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Land Desktop 2006

Sample Standards Document

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction .................................................................................................. 2
Purpose of Manual ...................................................................................... 2
Scope ....................................................................................................... 2
Drawing Setup and Structure........................................................................... 3
Use of Model Space and Paper Space............................................................. 3
Plan Sheet and Drawing Border Size .............................................................. 3
Drawing Scales........................................................................................... 3
XREFs ....................................................................................................... 3
Design Drawing File Naming Conventions .......................................................... 4
Construction Document Naming Convention....................................................... 6
Land Desktop Data Folder ............................................................................... 7
Drawing Templates ..................................................................................... 8
System Variables Set in templates ............................................................. 8
Drawing Standard Files...............................................................................10
Drawing Layer States .................................................................................10
Layer Naming Conventions..........................................................................10
Company Layer Standards .......................................................................10
National Cad Standards ...........................................................................10
Colors ......................................................................................................12
Contour Styles ..........................................................................................13
Format Manager ........................................................................................13
Label Styles ..............................................................................................13
Project Prototype Structure .........................................................................13
Drawing Setup Profiles ...............................................................................16
Text Styles ...............................................................................................16
Survey Figure Settings ...............................................................................18
Symbol Manager........................................................................................23
CTB Files (Pen Weights) .................................................................................24

Introduction
Purpose of Manual
This manual was developed to provide Computer Aided Design (CAD) standards and
guidelines for the implementation of standards for Surveying and Engineering Design firms.
Provided in this document are two sets of standards. A standard that can be adopted and
modified for a generic user-defined standard or a standard that can be adopted which uses
the National Cad Standards. This is meant to be a foundation for your company standards
and does not address every possible situation your firm may encounter.
This document can be used and modified for use as a company cad standards manual.

Scope
This manual covers drawing templates, project prototypes, pen tables and associated files
required to set up your company Cad Standards when implementing Autodesk Land
Development Desktop.
The Standards prefixed with a CO (Company) follow a generic convention typically used in
the Surveying and Engineering Industries. These standards can be modified and adopted
into your companys practices and procedures.
The standards prefixed with NCS (National Cad Standards) generally follow those outlined in
National Cad Standards, dated January, 1996, and are modified where required to meet
surveying and engineering requirements when using Autodesk Land Desktop, Autodesk Civil
Design, and Autodesk Survey.

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Drawing Setup and Structure


In order for project team members to easily share work on a project, it is important that the
method of drafting and the structure of the drawing set be standardized.

Use of Model Space and Paper Space


All drafting shall be done at 1:1 (1 AutoCAD unit = 1 foot or 1 Meter), in decimal units, in
the AutoCAD model space environment. Plotting shall be done using the plot layout tools of
AutoCADs paper space (layout tabs) environment; drawing sheets shall be set up at a scale
of 1:1, and views in the drawing shall be scaled using viewport scaling. In addition to the
drawing border, other entities to be placed in paper space include general notes and sheetspecific legends.
An exception to this rule exists when Land Development Desktops Sheet Manager tools for
profile and cross-section sheets are implemented.

Plan Sheet and Drawing Border Size


The standard plan sheet shall be determined by the project.

Drawing Scales
The drawing scales are determined by the project manager or the client.
The scale should be determined prior the start of the project.
LTSCALE is governed by the Drawing Setup Profile selected when creating a drawing using
Land Desktop by selecting the drawing scale. If the Drawing is a 50 scale drawing then 50 is
the linetype scale. The properties of individual lines will have an LTSCALE of 1.
When working in Model space the LTSCALE should equal the drawing scale (this is set
automatically by Land Desktop). The PSLTSCALE will be set to 0. This assumes the Viewport
to be plotted will also be 20 scale. If the view ports are different scales then after
completion of design in Model space, most likely in the CD (construction document) drawing
when you are ready to plot you may change the LTSCALE to 1 and the PSLTSCALEe to 1 and
forcing the linetype scale to be scaled according to the viewport scale.

XREFs
For small projects with five or less plan sheets, it is acceptable to xref the design drawings
into a single Construction Document drawing and utilize the layout tabs to create each
plotted sheet.
For larger projects, where drawing size impacts computer performance, the design drawing
should be xrefd into separate Construction Document drawing created for each discipline.
For example, the Site Layout Plan, Utility Plan, Grading and Drainage Plan, Landscape Plan,
etc. would all be separate construction document drawings with the design drawings xrefd
into each of them.
This is the recommended procedure even for the smaller drawings. Once a Construction
Document drawing is set up, the only reason to use it is to plot the sheets. Additional
benefits include: smaller file size, additional users can designing while the drafter is setting
up the sheets, etc
Xrefs should also be used wherever a part of the basemap or other information will be used
in more than one drawing, so that any changes are automatically updated in all of the
associated drawings.

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Design Drawing File Naming Conventions


Table 1 contains the Design Drawing naming convention to be followed for the Company
Standard. If a Design Drawing name does not exist in the Table create your own following
the same project number and three letter format as shown. The drawing template to use is
the Company Template.
Table 1 Drawing Naming Convention
Name

Description

Info Contained in Drawing

#####SUR

Survey Drawing

Existing site info/Boundary data

#####EG

Existing Ground

Existing ground data/Contours

#####COV

Cover

Project cover sheet

#####BDR

Border

Project border

#####EXC

Existing Conditions

SUR DWG modified for use in design

#####DMO

Demolition

Site info to be demolished

#####GIS

GIS Data

DWG file created from GIS Data

#####LAY

Layout Drawing

Main design drawing/Model

#####PAV

Paving

Fill/Hatch patterns for pavement

#####UTL

Utilities

All site utilities, San, Storm, Wat

#####GRD

Grading Plan

Design contours and grading data

#####PFL

Profiles

Road and Utilities

#####XS

Sections

Cross Sections

#####LSP

Landscape Plan

Landscaping, Irrigation

#####PLN

Planning

Master Plan information

#####ECP

Erosion Control Plan

Erosion control measures

#####HYD

Hydrology Info

Drainage Areas

#####WTL

Wetlands

Wetland Boundaries

#####G3D

Working Grading

Temporary working grading drawing

#####WRK

Working DWG

Temporary work drawing

#####VOL

Vol Drawing

Volume information

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Table 2 contains the Design Drawing naming convention to be followed on projects that
follow the National Cad Standards. If a Design Drawing does not exist in the Table, refer to
the National Cad Standards. The template used for these drawing is the National Cad
Standards template.
Table 2 NCS Drawing Naming Convention
Drawing Name

Description

Info Contained in Drawing

#####GB

General Border

Project Border

#####GC

General Cover

Project Cover Sheet

#####B

Geotechnical

Borings, Test Pits

#####CD

Civil Demolition

Structure Removal and Site Clearing

#####CS

Civil Site Plan

Roads, Bridges, Drives, and Parking,


Boundary, Dimension control, Site
info

#####CG

Civil Grading

Excavation, Grading, Drainage,


Ponds

#####CU

Civil Utilities

Water, Sewer, Storm, Power &


Comm

#####CH

Civil Paving

Roads, Bridges, Drives, and Parking,


Hatching

#####CP

Civil Profiles

Road, Utility Profiles

#####CX

Civil Cross Sections

Road, Site Sections

#####CW

Civil Hydrology

Drainage Areas, Wetlands

#####CE

Civil Erosion Control

Erosion and Sediment Control

#####W

Civil Works

Overall Plan Info Large Scale Text

#####VA

Survey Ariel Data

Ariel Topo, planametrics

#####VG

Survey Topo

Existing Ground Contours

#####VW

Survey Wetlands

Existing Surveyed Wetlands

#####VF

Survey Field Located

Field Located Topo , Planametrics

#####LD

Landscape Demolition

Tree Protection, Planting removal

#####LI

Landscape Irrigation

Irrigation System

#####LP

Landscape Planting

Landscape Planting

#####LS

Landscape Site Plan

Recreation, Athletic Fields

#####PL

Check Plot Atlas

Quick Map Check plot set

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Construction Document Naming Convention


The Construction Document Naming convention should be determined at the start of the
project. Since most companies have different requirements and may work for many clients,
it will be left up to the individual companies to determine a naming convention for a set of
construction documents.
A few recommended naming conventions are shown below:
PH1_LAY_3-4.dwg - would be an appropriate file name for Phase 1, Layout Plan, sheets
3-4. Where sheets 3 and 4 would be layout tabs in the Construction document.
UTL-5-6 would be an appropriate name for Utility Plan, sheets 5-6. Where sheets 5 and 6
would be layout tabs in the Construction document
NTSDTL-9 would be an appropriate name for Notes and Details, sheet 9.
Whatever naming convention is determined make sure it is consistent throughout your
department.
Although this document does not discuss the Sheet Set Manager available in AutoCAD 2005
based products and later its use can be beneficial when setting up Construction Documents.

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Land Desktop Data Folder


The Data folder contains required files for using Autodesk Land Desktop. It is recommended
to store this folder and all its subfolders on a network location to be shared by all users.
This folder contains:

Drawing Templates (DWT)

Contour Styles (contours)

Format Manger (format manager)

Hydraulic IDF files (hd)

Label Styles (labels)

Pipe Data (pipeworks)

User Desktop Preferences (pref)

Project Prototypes (Prototypes)

Report Files (Reports)

Drawing Setup files/Text Sets (setup)

Sheet Manager Sheets (sheets)

LandXML Style Sheets (SPData)

Survey Settings (Survey)

Symbols (Symbol Manager)

Cross Section Templates (tplates)

Table 3 shows the user preferences and their corresponding path to be mapped.
Table 3
User Preference

Path to Server

Drawing Templates

\LDTdata\DWT

Contours Styles

\LDTdata\contours

Cross Section Templates

\LDTdata\tplates

Drawing Setup Borders

\LDTdata\DWT\borders

Drawing Setup Files

\LDTdata\setup

Import/Export Formats

\LDTdata\format manager

Label Styles

\LDTdata\labels

Menu Palette Path

(user defined)

Project Prototypes

\LDTdata\Prototypes

Sheet Manager Templates

\LDTdata\sheets

Description
Set using ACAD options

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Speed Tables

\LDTdata\SpeedTables

Survey Data Files

\LDTdata\Survey

Symbol Manager

\LDTdata\Symbol Manager

Temporary Files

\Temp

Temp Folder

Drawing Templates
The drawing templates used in Land Desktop set up the drawing with layers, dimension
styles, environment variables and many other AutoCAD settings. Refer to the Layer section
of this document for drawing layer conventions.
There are eight drawing templates provided for use.

Company Design Imperial

Company Design Metric

Company Survey Imperial

Company Survey Metric

NCS Design Imperial

NCS Design Metric

NCS Survey Imperial

NCS Survey Metric

System Variables set in templates


Company Templates
MEASUREMENT METRIC = 1 IMPERIAL = 0
UCSICON = 1
UCS to WORLD
INSBASE = 0,0,0
GRIDMODE = 0
ISAVEPERCENT = 0
LIMCHECK = 0
CECOLOR to BYLAYER
CELTYPE to BYLAYER
CELWEIGHT to BYLAYER (-1)
PDMODE = 34
PDSIZE = 0.5
QTEXTMODE = 0
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SNAPEMODE = 0
VISRETAIN = 1
LIMITS = OFF
PLINEGEN = 1
UCSFOLLOW = 0
UNITS
DECIMAL MODE (METRIC) ARCHITECTURAL (IMPERIAL)
PRECISION METRIC = 3 ARCHITECTURAL = 1/8
ANGLE DIRECTION = DEFAULT LDT CONTROLLED
ANGLE DIRECTION OF MEASUREMENT = DEFAULT LDT CONTROLLED
NCS Templates
MEASUREMENT METRIC = 1 IMPERIAL = 0
UCSICON = 1
UCS to WORLD
INSBASE = 0,0,0
GRIDMODE = 0
ISAVEPERCENT = 0
LIMCHECK = 0
CECOLOR to BYLAYER
CELTYPE to BYLAYER
CELWEIGHT to BYLAYER (-1)
PDMODE = 34
PDSIZE = 0.5
QTEXTMODE = 0
SNAPEMODE = 0
VISRETAIN = 1
LIMITS = OFF
PLINEGEN = 1
UCSFOLLOW = 0
UNITS
DECIMAL MODE (METRIC) ARCHITECTURAL (IMPERIAL)
PRECISION METRIC = 3 ARCHITECTURAL = 1/8
ANGLE DIRECTION = DEFAULT LDT CONTROLLED

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ANGLE DIRECTION OF MEASUREMENT = DEFAULT LDT CONTROLLED

Drawing Standard Files


The Drawing Standard files (dws) are used in AutoCAD to verify the layers existing in the
drawing adhere to the desired standards. These files are:

Sample Company Layers.dws

Sample NCS Layers.dws

Drawing Layer States


The Drawing Layer States files (las) are used by AutoCAD to set the characteristics oflayers
that exist in the drawing (ON/OFF, FREEZE/THAW, colors, linetypes, etc.). After using the
dwt file mentioned above when creating a new drawing, you can restore the default layer
state to ensure the layers have the proper characteristics. There are two layer state files
provided:

Sample Company Layers.las

Sample NCS Layers.las

Layer Naming Conventions


Company Layer Standards
The Company Layer Standards use a three field convention.

Field one identifies the discipline

Field two identifies the feature

Field three identifies the description or attribute

Example: CT-ROAD-CTR would be:


CT = Civil/Transportation
ROAD = Road,street
CTR = Centerline
Refer to Sample Company Layers.xls for a detailed list of layer names and discipline names.
National Cad Standards
This layer naming convention will closely follow the National Cad Standards (AIA) layering
convention. This will allow for a more uniform and extensive layer list.

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A complete list of Layer Names can be acquired by contacting


(www.nationalcadstandard.org)
There are five defined layer name data fields:
Discipline Designator
Major Group
Minor Groups I
Minor Group II
Status
The Discipline and Major Groups are mandatory. The Minor Group and Status fields are
optional. Each data field is separated from adjacent fields by a dash (-) for clarity.
The document will use a combination of Level 1 and Level II Discipline Designators for Layer
Names:
Table 4 Discipline Designators
LEVEL 1 DISCIPLINE DESIGNATORS
G

General

Survey / Mapping

Geotechnical

Civil Works

Civil

Landscape
Major Groups are comprised of 4 character Abbreviations:
BLDG Building
BNDY Boundary
ROAD Roads
Minor Groups are comprised of 4 Character abbreviations:
CNTR Centerline
GRVL Gravel

A completed Layer name would look as follows:


C-ROAD-CNTR - Civil (or Proposed) Road Centerline
V-ROAD-CNTR - Survey (or Existing) Road Centerline

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For a complete list of Major and Minor Groups refer to the National Cad Standards
Documentation.
There is an Annotation Field that can be added to the end of Layers to designate elements.
Table 5 shows the Acceptable Annotation Fields:
Table 5 Annotation Layer Name
Layer Name

Description

--BRNG

Bearings and Distance Labels (Survey Coordinates)

--DIMS

Dimensions

--IDEN

Identification Tags

--KEYN

Keynotes

--LABL

Labels

--LEGN

Legend, Symbol Keys

--MARK

Markers, Break Marks, Leaders

--MATC

Matchlines

--NOTE

Notes

--NPLT

Non-plotting graphics Information

--RDME

Read-me layer (not Plotted)

--REDL

Redlines

--REFR

Reference, External Reference

--REVC

Revision Clouds

--REVS

Revisions

--SCHD

Schedules

--SYMB

Symbols

--TEXT

Text

--TABL

Data Tables (Line, Curve, etc)

--TITL

Drawing or Detail titles

--TTLB

Border and Title Block

Any Layers needed that are not in the standards should be documented. If you need to
create a layer, use a 4 character Abbreviation (look in the Abbreviations of the National Cad
Standards for possible choices).

Colors
Colors and linetypes of entities shall generally be defined bylayer. Colors for each layer
are determined from the Plot Style Table. Refer to the pen table files (CTB) for colors
assigned in these standards.

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Contour Styles
Contour Styles are used to easily display contours created in Land Desktop, and ensure
adherence to a company standard. These styles may be adjusted or additional styles addes
as needed.

Existing Contour Style


Proposed Contour Style
Existing Contour Style (metric)
Proposed Contour Style (metric)

Format Manager

The format manger contains formats for importing and exporting point data into
Land Desktop. The formats found here are standard text file formats provided by
Autodesk:

Figure 1

Label Styles
Labels are used in conjunction with Point Objects, Lines, Curves and Spirals. Each set of
standards has some typical label styles that can be utilized and modified as needed.
The path to the folder containing the label styles is: \data\labels

Project Prototype Structure


The user should start projects in one of the following ways:

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1. As you create a new drawing, use the Create Project button


2. Through Projects > Project Manager you can use the Create New Project button.
Do not use Windows explorer to create project folders. If a project is created this way the
project settings and standards will not be followed.
When creating a new project, the Project Information field should contain a Project Number
to easily identify the project.
The Project Description field should contain the Projects Address and location. Best case it
will contain a Street Address, City, State, Zip, POC (Point of Contact), and POC Phone
number. At a minimum the Street or nearest road intersection, and county or city and state
should be used.
The Keyword to be used when creating the project could be any string of words that helps
identify the project. An example might be the Project Name, using Underscores for the
separation of the Name. You can also use several keywords, separated by commas, such as
client name, project street name, county, etc. (See Figure 2)

Figure 2
As a project is created the project subdirectories will automatically be created as a result of
selecting the appropriate Land Desktop Project Prototype. The following Table describes the
Subdirectory structure created using the project prototypes:
Table 6 Project Directory Structure
ALIGN

Horizontal Alignments (Created as needed by LDT)

CALCS

Project Calculation folders (used for storing calculation spreadsheet


that may be created and used during the project)

COGO

Project Point Databases and Description Key Databases (Created as


needed by LDT)

COR

Project Correspondence folder (Contain many subfolders for storing

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project information such as Presentations, Proposals, Faxes)


CR

Settings folder (Created as needed by LDT)

DWG

Design Drawing Location


-Arch

-As-Built

Drawings provided by Architects


As built drawing location

-C3D

Folder to separate Autodesk Civil 3D Drawings

-Civil

Civil Drawing Provided by other Civil Firms or Sectors

-Surv

Survey Drawings Provided by Surveyors

-CD
-Resources
-Trash

Construction Documentation
Blocks, Details, Notes used throughout the project
All drawings that are considered junk or trash

GIS

GIS Data (ESRI Shape files, SDTS Data, etc)

HD

Hydrology Info (Created as needed by LDT)

IMG

Raster Images (TIF,JPG,BMP,PDF, etc)

Pipeworks

Pipe design info (Created as needed by LDT)

PLT

Plot files stored for archive purposes

Survey

Survey data (field books, deeds, Legals, etc) Not Drawings

Tplates

Road Design Templates (Project Specific)

XML Data

LandXML Data Files

Zip

Zip files

ZZ

Project Settings (Created as by LDT)

All files should reside in their appropriate folder. Subdirectories within the folders shown in
Table 6 can be created by the user as needed. The Sub folders however should be named so
they can be easily identified. If using a date in the folder a recommended format should be
YYMMDD. (Year Month Day)
Design Drawings where the project designs (models) are created and modified. The
design drawing files for each project shall be stored in the root of the
"dwg" subdirectory under the Project folder.
Construction Documents the complied Design Drawings made into plan sheets for plan
review and construction. These files shall be stored in the CD
(Construction Documents) subfolder of the dwg folder.

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Once the Construction Documents are created and setup for the project their main purpose
is for plotting only. All design and design modifications are to be accomplished within the
design drawings or models.

Drawing Setup Profiles


The drawing setup profiles control drawing units, coordinate zones, orientation, text style,
and border. Profiles can be created for geographical location, including standard scales and
settings. You can then save the specific profile to be used when creating new drawings.

Text Styles
Text styles are loaded using the drawing setup profile.
Using different font styles in a drawing accomplishes two goals: it is more aesthetically
appealing and easier to read. Autodesk products have Text Styles that consists of a
Character Set and Size.
Character set simplex is the base set used for the Text styles in both standards supplied.
Text Styles can have any name. This Standard follows the Leroy Naming system. L100 is
the Style name for a plotted text height of 0.10 inches. A height or 0.10 Inches is an
industry standard and typically required by plan reviewers. (Plotted Height * Drawing Scale
= Text height in AutoCAD Units). Table 7 displays the Leroy Text Styles and their plotted
height.
Leroy Text styles are only to be used in model space.
Text styles that have a user defined height are for Paper Space.
Table 7 Text Styles
Text Style

Character Set

Plotted Size

L40

Simplex

.04 in

L50

Simplex

.05 in

L60

Simplex

.06 in

L80

Simplex

.08 in

L100

Simplex

.10 in

L120

Simplex

.12 in

L140

Simplex

.14 in

L175

Simplex

.175 in

L200

Simplex

.20 in

L240

Simplex

.24 in

L290

Simplex

.29 in

L350

Simplex

.35 in

L425

Simplex

.425 in

L500

Simplex

.50 in

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All Non Leroy Text Styles are user defined.


When using Land Desktop all Leroy Sizes are sized according to the Drawing Scale.
Example: L100 with a drawing scale of 100 the text height in LDT is 10.

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Description Keys
The description files are used to set the point objects on a designated layer along with
placing symbols into the drawing on designated layers. The survey crews will be required to
use the DesKey in their data collectors to identify the information collected in the field.
Proper coding will be the key to a field to finish mapping process.

DescKey

Description

Category

BB*
BC*
BH*
BL*
BM*
BOH*
BOL*
BRI*
CB*
CEM*
CL*
CLB*
CLC*
CLD*
CLDR*
CLG*
CLR*
CLRR*
CLS*
CNC*
CO*
COL*
CP*
CPTS*
DCK*
DF*
DI*
DUM*
EB*
EC*
EDR*
EG*
EL*
EM*
EOW*
EP*
ESHB*
EWD*
FB*
FD*
FF*
FG*
FH*

Parking Bumper Block


Building (Corner)
Boring
Building (Line)
Benchmark
Building (Overhang)
Bollard (Post)
Bridge (Decking, Abutment)
Catch Basin, Storm Structure
Cemetery
Centerline (Misc)
Centerline Bridge
Centerline Concrete Feature
Centerline Ditch
Centerline Driveway
Centerline Gravel Feature
Centerline Road
Centerline Railway
Centerline Swale, Stream
Concrete Feature
Cleanout (Sanitary)
Column (Bridge, Building...)
Control Point (Traverse, GPS)
Control Point (Fly, Spur)
Deck (Building)
Drainfield
Drop Inlet (Storm Structure)
Dumpster
Electric Box (Power)
Edge of Concrete
Edge of Driveway
Edge of Gravel
Ground, Spot Elevation
Electric Meter (Power)
Edge of Water (Pond, Lake)
Edge of Pavement (Asphalt)
Edge of Shrub (Hedge)
Edge of Woods (Tree Line)
Foundation Box (Landscape)
Found (Rod, Pipe, Mon...)
Finish Floor
Fence Gate
Fire Hydrant

Parking
Site Structure
Geotechnical
Site Structure
Survey Control
Site Structure
Site Feature
Site Structure
Storm System
Site Feature
Misc
Bridge
Site Structure
Storm System
Transportation
Site Feature
Transportation
Transportation
Storm System
Site Structure
Sanitary System
Bridge
Survey Control
Survey Control
Site Structure
Sanitary System
Storm System
Site Feature
Power System
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Topographic
Power System
Natural Water
Transportation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Landscape
Boundary
Site Structure
Site Feature
Water System

Line/Sym
Sym
Line
Sym
Line
Sym
Line
Sym
Line
Sym
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Sym
Line
Sym
Sym
Line
Line
Sym
Sym
Sym
Line
Line
Line
Sym
Sym
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Sym
Sym
Line
Sym
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FL*
FNC*
FO*
FP*
GD*
GDR*
GUY*
GV*
HCP*
HCR*
HS*
HWL*
IE*
IPF*
IPS*
IRF*
IRS*
LP*
LSA*
MB*
MHD*
MHDI*
MHE*
MHS*
MHT*
MHW*
MON*
MW*
OHC*
OHE*
OHP*
OHT*
OHU*
PANEL*
PIV*
PKG*
PP*
PS*
PTP*
PVS*
RD*
RIP*
ROH*
RR*
RRMP*
RRS*
RRSW*
SAT*
SB*
SET*
SF*

Fence Line (Wood, Chainlink, Wire)


Fence Corner
Fiber Optic (Communication)
Flag Pole
Gas Drip
Guardrail (W, Wood, Cable
Guidewire (Pole)
Gas Valve
Handicap Marking (Parking)
Handicap (Ramp)
Headstone (Cemetery)
Retaining Wall
Invert Elevation
Iron Pipe Found
Iron Pipe Set
Iron Rod Found
Iron Rod Set
Light Pole (Lamp Post)
Landscape Area
Mailbox
Manhole Drainage (Storm)
Manhole Drainage (Storm)
Manhole Electric
Manhole Sanitary Sewer
Manhole Tele (Comm)
Manhole Water
Monument (Survey, Boundary)
Monitoring Well
Overhead Cable TV
Overhead Electric (Power)
Overhead Power
Overhead Tele (Comm)
Overhead Utilities (Combined)
Aerial Survey Panel
Water Service
Parking
Power Pole (Utility Pole)
Pavement Stripe (Parking)
Tower (Power, Transformer)
Pavement Markings
Roof Drain
Rip Rap
Roof Overhang
Railway (rail)
Railway Mile Marker
Railway Sign
Railway Switch
Satellite Dish
Sprinkler Box (Irrigation)
Set Boundary Marker
Silt Fence (Erosion Control)

Site Feature
Site Feature
Communication System
Site Feature
Gas System
Transportation
Power System
Gas System
Site Feature
Site Feature
Site Feature
Site Feature
Storm System
Boundary
Boundary
Boundary
Boundary
Power System
Landscape
Site Feature
Storm System
Storm System
Power System
Sanitary System
Communication System
Water System
Boundary
Water System
Communication System
Power System
Power System
Communication System
Misc
Survey Control
Water System
Parking
Power System
Parking
Power System
Transportation
Storm System
Storm System
Site Structure
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Communication System
Landscape
Boundary
Erosion Control

Line
Line
Line
Sym
Sym
Line
Sym
Sym
Sym
Line
Sym
Line
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Line
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Sym
Sym
Line
Sym
Line
Sym
Line
Sym
Line
Line
Line
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Line

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SGN1*
SGN2*
SH*
SHB*
SIGB*
SIGP*
ST*
STB*
SV*
SWK*
TAL*
TAR*
TAS*
TBC*
TBM*
TIE*
TNK*
TOE*
TOP*
TOW*
TP*
TR*
TRB*
TRBI*
TRBO*
TRBP*
TRC*
TRCE*
TRD*
TRDG*
TRHI*
TRHO*
TRL*
TRMA*
TRPI*
TRPO*
TRRO*
TRSY*
TRWO*
TVP*
UG*
UGE*
UP*
UT*
UW*
VG*
VP*
VT*
VU*
VW*
WALL*

Sign (Single Post)


Sign (Double Posted)
Sprinkler Head (Irrigation)
Shrub, Bush
Signal Box (Traffic Contol)
Signal Pole (Traffic Control)
Sediment Trap (Erosion Control)
Stop Bar (Traffic Control)
Sprinkler Valve (Irrigation)
Sidewalk (Asph, Conc, Slate...
Traffic Marking Left Arrow
Traffic Marking Right Arrow
Traffic Marking Straight Arrow
Top Back of Curb
Temporary Benchmark
Tie Line
Tank (Gas, Water, Propane)
Toe of Slope (Bottom)
Top of Slope (Bank)
Top of Wall
Telephone Pedistal (Comm)
Tree (Unkown)
Traffic (Signal) Control Box
Birch Tree
Black Oak Tree
Bradford Pear
Coniferous Tree
Cedar Tree
Deciduous Tree
Dogwood Tree
Hickory Tree
Holly Tree (Bush)
Trail (Path)
Maple Tree
Pine Tree
Poplar Tree
Red Oak Tree
Sycamore Tree
White Oak Tree
CATV Pedistal
Underground Gas
Underground Electric
Underground Power
Underground Tele (Comm)
Underground Water
Vault Gas
Vault Power
Vault Tele (Comm)
Vault Unknown
Vault Water
Retaining Wall

Site Feature
Site Feature
Landscape
Vegetation
Transportation
Transportation
Erosion Control
Transportation
Landscape
Site Feature
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
Survey Control
Survey Control
Site Feature
Topographic
Topographic
Site Feature
Communication System
Vegetation
Transportation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Transportation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Vegetation
Communication System
Gas System
Power System
Power System
Communication System
Water System
Gas System
Power System
Communication System
Misc
Water System
Storm System

Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Line
Line
Sym
Line
Sym
Sym
Sym
Line
Sym
Sym
Line
Line
Line
Line
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Line
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line
Line

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WDS*
WELL*
WF*
WM*
WP*
WS*
WST*
WTL*
WV*

Woods (Tree Line)


Well (Water)
Wire Fence
Water Meter
Witness Post
Water Spigot
Water Shut Off
Wetlands
Water Valve

Vegetation
Water System
Site Feature
Water System
Boundary
Water System
Water System
Natural Water
Water System

Line
Sym
Line
Sym
Sym
Sym
Sym
Line
Sym

Survey Figure Settings


The survey figure file controls the layer figures are created on when importing a survey field
book or manually creating figures. The name of the figure is identified from the same
description keys used by the survey crew.
Land Desktop can only use one figure file, set in the user preferences. One of the following
paths will need to be set prior to importing a survey field book or using the figure
commands to automatically place the figure on the correct layer.
Path of Company Standard \data\Survey\Company
Path for NCS Standard \data\Survey\NCS
Company Set Survey Figure Prefix File

Name
(DescKey)
EP
CL
CLS
DI
IE
BL
EC
WALL
EG
RR
OHP
PS
OHE
OHC
VG
FG
ROH
WF
LSA
OHT
CLG
DCK
DF
EOW

Breakline (Y/N)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No

Layer
SV-ASPH
SV-MISCL
SV-SWALECL
SV-STRM
SV-STRM
SV-BLDG
SV-CONC
SV-RTWL
SV-GRAV
SV-RAIL
SV-POWR
SV-PRKG
SV-POWR
SV-CATV
SV-VAULT-GAS
SV-FNCE-GATE
SV-BLDG
SV-FNCE-WIRE
SV-LSCP
SV-COMM
SV-GRAVCL
SV-DECK
SV-DFLD
SV-EWAT
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HCR
TBC
VP
BC
PKG
CLR
VT
VU
VW
CLD
TOP
TOE
SIG
FNC
SWK
EWD
FL
PNCTV
GR
TRL
CEM
CLRR
RIP

No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No

SV-HCAP
SV-CURB-TB
SV-VAULT-POWR
SV-BLDG
SV-PRKG
SV-ROADCL
SV-VAULT-COMM
SV-VAULT-UTIL
SV-VAULT-WATR
SV-DTCHCL
SV-BRKL-TOP
SV-BRKL-TOE
SV-TRAF
SV-FNCE
SV-SWLK
SV-TREE
SV-FNCE
SV-CATV
SV-ROAD-GRAL
SV-PATH
SV-CEME
SV-RAILCL
SV-STRM

NCS SET - Survey Figure Prefix File

Name
(DescKey)
EP
CL
CLS
DI
IE
BL
EC
WALL
EG
RR
OHP
PS
OHE
OHC
VG
FG
ROH
WF
LSA
OHT
CLG
DCK

Breakline (Y/N)
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No

Layer
V-ROAD-PAVE
V-CNTR-MISC
V-STRM-DTCH
V-STRM
V-STRM
V-BLDG
V-ROAD-CONC
V-RWAL
V-ROAD-GRAV
V-RAIL
V-POWR
V-PRKG
V-POWR
V-CATV
V-NGAS
V-FENC-GATE
V-BLDG
V-FENC-WIRE
V-LSCP
V-COMM
V-CNTR-GRAV
V-BLDG-DECK

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DF
EOW
HCR
TBC
VP
BC
PKG
CLR
VT
VU
VW
CLD
TOP
TOE
SIG
FNC
SWK
EWD
FL
PNCTV
GR
TRL
CEM
CLRR
RIP

No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No

V-SSWR-DFLD
V-EWAT
V-SITE-HCAP
V-ROAD-CURB
V-POWR
V-BLDG
V-PRKG
V-ROAD-CNTR
V-COMM
V-UTIL
V-WATR
V-STRM-DTCH-CNTR
V-BRKL-TOPB
SV-BRKL-BOTB
V-TRAF
V-FENC
V-SWLK
V-VEGE
V-FENC
V-CATV
V-ROAD-GRAL
V-PATH
V-CEME
V-RAIL-CNTR
V-STRM-RRAP

Symbol Manager
The symbol manager directory stores the symbols used by Land Desktop when importing
points, survey field books and organizes typically used symbols for easy access.
Standard symbols are supplied each set and discipline. The symbols can be replaced by
symbols that may be required by your locality.

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CTB Files (Pen Weights)


Plotted pen weights and corresponding AutoCAD colors for full-scale drawings are listed in
Table 10. Drafting Pen numbers are included for reference. Plotting widths for half-scale
drawings shall be one-half that shown in the table.

_Company-half.ctb
_Company-full.ctb
_NCS-half.ctb
_NCS-full.ctb

The pen tables above use a 9 pen weight rotation. Pen number one (1), also known as color
red, is the thinnest pen. Pen number nine (9), also known as a color grey, is the thickest
pen. This pattern repeats for 11-19, 21-29, 31-39 until pen 199.
Pens (colors) 10, 20, 30 any color that ends in a zero are all a weight of 0.0075, which is
an in-between pen 1 and 2 in weight
Pens 111-199 are the shaded pens. They follow the same pen weight rotation. However pen
111-119 are shaded 10% making pen 111 the thinnest and lightest pen available. Pens
121-129 are 20% and so on
Pens 200-249 are reserved for special cases.
Pens 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255 are all the same weight (.010) and are shaded 50%,
60%, 70%, 80% and 90% respectively.

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System Variables Set in all Templates


MEASUREMENT METRIC = 1 IMPERIAL = 0
UCSICON = 1
UCS to WORLD
INSBASE = 0,0,0
GRIDMODE = 0
ISAVEPERCENT = 0
LIMCHECK = 0
CECOLOR to BYLAYER
CELTYPE to BYLAYER
CELWEIGHT to BYLAYER (-1)
PDMODE = 34
PDSIZE = 0.5
QTEXTMODE = 0
SNAPEMODE = 0
VISRETAIN = 1
LIMITS = OFF
PLINEGEN = 1
UCSFOLLOW = 0

UNITS
DECIMAL MODE (METRIC) ARCHITECTURAL (IMPERIAL)
PRECISION METRIC = 3 ARCHITECTURAL = 1/8
ANGLE DIRECTION = DEFAULT LDT CONTROLLED
ANGLE DIRECTION OF MEASUREMENT = DEFAULT LDT CONTROLLED

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