Why do I need a title block

  1. Consistent look and feel from your civil engineering office. You are creating a brand for your services.
  2. Improve Quality - there is just way too much information the civil engineer/designer needs to know and do to get a set of improvement plans complete. AutoCAD is way to complicated. Solution, do the time to create the title block right the first time, then forget about it. Keep the focus on the design and just follow the template you created once.
  3. Improve Time to get improvement plans out the door
    1. Land Developers are very time sensitive, if they can get there project approved and permitted faster than the other guy and reasonable quality, then it is worth it to them to pay a little more money for it. Title Blocks are part of the business system needed for you and your company to make a profit.
    2. Part of your companies policies and procedures. If your new to the office, you want to get up to speed as fast as possible and minimize interruptions of co-workers. Solution - here is the title block, the plot style used and the printer name. Done, you should now be able to produce plans just like the rest of the staff.

How do I create a title block?

  • This is the focus of the remainder of this wiki page.

NCS Title Block

  1. Designer Identification Block - contains the company name, address, telephone, fax, email, website, logo, PE Stamp
  2. Project Identification Block
  3. Issue Block
  4. Management Block
  5. Sheet Title Block
  6. Sheet Identification Block - current sheet/page number and total sheets
  7. References
    1. The Architect's Guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard by Dennis J. Hall and Charles Rick Green, p. 31-39

11x17 Title Block - City of Jerome

11x17 Border (Mock-up Sheet)

  • NCS Uniform Drawing System - Module 2 - Sheet Organization
    • 2.3 Sheet Layout
      • “The practical minimum sheet margins are as follows:”
        • Top, bottom and right margin: 3/4 inch
        • Left margin: 1-1/2 inch
    • 4.2.7 Lines
      • XXX Wide 1.40mm (0.055 inch) for Border sheet outlines and cover sheet line work

24x36 Title Block - City of Jerome

Scale bar and North Arrow

  • Draw scale bar length of 1“, then add major divisions (0.5”) and minor divisions (0.25“)
  • Scale Types
    • Relative Scale
      • Engineers 1”=40'
      • Architect 3/8“=1'
    • Absolute Unitless Scale like 1:480
    • Enlargement Scale like Twice Size (2:1) or Triple Size (3:1)
  • Figure 1-0 Scalebar and North Arrow Location

Reference Guides

  • Scalebar
    • RECTANG 0.67, 0.33 from lower left corner of title block section
  • Scaled text - relative
    • RECTANG 0.05, 0.05 from lower left corner of title block section, MTEXT justification Lower Left
  • Scaled text - absolute
    • RECTANG -0.05, 0.05 from lower right corner of title block section, MTEXT justification Lower Right
  • North Arrow
    • RECTANG -0.42, 0.29 from lower right corner of title block section

Linetypes - COJ

Linetypes - NCS

  • Figure 1-0 Linetypes - NCS Div 01
  • Figure 1-0 Linetypes - NCS Div 21
  • Figure 1-0 Linetypes - NCS Div 22
  • Figure 1-0 Linetypes - NCS Div 23
  • Figure 1-0 Linetypes - NCS Div 26
  • Figure 1-0 Linetypes - NCS Div 28
  • Figure 1-0 Linetypes - NCS Div 28, 31, 32
  • Figure 1-0 Linetypes - NCS Div 33
  • Figure 1-0 Linetypes - NCS Div 40
  • How do I load all linetypes in a template? When using LAYER manager, and Load button, can select multiple linetypes to load, so this is pretty handy.
  • PSLTSCALE 0 and regen to see linetype
  • LTSCALE 20 (such as 1”=20')
  • Default Location
    • C:\Users\jjensen.CI\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\C3D 2016\enu\Support\acad.lin
    • Can I use OPTIONS > Files tab > Support File Search Path
  • STYLES (textstyle)
    • NCS is Arial, non-annotative, 0 height and width factor 1.0
      • Figure 1-0 Text Styles - NCS - Arial
    • NCS1 is Arial, non-annotative, 0 height and width factor 0.8 (which is similar to Arial Narrow)
      • Figure 1-0 Text Styles - NCS1 - Arial width factor 0.8
    • NCS2 is Wingdings, non-annotative, 0 height and width factor 0.8
      • Figure 1-0 Text Styles - NCS2 - Wingdings
    • NCS3 is Consolas, non-annotative, 0 height and width factor 0.8
      • Figure 1-0 Text Styles - NCS3 - Consolas
    • NCS4 is Techniclite, non-annotative, 0 height and width factor 0.8
      • Figure 1-0 Text Styles - NCS4 - TechnicLite
  • How to Load LINETYPES
    • Even with NCS Font Styles created getting error
      • “Bad definition of 313500-011 GEOSPACER LINE at line 401 of the file …”
      • Solution NCS_V6_Linetypes\NCS_V6.shx must be included in the OPTIONS search path
    • NCS Font Styles required
      • “The Symbols Task Team decided it was important to not use Standard text style, as companies sometimes assign that to a logo file. NCS Styles were created for each linetype. The following Styles must be available before you try to load NCS_Linetypes.lin, or you will experience hundreds of errors:” NCS version 6 Installation Guidelines
    • LINETYPE > Load button > File > NCS_Linetypes.lin
      • “Bad definition of 014200-002 CONTR LIMIT LINE at line 38 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 014200-006 FIRE RESISTIVE RATED LINE 1 HOUR at line 47 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 014200-007 FIRE RESISTIVE RATED LINE 2 HOUR at line 50 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 014200-008 FIRE RESISTIVE RATED LINE 3 HOUR at line 53 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 014200-009 FIRE RESISTIVE RATED LINE 4 HOUR at line 56 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 014200-010 FIRE-RATED SMK BARRIER LINE at line 59 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 014200-011 FIRE-RATED SMK BARRIER LINE 2 HOUR at line 62 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 014200-012 FIRE-RATED SMK BARRIER LINE 3 HOUR at line 59 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 014200-013 FIRE-RATED SMK BARRIER LINE 4 HOUR at line 68 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 014200-017 SMK BARRIER LINE at line 77 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 014200-010 RESIST PASSAGE OF SMK at line 80 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 211000-005 FP SPKLR LINE at line 85 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 211000-008 SP LINE DRY at line 88 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 211000-009 SP LINE WET at line 91 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-005 DR LINE at line 96 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-006 DR LINE INDIRECT at line 99 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-007 PIPE LINE CI at line 102 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-008 PIPE LINE CLAY TILE at line 105 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-010 W LINE SAN SOIL-ABOVE FL at line 111 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-011 W LINE SAN SOIL-BELOW FL at line 114 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-012 W LINE & VENT COMB at line 117 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-014 WTR LINE DRINKING RET at line 123 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-015 WTR LINE DRINKING SPLY at line 126 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-016 WTR LINE SOFT at line 129 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-017 WTR LINE TMPD RET at line 132 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221100-018 WTR LINE TMPD SPLY at line 135 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221400-002 DR LINE STORM-ABOVE FL at line 91 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221400-003 DR LINE STORM-BELOW FL at line 141 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221400-004 PIPE LINE RC at line 144 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 221500-001 COMPRESSED AIR LINE at line 147 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 226200-001 VAC AIR LINE at line 150 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 226200-002 VAC CLEANING LINE at line 153 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 226200-003 VAC PUMP DISCHG LINE at line 156 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 226300-001 LOX LINE at line 159 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 226300-002 NITROUS OXIDE LINE at line 162 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 226300-003 O LINE at line 165 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 231100-003 FUEL OIL DISCHG LINE at line 170 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 231100-004 FUEL OIL FLOW LINE at line 173 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 231100-005 FUEL OIL GAUGE LINE at line 176 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 231100-006 FUEL OIL RET LINE at line 179 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 231100-007 FUEL OIL SUCT SPLY LINE at line 182 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 231100-008 FUEL OIL TANK VENT at line 185 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 231100-009 G LINE H PRESS at line 188 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 231100-010 G LINE LP at line 191 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 231100-011 G LINE LPG at line 194 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 231100-012 G LINE MEDIUM PRESS at line 197 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-271 AIR RELIEF LINE at line 200 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-272 BLR BLOW DOWN LINE at line 203 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-273 CNDS LINE at line 206 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-274 DR LINE CNDS (BELOW FL) at line 209 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-275 HUMIDIFICATION LINE at line 212 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-276 PUMPED CNDS LINE at line 215 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-277 RET LINE BRINE at line 218 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-278 RET LINE COND WTR at line 221 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-279 RET LINE DUAL TEMP at line 224 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-280 RET LINE GLYCOL HEATING at line 227 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-281 RET LINE H PRESS CNDS at line 230 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-282 RET LINE H TEMP HW at line 233 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-283 RET LINE LOW PRESS CNDS at line 236 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-284 RET LINE LOW TEMP HW at line 239 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-285 RET LINE MEDIUM PRESS CNDS at line 242 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-286 RET LINE MEDIUM TEMP HW at line 245 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-287 STEAM LINE LOW PRESS at line 248 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-288 STEAM LINE MEDIUM PRESS at line 251 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-289 SPLY LINE BRINE at line 254 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-290 SPLY LINE DUAL TEMP at line 257 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-291 SPLY LINE GLYCOL HEATING at line 260 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-292 SPLY LINE H PRESS STEAM at line 263 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-293 SPLY LINE LOW TEMP HW at line 266 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-294 SPLY LINE MEDIUM TEMP HW at line 269 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-295 WTR LINE COND FLOW at line 272 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232000-297 WTR LINE MAKE UP at line 278 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232300-001 REFR DISCHG LINE at line 281 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232300-002 REFR LIQ LINE at line 284 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 232300-003 REFR SUCT LINE at line 287 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 260500-023 RIGID CND LINE at line 292 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 260500-024 D0C UNDERG EQ DC THIN DASH LINE at line 295 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 260500-025 DC ABOVEG EQ DC at line 298 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-001 ASI DGTL VID at line 303 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-002 AUD ANALOG at line 306 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-003 COMM at line 309 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-004 CTRL at line 312 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-005 DATA IP at line 315 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-006 DGTL AUD at line 318 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-007 AES DGTL AUD at line 321 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-008 FIBEROPTICS at line 324 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-009 INTERCOM at line 327 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-010 HDMI at line 330 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-011 SDI DGTL VID at line 333 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-012 MIC AUD at line 336 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-013 RF at line 339 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-014 RGBHV COMP VID at line 342 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-015 SYNC VID at line 345 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-016 VID CMPST ANALOG at line 348 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 271500-017 SPKR at line 351 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 273000-003 at line 354 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 275200-001 NURSE CALL at line 357 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 283100-001 FIRE ALARM LINE at line 362 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 313500-001 GEOBAR LINE at line 367 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 313500-002 GEOBLANKET LINE at line 370 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 313500-003 GEOCELL LINE at line 373 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 313500-006 GEOGRID LINE at line 385 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 313500-007 GEOMAT at line 388 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 313500-010 GEONET LINE at line 394 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 313500-011 GEOSPACER LINE at line 401 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 313500-012 GEOSTRIP LINE at line 404 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 313500-013 GEOSYNTHETIC ELECTROKINETIC LINE at line 407 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 313500-014 GEOSYNTHETIC SURFICIAL EROSION CTRL LINE at line 410 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 323100-001 FENCE at line 418 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 331100-010 RET LINE CHILLED WTR at line 423 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 331100-011 SPLY LINE CHILLED WTR at line 426 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 331100-012 WTR LINE COLD at line 429 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 331100-013 WTR LINE HOT at line 432 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 331100-014 WTR LINE PUBLIC MAIN at line 435 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 333100-001 SAN SWR FORCE LINE at line 438 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 334200-001 PIPE LINE CULVERT at line 441 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-006 ELEC LINE 2-PHASE PRI OH at line 444 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-007 ELECT LINE 2-PHASE PRI UNDERG at line 447 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-008 ELEC LINE 2-PHASE SECONDARY OH at line 450 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-009 ELEC LINE 2-PHASE SECONDARY UNDERG at line 453 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-010 ELEC LINE 3PH PRI OH at line 456 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-011 ELEC LINE 3PH PRI UNDERG at line 459 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-012 ELEC LINE 3PH SECONDARY OH at line 462 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-013 ELEC LINE 3PH SECONDARY UNDERG at line 465 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-014 ELEC LINE SGL PHASE PRI OH at line 468 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-015 ELEC LINE SGL PHASE PRI UNDERG at line 471 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-016 ELEC LINE SGL PHASE SECONDARY OH at line 474 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 337100-017 ELEC LINE SGL PHASE SECONDARY UNDERG at line 477 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 401300-001 ARGON LINE at line 482 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 401300-002 HELIUM LINE at line 485 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 401300-003 LIQ NITROGEN LINE at line 488 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 401300-004 NITROGEN LINE at line 491 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 401400-001 HYDROGEN LINE at line 494 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 402000-001 FILL LINE at line 497 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 402000-002 PIPE LINE CHEM SPLY at line 500 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 402300-001 RET LINE IND HW at line 503 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 402300-002 SPLY LINE IND HW at line 506 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 402300-003 W LINE IND at line 509 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 402300-004 WTR LINE IND COLD at line 512 of the file …”
      • “Bad definition of 402500-001 W LINE ACID at line 515 of the file …”

AutoCAD Supplied Linetypes

    • Barbed wire fence with spaces
    • Barbed wire fence without spaces
    • Chain link fence with spaces
    • Chain link fence without spaces
    • Guardrail with posts on left
    • Guardrail with posts on right
    • Stockade fence with spaces
    • Stockade fence without spaces
    • Stonewall
    • Treeline left side
    • Treeline right side
  • acad.lin (C:\Users\jjensen.CI\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\C3D 2018\enu\Support)
    • Batting
    • Border
    • Border2
    • Borderx2
    • Center
    • Center2
    • Centerx2
    • Dashdot
    • Dashdot2
    • Dashdotx2
    • Dashed
    • Dashed2
    • Dashedx2
    • Divide
    • Divide2
    • Dividex2
    • Dot
    • Dot2
    • Dotx2
    • Fenceline1
    • Fenceline2
    • Gas_line
    • Hidden
    • Hidden2
    • Hiddenx2
    • Hot_water_supply
    • Phantom
    • Phantom2
    • Phantomx2
    • Tracks
    • Zigzag
  • acadiso.lin

Edge of Pavement - Block

  • hatch marks showing edge of pavement go on just one side of the line representing the edge of pavement. The blank side shows gravel and the hatch side goes on the pavement.
  • S:\_CAD-STANDARDS\ver2018\COJ-EOP.dwg
    • If scale is 1“=20' then when inserting coj-eop.dwg change scale to 20
  • INSERT block
    • might need to scale, using 1”=100' try scale BSCALE 10
      • BSCALE 50 if using 1“=50'
    • WBLOCK coj-eop-x10.dwg
  • MEASURE BLOCK
    • Problem - unable to scale block in command, either use ARRAY or scale the block and WBLOCK coj-eop-x20.dwg
    • Step 0
      • convert all lines to polylines using PEDIT JOIN
      • reverse direction to polyline using PEDIT REVERSE
    • Step 1 - select line/pline to copy a block on
    • Step 2 - BLOCK option
      • coj-eop.dwg (problem is the scale is off and don't get the option to change the scale on the fly)
    • Step 3 - Distance is half the scale so if 1”=50' then use 25' (use to use 20 if 1“=20')

Complex Linetypes - Shapes

  • Step 0 - Procedure to Create Edge of Pavement Complex Linetype
  • Step 1 - add shape files to Support File Search Path
    • Options > Files tab
    • Support File Search Path > Add button
    • M:\dwg\shapes
  • Step 1 - draw custom shape at 1:1 scale
    • horizontal line length 1 inch
    • at midpoint draw vertical line, length 0.1 at angle 105 degrees
    • draw circle 0.02
    • at right quadrant of circle, draw vertical line, length 0.06 at angle 105 degrees
    • at left quadrant of circle, draw vertical line, length 0.06 at angle 105 degrees
    • Figure 1-0 Complex Linetype - Edge of Pavement
  • Step 2 - MKSHAPE
    • M:\dwg\shapes\eop-hatch.shp
    • enter resolution: 128
    • base point: midpoint of horizontal 0.5” line
    • select all 3 vertical lines
    • Creates .shp and .shx files
    • Side note - MKSHAPE doesn't work with HATCH patterns, these must be exploded. I don't think you can explode a SOLID HATCH pattern.
  • Step 3 - SHAPE
    • EOP-HATCH
    • insert EOP shape at midpoint of 1 inch line
    • Use scale 1.0 and rotation 0.0
  • Step 4 - MKLTYPE
    • M:\dwg\civil-coj.lin
    • Enter linetype name: eop-hatch
    • Enter linetype description: Edge of pavement hatch pattern
    • Specify starting point for the line definition: click the left endpoint of the horizontal line
    • Specify ending point for line definition: click the right endpoint of the horizontal line
    • Select objects: select horizontal line and shape
    • *EOP-HATCH,Edge of pavement hatch pattern
      A,0.25,[EOP-HATCH,C:\Users\jjensen\Desktop\civil-coj.shx,s=1],0.25
  • Step 5 - save linetype (.lin) and shapefiles (.shp and .shx) in AutoCAD Support File Search Path
    • AutoCAD Options > Files tab > Support File Search Path > C:\Users\jjensen\appdata\roaming\autodesk\c3d 2017\enu\support
    • AutoCAD Options > Files tab > Support File Search Path > C:\Users\jjensen.CI\appdata\roaming\autodesk\c3d 2018\enu\support
  • Step 6 - load linetype to layer
  • Step 7 - draw line/polyline
    • Problems - linetype is on the wrong side
      • Solution A - use REVERSE command (doesn't work with Fillet Arcs so must be converted to PLINE)
      • Solution B - create a 2nd linetype for the opposite side (this has problems will create double linetypes and layers)
        • EOP-L
        • EOP-R
        • EOP-L-EX
        • EOP-R-EX
      • Solution B - don't use linetypes but MEASURE (Command) to copy a Block along a path (default is to place a node with PDMODE)
  • References

Dimensions

  • Annotation Size
    • 1/8“ (0.125”)
    • 3/32“ (0.09375”), 1/8“ (0.125”), 5/32“ (0.15625”), 3/16“ (0.1875”)
      • The Architect's Guide to the U.S. National CAD Standard by Hall and Green, p. 63
  • Arrowheads - length 1/8“ (0.125”) and width is 1/3 length, that is 1/24 or 0.4167“)
    • Basic Technical Drawing, 8th by Spencer, Dygdon, & Novak, p. 195
    • “A 0.125” (3 mm) arrowhead size is most common, especially on mechanical drawings.” (AutoCAD and Its Applications - Comprehensive, 23rd Edition by Shumaker, Madsen, Madsen, p. 470)
  • Figure 1-0 Basic Technical Drawing 8th Ed by Spencer, Dygdon, Novak, p. 194, Dimensioning Conventions
  • Figure 1-0 AutoCAD and Its Applications Comprehensive 23rd Edition by Shumaker, Madsen, Madsen, p. 456 - Dimensions
  • Suppress Arrowheads

Match Lines

  • Scale between the two drawing must be same
  • Figure 1-0 National CAD Standard (NCS) - Uniform Drafting Standard (UDS) - 4.2.7.1.6 Match Lines
  • Figure 1-0 National CAD Standard (NCS) - Uniform Drafting Standard (UDS) - 6.4 Symbols - Match Line Block

Plotting

  • use monochrome.ctb - everything plots with color Black and Screening 100%
  • Can transparency override the plotstyle, just like raster images override/trump plotstyle - YES, YES, YES!!!!!

Table Style

  • Tablestyle Name: tblStyleArial
    • Cell styles - Data
      • General Tab: Alignment - Top Left (for text but change the block to top right)
      • Text Tab: Text style: Arial09ptx01
      • Borders Tab: - No Border
    • Cell styles - Header
      • General Tab: Alignment - Top Left
      • Text Tab: Text style: Arial18ptx01
      • Borders Tab: - No Border
    • Cell styles - Title
      • General Tab: Alignment - Middle Center
      • Text Tab: Text style: Arial24ptx01
      • Borders Tab: - No Border
  • Insert Table
    • Columns: 2
    • Column width: 3
    • Data rows: 18
    • Row height: 1
    • Set cell styles
      • First row cell style: Title
      • Second row cell style: Header
      • All other row cell styles: Data

Original City of Jerome Title Block

AutoCAD GIS Template

City of Jerome AutoCAD Template for GIS Layers

  • Open Civil 3D 2018 Imperial
  • Open acad.dwt template
  • Save as M:\dwg\COJ-GISLayers-2018.dwt
  • EDITDRAWINGSETTINGS (Application Menu > Drawing Utilities > Drawing Settings)
    • Units and Zone tab
    • Zone USA, Idaho - ID83-CF (NAD83 Idaho State Planes, Central Zone, US Foot)
    • Scale 1“=40'
  • UNITS Feet

Landfx Tree and Shrub, People Blocks

  • Open M:\dwg\COJ-GISLayers-2018.dwt
  • ADC see blocks already in template
  • F/X Planting > Generic Plants
  • TREE-SIMP-001 then ok
    • need to do all trees like this, one at a time

LandFX Elevation Graphics

  • Site Furnishing - done
    • Benches
    • Chairs
    • Tables
    • Umbrellas
  • Site Amenities - done
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt as M:\dwg\LandFX-Elev-SiteAmenities.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics
    • BEDIT scale from unitless to feet
    • Bike Racks - done
    • Bollards - done
    • Boulders - done
    • Clocks - done
    • Drinking Fountains - done
    • Flag Poles - done
    • Fountains - done
    • Pots/Planters - done
    • Trash Recepticles - done
    • Tree Guards - done
  • Site Amenities - Signs - done
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt as M:\dwg\LandFX-Elev-SiteSigns.dwt)
    • Signage - Traffic
  • Site Structures - Gates/Fencing - done
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt as M:\dwg\LandFX-Elev-SiteStruct-Gates.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics
    • BEDIT scale from unitless to feet
  • Site Structures - Gazebos/Kiosk - done
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt as M:\dwg\LandFX-Elev-SiteStruct-Gazebos.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics
    • BEDIT scale from unitless to feet
  • Site Structures - Pavilions - done
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt as M:\dwg\LandFX-Elev-SiteStruct-Pavilions.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics
    • BEDIT scale from unitless to feet
  • Site Lighting - Pathlight - done
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt as M:\dwg\LandFX-Elev-SiteLight-Pathlight.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics
    • BEDIT scale from unitless to feet
  • Site Lighting - Polelight - done
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt as M:\dwg\LandFX-Elev-SiteLight-Polelight.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics
    • BEDIT scale from unitless to feet
  • Site Lighting - Traffic - done
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt as M:\dwg\LandFX-Elev-SiteLight-Traffic.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics
    • BEDIT scale from unitless or inches to feet
  • People Blocks (M:\dwg\LandFX-people.dwt) - done
    • WBLOCK (M:\dwg\clean.dwg) to create a clean Civil template
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt)
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\LandFX-people.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics
    • select PEOPLE-E101
    • place in Modelspace
    • repeat
  • Vehicle Blocks (M:\dwg\LandFX-vehicles.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics
    • select VEHC-E101-001
    • place in Modelspace
    • repeat
  • Plants - Shrubs Blocks
    • WBLOCK (M:\dwg\clean.dwg) to create a clean Civil template
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt)
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\LandFX-plants-shrubs.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics
  • Plants - Trees Blocks
    • WBLOCK (M:\dwg\clean.dwg) to create a clean Civil template
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\clean.dwt)
    • SAVEAS (M:\dwg\LandFX-plants-trees.dwt)
    • F/X Site → Blocks (object library panel) → Elevation Graphics

NCS Symbols and Linetypes

  • Open NCSV6_DIV22.dwg (Plumbing)
  • ADC - Autodesk Design Center
  • Drag and drop the following blocks into COJ-GISLayers-2018.dwt template (unknown if this will cause a missing .shx error)
    • 220523-002-ID BV
    • 220523-001-ID BFV
    • 220523-003-ID CHKV
    • 220523-005-ID GTV
    • 220523-004-ID GLV
  • Drag and drop the following linetypes into COJ-GISLayers-2018.dwt template
    • 221400-002 DR LINE STORM-ABOVE FL
    • 221400-003 DR LINE STORM-BELOW FL
  • Open NCSV6_DIV26.dwg (Electrical)
  • ADC - Autodesk Design Center
  • Drag and drop the following blocks into COJ-GISLayers-2018.dwt template
    • 260500-005-ID ELEC J-BOX
    • 260500-010-ID ELEC PB
    • 260900-001-ID ELEC M
    • 265600-001-ID ELEC ST LT WITH BRKT
    • 265600-002-ID LT POST ONE ARM ONE HEAD
    • 265600-003-ID LT POST 2 ARMS 2 HEADS
    • 265600-004-ID LT POST WITHOUT ARM
  • Open NCSV6_DIV33.dwg (Utilities)
    • 331100-003-ID UTIL WTR MH
    • 331100-004-ID UTIL WTR M
    • 331200-001-ID HYD FIRE
    • 331200-007-ID UTIL POLE
    • 333000-001-ID-UTIL SAN MH
    • 334400-001-ID DRAGE CATCH BASIN
    • 334900-001-ID UTIL STORM DRAINAGE MH
    • 335100-003-ID UTIL MH NAT G
    • 335100-004-ID UTIL M NAT G
    • 338100-001-ID UTIL COMMS MH
    • 338100-002-ID UTIL TEL MH
  • Delete the blocks from modelspace, we just want the definition in the template to use later, do NOT PURGE these blocks
  • Save M:\dwg\COJ-GISLayers-2018.dwt

Symbols

How to Use NCS Symbols in Civil 3D

  • Problem - when using NCS blocks in units of inches, they are at layout size so appear very small in modelspace.
  • Solution - make annotative blocks

Install NCS Symbols

NCS Symbols - Div 01 - General Requirements

  • Section indicators for building with break standards
    • Figure 1-0 National CAD Standard - Uniform Drawing System - Module 6 - Symbols - Section Indicator
    • Civil 3D
    • ANNOSCALE 1”=1' (treat 0.5“ same as 0.5')
    • LAYER 0
    • CIRCLE 0.5
    • LINE 3
    • Figure 1-0 National CAD Standard - Uniform Drawing System - Module 6 - Symbols - Section Indicator

Detail Naming Convention

  • Figure 1-0 Detail Naming Convention

National CAD Standard - Symbols

  • Water Valves - National CAD Standard - Uniform Drawing System - Module 6 - Symbols - 6.4.15 Division 22 - Plumbing
    • Ball valve
    • Butterfly valve
    • check valve
    • gate valve
    • globe valve
    • storm drain line (3/32” text)
    • Figure 1-0 National CAD Standard - Uniform Drawing System - Module 6 - Symbols - Plumbing
  • Electrical - National CAD Standard - Uniform Drawing System - Module 6 - Symbols - 6.5.18 Division 26 - Electrical
    • Electrical, junction box
    • Electrical, pull box
    • Electrical, meter
    • Electrical, street light with bracket
    • Light post, one arm, one head
    • Light post, two arms, two heads
    • Light post without arms
    • Figure 1-0 National CAD Standard - Uniform Drawing System - Module 6 - Symbols - Electrical
  • Fire Hydrant - National CAD Standard - Uniform Drawing System - Module 6 - Symbols - 6.4.23 Division 33 - Utilities
    • utility, water manhole
    • utility, water meter
    • hydrant, fire
    • utility, utility pole
    • utility, sanitary manhole
    • drainage, catch basin
    • utility, storm drainage manhole
    • utility, manhole, natural gas
    • utility, meter, natural gas
    • utility, communications manhole
    • utility, telephone manhole
    • Figure 1-0 National CAD Standard - Uniform Drawing System - Module 6 - Symbols - Utilities

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