The information below is intended to reflect the preferred practice of Main Roads Western Australia ("Main Roads"). Main Roads reserves the right to update this information at any time without notice. If you have any questions or comments please contact Andrew Berry by e-mail or on (08) 9323-4137.
To the extent permitted by law, Main Roads, its employees, agents, authors and contributors are not liable for any loss resulting from any action taken or reliance made by you on the information below.
Main Roads, Road and Traffic Engineering Branch currently use MX for road design and AutoCAD or Microstation for drawing production.
Consultants shall check with the Main Roads drawing asset owner, that when lodging drawing files they are compatible with the current versions of AutoCAD or Microstation being used by Main Roads.
Main Roads preference is for drawings to be provided in AutoCAD *.dwg format, however Microstation *.dgn format files will also be accepted.
Upon request, drawing numbers will be issued by the asset owner for all drawings prepared for Main Roads. Cross-referencing of drawings shall be done using Main Roads drawing numbers.
All drawings are to be supplied with the correct Main Roads drawing numbers.
Drawing numbers consist of three variables. These are as follows:
Example of typical drawing number - 200211-0068
Consultants may use design lots if required to manage projects with a large number of drawings. Main Roads drawing numbers shall be applied to all drawings.
For information relating to design submission standards refer to Survey and Geospatial Services Data Management Guidelines.
All drawings prepared for Main Roads shall be supplied in AutoCAD *.dwg or Microstation *.dgn and PDF format.
The PDF file shall be a scanned copy of the original signed drawing.
At the document handover stage of all projects, completed drawings shall be supplied electronically on write only CD's or DVD's. Main Roads retains copyright over all completed designs.
2.4.1 CONCEPT DESIGN AND PRELIMINARY DESIGN DRAWINGS
Drawings produced for the Concept Design and/or Preliminary Design stages can be supplied in "roll format". It may be preferable for the Consultant to provide plan/profile, cross section, pavement marking and drainage strategy drawings in roll format, rather than on standard Main Roads drawing sheets with title blocks. These drawings may be submitted as either colour or monochrome plots and shall contain the following information: - scale, project title, date, sketch and/or drawing number and metadata information.
Particular drawings showing locality plan, drawing index, typical cross sections, typical details, may still need to be produced on standard Main Roads drawing sheets with title blocks in accordance with the project requirements.
2.4.2 DETAILED DESIGN DRAWINGS
Drawings shall be produced on standard Main Roads drawing sheets with title blocks in accordance with the project requirements.
2.4.3 DESIGN DATA
All drawings prepared using MX software shall use the standard Main Roads ;"Plan Style Sets" and "Feature Name Sets".
MRWA Survey Colour
MRWA Survey Colour.fns MRWA Survey Colour.pss
Displays MRWA Survey style set in colour
MRWA Survey Grey
MRWA Survey Grey.fns MRWA Survey Grey.pss
Displays MRWA Survey style set in grey
MRWA Design.fns MRWA Design.pss
Displays MRWA Road Design style
Survey plan style sets string naming shall be in accordance with
The MRWA Road plan style sets have been based on the National String Naming Convention and Main Roads pen colours and are in accordance with Data, Model and String Naming Conventions.
2.4.4 DRAWING DATA
At the document handover stage of all projects, completed drawings shall be supplied electronically on write only CD???s or DVD???s. Main Roads retains copyright over all completed designs.
All drawings lodged are to be listed in a drawing register, supplied in an MS Excel spreadsheet. This register shall contain the following:
Unless requested by the Project Manager, hard copy plots of completed drawings are not required. However when requested these drawings shall reflect all changes to the design as a result of design reviews, re-design or on site modifications.