Spatial data, including technical drawings (CAD & PDF), need to comply with the Spatial Data Management Plan (SDMP) which is developed by the Estate and Infrastructure Group (E& IG) before they can be submitted to the Department of Defence for further usage.
Despite what it may seem, preparation of Spatial Data for Australian Defence Force is not just a software engineering campaign. It requires engineering knowledge to understand the diverse set of spatial data (civil, structural, hydraulics, mechanical, electrical, etc.), drafting competence and capabilities to organize drawings in compliance with SDMP and a document control system to categorize and organize huge sets of documents in different formats. Finally, software capabilities are required to prepare and link each and every bit of information via metadata files that should be created to SDMP standard.

Our services:

ABA Structures offers preparation of your drawings in .dwg and .pdf formats to comply with SDMP standard. Our services include the followings:
• Modification of drawings title block to comply with SDMP standard (if necessary)
• Re-naming files and drawing numbers (where necessary) to comply with SDMP standard
• Preparation of .xml metadata files using Department of Defence standard software
• Organizing files in submittable packages to the Department of Defence Australia
Note: If you have .pdf drawings with missing native CAD files, we may attempt to reproduce them in .dwg format.
Completed projects:
Due to the confidentiality agreements that we sign with our clients, we are unable to disclose the names and locations of our projects. The following list shows the nature of some of the work we have completed for some of the Defence Force subcontractors:
• Trade waste upgrade mechanical and electrical renovation project
• Wharf walkways steelwork replacement project
• Abutments bearing replacement project
• Aircon refurbishment project
• Building services refurbishment project
• Indoor range bullet trap building renovation and additions project
• Roads reconstruction projects


To this date, we were involved in a number of unclassified projects with some Defence subcontractors. If your project is classified, you may need to apply for our security clearance to access the classified information.

Phone: 0425 638 272