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The Framework for Civil 3D once again successfully upgrades to the latest AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018. For 10 (ten) Civil 3D releases our products have upgraded without significant issues to the next release. That is an amazing feat. No one else can say that. No one else does that.  That hassle-free success is engineered into our Civil 3D templates and Civil 3D Style tools and resources from the ground up.

The easy upgrade will come as no surprise to our happy Framework customers. They count on it. They know it’s a competitive advantage. We’ve successfully guaranteed easy template and project work upgrades and delivered on that promise successfully since AutoCAD Civil 3D 2008. OMG!

“Dave? Do our AutoCAD Civil 3D templates and Civil 3D Styles do that?”

We all know that all Civil 3D releases were not created equal. We always include detailed and tested step-by-step upgrade instructions with the Framework. Can you say, “MoreCompetency?”

Multiple Civil 3D Release Support is Built-in

 Release 7 now technically supports the last four Autodesk releases of Civil 3D 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015. For drawings built on Release 7 products, employ a simple “Save your drawing” upgrade to the new AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 and your tools and resources will continue to work fine.

Did you know we supply a Spreadsheet Tool with the Framework that can help you upgrade projects and our supplied Framework resources automatically? Can you say, “Better Managed System?”

Innovation Beyond the Code

Our latest official Release 7 of the Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 is well underway and is coming soon. Our reputation for innovation in Civil 3D user productivity extends far beyond the code.

If you are stuck in an older Civil 3D release due to “issues”, you can fix that. The Framework for Civil 3D customization platform and resources are unmatched and without parallel in the marketplace. The answer to your next question is…

“Yes. It’s in there.”

I could post every day for half the year about something in the Framework and never finish. A tour through the Framework Overview Videos should make that clear. A review of the Release 7 Detailed Changes will show you more. Yes. We document what we do; what we improve; and all our resources for AutoCAD Civil 3D.

The Proof is in Your Use

Get our Templates Only trial product. Put the Framework for Civil 3D to the test.

“I was unconvinced at first, but after our talk on the phone we tried Templates Only. We know and use Civil 3D every day. We were blown away. The upgrade to Jump Kit was easy.
Autodesk and the resellers should be shouting about your Framework from every rooftop.”

Trust me. They probably won’t.

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Exercise Reasonable Caution

Be aware! In two mission critical ways the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 release is a blast from the past.
The AutoCAD 2018 DWG format is new. The Civil 3D object model is new.
Saving drawings in the new Civil 3D 2018 format will not allow you to open that drawing in older releases. Can you say, “Copy that?”

There are significant and very useful changes to the Civil 3D object model in 2018.
That includes: Connected Alignments, Offset Profiles, Relative Feature Lines, Multiple Dynamic Baselines, and better publication tools.
Here’s a link to What’s New in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 page with lots of videos.

I’ve already started a blog series on the major improvements to the Civil 3D 2018 Design Control Manager – the Alignment. Can you say, “Mindbender” or maybe “Earthbender?”

A Newfangled View

The Release 7 Framework Section View Styles may require a minor edits to the new Section View Buffer component in the Feature Style to a no plot layer. The component does not plot, but that doesn't show in the style. For some reason the new Autodesk example template thinks the new Section View Buffer component should have yet another misnamed and non-compliant NCS layer of its own. Go figure. Go ahead. Blame Autodesk interns.

Release 7 Jump Kit customers who email me at sales@cadpilot.com and tell me why they like the Framework will get a link to a free set of already updated Section View Styles for Civil 3D 2018. That includes 180 Section Views Styles already tweaked perform better in Civil 3D 2018. I say, “No-brainer.”

Can you say, “AwesomeNext?”

Framework Release 7 customers should make sure they are running the latest Autodesk Service Packs for their current release before upgrading their Release 7 into 2018.
You should also login to the Members section and make sure you have the latest build of your Release 7 product from your product Download page. The latest R7 2017 builds have been available on the website since Jan 2017. The latest Release 7 builds have new goodies and there are productivity AddOns too. These are detailed on the Release 7 Details page and on our monthly News pages. We allow you to track our continuous development.

Save Dollars This Instant

We have a new purchase or upgrade deal for the advent of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.

Buy or upgrade to one of our ridiculously affordable and productive
Release 7 Framework for Civil 3D products and for a limited time get
two (2) releases of the Framework for Civil 3D for the price of one.

Customers who purchase or upgrade to
Jump Kit Release 7 for 2016-2017
between Apr 25, 2017 and our official Release 7 for 2018 ship date
will automatically receive a free upgrade to
another Release 7 of their AutoCAD Civil 3D release of choice.
That’s an upgrade at no cost. Maybe you want to wait for Civil 3D 2018 service pack 1.
Can you say, “Affordable?”
Yeah, I know. It’s not an Autodesk word.
No other product purchases, upgrades, or promotions are included in this offer.

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