D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Scale D _ NB 1 0 1 3 1 F RC Work Package COMMENTARY: U. ISO 13567 anticipates that groups of users or national standards bodies might not only wish to prescribe a list of valid field codes (as the U. and the number of characters in each field can vary from the default ISO layer format.U. The rules for conceptual conformance specify that the mandatory data fields must always be used. ENGINEERING.1 Default ISO Layer Format (Mandatory Fields) ISO 13567 Conformance CAD data sets that adhere to ISO 13567 with respect to field names. These rules allow data sets created in conceptual conformance with ISO 13567 to be mapped to the ISO 13567 default layer format. the number of optional fields used. and that are accompanied by the required layer naming system definition file. CAD data sets that adhere to these rules are defined by ISO as being in conceptual conformance with the ISO standard. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.

S. NCS and ISO 13567. one Minor Group Field must be reserved for Annotation and the other for Drawing View. ISO 13567 does not further define the terms “construction specialist” and “responsible for. but not both. duplicate use of the field is not permitted. *** ISO compliance requires that Drawing View field names not appear in the same fields as Major or Minor Group fields that define major building elements.” regardless of who created the data. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. discussed in the next paragraph below).U. “Discipline Designator” vs.” Regrettably.” In other words.S. * ** ISO compliance requires that the last NCS Minor Group field be reserved for annotation. “Agent Responsible” The conceptual definitions of these corresponding field names in the U.0 as “the category of subject matter contained in the file or layer designated.” It could be interpreted to mean either “design professional who is professionally liable for the COMMENTARY: U. NCS and ISO 13567 differ sufficiently to merit detailed discussion. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.” “design drafter.” or even “skilled tradesperson or contractor. NCS layer format differ from the specified field names in the ISO layer format.S.S.” the file or layer name will begin with the Discipline Designator “S. If both annotation and drawing view are to be included in any layer names. View Minor Group*** (none) (none) ISO Field Name Agent Responsible Element Presentation Status Sector Phase Projection Scale Work Package Field Names and Definitions Though the specified field names in the U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.” Though the text of ISO 13567 does not define which of these individuals is the “agent responsible. “Agent Responsible” and Professional Liability Identifying the design professional as the “construction specialist” still allows considerable room for interpretation of the definition for “agent responsible.1 Field Name Comparison Table NCS Field Name Discipline Designator Major & Minor Groups Annotation Minor Group* Status** (none) Status (Phase)** Dwg. if the information contained is “structural. ISO compliance requires that this field be reserved for status OR project phase.” “Construction specialist” could be interpreted to mean “design professional. This allows NCS-compliant data to meet the principal ISO 13567 criterion for conceptual conformance. The definition for Discipline Designator is defined in NCS Version 2.” one can reasonably infer from the sample layer naming system definition file shown in Annex A of ISO 13567-3 that “construction specialist” is defined as the design professional. ENGINEERING. ISO 13567 defines Agent Responsible as “the construction specialist responsible for the data.S. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-90 . The Field Name Comparison Table at left highlights additional rules that must be followed to create data that is in conformance with both the U. the definitions of the field names are conceptually the same (with one important exception.

if the subject matter COMMENTARY: U. “Discipline Designator” and ISO 13567 Conformance The difference in the conceptual definitions of Discipline Designator and Agent Responsible would seem to be an insurmountable obstacle to creating data in conformance with both the U. In addition to the liability issues cited above.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.S.S. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-91 . alternatively. Should the field code for this drawing file or layer name be “E” or “A?” If the field code is “E. In the U.” and therefore professionally liable for data created by others not under his/her supervision? The burden of professional liability borne by design professionals is generally less in other countries than it is in the U. NCS definition for the field Discipline Designator was agreed-upon following considerable debate by the U.S. the issue of defining agent responsible more precisely with respect to professional liability did not arise when this field name was defined by ISO 13567. NCS and ISO 13567. In most cases.” is the Electrical Engineer still the designated “Agent Responsible.1 information by virtue of professional licensure and role on the project. and with the full understanding that it differed from the conceptual definition of the corresponding ISO 13567 field Agent Responsible. NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. the architect.S. This is not necessarily true. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. ENGINEERING.S.U. NCS Project Committee. it was the consensus of the Project Committee that the ability to identify the data by subject matter throughout the life-cycle of a building facility was ultimately more important than the identity of the person or persons who originally created the data. however. For example. Perhaps for this reason. “Discipline Designator” and the Building Life Cycle The U.” or. use of the imprecise ISO definition for agent responsible might possibly expose design professionals to professional liability for data over which they had no oversight.” An example is a lighting plan prepared under the supervision of. and signed and sealed by. “design professional who is professionally liable for the information by virtue of having signed and sealed the document in question.S. the content of the fields Discipline Designator and Agent Responsible are one and the same. regardless of the definition..

“Element. This ensures that data sets in conceptual conformance can be readily mapped to the ISO default layer format.S.Drawing View Field Codes Two allowable formats for Status field codes.S. If Drawing View field codes are used (Figure 2).F U L L . provided the field is reserved for these codes.U. NCS and in conceptual conformance with ISO 13567 can do so by establishing a rule for their projects that data will be created only under the supervision of the design professional typically responsible for the subject matter.S.ANNO .S. A I .WA L L . provided that the field in which they appear is reserved for annotation field codes. the allowable field codes must be restricted to the specified letters (to correspond to the ISO field “Status”) or to the specified numbers (to correspond to the ISO field “Phase”) but not both.T E X T . This results in a duplicate use of the Major Group field.WA L L . U. the field code “ANNO” cannot be used at all (Figure 1). Therefore. NCS allows “ANNO” to be used as a Major Group.” is reserved for major building elements. Adherence to this provision requires U.N (Presentation) Annotation Field Code Restrictions A key principal of the ISO 13567 layer format is that each data field can be used to define only one category of data. ENGINEERING.Annotation Field Codes Two allowable formats for Drawing View field codes: A I .T E X T .” Implementation of this rule can help reduce the risk of professional liability by minimizing the likelihood of conflicts that might arise when different elements of the same building system are designed by more than one design professional. The corresponding field in ISO.E L E V . Two allowable formats are shown: Users who wish to produce data that is in conformance with the U. NCS users to restrict their use of certain U.N Major Group (Element) The Annotation Minor Group field codes MAY be used. etc.2 Figure 3 . The U.N A .S.S. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3.WA L L . NCS Field Code Restrictions (for conceptual conformance to ISO 13567) The field code “ANNO” may NOT be used.WA L L . the Minor Group field in which they appear must likewise exclude any other field codes.WA L L .1 contained in the drawing file or layer is “mechanical systems.) can be used to modify any preceding Major/Minor Group. However.E L E V . the conceptual definition for the data field can be BOTH “category of subject matter contained in the file or layer designated” AND “construction specialist responsible for the data. A . In this way.“Status” field codes (Status) Status (Phase) Status . the prescribed annotation Minor Group field codes (TEXT.WA L L .N (Projection) Drawing View Figure 2 .E L E V .N (Projection) Drawing View A I .T E X T .T E X T .T E X T . NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-92 A I . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. Duplicate use of a field is prohibited.N (Presentation) Annotation Figure 1 .F U L L .E L E V . NCS field codes. COMMENTARY: U. which allows all annotation to be placed in a defined group of layers. If the Status field is used (Figure 3). DIMS.S. because “annotation” is not a major building “element:” A I . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.” the mechanical engineer is likely to be the design professional under whose supervision the data was created.

F U L L . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.” and is five (5) characters in length.WA L L . Minor Group (Element) A I .S. and is defined as two (2) characters in length. Major Group.S.S. For purposes of ISO conformance.WA L L . The final field is Status. NCS required Level 1 Discipline Designator only. this field is defined as three (3) characters in length.” and is five (5) characters in length. Minor Group 2.E L E V . corresponds to the ISO field “Projection. Note that for ISO conformance.2 A .E L E V .” must use placeholders (usually dashes or underscores) to maintain the length of the layer name and the relative position of the fields. the dashes in the NCS layer format are defined as an additional character of the field preceding it.” and is five (5) characters in length.T E X T .1 Example U. While the ISO 13567 rules for conceptual conformance allow the fields to appear in any order.N (Status) Status Example 1 Level 1 Discipline Designator (Agent Responsible) A .E L E V . NCS.T E X T .S.T E X T . The fields must be in the order of Discipline Designator.WA L L .S.” and is one (1) character in length. and is one (1) character in length.T E X T .S. ENGINEERING. corresponds to the ISO field “Presentation. corresponds to the ISO field “Phase. this is not permitted by the U. If a Minor Group field is used to modify the “building element” shown in the Major Group. Minor Group 1.2 Major Group (Element) A .T E X T .N A I . Example 2 shows the U.E L E V . The Major Group is defined as corresponding to the ISO field [Building] “Element. together with the dash that follows it. which corresponds to the ISO field of the same name.E L E V .” and is five (5) characters in length. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-93 . A Major and one Minor Group are defined as corresponding to the ISO field [Building] “Element. The second Minor Group is reserved for Annotation field codes. NCS Layer Formats (in conceptual conformance to ISO 13567) U. that Minor Group must appear immediately following the Major Group.” The field is ten (10) characters in length.F U L L . Status.S.2 Drawing View (Projection) A .WA L L .U.T E X T . NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. The first Minor Group is reserved for Drawing View field codes. corresponds to the ISO field “Presentation.S.F U L L .WA L L .WA L L .2 Example 2 (Phase) Status COMMENTARY: U. the total length of the layer name must be the same for all layers on a given project.F U L L . The final field is reserved for Phase field codes.WA L L . NCS layer formats that are in conceptual conformance with ISO 13567. such as “Annotation. Note that ISO 13567 does not use dashes as field delimiters.N (Presentation) Annotation A I .T E X T .WA L L . Example 1 shows the optional two-character U.N Major.T E X T . & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005.2 (Presentation) Annotation A .T E X T . NCS Level 2 Discipline Designator. NCS and ISO 13567 Implementation Options The examples shown here illustrate two possible U.WA L L . Level 2 Discipline Designator (Agent Responsible) A I . The second Minor Group is reserved for Annotation field codes. Layer names that do not require a certain field.

Note that only two Minor Groups are available. Determine whether the Discipline Designator will be one character (Level 1) or two characters (Level 2) in length. 7.WA L L . or of a Major Group and one Minor Group. Determine whether to include the Status field in the layer name and whether to use the specified letters to denote “Status.1 Required Use of Placeholders (for conceptual conformance to ISO 13567) U. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES VERSION 3. 2. use placeholders (dashes or underscores) to maintain consistent layer name length and the relative positions of fields (Figure 4). 5.S. and 6 above. 10. ENGINEERING. Prepare a layer naming system definition file in accordance with ISO 13567-3 that defines the selected layer format for the project. Do not use the field code “ANNO” in any layer name. Determine whether a Minor Group is to be reserved for Annotation field codes. and fix its position in the sequence of fields. NCS and ISO 13567 Implementation Guidelines The information in this Commentary is summarized in the following steps for preparing documents with layer names in conformance with the U. 8.S.N A .WA L L . Determine whether a Minor Group is to be reserved for Drawing View field codes. Of the three options described in 4. While these guidelines are intended to aid U. adherence to these rules in some form would be required by ISO 13567 whether or not the U. & CONSTRUCTION (A/E/C) © 2005. 6. For layer names in which one or more fields are not required. NCS AND ISO 13567 CLG-94 .S. A . Layers in which reserved field codes are not used must have placeholders in the reserved fields. 1.E L E V . NCS and in conceptual conformance with ISO 13567.U. NCS layer format were used. 5. NCS users.S.S. Determine whether the “building element” will consist of a Major Group only._ _ _ _ . NATIONAL CAD STANDARD FOR ARCHITECTURE.N Figure 4 COMMENTARY: U.” 9.S. 3. Require that all documents be prepared only under the supervision of the design professional typically responsible for the subject matter contained in the documents. only two can be exercised on a given project. 4.” or the specified numbers to denote “Phase.T E X T .E L E V . and fix its position in the sequence of fields.

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