CADD Standards

The following resources are available to download for projects related to Los Angeles County Public Works. These files are the same as those used in this organization's CADD operations. Comments or questions can be sent to

MicroStation Resource Files

The standard computer aided drafting and design (CADD) software at Los Angeles County Public Works (LACoPW) is MicroStation.

Complete MicroStation V8i Workspace (all resource files):
Individual resource files from MicroStation V8i Workspace:

Border Sheets for Land Development Division (LDD)

  • There is no standard title block for grading and drainage plans for privately maintained improvements within private properties. This PDF lists information needed for the title sheet: Grading and BMP General Notes (03/28/2017). In addition, provide:
    • 1. County bench mark
    • 2. Name and address of the project, owner, applicant, engineer, surveyor, etc.
    For the latest information and details please see Forms and Guidelines

Border Sheets for Consolidated Sewer Maintenance District (CSMD)

Sewer (Consolidated Sewer Maintenance District)

Border Sheets for Public Works and Flood Control District Projects

County Infrastructure Projects

Mapping Data

Cadastral Landbase Data
  • MicroStation (.dgn)
  • ArcMap (.gdb)


The standard survey software is Carlson Survey. Resource files available for download:
Survey Templates and Guides
  • Preparation Guide
  • Record of Survey Templates
  • Corner Record Template

Design Resources