Jump On Civil 3D Blog

A blog about Civil 3D method and practice, Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Management, and Civil 3D customization


Every month I get requests to bring back CAD PILOT JUMP SCHOOL.

People Want Training That Works

It's true that Training the Works is a priceless commodity that is devalued like the US dollar by the constant grinding of the printing press. There's a reason that past Jumpers keep asking for More. Once you EXPERIENCE something closer to the real deal nothing else comes close. Ask…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags training, implementation, management, people, people skills

One of great new features of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 is it's ability to data reference Offset and Curb Return Alignment Features. I've already done some webinar training on this topic featuring a few things you can do with referenced Offset Alignments.

The new ability to keep your horizontal and vertical control…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags alignment, group labels, annotation, Style, Label Style, Sets, linetype

In the Jump Platform's InstantOn products, we intentionally try and keep the use of Expressions in the Styles as small as practically possible. This has to do with a practical Civil 3D Style Maintenance problem NOT the potential usefulness of Expressions in More complex Label Styles.

After all, most of our InstantOn…

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This summer our nation's politicians struggle to cope with the cost of government. This is a pretty common human problem. I have the problem. You have the problem. But Why is it so #%$#  HARD TO FIX IT?

The Costs are Real

The people working in the civil engineering and related marketplaces today have real needs. There are significant man-hour costs for organizations when…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags implementation, training, people, people skills, management, CAD Standards

What are thousands of counties, towns, agencies, consultants, civil engineers and their Autodesk Resellers going to do?
Customize AutoCAD Civil 3D from the ground up for each and every one or Personalize AutoCAD Civil 3D based on National Standards?

The WAVE is Coming…  

This is the reason I do this crazy little thing called Jump.

The…  Read more