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Roadway design files (RDF) - MicroStation file descriptions

General instructions

  • Each self-extracting compressed file contains one or more standard roadway design MicroStation cell or resource files.
  • Extracted files intended for use in MicroStation version 8. These files should extract properly using Windows.

Internet Explorer browsers, click on file to start the extraction process.

Files should extract into the C:\temp directory by default. You will have the option of extracting the files into any directory you choose by overtyping the target path. If the desired directory does not exist, your computer should create them automatically.

Firefox browsers, click on file to start the extraction process.

Files should extract into the C:\temp directory by default. You will have the option of extracting the files into any directory you choose by overtyping the target path. If the desired directory does not exist, your computer should create them automatically.

Netscape browsers, click on file to download. Then, in File Manager or Explorer, double-click on downloaded file to start extraction process.

Note - Files must be moved to the exact directories listed below to be used by MicroStation.

Some of the following file are Adobe PDF PDF documents.
(Note: Some files are large and may take longer to download depending on individual connection speeds. Users may need to zoom in to see details.)

File name Install location Description Contents Last updated
v8-det.exe cell Typical detail cells cdbemgrd (300 KB)
cdcrbgtr (500 KB)
cddrnage
(900 KB)
cdexcgrd
(400 KB)
cdinlman
(500 KB)
cdintshl
(400 KB)
cdislmed
(500 KB)
cdjoints

cdmisc

cdtraffic
(400 KB)
cdtyps (500 KB)
cdwldvrl
(300 KB)
Feb. 17, 2010
v8-dgnlib.exe dgnlib Level and style libraries aeronautics_levels.dgnlib
bridge.dgnlib
county_map.dgnlib
Dimensionstyles.dgnlib
Leroytextstyles.dgnlib
state_map.dgnlib
wisdot-cadds-levels
Mar. 30, 2010
data Version 7 to 8 conversion table WisDOT-V8DGN-Export.csv
v8-erosn.exe cell Typical erosion control detail cells erosionc (1.7 MB) Dec. 9, 2010
v8-ops.exe cell Signal and Lighting cells (English only) signal (500 KB)
ltg (500 KB)
toc
Dec. 9, 2010
Signal spreadsheets CableRountingSheet.xls
TempTimingPlan.xls
v8-psht.exe cell Plan sheet cells plansht (2.2 MB) Dec. 9, 2010
v8-seed.exe seed Seed files Seed2d.dgn
Seed3d.dgn
Feb. 17, 2010
data Units Definition units.def
v8-sign.exe cell Sign cells signsd (1.2 MB)
signsj
(400 KB)
signsm
(600 KB)
signso
(500 KB)
signsr
(2.5 MB)
signsw
(1.3 MB)
signswz
(2 MB)
signnstd

exsignsd.cel
exsignsm.cel
exsignso.cel
exsignsr.cel
exsignsw.cel
exsignnstd.cel
Dec. 9, 2010
v8-symb.exe symb Font library and Custom line styles ewdotudls (300 KB)
Mwdotudls.rsc
wdotfont.rsc
May 6, 2010
v8-topog.exe cell Topographic cells etopog (1.3 MB)
ewdot (1 MB)
plat.cel
Dec. 9, 2010
v8-setmgr.exe data WisDOT settings manager etopog.stg
ewdot.stg
Feb. 23, 2011
macro Macros for settings manager 0101_ti.ba
0201_gn.ba
0202_po.ba
0203_ts.ba
0210_cd.ba
0212_pd.ba
0216_cm.ba
0217_xm.ba
0220_ec.ba
0225_ss.ba
0272_ad.ba
0302_mp.ba
0401_rw.ba
0501_pp.ba
0902_xs.ba
text.ba
traffic.ba
v8-aero.exe cell Aeronautics cells Aero.cel June 28, 2006
dgnlib Aeronautics levels Aeronautics_levels.dgnlib
LeroyTextStyles.dgnlib
wisdot-cadds-levels
symb Font library and Custom line styles ewdotudls (300 KB)
wdotfont.rsc
v8-update.exe   Only files updated on this date (7 MB)   Apr. 2, 2010

Disclaimer: Although the material in the roadway design Web pages has been tested by the Roadway Development Section, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as to the accuracy of the material in these pages, nor shall the fact of distribution constitute any such warranty, and responsibility is not assumed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation in connection therewith.

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Last modified: Feb. 23, 2011

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