Computer-aided design standards

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The PBS CAD Standards set mandatory procedures for architects/engineers (A/Es) to follow for the creation and delivery of all CAD drawings to GSA. It is important to note that the Standards require that A/Es must use the United States National CAD Standard® (NCS). It is the A/Es’ responsibility to obtain a copy of the NCS. GSA regions and other programs may have further requirements.

Accurate and error-free CAD drawings support our Computer Integrated Facility Management program. CIFM is the use of CAD and associated software to measure, manage, and maintain space and facilities.

Please direct questions about the PBS CAD Standards [PDF - 126 KB] to the CAD Manager in the GSA Region where the project is located. For copies of previous standards and files, contact the appropriate CAD Manager also.

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Last Reviewed: 2022-12-05