Drawings for Vale must be done in compliance with the following Vale Standard Specifications:

·         SPEC-07000 series (Overflow and Outsourced Engineering Services)

·         SPEC-08000 series (Design and Drafting)

The following downloads are required for the correct operation of Vale Drawings:

Vale CAD Downloads - For Configuration Information see SPEC-07004

Resource File



Last Updated

Seed File

There is only one seed file for Microstation V8 & V8i for use at Vale

V8 seed 2D.dgn

Mar 28, 2012

Font File

This font file contains special characters for text, fractions and other symbols used on many drawings. This resource file will redefine Microstation standard font 3


Jul 18, 2003

Title Block and Border  (Cell)

The title block "V8border"is contained in this cell library.


Apr 25, 2013

Title Block Update Utility Tool

The Visual Basic utility tool  MUST be used for filling in the drawing border information

The Drawing Checker Utility Tool is part of this tool set.



(Version 2.1)

July 18, 2016

V8i Tag Locker

V8i automatically unlocks any tags within cells. After border insertion, run the following "key-in script" to lock the border tags: (cut & paste from the TLscript.doc file)


Feb 9, 2012

Cell Libraries

This zip file contains commonly used Microstation Cell Libraries - DO NOT copy this cell library into any other cell libraries - It is intended to operate as a stand-alone cell library


Nov 2,2021

DGN Libraries

Contains the Microstation V8 DGN Libraries - (levels, dim styles, filters, text styles, border, etc.)


May 9, 2013

AutoCAD Border

NOTE: Vale's standard drawing format is Microstation DGN Format, V8 Compatible. AutoCAD DWG files may only be used where approved in writing by Vale and is only applicable to the creation of new drawings or revising existing AutoCAD drawings. See SPEC-08014 for specific AutoCAD requirements.


Jun 11, 2015

Issued for Construction Stamp  (Cell)

This CELL is referenced and used with SPEC-08018: Rev. 1 - Archiving IFC Drawings


Dec 6, 2021



Please direct any questions to DrawingControl@vale.com


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