Civilized Standard Keys for NCS 6.0 Released

March 1, 2018 – MoreCompetency Inc releases a version of the Civilized Standard Keys for NCS 6.0


We released a new open source list of our Civilized Keys for NCS 6.0. These are specific to the NCS 6.0 release. By popular customer request we included in this new 6.0 list all the AEC Discipline Keys in addition to the traditional Survey and Civil discipline ones supported directly in the Framework for Civil 3D in the past. To put it bluntly, there a lot more Keys.

The purpose of the new Civilized Key 6 list is to allow anyone interested to validate any Layer or Level system with the list employed as a lookup resource.

You can get the free open source download here.

The Framework for Civil 3D employs a similar list in all our supplied Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools. Upcoming new Layer Standards AddOns and future Release 8 products will support the new Civilized Key 6 list and/or variants of the same.

A New Set of Civilized Standard Keys for NCS 6.0

The list of Keys was generated from available public domain sources and includes the DOD, VA, US Army Corps, and GSA sources.

The separate and necessary list of formal NCS Disciplines is also available from these same sources. You can search for A/E/C Standards NCS 6.0 to access the download locations for the public domain NCS 6.0 resources for most of the above.

We encourage you to buy a copy of the official AIA’s NCS 6.0. This is a valuable and useful standards resource even if you do not or are not required to comply with the entire specification when you submit plan sets.

To limit the total size of the list we did not include all the Keys for specialty chemicals, gases, and systems typically employed in process piping, and specialized process mechanical systems. The clarification of these specialty details is a task best left to others.