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BES AutoCAD Files

CAD Support for Capital Improvement Projects

 

Starting May 15th 2020, the design software version used for BES projects is AutoCAD Civil 3D 2021. All styles and templates are updated to this version.

All BES CAD drawings (including reference drawings) shall be drawn using the Oregon Coordinate Reference System (OCRS) Portland Zone, based on Lambert Conformal Conic projection (single parallel) North American Datum of 1983. The vertical datum is City of Portland (COP).

For standards and templates questions contact Dan Perde-Zundel at dan.perde@portlandoregon.gov

 

The CAD tools and templates below are intended for use with Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) only.

 

1) For each new project, download the most recent BES AutoCAD Drawing template and tools from this page.

2) Coordinates: All BES CAD drawings (including reference drawings) shall be drawn using the Oregon Coordinate Reference System (OCRS) Portland Zone, based on Lambert Conformal Conic projection (single parallel) North American Datum of 1983. 

  • Label “CITY OF PORTLAND DATUM AND OCRS PORTLAND ZONE” in the lower right corner of the cover sheet.
  • Keep drawing coordinates to the Oregon Coordinate Reference System, Portland Zone,  NAD83, International Feet.
  • Provide survey cogo points in a separate text file. No need to include survey cogo points in the drawing itself.

3) All drawings (including reference drawings) shall be drawn with units as FEET, not inches.

4) Attach all reference drawings as “overlays,” not “attachments.”

5) In addition to typical topographic features and utilities, the following must be included in each basemap or GIS reference drawing:

  • Building Outlines
  • Street Addresses
  • Parcel Lines
  • Right-of-Way (ROW) Lines
  • Curb Lines 

6) Do not use any other fonts other than those provided in the most recent BES AutoCAD template and tools files.

Consultant-led CIP Designs

Contact Dan Perde-Zundel (dan.perde@portlandoregon.gov) to request the latest base map for your project. Please include:

  • Project name and number
  • Project scope (MH to MH runs, MH IDs, street intersections, waterways, or any other easily identifiable asset) to define the map's extent
  • Scale at which the project's design will be shown on the C sheets
  • Due date for base map delivery (please give at least 1 week notice)
  • Copy your PM and BES PM in your correspondence to avoid duplicate requests

When initialing title blocks on CAD plans consultant staff shall apply initials to the DESIGNED BY, DRAWN BY, and CHECKED BY areas (see highlighted graphic below). Initials can be applied in the attributes of the BES title block. We suggest you use the sheet set manager template provided on this page for automatic filling of those fields.  The appropriate City staff will initial the other areas.  With respect to Engineer of Record seals, EOR(s) will digitally sign each occurrence of their stamp.  DocuSign has been adopted by the City of Portland for capturing digital signatures to comply with OSBEELS guidance on seals.  In most cases the City will initiate the DocuSign routing process for plans.

 

CAD Support for Public Works Permits

Use the following link to find CAD tools appropriate for use with Public Works Permit (PWP) projects.

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/53147