For years now, Quantum Land Design has used a standard layer and surface naming convention for all of our machine control models.
We use plain language and simple abbreviations to make our standards easy to understand and use in the field. The picture below spells it all out, click on it to view full screen or scroll down to read the details.
Lines (linework, polylines)
Labeled in plain English.
Layers added as necessary per project.
All lines are 2D unless noted.
Always have “-3D” prefix
Examples: "-3D-Storm" or "-3D-Centerline"
Projects with 2D and 3D lines will always have both line types.
Projects with 3D utility model surfaces will always have a corresponding 3D line.
Lines changes during revisions will be appended with the date of the revision.
Example : "-3D-Storm-3-8-22"
FG = Finish Grade
SG = Sub Grade
SAN = Sanitary Sewer
STM = Storm Sewer
WTR = Water Line
Additional 3D surfaces for structural features, underground detention systems, etc… will be named as appropriate.
Surfaces changed during revisions will be appended with the date of the revision.
Example: "FG-3-8-22" or "STM-12-14-21"