CAD File Requirements for SiteAware DCV

General Requirements

a.   The best way to ensure SiteAware has the most up to date drawings for each
discipline is to provide the VDC team with access to the live drawings in which the design
changes are incorporated (Either through BIM360, BIM360 Glue, Procore, box.com, etc).
b.   When possible, all drawings must be provided in .dwg format or a Revit model from
which a .dwg can be extracted. Any discipline that provides drawings in other formats may
result in that discipline either being delayed beyond the SLA or omitted from the scan.
c.  All relevant drawings for each scan must be provided a minimum of 24 business hours
prior to scan time.   Any discipline that provides drawings after this time may result in that
discipline either being delayed beyond the SLA or omitted from the scan.
d.  To provide the most accurate reports possible, SiteAware must have the latest version
of all drawings. Prior to the first scan of each floor SiteAware will verify that it possesses
the latest version of each discipline’s drawing.

In the event a design change was made in which the .dwg file was not updated SiteAware
must be notified and provided with either an updated sketch or RFI.

If after a scan SiteAware determines that there are significant deviations in the field versus what
is shown on plan we will attempt to contact the project team but reserve the right to eliminate
that discipline from the scan

Specific Discipline Requirements

Project Survey

A .dwg file containing the project gridlines geometrically located in the site's State Plane coordinate system


Please specify which adjustment of the State Plane system your project is working in. In the event it is a system that cannot be accessed from an RTK Network SiteAware will require the site surveyor to measure a minimum of 3 control points in an accessible Network. 


Not required for projects measuring coordinates with a Total Station in the project local coordinate system


For projects located in Texas please also provide the project's plan-to-grid factor
The plan-to-grid factor accounts for the fact that the world is round but is measured as if it were
flat, it usually begins with 0.999xxxxx and can be provided by the surveyor

Architectural Plans

A .dwg file that shows the location of all internal and external walls to allow for clash detection.

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For projects where slope is being verified, the plans should also show the proposed slope as a % grade.

Structural Plans

A .dwg file that shows the location of the: Slab Edges, Beams, Joists, Columns/Walls, Openings (If there is more than one plan that should be used to verify these elements, please note this with the plans to ensure proper verification)

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For sloping columns please indicate which plan and floor level should be used for verification

PT Tendons

A .dwg file (or PDF if one cannot be attained) showing the location of each tendon or band of tendons with the quantity of tendons in each band

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Embed Plans

A .dwg (or series of .dwg) file(s) that show the proposed location of each embed. Plans should show maximum allowable spacing.

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If possible, a slightly different notation or color should be used where a bottom and top of slab embed coincide

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(Red=Bottom of Slab, Green=Top of Slab)

Plumbing/Mechanical/Fire Protection Plans

A .dwg file showing the location of each sleeve penetration (risers/drains), chase or beam sleeve with either the project gridlines or an architectural background

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Plumbing Plan

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Fire Protection Plan

Electrical Plan

A .dwg file showing the location of each sleeve penetration or chase as well as the location of all boxes, stub-ups, hangers, etc. with either the project gridlines or an architectural background

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