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The Civil 3D Want of Style Disorder

Tags Civil 3D 2018, Civil 3D 2017, Civil 3D 2016, Release 7, Upgrade, Style


The Want of Style Disorder is a silent killer of AutoCAD Civil 3D user productivity everywhere. It ignores class, size, and significance. The syndrome cares not a whit about our reputation, our level of expertise, or our years of professional experience. It’s invisible and pernicious - a new form of technical scurvy. We must acknowledge that Style Starvation is crisis of what’s not there.

“It’s what you don’t know that kills you.”

As a business owner and design professional we must all acknowledge the statement rings with uncomfortable truth. Style Starvation is a hidden form of Civil 3D malnutrition. It saps our corporate and individual strength. It clouds our professional decision making at every level.

The Real Makers

Autodesk loves to spread the narrative that everyone must customize their design software from the ground up. The Autodesk Myth only serves their self-centered and stated corporate goal to be the best software Tool makers. This sounds noble. It is great marketing. I argue that it is half of a good thing.

Tools that are not ready to produce the real world work required are not actually complete tools.

Folks in Civil Land are unhappy. It is no wonder to me that even in 2017 civil engineers and survey organizations that pay for AutoCAD Civil 3D survive and struggle to prosper while they employ Autodesk’s model-based software. Man-hours lost is productivity lost. It is a recognized and painful cost.

“Someone should change that.”

Discover that Sour Fruit

Any miracle of engineering innovation is only possible because all the details work together. A car you cannot drive is not a car. The practical details do matter.

Style tools in AutoCAD Civil 3D are exactly like that. We get it. We understand because we do the do. Overwhelming complexity must be managed skillfully and artfully in well-designed systems. We supply that at a level that is unmatched anywhere. We understand the tactics of mistake and how to fail forward successfully. We have the longest track record of continuous development inside Civil 3D around to prove it.

A Voice That Cries in the Wilderness

We supply a veritable host of tested tool innovations crafted by recognized experts and built to make Civil 3D perform in a new way. If you need it…It’s in the Framework for Civil 3D. You won’t have to rebuild it to use it and get real world project results in less time and with less effort. You can try Templates Only for a song. Let’s make that real…

“Can your Civil 3D Styles and Templates do that?”

I ask that question a lot in this blog. I believe you should too. You and your staff have better and more important work to do than mess with Autodesk’s half-baked tools to try a build a working production environment that upgrades successfully from one Autodesk release to another without hassles.

I believe that product should be affordable. Now that’s a remarkable word to hear publically in Civil 3D Land.

Release 7 for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 is coming….Ready or not…

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. 
No other product purchases, upgrades, or promotions are included in this offer.

Get The Freedom to Work in Civil 3D

Check out the recent C3D 2018 Superelevation and Offset Profiles post that includes another video of the Framework at work with Civil 3D 2018 new features.