The ODOT CADD Engineering Standards are catagorized into TWO different set of standards. The OHDOT standards are designed to work with MicroStation and OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition. The ODOTcadd standards are designed to work with MicroStation V8i and GEOPAK V8i (SELECTseries 4 & 10). The best way to learn about our CADD standards and how to set them up is by watching our YouTube video series linked below.
There are three different ways to setup OHDOT CADD standards. Please see the following video series and installation guide for more details on installing and setting up these standards. All installs can be run silently.
The ODOTcadd standards include many of ODOT’s previous V8istd CADD Standards for MicroStation and GEOPAK with additional newly developed standards for Bentley’s OpenRoads technology; however, there are some changes that are not backwards compatible with previous releases of ODOT’s CADD Standards and existing projects. ODOT recommends completing existing projects using the previously published V8istd CADD Standards.
For this update, the GEOPAK/PowerGEOPAK related standards for the OpenRoads technology have been updated using the SELECTseries 4 & 10 version of the software and are therefore incompatible with GEOPAK/PowerGEOPAK (SELECTseries 3). The following software version was used for these updates:
The ODOTcadd Standards are now delivered as a standalone application. This application is used to download and synchronize the ODOTcadd Standards directly to a local/network folder. We've created a detailed tutorial for using the synchronization tool.
For information on the Sync Tool please refer to our video tutorial and help document.
Video for using the Sync Tool
Help Document for the Sync Tool
For information on the configuration of the ODOTcadd Standards please refer to our video tutorial.
Setting up the ODOTcadd Standards
Click Here for detailed information on getting the most out of the Excel based General Summary required for plan submission. The General Summary is maintained by CADD Services and the Bid Analysis and Review Team within the Office of Estimating.
To submit a question, comment or suggestion to the CADD Services staff, please submit a Support Request.
The ODOT CADD Standards provided do not exempt the professional from performing responsible engineering and/or surveying. The ODOT CADD Standards are intended to provide uniform procedures and standards for organizations that perform CADD related services for ODOT. The professional shall have final responsibility for the accuracy of all input and output of computer-based applications.