Please follow these guidelines in your document design to ensure your plans are correctly processed in the Digital Plan Room.
All files must be in a PDF file format.
Maximum file size is 100 megabytes per file.
Do not use encrypted or password-protected files.
Do not submit plans as a PDF Portfolio.
Do not combine supporting documents in the same PDF file with any plan sheets; supporting documents should be uploaded as separate files.
Arrange plans in a landscape view.
The title block must be in the lower, right-hand corner.
Make sure sheet numbers are unique and consistent for each version of submitted plan pages.
Plans must be to scale, in PDF format, scanned original plans, with professional seal and signature or other acceptable electronic format per the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors regulations 21 NCAC 56.1103.
Plan sheets must be no more than 24 inches by 36 inches and can be scanned at a resolution of 150 dots per inch.
When possible, please include a table of contents when exporting and publishing the PDF (ex. Include "Create bookmarks") setting in AutoCAD.*
Include sheet titles within a table of contents when possible.*
You can upload multiple files, including plans, at the same time.
When submitting revisions, only upload the sheets with revisions. Please do not resubmit the entire plan set.
You can submit supporting documents as individual files or as a single file with multiple pages.
Submit supporting documentation as separate PDF files from the plan set or plan sheets.
Document files may be oriented in either landscape or portrait view.
*Asterisk indicates recommended document standard but is not required for submission.