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Initial issue date: December 13, 2000
Revised: April 1, 2014

Table of Contents:

Section Description
A Introduction

B General workstation Ethics

C Basic Computer Operation / Email

D Master Layer List for Cad Drawings

E Standard AutoCAD System Variable Settings

F Line Weights / Settings For Plotting

G Cad Standard Text Fonts

H Cad Standard Dimension Styles

I Cad Standard Keyboard Macros

J Scale Factors

K Back-ups and Archives, File Names and Locations

L Symbols / Blocks Library

M New York Design Standard Titlesheets

A Introduction :

One of the ideas stressed by New York Design Architects is communications. One of the elements of communications is
to use common language between all staff and clients.

This is the third draft of New Design Architects, LLP. Guidelines for filing and CAD. These guidelines should be used for all
work performed within or for NYDA and/or NYDA clients directly or indirectly. These guidelines are subject to change, and
are open for comments and suggestion.

The purposes of introducing Guidelines for AutoCad are:

- To maintain uniformity in our projects.

- To create a common language between clients and staff.

- To create an easy to use, and understandable set of electronic documents, including but not limited to
architectural, engineering drawings, design, renderings, etc.

- To create the foundation for intelligent drawings.

- To facilitate a paperless office.

- Enabling an efficient back up system.

B General Workstation Ethics:
General WorkStation Ethics:

Computers provided are for the purpose of providing you with a media for which this office can communicate. These
computers are delicate. Your responsibilities for your workstation (Desk, Chair, Tools, Computers) include the

Daily maintanace of your work station includes clearing away of build up of inactive projects by fililing
away in their proper location. This should be performed daily, as part of your routine. Physical
cleaning of the surfaces in also appreciated, cleaning staff will not clean your workstation due to their
inability to distinguish trash from non trash. Regular maintanance also keeps our facility in a bug free
environment. Please do not hesitate to ask for any supplies needed in order to do this.

Your workstation is for your use and should be used as a tool, personal items may be stored as
requried, but not intended for anything but incidentals (tissues, napkins, etc.)

Your computer work station is also a tool for your work, personal files or softwre are not to be installed
without permission. Installing any hardware or software may conflct with existing components and
crash the system as well as increase chances of viruses.

It is your responsibility to create, name, backup and store files as per these standards.

It is mandatory that all files are stored in the server under the appropriate heading.

It is imperative that any document that is received approved by any governing or private authority be
scanned into the system and stored in the proper location. Items that require scanning are not limited
to: approved plans, specs, applications, shop drawings, submittals, etc.

It shall not be permissable for any staff to utilize, connect in any way to network, or any office
hardware, with any type of wireless or storage device including, but not limited to, cellular phones,
thumb drives, usb drives, tablets, laptops or other media having the ability to store, copy or distribute
files. If necessary, a written request can be submitted to the partner in charge.

Now you are on your way to becoming a vital pat of the NYDA team!

C Basic Computer Operations:

Because Windows is a secure system, some workstations require you to identify yourself, or log on, do not put in a
password for the workstation that you are using, under no circumstances may you create a password without a partners
approval and, if granted, the password must be disclosed to all partners.

Software/Hardware/Office Equipment:

- Personal use of office services, software, hardware and vendors is prohibited.

- All electronic files are subject to and accessible by NYDA.
- You may store work on your local machine if necessary but this should always be considered a back up.


- Email is monitored randomly by various personnel, for any reason, or no reason at all; it may be read,
distributed and scrutinized. Care must be taken to avoid misuse.

- Email is provided to staff according to need, availability and job function.

- Email is to be used for NYDA business purposes only, not shopping or any other purpose not related to office
work, regardless of whether you are on NYDA time or not.

- All staff is required to export (archive) all associated email communications to servers routinely but not to
exceed quarterly, job end (defined as termination of project), sign-off of project and/or permanent stop work.
All archived emails are to be saved within the job folder under correspondence/email.

- Email accounts are provided as needed to staff as a communication tool to facilitate your efforts in completing
your work. Any questions pertaining to this should be directed toward a Partner or IT Administrator.

- Staff is required to maintain calendar and contacts within one workstation. Both must be backed up to the
local c drive on a yearly basis, refer to section k for additional information.

- Upon commencement of your employment (either directly or on an as needed basis), or shortly thereafter, a
username and password will be provided to you, in order to access email and other office data from off-site, in
the event staff is in the field or working outside of the office.

D Master Layer List For CAD Drawings:

The layers will be based on the following Guidelines. This system was chosen because the fundementals are easy to use,
understand and tested over time, and the layer names are very descriptive. This system is not wholly perfect. As a result,
some minor deviations will be required form time to time. In many cases, our clients will request their standards be used,
staff shall clarify such at project commencement and proceed accordingly.

A layer guideline is attached. New layers should be based on existing layers. Upon commencing a new drawing a
"Prototype.dwg" should be opened from the symbol library, by begining this way the layers are allready established for you!
Once opened immediately "save as" to the project folder you will be needing this drawing with with the proper nomeclature
as is noted as standard in this manual. (section K).

Standardize location in all computers for file organizatin.

- Save Location
- PST File Location
- Fonts Location
- Hatca Location
- Plot Styes Location

Stop using CTB. Start using STB

In reference to line colors, standard colors should be used first, but must be assigned, BY LAYER. This will allow us to
easyly change all colors. For refrence, the colors chosen to be used in the office were based, not by plotting, but on future
use of these files being viewed on the screen by someone using different CAD software.

Because CAD drawings will be shared within the office and also with outside consultants, it is imperative that a CAD layer
nameing standard be used. This layering guidelines structure makes the list easier to use and accomodates for future
expansion. Layer names are used easy to remember; abbreviations such as E-WALL stands for existing architectural
walls, N-WALL for new architectural walls, and D-WALL for demolished architectural walls. The following CAD layer
conventions are based on the American Institue of Architects (AIA) long format layer names and are to be followed as the
office standard:
Major Group 1 character:

This categorization breaks the list into manageable sections, using the character E for the
divisions of Existing, A for Architecture, M for Mechanical, S for Structural, E for Electrical.

Minor Group 4 characters:

Generally minor group designate assemblies or construction systems such as walls, doors,
ceiling, or electrical power.

Modifier Group 4 character:

This is a field for further differentiation of minor groups such as distinguishing full height walls from
partial height or emergency lighting from general lighting. D for Demolition.

The following list outlines the most common layer types that you will need, again if you start with the proper plot type
drawing files these will already be set up for you.
Drawing Sheet Elements Color
1- Border Drawing Border Red
2- Border Text White
3- T Block Tile Block Notes Green

Architecture, Interiors, and Facilities

Layer Name Layer Description Assign Color No Width


X-WALL-EXTR Full Heights Exterior Walls Blue

X-WALL-INTR Full Heights Interior Walls White
X-WALL- PRHT Partial Heights Walls (Not on Reflected Ceiling) Cyan
X-WALL-DIMS Dimensions Green
X-WALL-INSL Wall Insulation, Hatching and Fill Pattern Magenta
X-WALL-TEXT Notes, Text, Tags Green


X-DOOR Full Height Door Cyan

X-DOOR--JAMB Door Jamb Cyan
X-DOOR-IDEN Door Identification Green


X-GLAZ Glazed Walls and Partition Magenta

X-GLAZ-FRME Window Mullion, Jamb, Mutins, Frame Cyan
X-GLAZ-JAMB Window Jamb Green
X-GALZ-IDEN Window Identification


X-FLOR-LEVL Ramps, Pits, and Depressions

Stairs, Escalators. and Ladders
Stair Risers
Stair and Balcony Handrails and Guard Rails Cyan
X-FLOR-EVTR Elevators Cars and Equipment Cyan
X-FLOR-SPCL Toilet Room Accessories, Display Cases Magenta
X-FLOR-WDWK Architectural Woodwork Magenta
X-FLOR-CASE Manufactured Cabinets Cyan
X-FLOR-PLMB Plumbing Fixture Cyan
X-FLOR-TPTN Toilet Partition
X-FLOR-FIXT Furniture, Fixtures, Equipment Magenta
X-ELECT Circuiting
X-ELECT-APLI Electrical Appliances, (Switches, outlets, J-Boxes,
Disc. Etc.) Yellow
X-PLUMB Piping (Gas, Water, Sewer) Red/blue

Civil Engineering and Site Work
Layer Name Layer Description Assign Color No Width


X-SITE-PROP Proposed Line and Survey Benchmarks

X-SITE-PROP-ESMT Easements, Right-of-Ways, and Setbacks Lines
X-SITE-PROP-BRNG Bearings and Distance Labels
X-SITE-PROP-DIMS Site Dimensions
X-SITE-PROP-PATT Site Patterns
X-SITE-PROP-TEXT Site Notes, Text


X-SITE-TOPO Proposed Contour Lines and Elevations

X-SITE-TOPO-EXST Existing Contour Lines and Elevations to Remain
X-SITE-TOPO-DEMO Existing Contour Lines and Elevations to Be Changed
X-SITE-TOPO-SPOT Spot Elevations
X-SITE-TOPO-DIMS Topo Dimensions
X-SITE-TOPO-PATT Topo Patterns
X-SITE-TOPO-TEXT Topo Notes, Text


X-SITE-BLDG Proposed Building Footprint

X-SITE-BLDG-EXST Footprints of Existing Buildings to Remain
X-SITE-BLDG-DEMO Footprints of Existing Buildings to Be Demolished
X-SITE-BLDG-DIMS Building Dimensions
X-SITE-BLDG-PATT Building Hatch Patterns
X-SITE-BLDG-TEXT Building Notes, Text


X-SITE-PKNG Parking Lots

X-SITE-PKNG-STRP Parking Lots Striping and Handicapped Symbol
X-SITE-PKNG-CARS Graphic Illustration of Cars
X-SITE-PKNG-ISLD Parking Islands
X-SITE-PKNG-EXST Existing Parking Lots to Remain
X-SITE-PKNG-DEMO Existing Parking Lots to Be Demolished
X-SITE-PKNG-DRAN Parking Lots Drainage Slope Indications
X-SITE-PKNG-DIMS Parking Lot Dimensions
X-SITE-PKNG-PATT Parking Lot Patterns
X-SITE-PKNG-TEXT Parking Lot Notes, Text

E Standard AutoCad System Variable Settings:
The following is a basic listing of function keys and their operation during AutoCAD. If more help is needed you should
refer to the various AutoCad manuals in the office library (at least 3 versions exist in circulation):

F5 Toggles Tracking on/off

F6 Toggles Coords on/off
F7 Toggles Grid on/off
F8 Toggles Ortho on/off
F9 Toggles Snap on/off
F10 Tablet off

Mouse Cursor Buttons


+ Pressing the Shift key down = OSNAP Pull-Down Menu

Variable Setting Variable Function

ATTDIA 1 When inserting attributes into drawings, ACAD will display a

dialogue box instead of prompts at the command line.
CVPORT The identification number of the current viewport. You can change
this value.
ATTMODE 1 Controls Attribute Display mode.
0 = Off,
1 = Normal
2 = On

CMDDIA 1 Controls whether dialog boxes are enabled or not.

0 = Disables dialog boxes
1 = Enables dialog boxes.

EXPLMODE 1 Controls whether the Explode command supports non-uniformly

scaled (NUS) blocks.
0 = Does not explode NUS blocks
1 = Explodes NUS blocks.

FILEDIA 1 Suppresses the display of the file dialog boxes.

0 = Disables file dialog boxes
1 = Enables file dialog boxes.

LIMCHECK 0 Controls object creation outside the drawing limits.

0 = Enables object creation.
1 = Disables object creation.

MAXACTVP 16 Max. Maximum number of viewports to regenerate at one time.

MAXSORT 300 Maximum number of symbol/file/layer names to be sorted by listing


MIRRTEXT 1 Controls mirror text.

0 = Disables Mirrtext.
1 = Enables Mirrtext

PICKADD 1 Controls additive selection of objects.

0 = Disables Pickadd.
1 = Enables Pickadd.
PICKFIRST 1 Controls the method of object selection so that you select objects
first and then use an edit or inquiry command.
0 = Disables Pickfirst.
1 = Enables Pickfirst.

PICKSTYLE 1 Controls group selection and associative hatch selection.

0=No group selection or associative hatch selection.
1 =Group selection.
2=Associative hatch selection.
3=Group selection and associative hatch selection.

Variable Setting Variable Function

PSQUALITY Varies Controls the rendering quality of PostScript images and whether
they are drawn as filled objects or as outlines.

PSLTSCALE 1 Controls Paper Space linetype scaling.

0 = No Special linetype scaling.
1 = Viewport scaling governs linetype scaling.

QTEXTMODE 0 Controls Quick Text mode.

0 = Turns off Quick Text mode.
1 = Turns on Quick Text mode.

REGENMODE 1 Controls automatic regeneration of the drawing.

0 = Turns off Regenmode.
1 = Turns on Regenmode.

TEXTFILL 1 Controls the filling of Bitstream, TrueType, and Adobe Type fonts.
0 = Display text as outlines.
1 = Display text as filled images.

TEXTOLTY 50-75 Sets the resolution of Bitstream, TrueType, and Adobe Type fonts.
Valid values are 0 to lob.

TREEDEPTH 3020 Specifies maximum depth, that is, the number of times the tree
structured spatial index may divide into branches. The first two
digits refer to MS and the second two digits refer to PS.

TREEMAX 10000000 Limits memory consumption during drawing regeneration. You get
about 15,000 oct-tree nodes per megabyte of RAM.

VISRETAIN 1 Saves current drawing's layer information over the layer information
of the Xrefed drawing.

VIEWRES 1,000 Controls the resolution quality of circular objects on the editor. The
higher the Viewres setting, the slower the regeneration time. For
large drawings, the Viewres variable can be changed to best suit,
the drawing.

XREFCTL 0 Controls whether AutoCAD writes (.xlg) files.

0 = Xref log (.x1g) files are not written.
1 = Xref loq (.xiq) files are written

F Line Weights/Settings For Plotting:
Plotter: Xerox 8825:

Plotter: Xerox
Port: IP may change, check with Partner or IT Manager/
(make sure that all settings are made trough printer settings in Mswindows otherwise you will have to reset every time you
use that printer)

Plotting Specifications:
Device: Xerox
Parameters: Text Fill
Paper Size: Inches
35.54 x 22.60
Scale: = 1-0 or as needed
Rotation: 0
Origin: X-origin: 0.13
Y-origin: 0.00
Preview: Full

Pen Widths: Use plot styles located on server under Reference/Plot Styles.



1 RED 1 0.019
2 YELLOW 1 0.013
3 GREEN 1 0.012
4 CYAN 1 0.008
5 BLUE 1 0.017
6 MAGENTA 1 0.006
7 WHITE 1 0.023
8 DARK GREY 1 0.002
9 LIGHT GREY 1 0.015
10 10 10 0.004
11 11 11 0.002
12 12 12 0.006
13 13 13 0.012
14 14 14 0.001
1. Always plot to a scale, scale to fit or irregular scales are unacceptable.
2. All drawings plotted must be plotted with a graphic scale and north arrow.
3. Use scrap paper for mark up sets
4. Regular scale are as follows (In order of preference):
- = 1-0 - 1 = 10
- 1/8 = 1-0 -1 = 20
-1 = 5
5. For sections acceptable scale to be as follows:(In order of preference)
- = 1-0
- = 1-0
6. For details acceptable scale to be as follows: (In order of preference)
- 1 = 1-0 or larger
Printer: Minolta Pageworks 20 Settings:

G Cad Standard Text Fonts:
AutoCAD provides numerous text fonts. You can expand, compress, or oblique as needed. You can also draw text of any
desired height, at any baseline angle, and either horizontal or vertical oriented. Some fonts, such as Sans serif bold
oblique, appear as outlines on screen, but are filled in for printed output. Note: Always Style Name should be the same as
Font File Name,

Standard Text Fonts for NYDA are Simplex.Shx, Hlvm1s.Shx, refer to the enclosed Drawing Factor sheet for Text Heights.
Example. A drawing drawn in model space at =1-0 drawing scale should have a text of 4 1/2 text height. All text in
paper space should be at 3/32, font style simplex.

Control Codes and Special Characters

You can over score or underscore a piece of text or include a special character. To specify these operations, include
control information in the text string, using the double-percent character pair %% to introduce each control sequence. The
following control sequences have been defined:

%%o Toggle overscore mode on/off

%%u Toggle underscore mode on/off
%%d Draw degrees symbol
%%p Draw plus/minus tolerance symbol (+/-)
%%c Draw circle diameter dimensioning symbol
%%% Force a single percent sign.
%%nnn Draw character number nnn.

The following text strings creates underscore and overscore text. %% underscored %%o and %%u Overscored %%o

Underscored and Overscored

Control Codes and Special Characters for ArchItxt.shx, Archtitl.shx and Archquick.shx

%%130 Center line

%%174 Diameter
%%153 t Plus or minus
%%160 Degrees

H Cad Standard Dimension Styles:
Setting up Dimension Styles:

Type at the Autocad command DDIM, press enter.

Dialog Box appears, DIMENSION STYLES

In the Dimension Style Box Type in Current,Dim-T_48 (this stands for Dimension Architectural Tick), and in the Name put
in the same as in Current.

In FAMILY: mark or check off Parent, then press on the GEOMETRY button.

Dialog Box for GEOMETRY appears; refer to the enclosed sheets for example.

Creating a Parent Dimension Style:

From the Dimension menu, choose Style

In Dimension Style dialog box, enter a style name and choose Save.
Notice that under Family, Parents is selected by default, indicating that youre creating a parent style.

Choose Geometry to define the appearance and behavior of the dimension line, arrowheads, and center marks or
lines, and to set the dimension scale.

Choose Format to define the position of the dimension text.

Choose Annotation to define the primary and alternate units, tolerances, text styles, gap, color, and the rounding-off value.

In Dimension Styles dialog box, select Save to save your current changes to the new style. Then choose okay.

Standard Names Dimension Style:

1. DIM-T_48; Architectural Tick, _48 is the scale size for a drawing, _24 is for etc.

2. DIM-D_48; Dot, _48 is the scale size for a drawing, _24 is for etc.

3. DIM-A_48; Closed Fill (Arrow-Head) , _48 is the scale size for a drawing, _24 is for etc.

Standard Settings:
1. Arowheads can be thick, or closed fill arrow head
2. Units must be set to Architectural

I Cad Standard Keyboard Macros:
Autodesk Keyboard Macros.

3f 3dface ex extend ro rotate zi zoom in

a arc exp explode s snap zm zoom
ad attribute dialogue f fillet sa save zo zoom out
ae area fo fillet with 0 radius sc scale zp zoom previous
ar arc fi fillet se select zv zoom to view
arr aray fr fillet radius sn snap zw zoom window
b block 9 glue so solid yu layer unlock
b1 break 1 point gl glue sr snap rotate YZ layer scale
bf break first h dynamic hatch ss see section z zoom
bl block i insert st stretch za zoom all
br break in insert t text zd zoom dynamic
c copy I line te text ze zoom extents
c3 circle 3 point 11 single line ti tilemode toggle
cc continuous copy la layer tr trim
cf chamfer li list A ucs 3point
ch change Isp load lisp file ub undo back
ci circle m move um undo mark
cl changelayer mb make block up ucs previous
cm copy multiple me measure uv ucs view
co copy mi mirror uw ucs world
cp chprop mo move v view
ct change thickness ms mspace vd view delete
cy changelayer mv mview vn view name
d distance cc object copy vp viewports
da dim. aligned oe object erase vr view restore
dan dim. angular of offset vs vslide
db dim. baseline og object change A vpoint
dc dim. continuous om object move vw view
dct dim. center mark 00 cops w wblock
dd draw by example op object chprop wb wblock
ddi dim. diameter or object rotate wc window copy
ddl dialog layer p pan we window erase
dh dim. horizontal pa pan wg window change
di divide pe pedit wm window move
dl dim. leader pg polygon wp window chprop
do doughnut PI pline wr window rotate
dor dim. ordinate pn plan wz window scale
dr dim. radius po point yc layer copy
ds distance pp perceive plan ye layer erase
dt dynamic text ps pspace yf layer off
dv dim. vertical qc quick copy yfz layer freeze
dw dview qm quick move yg layerchange
e erase qu quit yl layerlock
eb edit block r redraw ym layer move
el erase last ra redrawall yn layer on
ep ellispe rb redefine block yp layer chprop
er erase rec rectangle yr layer rotate
et edit text re regenall

J Scale Factors:

Linetype Scale:

Linetypes (i.e dashed, dotted, etc.) plot at a different spacings. The following chart lists the linetype Scale Settings and
Text Heights to be used for the correspondancing plot scales.

Zoom Scale in Viewports, Relative to Paper-Space Units:

You can use Zoom XP to scale each viewport relative to Paper-Space units. Each viewport can have a different scale. For
example, to display a detail in a viewport Scale, you can use the Zoom command with the option Scale (X/XP) at a
value = 1/24XP, where 24 represent the Scale Factor of the detail. Refer to the chart below for exact Scale Factors.

Architectural Drawing Factors:

Drawing Scale Text/Notes LT Scale in LT Scale in Annotation

Scale Factor Height Model-Space Paper-Space Plot Size

12=1-0(FULL) 1 3/32 0.375 0.375 3/32

6=1-0 2 3/16 0.75 0.375 3/32
3=1-0 4 3/8 1.5 0.375 3/32
1 1/2=1-0 8 3 0.375 3/32
1=1-0 12 1 1/8 4.5 0.375 3/32
3/4=1-0 16 1 6 0.375 3/32
1/2=1-0 24 2 9 0.375 3/32
3/8=1-0 32 3 12 0.375 3/32
1/4=1-0 48 4 18 0.375 3/32
3/16=1-0 64 6 24 0.375 3/32
3/32=1-0 72 6 27 0.375 3/32
1/8=1-0 96 9 36 0.375 3/32
1/16=1-0 192 1-6 72 0.375 3/32

Engineeringl Drawing Factors:

Drawing Scale Text/Notes LT Scale in LT Scale in Annotation

Scale Factor Height Model-Space Paper-Space Plot Size

1=10-0 120 11 45 0.375 3/32

1=20-0 240 1-10 90 0.375 3/32
1=30-0 360 2-9 135 0.375 3/32
1=40-0 480 3-9 180 0.375 3/32
1=50-0 600 4-8 225 0.375 3/32
1=60-0 720 5-7 270 0.375 3/32
1=80-0 960 7-6 360 0.375 3/32
1=100-0 1200 9-4 450 0.375 3/32

K Back-ups, Archives, File Names and Location:
Saving Files and File Names and Directories:

Files must have names. All files are to be named in the same fashion and saved in the same directory structure whether
in the server for easy identification or local c drive. The following is a summary of the rules for naming files and
directories: (see diagram below)

File and directory names are recommended to be no more than (15) fifteen characters long, abbreviate at all times to
reduce file names (i.e. : McD3ave71st), etc.
Directory are to be named using Project #, see example below.
Drawings should be named using project# followed by the sheet # (example 9966-a1.dwg) from the drawing list of the
Revisions to sheets must be saved according to revision number (i.e. 14010_A001R1.dwg)
Do not use any characters other than letters, numbers, -, and _ , in the name of the file. Spaces, periods and slashes
specifically MAY NOT BE USED. Use of such prohibited characters will prevent the proper back up of, and restoration
of files.
Xref file name should start with Base-File name.
Wblock file name should start with Symb-File name.

Directories and sub-directories are to be created as indicated in the diagram above, all project files are to be provided with
sub-directories describing the title of files for which they contain.

Back-ups and Archives:

All files are to be saved on the file servers, back-up copies may and should be saved on to the local drive on the
workstation. There are three essential reasons for this:

1. Any file may be found at any time without doubt as to where it may be located.
2. The servers are backed up automatically daily, pooling of files allows regular back up by system hardware, your
local drives are not backed up, so they would be a secondary back up source.
3. Security is maintained at a higher level in the server, viruses are checked for regularly and data is more secure
due to use of SCSI devices installed.
Staff should be working off of servers at all times. No permanent files should be saved on local drives. Retrieval of back-
up files must be requested from the system administrator.

Example of a Project Directory Structure for Servers:

The project files are kept on the server as noted earlier, the location can best be found as follows:
* Most computers will have the servers mapped (short cut) and shown as:

N Server
U Server

See Diagram below:

Go to explorer (not to be confused with internet explorer) the Network Neighborhood or Network Places icon on your
desktop screen (See diagram below)

Find/go to:

-XX (XX=Project Year)

-XXXX (Job Number)

Example of a Project Directory Structure on a Local Work-Station Hard Drive (C:\NYDA):
Project directory on the local drive, when used for back up are to use the same nomenclature and methods as outlined for
the server. Purpose of such is that in the event any staff is searching for a local back up there would be no question as to
where files are kept.
Go to "explorer" (not to be confused with internet explorer, see diagram below)
Find/go to:


-XX-JOBS (XX=Project Year)

-XXXX (Job Number)

Temporary Drawing Files should be placed in a subdirectory called "TEMP" under the "NYDA" directory nothing of any
importance is to be stored there, this directory may be accessed by others performing routine maintenance on the
computer and deleted at any time.

L Symbols / Blocks Library:

Office standard reference material are located in the Reference folder on server.

Details and Standards are arranged as their respective section # of the spec from 1 through 16, symbol file names will also
reflect this. Any new symbols added will be named according to the spec section with a description Eg. 15-dunn.dwg
(Dunnage Detail/Notes) This library will undergo continous updating and names of the details may change but the location
of where they will be stored will not. Any zoning documents on server should not be relied on without check frinal on-line


Reference material is organized as follows:

- server
Reference material is located in:

Shutting down the computer:

When leaving for the evening, unless workstation is in a virus scan or similar state, please shut off the computer by:

Step 1.- go to start 2.- press shut down 3.-shut down the computer, yes.
If the computer does not respond within about 30 seconds press: Ctrl Alt Del keys all at the same time twice, repeat if
you get no response, as a last resort you can press the "reset" button on the tower. Once the computer re-starts (it may
take you trough scan disk first) try shutting it down once again as explained above.
Note: Some computers will turn off at the end of step 3 above automatically; some will say "OK to turn off..." (or similar) if
this is the case you will have to turn the power off manually on both the monitor and the tower.