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


Autodesk folk say everyone wants an AutoCAD Civil 3D built their way. I believe professional civil engineers and surveyors really want their expensive Autodesk code to work and produce work that is acceptable to them and those that they deliver too. If that’s the goal of your AutoCAD Civil 3D customization, we can work with that.

We build and maintain the most downloaded, most used, and…

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The Release 7 Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 wave is almost upon us. Here’s the first swell in the set. We released a free Layer Standards Update this week to all the current Framework for Civil 3D products. That free download includes Release 7 Framework InstantOn and Jump Kit products for 2017, 2016, and 2015.

Framework customers get the good stuff. They ride the…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags layers, Layer Standards, NCS, GSA, spreadsheet, CAD Standards

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 is coming. OMG! Time for the annual Autodesk workstation rebuild weekend.

It’s also time to update parts of the website and the menus. You might note some things will get moved around a bit. Behind the scenes the elves are busy bees.

Out there in Civil 3D Land I can hear the cries of joy and groans of the software and template update that bounces…

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags open, CAD Standards, Layer Standards, implementation

One of the great things about AutoCAD Civil 3D is that there are lots of ways to get things done. One of the worst things about Civil 3D is that there are lots of ways to get things done. The power of the Civil 3D Data Behind, the Clout of Style, and this dichotomy is often exemplified by how (well) we employ annotative Label Style.

Substance and Style


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There we go. We did it again. We released new Layer Standards Speadsheet Tool AddOns for all our Release 7 Framework for Civil 3D customers. Ok. The tool also technically also works for all of our Release 6 Framework products too. We simply cannot resist helping out our customers when they ask.

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Posted by Tench Tilghman

Tags Layer Standards, layer state, spreadsheet, tools, CAD Standards, NCS, AddOn, video