• CAD Standards

    IO CAD Standard Version 6

    All current users of IO CAD Standard Version 5 must download and install the new IO CAD Standard Version 6 no later than July 15, 2016.  All new users of the IO CAD Standard must download, install and use Version 6.

    Use of Version 6 of the IO CAD Standard will be effective as of July 1, 2016. In order to ensure a smooth transition there will be a 30 day grace period between Version 5 and 6. For example, a new project starting prior to July 31, 2016 can still use Version 5. However, after July 15, 2016, all drawings must be submitted to IO using Version 6.  Please note that this new version of the IO CAD Standard will be backwards compatible with AutoCAD 2014/2015.

    Introduction to IO CAD Standard

    The IO CAD Standard has been designed as a framework for applying standardization to digital Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) drawing files used by the various disciplines throughout Infrastructure Ontario. The download of the IO CAD Standard consists of the following:

    IO CAD Standards & Guidelines Documentation

    • Guidelines for IO CAD Standard, Version 6 compliance
    • Guidelines for the use of IO CAD Standard Application

    Version 6 also includes two new information resources:

    • A layer annex to provide clarity on how to name and use drawing layers
    • Instructions on the use of furniture blocks for submitted record drawings

    IO CAD Standard Application

    The IO CAD Standard Application consists of the following:

    • A plug-in tool designed to be loaded into AutoCAD to assist consultants in delivering CAD drawings in accordance with the IO CAD Standard
    • Tools to translate layers to the IO CAD Standard layers, run IO Drawing Audit report and batch process multiple drawings

    Mandatory use of the IO CAD Standard will allow for conformity of digital data from various sources and support efforts to manage and exchange that data between internal staff, external consultants and service providers.

    • Download the READ ME PDF file here
    • Register and download the CAD Standards here

    For CAD Standards related inquiries please contact:

    Terry Kesteloot
    CADD/CAFM Manager - CBRE (Limited)
    IO Property and Land Management Services
    333 Preston Street 7th Floor
    Ottawa, ON K1S 5N4 
    T 613-691-2117 F 613-782-2296 
    terry.kesteloot@cbre.com