Release 8 Layer Standards 2020 AddOn

Oct 15, 2019 – MoreCompetency Inc released the Release 8 Layer Standards 2020 AddOn

This is a major Layer Standards improvement to the previously supplied Release 8 Layer Standards and system resources for the same.

The AddOn is available for all Release 7 and Release 8 Jump Kit 2020 customers from the appropriate download pages.

Visit the Release 8 Details page for the details of the integrated resources supplied in the Framework for Civil 3D 2020.1 Update.

Release 8 NCS 6 Layer Standards 2020.1

All Layer Standards Updates may be employed in all Release 8 and Release 7 versions for Civil 3D versions 2020-2018.

All Layer Standards exchange and interoperability is significantly improved. There are far fewer layer behavioral inconsistencies.
Added NCS Discipline-based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers to be consistent across all supplied Layer Standards resources.

All Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools were updated and drawing standard resources and supplied scripts updated where required.

All new Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools file names updated to end in 2020.

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Adaptive Building Blocks Layer Support

Release 8 NCS 6.0 includes new and improved separate Adaptive Building Block Layer Standards Tools now for both STB and CTB.

  • Added new support for Adaptive Building Block Layer Standards for CTB.
  • Updated and improved Adaptive Building Block Layer Standards for STB.
  • Added new support for Adaptive Building Block Layer Standards for AIA for both STB and CTB.
  • The support includes pre-built Layer resources including script files and Layer Standards drawings with specialized Layer States.

Adaptive Building Block Layer systems can be easily added to templates or project drawings from the libraries by the Insert/Explode method.

The supplied Adaptive Building Block Layer resources are integrated with the Adaptive Building Block Style collections.

Detailed DOD Layer Standards support for all NCS Disciplines (including common mashups) are included in the updated Release 8 Layer Standards Tools.

Adaptive Building Blocks and Layer Systems:

  • APRN -     Apron
  • BANK -     Bank
  • BASN -     Basin
  • BASN-BENC -     Basin with Benches
  • BECH -     Beach
  • BENC -     Bench
  • BERM -     Berm
  • BRDG -     Bridge
  • BWTR -     Breakwater
  • CANL -     Canal
  • CHAN -     Channel
  • CHNL -     Drainage Channel
  • DAME -     Earth Dam
  • DIKE -     Dike
  • DIVR -     Diversion Channel
  • DRAN -     Drainage
  • DRED -     Dredge
  • DTCH -     Ditch
  • DTCH-BENC -     Ditch with Benches
  • DTCH-RRAP -     Ditch with Riprap
  • DTCI -     Irrigation Ditch
  • EMBK -     Embankment
  • FLHA -     Flood Hazard
  • FLOD -     Floodwall
  • HELI -     Heliport
  • JETY -     Jetty
  • LEVE -     Levee
  • OVRN -     Overrun
  • PADS -     Pads
  • POND -     Pond
  • POND-BENC -     Pond with Benches
  • RAMP -     Ramp
  • RIVR -     River
  • RRAP -     Riprap
  • RUNW -     Runway
  • STRC -     Structure
  • SWAY -     Spillway
  • TAXI -     Taxiway
  • TERC -     Terrace
  • UTSD-BASN -     Storm Basin
  • UTSD-POND -     Storm Pond
  • WEIR -     Weir
  • WETL -     Wetlands
  • WHRF -     Wharf

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Pressure Pipes Layer Support

  • All supplied Layer Standards, Layer States, and script resources updated for new Pressure Pipes resources.
    If you do not employ Pressure Pipes, only the minor added V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer may affect previous versions.
    In other words, this layer is not included in the previously supplied Layer Standards and Layer State resources.
    This layer exists to hold hatch display for Pressure Pipe Fittings and Appurtenances in Profile Views.
  • New script resources are supplied to add the layer and appropriate Layer State Settings.

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Release 8 - NCS 6.0

Detailed DOD Layer Standards support for all NCS Disciplines (including common mashups) are included in the updated Release 8 Layer Standards Tools.

Added new Layer Standards resources for new and added Pressure Pipe capabilities

There are new separate Release 8 Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and supplied resources for Adaptive Building Blocks in both STB and CTB.

    • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools, Script resources, and drawing resources with Layer States for STB and CTB
    • Added of Layer Spreadsheet Tools, Script resources, and drawing resources with Layer States for Adaptive Building Blocks for CTB

Fixed Rename and Purge Cell formulas with errors in CTB DOD Sheets where required

  • Improved color, linetype, and plotstyle resolution for Adaptive Building Blocks for both STB and new CTB resources
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Updated BENC,CHAN, CHNL, and DRED Keys Priority to 1 to resolve OFLT and OFRT layers properly and other color, lineweight, and plotstyle resolutions
  • Supplied Release 8 NCS 6 Standards Rename scripts to AIA and back to the default did not change.

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Release 8 - NCS 6.0 AIA Utils

Detailed DOD Layer Standards support for all NCS Disciplines (including common mashups) are included in the updated Release 8 Layer Standards Tools.

Added new Layer Standards resources for new and added Pressure Pipe capabilities

Fixed Rename and Purge Cell formulas with errors in DOD Sheets where required

The new separate Release 8 Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools for Adaptive Building Blocks in both STB and CTB can be easily modified for AIA utilities support

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools and Script resources for both STB and CTB
  • Added of Layer Spreadsheet Tools for Adaptive Building Blocks for both STB and CTB - Standards exchanges may be handled by rename script tool resources.
  • Improved color, linetype, and plotstyle resolution for Adaptive Building Blocks for both STB and new CTB resourcesAdded PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Updated BENC,CHAN, CHNL, and DRED Keys Priority to 1 to resolve OFLT and OFRT layers properly and other color and lineweight resolutions
  • Supplied Release 8 NCS 6 Standards Rename scripts to AIA and back were updated for COND to new CNDT Keys.

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