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VA National CAD Standards and Details (P-18-4)

The VA has created two lists of contact people for a number of their documents. Please see the Technical Information Library Catalog and the Facilities Standards Service Contact List for this information.

VA has adopted the U.S. National CAD Standard (NCS). The U.S. National CAD Standard has been modified by VA as explained in the VA National CAD Standard Application Guide. The numbering system relates to specification MasterFormat 2010. The files below are zipped files that contain two formats: standard AutoCAD files (DWG) and Adobe Acrobat(PDF).

These documents are available in the following formats:
Color-dependent Plot Style Table (ctb)
AutoCAD Drawing Database File (dwg)
AutoCAD Linetype File (lin)
Adobe Acrobat (PDF)
CADD in compressed ZIP

Title Date Downloads
National CAD Standards
VHA National CAD Standard Application Guide 05-2006 2.1 MB
VA Title Block: an AutoCAD file which contains the VA Title Block and VA Dimstyles, that can either be referenced or inserted. 03-01-2012 297 KB
VA Title Block Information: an insert-able DWG file that contains Dimstyles and Attributes that correspond to the VA Title Block. 03-01-2012 103 KB
NCS.ctb: a plot style table containing all VA and National CAD Standard compliant Pen Weights and Colors 5 KB
NCS.lin: a Linetype definition file and contains VA specific Linetypes 7 KB
Design Review Checklists  
VA CAD Standard Details (PG-18-4)
VA CAD Standard Details IndexRevised 12-18-2014 137 KB
Division 00 - Special Sections 06-07-2010 2.5 MB  | 7.6 MB
Division 01 - General Requirements 04-2009 196 KB  | 238 KB
Division 05 - Metals 04-2009 190 KB  | 318 KB
Division 06 - Wood, Plastics and Composites 04-2009 139 KB  | 203 KB
Division 07 - Thermal and Moisture Protection 04-2009 86 KB  | 166 KB
Division 08 - Openings 04-2009 570 KB  | 994 KB
Division 10 - Specialties 04-2009 1 MB  | 1.9 MB
Division 11 - (Hospital) Equipment 04-2009 510 KB  | 1.1 MB
Division 12 - Furnishings 04-2009 226 KB  | 369 KB
Division 13 - Special Construction 04-2009 436 KB  | 841 KB
Division 14 - Conveying Equipment 04-2009 1.1 MB  | 1.3 MB
Division 22 - PlumbingRevised 07-01-2014 2.3 MB  | 7.6 MB
Division 23 - HVAC and Steam 05-2011 12.3 MB  | 30.8 MB
Division 26 - ElectricalRevised 04-01-2014 2.3 MB  | 10.8 MB
Division 27 - Communications 04-2009 629 KB  | 3.9 MB
Division 28 - Electronic Safety and Security 04-2009 913 KB  | 4.8 MB
Division 32 - Exterior Improvements 04-2009 4.3 MB  | 9.3 MB
Division 33 - Utilities 04-2009 81 KB  | 164 KB