ELECTRONIC DESIGN DATA REQUIREMENTS
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING
1.1 Project Design and Construction Documents
Project design and construction documents shall be produced using Computer Aided
Design and Drafting (CADD) technology and other electronic software. Compatibility with
Southwest Division hardware and software is required to permit effective review, use and
eventual modification of the drawings by the government. The following specific
requirements are provided to ensure that the deliverable items furnished under the design
contract are capable of being fully utilized by Southwest Division and by the Station/Activity.
A-Es shall provide their CADD and other electronic work products such that the data can
be utilized effectively and efficiently by Southwest Division using its existing Microstation J
CADD and Adobe Acrobat 4.0 software running on the Microsoft Window NT version 4.0
2.1 Definitions That Apply To References and Uses Included in These Standards
a. Windows 95, 98 or NT 4.0 registered trademarks: Refers to disk operating
systems that are fully compatible with AutoCAD Release 14 or Microstation J.
b. AutoCAD Release 14 and Microstation J: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
(CADD) software programs, registered and trademarked by Autodesk, Inc. and
Bentley Corporation, respectively.
c. Acrobat 4.0 Portable Document Format (PDF) authoring software registered and
trademarked by Adobe Systems, Inc.
d. Drawing: A plotted output hard copy representation of drawn design data
prepared on vellum or other suitable reproducible material. The plotted output must
be accomplished by electromechanical means, i.e., a plotter. Hand drafted
changes and/or additions to plotted drawings after final plot will not be acceptable.
Final plots shall match "*.DWG" or "*.DGN" file on magnetic media completely.
The quality, size, configuration, and other physical attributes of final plotted
drawings shall be as described in the contract.