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


MoreCompetency released an AddOn to Parcels and Alignments for Release 5 Jump Kit customers who run the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 and Civil 3D 2014 releases this week.

The AddOn brings up some classic AutoCAD Civil 3D quandaries that the capabilities of Style are so helpful to resolve for us all.

Don’t Be Eroded

We performed…

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If you are an AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 user and an Autodesk Subscription customer, Autodesk gave you a Christmas present this year - The AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Productivity Pack 1.

You have to ask…

Where’s the Beef?

We do civil engineering and survey projects. Therefore, at some point it’s about the deliverables. Your customer may require a bare AutoCAD drawing…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Productivity Pack, Upgrade, Service Pack, Civil 3D 2014, 2014

There’s an elegant simplicity to Data Shortcut and Data Reference (DREF) functionality in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Autodesk just built an XML based “website”. We can call it a website because a Data Shortcut is a published link in a simple folder structure. Through that structure of links we are allowed share the…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Project Management, data shortcut, data reference, 2012, 2013, 2014, DREF, XREF

People ask why we put the “-JS” at the end of our Jump Production Solution Style names. This simple device serves a significant purpose – How do you know the difference between Styles?
AutoCAD Civil 3D doesn’t really care what you name anything, but the odds are it will matter to you pretty quickly.

Coming Attractions


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It’s a bird? It’s a Plane? It’s just Super AutoCAD Civil 3D.

InstantOn Basic 5 and Jump Kit 5 for AutoCAD 2014 and the rest on the Release 5 product line is on the street.

Take Five and Jump Ahead

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Release 5, 2014, 2013, 2012, InstantOn