FROM: Bijan Khaleghi
DATE: July 6, 2006
SUBJECT: Electronic Plan Sharing Policy
TO: All Design Section Staff
The following procedure describes the Bridge Design Office’s plan sharing policy with the non-WSDOT offices including outside consultants, contractors and other outside agencies:
Bridge Office plan sheets may be electronically sent out in the DGN format for Micro Station users, or DWG format for AutoCAD users, or other types of format as necessary, only if all of the following steps are taken:
1. All the information in the title block is stripped off of the plan sheet.
2. A disclaimer reading “FOR INFORMATION ONLY” is printed diagonally across the plan sheet; and
3. A letter of disclaimer is sent as a cover or an attachment to the plan sheet(s), indicating that the attached plans are for information only and that WSDOT has no responsibility for the accuracy of the contents.
Alternatively, Bridge Office plan sheets may be electronically sent out as PDF files. PDF files shared with non-WSDOT offices need only include the disclaimer noted in Item 2 above.
Examples of bridge plan sheets modified for electronic sharing are shown for clarity.
The above requirements apply to non-WSDOT offices. There is no restriction in sharing electronic plan sheets with other WSDOT offices.
This memorandum is to establish a consistent and uniform plan sharing policy with non-WSDOT offices.
If you have any questions regarding these issues, please contact Jeff Rudeen at 705-7198 or Bijan Khaleghi at 705-7181.
cc: Mohammad Sheikhizadeh, Bridge Construction - 47354
F. Posner, Bridge and Structures – 47340
Example of bridge plan sheet for electronic sharing – PDF Format
Example of bridge plan sheet for electronic sharing – DGN or DWG Formats