April 2018 Training and Help Updates

April 30, 2018 - MoreCompetency Inc announces monthly Civil 3D help and video training updates to the website


April 2018 Website Training and Help Updates

General Notes for the Month

This Month's Website Additions and Updates:

Released the Layer Standards NCS6 AddOn

Free new Layer Standards Tools for STB and CTB that allow conversion to and from the NCS 6 Layer scheme.
Brief Details:

  • Easy single command forward and back conversion of the Release 7 NCS 5.0 Layers and Key system to the NCS 6.0 Key system and Layer scheme
  • Rename and Reset Rename script resource files are supplied
  • Layer Standards files are supplied in the .dwg format for both STB and CTB
  • Key resources are now supplied for all the NCS 6.0 official Disciplines
    This allows for the quicker addition of other NCS Discipline and specialty Layers
  • Fully customizable STB and CTB Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools included
    The supplied Tools also produce the many, user-friendly Layer States to manage the Layer system in production
  • Full support for either small or large project NCS Layer naming conventions.
    (e.g. C- or CG discipline code systems)
  • Full support for Status or Phase modifiers
  • Support for single tilde characters in Key names
  • Full interoperability or exchange of templates and drawings for both STB and CTB versions of the Spreadsheet Tools results is maintained.
  • Employment and complete customization of the first 9 basic AutoCAD colors or even all ACI colors if required
  • Ability to convert from AutoCAD ACI color scheme to an RGB color schemes for STB
    See the recent Identity Utility and Colors in Civil 3D post for ACI to RGB

Released the Classic Utility Layers NCS6 AddOn

A free new Layer Standards Tools for STB and CTB convert templates and drawings to employ classic project-based AIA utility layer names in the NCS 6 Layer scheme.
Brief Details:

  • Easy single command forward and back conversion of the Release 7 NCS 5.0 Utilities Layers and Key system to the classic AIA Utilities NCS 6.0 Key system and Layer scheme
  • Rename and Reset Rename script resource files are supplied
  • Layer Standards files are supplied in the .dwg format for both STB and CTB
  • Key resources are now supplied for all the NCS 6.0 official Disciplines
    This allows for the quicker addition of other NCS Discipline and specialty Layers
  • Fully customizable STB and CTB Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools included
    The supplied Tools also produce the many, user-friendly Layer States to manage the Layer system in production
  • Full support for either small or large project NCS Layer naming conventions.
    (e.g. C- or CG discipline code systems)
  • Full support for Status or Phase modifiers
  • Support for single tilde characters in Key names
  • Full interoperability or exchange of templates and drawings for both STB and CTB versions of the Spreadsheet Tools results is maintained.
  • Employment and complete customization of the first 9 basic AutoCAD colors or even all ACI colors if required
  • ACI to RGB conversion is not supported in CTB

Additions and Updates for AutoCAD 2019 release products
on the AutoCAD Online Help page

Documentation and Help – requires Register and Login

  • Reorganization and updates to the Spreadsheet Tools section
  • Added a new separate Spreadsheet Tools>>Layer Standards Tools section
  • Updates and additions to the Spreadsheet Tools>>Layer Standards Tools>>Layer Standards page
  • Updates and additions to the Spreadsheet Tools>>Layer Standards Tools>>Layer Standards for CTB page
  • Updates to the Spreadsheet Tools>>Layer Standards Tools>>Identity and Color page
    Added the default ACI to RGB color conversion table to the page.
  • Updates for Layer Standards AddOns to Release 7 Details
  • Major Updates to Survey Codes, Description Keys, Figure Db, and Survey Queries Spreadsheet Tools help pages
    See the Spreadsheet Tools Help Updates News item post for details
  • Additions to the Implement Civil 3D page

Cadpilot Video Training – some pages require login.

Civil Training on the Web – no login required

  • Added a new section and videos to the New in Civil 3D 2019 section
    What’s New in Civil 3D and InfraWorks 2019
  • Added new videos to the AutoCAD Civil 3D Videos section
    Corridor Modeling
  • Added new videos to the Vehicle Tracking Videos section
    Parking Lot Layout, Fast Parking Space Layouts, Swept Path and Margin of Error,
    Split Parking Rows
  • Added new videos to the Civil 3D Basics section
    Import Point Data Directly to Surface
  • Added new videos to the Tips from Experts section
    Code Set Style Materials for Infraworks, Roadway Striping from Civil 3D to Infraworks,
    Update Infraworks from a Civil 3D Corridor
  • Added new Civil 3D Sheet Sets posts
    Create New Sheets
  • Added new videos to the Infraworks section
    Advanced Road Design
  • Added new videos to the Civil 3D Survey section
    RW5 Import and Traverse Adjustments, Import Local Survey Data with Known Control Points
  • Fixes and updates to older training video posts that moved

There are Latest links on the Members page and Civil Training on the Web and collection section pages to help you locate the updates and additions.

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