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CAD Standards and Information

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Welcome to Nevada DOT's CAD Section

This website is designed to be a one-stop source for technical resources and information about agency-wide computer aided design (CAD) technologies that enable highway design and drafting at the Nevada DOT. This information is provided for use by the Nevada DOT and is intended for our service providers and/or their subcontractors.

CAD Software Standards

The Nevada DOT documents standard CAD software and version numbers to aid in the transfer of engineering data, and to assist in providing uniformity in CAD procedures. Service provider suppliers of CAD information are required to provide graphics files in a MicroStation DGN format compatible with Nevada DOT CAD software standard versions shown below and the Nevada DOT CAD Workspace.





Microstation V8i SS2 Bentley Systems, Inc.
 Power InRoads  V8i SS2 Bentley Systems, Inc.

Civil Design

InRoads V8i SS2 "Refresh"
Bentley Systems, Inc.
Storm and Sanitary
SignCAD 8.48 SignCAD Systems, Inc.
AutoDesk Vehicle Tracking 2015 AutoDesk, Inc.


CAD Workspace

Please read the following Disclaimer prior to downloading and using the NDOT CAD Workspace:

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) does not provide technical software support to outside entities who utilize any CAD files that are posted or distributed. The files located on this website are subject to change. The recipient shall be responsible for revisiting the website as needed to determine if future changes or updates affect the work being produced by the recipient. Although the material on this page has been tested by the CAD Operations Unit, it is important that potential users of these files read the following statement and accept its terms as a prerequisite to the use of these files:

The NDOT makes these files or documents available on an "as is" basis. All warranties and representations of any kind with regard to said files or documents are disclaimed, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use. Under no circumstances will the NDOT, or any of its officers or employees, be liable for any consequential, incidental, special or exemplary damages, even if appraised of the likelihood of such damages occurring. The NDOT does not warrant the files or documents against deficiencies of any kind. The use of any of these files or documents for work which is under contract or agreement with the NDOT does not relieve the contractor or service provider from any obligations assumed by the contract or agreement, or from complete and proper fulfillment of the terms of the contract or agreement, nor does it entitle the contractor or service provider to compensation for damages or loss which could be attributed to such use.

Instructions for installing the CAD workspace are included in the ZIP file in the "READ_ME.txt"


If you have any questions regarding the CAD Workspace, please contact:

CAD Supervisor
Pedro Madera
Phone: (775)888-7054
Fax: (775)888-7401