JSTD v2 SYMBOLS Revision Starting Soon

The ANSI J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard was completed in January 2014 and approved as an ANSI Standard in January 2015. It is now time for the first 5-Year ANSI Review and Revision, during which the J-STD groups (AVIXA, CEA and CEDIA) must decide whether to:

  • Update the Symbols
  • Add new Symbols
  • Update the documentation

AV-BIM Leads J-STD 710 2020 AV Symbols Preflight

The ANSI J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard was approved as an ANSI Standard in January 2015. It is now time for the first 5-Year ANSI Review and Revision by the J-STD groups (AVIXA, CEA and CEDIA). 

 In preparation for this, AV-BIM is inaugurating a AV Symbols Preflight to find what the industry desires.  As AV Symbols Library users, you should join AV-BIM to participate in the Symbols Preflight.  Your experience gives you the perfect insight needed for the J-STD 710 2020 Revision so you can:

  • Symbols which should be revised or deleted
  • Symbols which need to be added
  • Abbreviations and terms to be added
  • Legend and Schedule recommendations
  • Applications stories of how you use AV Symbols

But first, a short overview of AV Symbols specification:

  1. Standardized symbols are simple, yet powerful, ways to communicate technologies in architectural drawings for use by architects, designers, builders, integrators and installation contractors
  2. Symbols should be readable in the crowded multi-discipline Floor Plans and/or Reflected Ceiling Plans—in other words, AV symbols are squeezed between AC vents and ducting, electrical and plumbing fixtures, etc.
  3. Symbols should be simple and recognizable shapes
  4.  That are inscribed within a 0.354” (9mm) circle on the plotted paper at scale, such as a ¼” (6.5mm) square or 0.31” (7.7mm) triangle.  In other words, the ¼” square must be ¼” on the plotted paper, which is very small and doesn’t allow a lot of detail
  5. AV symbols must comply with the US National CAD Standard (NCS) V6 Symbols Guidelines

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Original J-STD 710 AV Symbols Standard:

J-STD-710 Audio, Video and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard