Adhesive CAD Symbol

The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC), in collaboration with ASTM, has released a new ASTM International standard, D7447-08, Standard Practice for Symbolizing Adhesive Applications. This standard, and the accompanying electronic symbol, enable engineers, architects, designers and other end-users to more conveniently represent adhesives on computer-aided design (CAD) drawings.

Individuals can download a free, executable plug-in of the symbol and use it in several versions of AutoCAD® and Autodesk® Revit®. The symbol is also included in the latest version of TurboCAD®. Don’t use any of these programs? E-mail us at and let us know what CAD software package you are using. 

Project Background

The ASC initiated the adhesive CAD symbol project in response to focus group feedback received from the engineering, architecture and design communities. It was discovered that ‘end-users’ desired a way to graphically represent an adhesive in a CAD drawing. Therefore, the ASC approached ASTM International with the idea of creating a new global standard and symbol. The new standard resulted from ASC’s efforts with ASTM's D14 Adhesives Committee, specifically the D14.60 subcommittee, which manages the Adhesive Material Classification System.

ASTM International Standard D7447-08

An adhesive symbol provides an efficient means of placing complete information about adhesives on engineering drawings (see illustrations below). This ASTM standard provides design, fabrication or other reference material to assist the designer/engineer in successfully adding a specific adhesive to a design. Designers, engineers, architects and other individuals preparing CAD drawings benefit from the use of ASTM D7447-08 Standard Practice for Symbolizing Adhesive Applications in two important ways. Using an electronic adhesive CAD symbol saves users’ time, while allowing more specific adhesives information to be included on the actual CAD drawings.

NOTE: Purchasing the international standard ASTM D7447-08 is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED prior to downloading any of the Adhesive CAD Symbol plug-ins.

AutoCAD® Users


For each version, a serial number and activation key is provided. You will need these to fully activate the symbol.

Download the free plug-in for AutoCAD® 2009
Serial Number: CR70-8081-8050-5061
Activation Key:D86C-9D94-1A03-4F9A

Download the free plug-in for AutoCAD® 2008
Serial Number: BJ20-5152-6010-2036
Activation Key:5962-60F1-2952-70AF

Download the free plug-in for AutoCAD® 2007
Serial Number: BF00-5001-6040-5025
Activation Key:CA27-B34E-B566-FD4D

Autodesk® Revit® Users

Download the free plug-in for Autodesk® Revit®.


TurboCAD® Users

The ASTM D7447-08 Standardized Adhesive CAD Symbol (free plug-in) is compatible with and is included in the TurboCAD® Professional v16 package. Click here to learn more.

Need Help? Watch These Videos offers these helpful video clips for AutoCAD® and Autodesk® Revit®.


Click here to review instructions on downloading and installing the plug-in. Or view the following video clips:
Click here to watch the installation Video
Click here to watch the activation Video
Click Here to watch the Navigational Video
Or, click here to review hard copy instructions on downloading and installing the AutoCAD® plug-in.

Autodesk® Revit®

Click here to watch the navigational video.