California Department of Transportation
 

Division of Design, Office of CADD 
                        and Engineering GIS Support

CADD Users Manual

  Table of Contents for CADD Users Manual (English)

  • Foreword, 12/1/06
  • 1. Purpose/Intent of Manual, updated 7/30/10, see Errata
    • 1.1 Purpose of Manual
    • 1.2 Users of the Manual
    • 1.3 Scope of the Manual
    • 1.4 Intent of the Manual
  • 2. Caltrans Data Format
    • 2.1 Drawing Types and Codes, updated 12/31/12, see Errata
      • A. Drawing Types
        • 1. Geographical
        • 2. Non-Geographical
      • B. Drawing Codes - Highway Construction Project
      • C. Drawing Codes - Highway Planting Project
      • D. Drawing Codes - Mapping & Preliminary Drawings
    • 2.2 Drawing File Names, updated 7/01/10, see Errata
      • A. Description
      • B. Need for Naming Uniformity
      • C. Naming Convention
        • 1. District Codes
        • 2. Highway Construction Project
        • 3. Highway Planting Project
        • 4. Structures Drawings
        • 5. Topographic Maps
    • 2.3 Drawing Working Units, updated 7/30/10, see Errata
      • A. Description
        • 1. Pre Version 8 (V8) MicroStation
        • 2. Version 8 (V8) MicroStation
      • B. Units of Resolution for Highway Construction
        • 1. Pre Version 8 (V8) MicroStation
        • 2. Version 8 (V8) MicroStation
      • C. Units of Resolustion for Structures
        • 1. Pre Version 8 (V8) MicroStation
        • 2. Version 8 (V8) MicroStation
    • 2.4 Drawing Data Levels, updated 7/30/10, see Errata
      • A. Standardization of a Level Convention for Design Information
        • 1. Work Transfer
        • 2. Multi-Operations
        • 3. Drawing Life
      • B. Highway/Landscape Leveling Convention
        • 1. General Content of Levels
        • 2. Summary of Each Level
        • 3. Specifics of Each Level
      • C. Exceptions or Flexibility fron the Caltrans Standard Leveling
            Convention
      • D. Structures Leveling Convention
        • 1. General Content of Levels
        • 2. Summary of Each Level
        • 3. Specifics of Each Level
      • E. Right of Way Engineering/Mapping Products Leveling Convention
        • 1. General Content of R/W Mapping Levels
        • 2. Summary of R/W Mapping Levels
        • 3. Specifics of Each Level
        • 4. Exceptions or Flexibility from R/W Mapping Leveling Conventions
    • 2.5 Plan Sheet Preparation Using Levels, updated 10/30/08, see Errata
      • A. Plan Sheet Preparation
      • B. Highway Design and Topographic Information (Alphabetically and Corresponding Level)
      • C. Levels Involved for Various Plan Sheets (Highway Construction)
    • 2.6 Text, updated 7/30/10, see Errata
      • A. Introduction
      • B. Text Size - Highway & Landscape Project Plans
      • C. Text Size - Structures
      • D. Text Size - Right of Way Mapping Products
    • 2.7 Lines, updated 7/30/10, see Errata
      • A. Introduction
      • B. Line Weights
      • C. Line Codes
      • D. Dashed Lines
      • E. Line Styles and Linear Patterning
        • 1. Overview
        • 2. Scale Factor for Line Styles
      • F. Line Symbology
    • 2.8 Color Table/Caltrans Standard Colors, updated 09/30/10, see Errata
      • A. Introduction
      • B. Caltrans Color Table files
      • C. Standard Colors for Highway Projects
      • D. Standard Colors for Right of Way
      • E. Standard Colors for Structures
    • 2.9 Caltrans Cell Libraries, updated 7/30/10, see Errata
      • A. Introduction
      • B. Definitions
      • C. Cells and Caltrans Base Scale (Roadway)
  • 3. Electronic Data, currently under construction
    • 3.2 Map Projection, updated 10/25/12, see Errata
      • A. What is a Map Projection
      • B. The Lambert Conformal Conic Projection
    • 3.6 Roadway Design, 04/11/2008
      • A. Introduction
      • B. Caltrans CAiCE Standard Resource Files
      • C. Caltrans MicroStation Standard Resource Files
      • D. Existing Topography
      • E. Horizontal Alignments
      • F. Vertical Alignments
      • G. Superelevation and Cross Slope
      • H. Alternate Design Techniques
      • I. Digital Design Model (DDM) and Design Contours
      • J. Design Cross Sections
    • 3.8 Master Files, updated 09/30/10, see Errata
      • A. Overview
      • B. Master Topographic Files
      • C. Master Design Files
        • 1. Overview
        • 2. Utilizing the Master Design Files in DGN Format
      • D. Master Clip Frame Files
      • E. Master Plan Sheet Files
      • F. Contract Plan Sheet Files
      • G. Final PS&E Submittal
  • 4. PS&E Through As-Built Plans
    • 4.1 For PS&E Submittal, updated 10/30/08, see Errata
      • A. File Formats for PS&E
        • 1. Acceptable
        • 2. Non-Acceptable
      • B. Reference Files
      • C. Requirements for PS&E
        • 1. General Requirements
        • 2. Caltrans Current Standards
        • 3. General Plotting Requirements
        • 4. Limitations/Restrictions When Using V8 File Format
      • D. Consultant Prepared Projects
    • 4.2 After PS&E, updated 01/08/08, see Errata
      • A. Draft Contract Ready
      • B. Certification for RTL
        • 1. Overview
        • 2. Cross Sections
        • 3. Survey File Checklist
      • C. As-Awarded
      • D. Contract Change Order
    • 4.3 As-Built Plans, updated 03/30/11, see Errata
      • A. Overview
      • B. Roadway As-Built Plans Using CADD
      • C. Structure As-Built Plans Using CADD
      • D. Archive Ready As-Built Plans
      • E. Microfilming As-Built Plans
  • 5. Plotting at Caltrans, updated 10/25/12, see Errata
  • Appendix