Location and Design Division 

Location and Design Division
Issued January 2005 - Rev. April 2021

2021 CADD Manual

The most recent version of the 2021 CADD Manual is presented.  This version supersedes all previous versions and incorporates all previous revisions that are relevant.  All future revisions will be incorporated into this online version and detailed in the “Revisions” folder.
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Although this data has been tested by VDOT, no expressed or implied warranties are made by VDOT concerning, the accuracy, completeness, reliability and usability of this information. 

The information in this new edition reflects the changes in: 

  • MicroStation CONNECT Edition
  • OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition
  • ProjectWise
  • Systems access
  • Plans Production
  • Electronic Deliverables


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Chapter 1

Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2

ProjectWise Document Management

Chapter 3

CADD Standards

Chapter 4

CADD Production 

Chapter 5

CADD Delivery  

Chapter 6

Quality Assurance & Quality Control

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