CAD Resources

SPU, SDOT and Seattle Parks & Recreation Department have upgraded to the 2017 version of AutoCAD products as of December 5th, 2016. New consultant contracts signed after December 5th, 2016 will have the requirement to use 2017 Autodesk software. Any existing contracts will not change unless the consultant chooses to upgrade to 2017 voluntarily. Be aware that Civil 3D objects are not compatible between 2017 and older versions.

The resources listed are for CAD users in Seattle Public Utilities (SPU), Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) as well as consultants who are working on projects for SPU, SDOT or SPR.

We put together these supporting files and the CAD Manual in an effort to provide as much assistance as possible to the users. Since there are many ways to configure AutoCAD, we also tried to make the files as generic as possible. Should you have any problems or questions using these files or our CAD Standards in general, please contact the SPU CAD Support Team at

SPU/SDOT CAD Requirements for Consultants

If you are performing computer-aided-drafting services for Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Department of Transportation or Seattle Parks and Recreation you must adhere to the requirements in the following document:

SPU/SDOT CAD Requirements (pdf)

BIM Execution Plan

Download and edit the BIM Execution Plan template to document file formats, naming and numbering standards, roles and responsibilities, collaboration/clash detection/issue & markup tracking protocols, and more.

BIM Execution Plan (doc)

Collaboration/Tracking with Autodesk BIM 360 (pdf)

Standard Folder Structure (zip)

Drafting Criteria Guidelines

View the following documents to learn more about our drafting guidelines.

Custom Civil 3D Pull-Down Menu

A custom pull-down menu for AutoCAD Civil 3D is available.

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