Did you know that Autodesk commissioned an independent, in-depth AutoCAD Civil 3D productivity study last year? The study compares in detail AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 to AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010. Autodesk obviously did the study for sales reasons – demonstrate reason to upgrade. That does not make the study useless. The study is pretty in-depth and detailed. The study produced interesting measurements and results numbers.
Ok. Maybe Civil 3D 2012 might have been a more reasonable comparative choice. The results of the study are worth a serious review in any case.
Show Me the Money
The common Civil 3D workflows outlined expressed by Jeffrey Lyons of Landproject Inc. in the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Productivity Study also may be of significant value for you to review as well. The study is worth a read. Here’s the link to the PDF.
Left unsaid, of course, are the effects of poor Style Tools on AutoCAD Civil 3D user productivity and the issues of upgrade maintenance.
Autodesk will not talk about that.
These costs and productivity challenges are nothing to sneeze at.
We can fix that. We have lots of practice and experience.
Our Production Solution customers count on it.
They know our real world ROI and TCO numbers are simply insane.
“Dave? Can our Civil 3D Templates and Civil 3D Styles Do That?
We believe no AutoCAD Civil 3D customer should have to spend thousands of dollars more to make Autodesk’s expensive and powerful software product work in production.
Our Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D is all about your real world user productivity.
We improve that by supplying Civil 3D users with field-tested and managed resources that obey known and agreed on industry standard rules. While we all agree that no one likes anyone else’s rules, we all understand the need. I trust you might appreciate the benefits. To see is to believe.
The Framework allows you to tweak and customize Civil 3D your way as it helps you obey rules that keep the pieces working together and easy to maintain. That’s productive.
The Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D even supports multiple releases of AutoCAD Civil 3D. There’s always a release and sane a path forward. We’ve guaranteed easier upgrades for many releases of Civil 3D. Yes.
A dumbed down version of our product even shipped with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010.
The Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D is Jump Kit
You can try Templates Only for a song. People who do sing it’s praises. Most Template Only customers upgrade in a day or two. Most folks can hardly believe how good the freedom to work in AutoCAD Civil 3D can be.
Productivity is the ability to make AutoCAD Civil 3D work in production out of the box.