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CADD Resources

PennDOT's CADD Resource Files site is provided by the CADD Support Unit in Montoursville. PennDOT currently uses Bentley OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition 2021R1. If you load this workspace to your system, you can have the same work environment that PennDOT's CADD operators use. If you prefer to only use parts of the workspace, look under the PennDOT_7.0.0_2021R/PennDOT Design/Standards folder for such things as symbology, fonts, cells, and seed files. Since all of these are now included under the OpenRoads folder, we do not host the individual folders on the site.

Strike-off letters formerly available as part of our resource files are available on the ECMS site. As a Business Partner, you may obtain the complete list of SOLs under the References tab. If you are not a business partner, you may become one, free of charge, by going to ECMS and looking under the Business Partner tab.

AutoTAB Web is a web-based quantity tabulation application, developed by the CADD Support Unit at PennDOT, to create and edit PennDOT Project Tabulation and Summary Sheets. AutoTAB automatically summarizes the project's item number, quantities per-use-on tabulations, totals pricing per estimate of quantities, and unit costs for project item numbers. This gives a grand total cost estimate. AutoTAB now allows for Business Partners to collaborate on projects with PennDOT personnel in real time. The use of this application is recommended for all PennDOT projects.

Downloading Files

CADD Resource Files

Cartography Type 10 Maps – Added 1/28/15

PennDOT CONNECT Edition Workspace

Standards

To access the above links, you will need an ID and password for the department's SharePoint system. If you do not already have a SharePoint account, please self-register on the Commonwealth's registration site.

Once self-registration is complete, or if you have an existing PennDOT SharePoint account, please send an email to ra-cadd@pa.gov with the following information so we can grant you access to the CADD Resources SharePoint site:

  • Company Name
  • Contact Name
  • Job Title
  • Telephone & Fax
  • Email
  • Username

FAQs

How do I obtain a Username and Password?

See Downloading Files section above.

Note: PennDOT provides a SharePoint site that can be used to share large files between applications and the business partner community.

Can these files be used in any CADD software?

The department's standard CADD software is OpenRoads Designer CONNECT Edition 2021R, a product of Bentley Inc., Exton, PA. It is department policy that all CADD files exchanged with business partners be in the OpenRoads format. Therefore, the data provided are intended for use in OpenRoads. The department does not provide CADD data in other formats nor do we provide support if these files are imported to another design application.

May I use another CADD software to prepare drawings?

Business partners are not restricted from using any brand of CADD software as their CADD platform. The requirement is only for the exchange of data in OpenRoads format. Software products are available to provide conversion of OpenRoads files to other formats.

I cannot find the Strike-Off Letter I am looking for.

Strike-off letters are now only available from ECMS.

I do not see the correct fonts when using your design files.

PennDOT has standardized on the Engineering TrueType Font. You may find the font files under PennDOT_7.0.0_2021R1/PennDOT/Design/Standards/Fonts. Install them as you would any TrueType Font.

How do I contact you?

See the Contact Us area.