The US National CAD Standard and Why It Matters
According the Wikipedia, “the National CAD Standard (NCS) is a collaborative effort in the United States among…CAD and ... BIM users. Its goal is to create a unified approach to the creation of building design data. Development of the NCS is open to all building professionals in a collaborative process led by the buildingSMART Alliance.
The NCS is composed of CAD layer guidelines from the American Institute of Architects, uniform drawing system modules from the Construction Specifications Institute, and BIM implementation and plotting guidelines from the National Institute of Building Sciences.”
While adoption of the NCS is voluntary, any company that has adopted it can require its use by their associates. If your company adheres to the NCS and you plan to outsource any drafting or conversion services, it’s important that you make sure the CAD service provider you use is knowledgeable about the standards, and willing to adhere to them on the work it does for your company.Read More