The CADD Manual is to be used by all in-house personnel producing engineering projects. It is to be included in all contracts requiring engineering plans preparation. This manual will affect all offices of the Department and all consultants, contractors and others who utilize engineering CADD applications or engineering data produced by these applications.

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 Chapter 1 Introduction: The CADD Manual addresses the requirements to utilize Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) for production and delivery of digital project data for the Florida Department of Transportation (Department). In addition to software and configuration requirements, it identifies tools, techniques, applications, standards and procedures that are used to produce a consistent and quality CADD product for the Department.

 Chapter 2 CADD Computer Systems: This chapter establishes the minimum requirements for procurement, maintenance and technical support of the Florida Department of Transportation (Department’s) Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems.

 Chapter 3 CADD Software, Development & Distribution: This chapter establishes how Florida Department of Transportation (Department) Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) software is developed, tested, approved and distributed..

 Chapter 4 CADD Support: This chapter establishes the primary components of Florida Department of Transportation (Department) Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) support structure and services, including the statewide training, and defines the applications and tools supported by the Production Support CADD Office.

 Chapter 5 CADD Standards: This chapter defines the Florida Department of Transportation (Department’s) critical Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) Production Standards to be used in the production of the Department’s CADD projects.

 Chapter 6 CADD Project Prerequisites: This chapter defines the initial steps and processes for preparing the final Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) projects in reflection of the FDOT Design Manual (FDM) for the Florida Department of Transportation (Department).

 Chapter 7 CADD Production Support: This chapter establishes the minimum CADD project production requirements for the Florida Department of Transportation (Department’s) Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) projects in accordance with the Department’s plans preparation procedures and practices set out in the FDOT Design Manual (FDM).

 Chapter 8 CADD Delivery: This chapter establishes the minimum requirements and functions necessary for Florida Department of Transportation (Department) Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) project review and delivery process.

 Chapter 9 Quality Assurance & Quality Control: This section establishes the basis for Quality Assurance (QA) monitoring of the Florida Department of Transportation (Department) District Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) functions, including the areas of responsibility, frequency of monitoring and reporting methods.