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Engineering/CADD System Office

Engineering/CADD System Office / Publications

Documents & Publications

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The Engineering/CADD Systems Office (ECSO) provides publications that will allow the Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) civil engineering community to stay informed of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) CADD policies and standards, customer support, and the latest news. These publications include:

Item Description
Additional Publication Bookmarks Through publications, like reference guides, maps, and project literature, the DOT reaches many Floridians and visitors, informing them about a broad range of transportation issues. Tailored to the needs of each audience, these publications explain how we are organized, who to contact, key responsibilities, transportation financing, and the design and construction process.

This is not a complete list of web links to documents or publications that are available for download from FDOT.


CADD Manual


The CADD Manual addresses the requirements to effectively utilize CADD for production, delivery and processing of electronic projects for the FDOT. In addition to software and configuration requirements, it identifies the tools, techniques, applications, standards and procedures that are to be used to produce quality products in a timely manner.

This manual establishes production standards, procedures and support required for engineering projects.  CADD standards for in-house information technology resources must be in compliance with Department policies, procedures and standards for information technology resources.  This manual also serves to provide professional services administrators, project managers, consultants, in-house designers, and others, a procedure which shall be incorporated by reference into scopes and other contract documents for services.


CADD Production Criteria Handbook (CPCH)


The CPCH supplemental guidelines to the CADD Manual. represents the requirements necessary to ensure usable CADD data to downstream customers. All design contracts executed on or after January 16th, 2003 must comply with the provisions in this handbook.

Customer Support Guide The CADD Customer Support Guide provides engineering and CADD support information developing to assist the civil engineering community in developing plans for the FDOT. This guide explains how to get help, who to contact for help with specific applications or procedures, and what to expect from the support staff.
FDOT Civil 3D Workflows


This is the documentation for the FDOT Civil 3D State Kit system; which is made up of a collection of workflow topic items.

Master Pay Item List for Excel Comp Book Forms


ECSO provides the latest master pay item list in Excel format for use with the Excel Comp Book Forms.

Professionals' Electronic Delivery System (PEDDS) PEDDS is an application developed by the Department and used to Sign and Seal electronically stored engineering documents. This system meets the requirements of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Board of Professional Engineers for signing and sealing electronic documents.