“You suggested on the phone that I root around in the project dataset that you supply with Jump Kit. You pointed me to example drawings on the phone. These days I don’t expect much from examples supplied by software people like Autodesk. I was pleasantly surprised.
Every time I get stuck in my work I root around in your project and manage to figure out how to make the magic happen in Civil 3D. I didn’t even know that a split profile existed never mind how to make it work. Thanks for the detailed email about how to make the left and right profile view styles work. You should do a post and a video on that.
Your (InstantOn) project is the best Civil 3D training resource I have.
Please do more videos that use it. Thank you.”
We Hear You
All the website videos employ the InstantOn project dataset in one form or another including the in-depth series on Plan and Profile Deliverables and Plan Production in Civil 3D.
Better Deliverables in Civil 3D
If you register as a Member, these detailed video courses in advanced Civil 3D topics are available to you. If you own an InstantOn, you can follow along with the walk-through. Way cool.
No apologies - To do that you must have your brain engaged.
The Voodoo That You Do
We supply Civil 3D Style tools for almost anything you can imagine in AutoCAD Civil 3D. There are even Styles in the Jump Kit library that you probably never imagined.
“Your alignment and profile labeling of Stations as digits made my day.”
“We got rid of most of our old crappy utility and easement linetypes thanks to your alignment styles.”
“The Legends and Lists AddOn changed my world. I never would have thought of that.”
How do you make this vast Style versatility and capability visible to everyday Civil 3D users?
Visible Style in Civil 3D means invisible data behind to drive it.
To me that simply means a real world project chock full of real world problems and solutions. I find that contrived demo datasets to show off software features often avoid key Civil 3D usage and training issues. Lord knows, we’ve all seen enough of those.
Put the Real Civil 3D to Work
Our customers know we take our sample dataset seriously.
- Keep it small.
- Make it pertinent and relevant.
- Supply a wide variety of data in multiple forms
- Cover the fundamentals and the not-so-obvious details
- Do the intermediate and even advanced stuff that sooner or later every Civil 3D users must run into.
- “Give me drawings to start training from with finished results for my users to look at.”
The needs list is endless. We do what we can.
Only Practice Makes Us Better
The Release 7 datasets are certainly better than ever. Now there are both STB and CTB versions of the dataset. What?
Yes. There are now both STB and CTB Civil 3D templates available too. Both include in-depth Layer State support that supports real publish on demand out of the box in Civil 3D.
These datasets potentially cover everything from Survey and surface construction through multiple Pipe networks and Corridor creation and publication all in one handy little project.
Did we mention the project datasets are available for THREE releases of AutoCAD Civil 3D (2017-2015).
“Dave? Do our Civil 3D Templates have a project for our people to learn to use them?”
I seriously doubt that. My point is - Why Bother?
By the way if you look for Civil 3D training on the web you’ll soon find that lots of people recommend our Templates Only product as a trusted Style and Template resource.
To learn complex software like Civil 3D everyone needs consistent, repeatable, real-world results.
If you do courseware for AutoCAD Civil 3D, the Framework makes Civil 3D perform at its peak potential. The Framework for Civil 3D can easily make your courseware better than ever. Our world famous Spreadsheet Tools make any conversion easy. For some reason we have lots of practice.