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CAD standard

The City of Calgary has developed a CAD (computer-aided design) standard to be used for engineering drawings on capital projects that impact City of Calgary horizontal infrastructure initiated on or after January 1, 2019. The Standard also applies to drawings for subdivision construction projects initiated on or after January 1, 2020.

Any projects initiated prior to these dates are encouraged to use this CAD Standard. Usage of this standard is also encouraged for CAD representations of buildings and other vertical infrastructure projects.

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For background information about the CAD Standard and why The City created these, view the About the CAD Standard page.
If you have technical questions that are not covered in the material provided above, please review our FAQ page.

The City of Calgary (the "City") CAD standards and provided tools are intended for information purposes only. No warranty or representation as to the completeness or accuracy of said materials is made. The Contents on this Site and its compilation is protected by Canadian and international copyright, and trademark laws.  The City acknowledges that the CAD Standards were developed by adopting and amending the Master Municipal Construction Documents Association (MMCD) Standard, and supplemented with additional information from the National CAD Standard (NCS). Copyright materials from both organizations incorporated within the City’s CAD Standards is owned by the respective organization. For more information on using the content on this site, please see the City of Calgary Terms of Use.