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Public Works CADD Standards


The establishment of CADD (Computer-Aided Drafting and Design) standards is to ensure uniform standards for the computer aided design and drafting of Capital & Non-Capital Improvement Projects. These standards are to be used in the generation of electronic plans by both internal users and consultants doing business with the City of Minneapolis. The establishment of CADD standards effectively enables:

Use of these files allows designers to create CADD documents that adhere to the City of Minneapolis’s Public Works Department Public Works CADD standards for engineering plans.

Bentley, Bentley MicroStation, and Bentley InRoads are trademarks of Bentley Systems, Incorporated and are used here for specificity and clarification only.

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Bentley MicroStation Files

Bentley MicroStation Files

DGN Library Mpls.dgnlib
Color Table MplsColorTable.tbl
Font Library MplsFont.rsc
Line Style Library MplsLine.rsc
Seed File MplsSeed.dgn
Pen Tables MplsSewer.tbl, MplsStreet.tbl, MplsWater.tbl
Cell Libraries DFTG.cel, EROS.cel, PKBD.cel, RWAY.cel, SSWR.cel, STRC.cel,
STRM.cel, SURF.cel, SURV.cel, TRAF.cel, TRAN.cel, UTIL.cel,
VEG.cel, WATR.cel

Last updated July 10, 2020
File size 14.9 MB

Bentley InRoads Files

Bentley InRoads Files

Structures File Mpls.dat
Drafting Notes Mpls.dft
Feature Code and Attribute Library Mpls.fxl
Intensity-Duration-Frequency File Mpls.idf
Template Library Mpls.itl
Preference File

Last updated July 10, 2020
File size 375 KB

CADD Standards Documentation

CADD Standards Documentation

30% 60% 90% Plan Set Requirements 30_60_90.xls
CADD Levels & Symbology Mpls_PW_CADD_Levels_&_Symbology.xls
CADD Standards Files Mpls_PW_CADD_Standards_Files.pdf
CADD Standards Manual Mpls_PW_CADD_Standards_Manual.pdf
Catch Basin Survey Form Mpls_PW_Catch_Basin_Survey_Form.pdf
Review Comment Disposition Form Mpls_PW_Review_Comment_Disposition_Form.docx
Mpls PW Standard Symbology Mpls_PW_Standard_Symbology.pdf
Storm & Sanitary Manhole Information Form Mpls_PW_Storm_Sanitary_Manhole_Information_Form.pdf
Survey Standards Mpls_PW_Survey_Standards.pdf
Consultant Design Standards (TE&D division only) Mpls_PW_TE&D_Consultant_Design_Standards.pdf
100% Standard Plan Set Sample (TE&D division only) Mpls_PW_TE&D_Sample_Plan_Set_100%.pdf
CADD Standards Transmittal_CADD-0050_Mpls_PW_CADD_Standards.pdf
How to Use Standard Plates in Plan Sheets Transmittal_Procedure-0014_How_to_Use_Standard_Plates_in_Plan_Sheets.pdf
How to Revise Signed Plan Sheets Attachment Transmittal_Procedure-0018_Attachment_How_to_Revise_Signed_Plan_Sheets.pdf
How to Revise Signed Plan Sheets Transmittal_Procedure-0018_How_to_Revise_Signed_Plan_Sheets.pdf
MicroStation Print Organizer Transmittal_Procedure-0022_MicroStation_Print_Organizer.pdf

Last updated July 10, 2020
File size 73.7 MB  

Downloading CADD Standards

The CADD standards files are in MicroStation V8i (SELECT series 2) and InRoads Group V8i (SELECT series 2) file formats.

Downloading CADD Standards Documentation

The CADD standards documentation is presented in Portable Document Format (PDF). You may use Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 (or higher) to view, print, or download each document. If needed you may download, free of charge, Adobe Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

Before downloading information please read the Notice of Disclaimer below:

Notice of Disclaimer

The City of Minneapolis Public Works Department makes the Bentley MicroStation and Bentley InRoads CADD standards files available on an "as is" basis. All warranties and representations of any kind with regard to said information is disclaimed, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use. Under no circumstances will the City of Minneapolis or any of its officers or employees be liable for any consequential, incidental, special or exemplary damages even if apprised of the likelihood of such damages occurring.

The City of Minneapolis does not warrant the information against deficiencies of any kind. The use of this information for work which is under contract with the City of Minneapolis does not relieve the contractor from any obligations assumed by the contract, or from complete and proper fulfillment of the terms of the contract, nor does it entitle the contractor compensation for damages or loss which could be attributed to such use. Contractors are put on notice that they must independently verify all information herein.

The information contained on this page is subject to updating by the Public Works Department. Anyone relying on it should satisfy themselves as to the most current version.

Last updated Jul 10, 2020



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