Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Standards

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) CAD Standards Workspace is designed for use with all versions of MicroStation V8i. If you encounter issues with any of our custom tools, help fix them by contacting us at ids@mdot.maryland.gov with a description of the error.

MDOT SHA is pleased to announce the release of MDOT SHA Workspace 2.0!

This workspace is a complete redesign and reorganization of the workspace, with new folder structures and implementation strategies. The Workspace 2.0 zip file contains two complete CAD Standards and must be installed to replace any old MDOT SHA Workspace files and folders. Workspace 2.0 contains a complete copy of the current CAD Standard (SHA_V8_01) and the new CAD Standards (SHA_V8_02).

Key changes are summarized below

  • There are no V7 Workmode files or folders in Workspace 2.0.
  • The MDSHA_Common folder has been renamed to SHA_Common. It is now used to store workspace files that are common to the two V8 CAD Standards.
  • The MDSHA_V8_01 folder has been renamed to SHA_V8_01. It stores all files that are unique to the previous MDOT SHA V8 workspace standard. This standard is compatible with all ongoing projects at MDOT SHA that use the previous workspace.
  • A new SHA_V8_02 folder was added to store all files needed to run the new 2.0 standard. This standard was developed as part of ongoing developments to implement the software Open Roads.
  • The selection of workspace standards was changed from UCF (User) based to PCF (Project) based.
  • The SHA_V8_02 standard uses a National CAD Standards (NCS) compliant level naming convention. The SHA_V8_01 standard continues to use the original SHA V8 standard level naming system.
  • The SHA_V8_02 standard implements Annotation Scale for Linestyles, Element Templates and ByLevel Symbologies. For this reason, you should not use reference files from one standard in the other standard.
  • Both workspace standards only support the InRoads Civil platform. Open Roads designer and MicroStation CONNECT are not supported.
  • Non-InRoads users must select the proper standard according to the current project. The selection of an InRoads platform determines which workspace standard to use.

Workspace Downloads

The zip file below contains a complete workspace. We recommend that you follow the instructions in the included readme.pdf (you can download it from the link below) for the recommended setup procedure for this workspace. This workspace must be installed in a separate folder structure from any existing workspace. No files from an existing workspace can be mixed with files in the new workspace under any circumstances. Report any issues to ids@mdot.maryland.gov.

  • MDOT SHA CAD Standards Workspace V 2.01.03 (6/28/2019) (ZIP, 116 MB)

  • New Version ReadMe.pdf (12/09/2020) (PDF, 636 KB)

  • IMPORTANT: Each zip file needs to be installed in sequential order. A new installation must start with this file and progress through all subsequent updates.

Document containing detailed instructions on setting up this workspace, FAQs, and troubleshooting tips. A copy is included in the zip file above. This document supersedes the Installation guide found in the MDOT SHA CAD Standards Documentation zip file (below).

  • WorkspaceUpdate2.01.04.zip (3/03/2020) (ZIP, 13 MB)

    See WorkspaceChangeLog.xlsx in the ...\Workspace\Documentation folder for a list of files and brief explanations of changes/additions. Unzip to the parent folder of your current Workspace folder. The topmost folder in the zip file is Workspace. The files and folder contained herein will update or add file to the existing workspace.

  • WorkspaceUpdate2.02.04.zip (8/03/2020) (ZIP, 38.9 MB)

    See WorkspaceChangeLog.xlsx in the ...\Documentation folder for a list of files and brief explanations of changes/additions. Unzip to the parent folder of your current Workspace folder. The files and folders contained herein will update or add files to the existing workspace. This file does NOT include the files from update 2.01.04 – its contents must be added to workspace 2.01.03 prior to adding these files. This file is a fixes and update version of the earlier WorkspaceUpdate2.02.03.zip which it replaced. This file contains new configuration variables that fix an issue with the Print Organizer and other minor issues as reported by internal and external users.

  • WorkspaceUpdate2.03.01.zip (12/09/2020) (ZIP, 9.3 MB)

    See WorkspaceChangeLog.xlsx in the ...\Documentation folder for a list of files and brief explanations of changes/additions. Unzip to the parent folder of your current Workspace folder. The files and folder contained herein will update or add file to the existing workspace. This file does NOT include the files from any previous updates. All previous zip files must be extracted in order to build or rebuild the complete workspace.

  • New New WorkspaceUpdate2.04.00.zip  (08/30/2021) (ZIP, 48.4 MB)

    See WorkspaceChangeLog.xlsx in the ...\Documentation folder for a list of files and brief explanations of changes/additions. Unzip to the parent folder of your current Workspace folder. The files and folder contained herein will update or add file to the existing workspace. This file does NOT include the files from any previous updates. All previous zip files must be extracted in order to build or rebuild the complete workspace.

Other Customizations

The MDOT SHA Office of Highway Development (OHD) Plats and Surveys Division (PSD) has customizations (MicroStation) for use in developing their standard deliverables.

Documentation

  • MDOT SHA CAD Standards Documentation (ZIP, 1.98 MB)

    • MicroStation V8 CAD Standards Manual (6/14/2004) (PDF, 1.16 MB)

    • MicroStation V8 CAD Standards Training Guide (6/14/2004) (PDF, 975 KB)

Note: The PDF listed below remains available at this link but is now obsolete with the release of Workspace 2.0. The New ReadMe.pdf supplied with Workspace 2.0 or via the above link supersedes it.

  • MicroStation V8 CAD Workspace Installation Guide (3/30/2018) (PDF, 314 KB)