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We’re grinding through the last QAQC and packaging details of two major new releases of the Framework for Civil 3D 2020. The new Release 8 (NCS 6.0+) and Release 7 (NCS 5.0+) for Civil 3D 2020 will also update new, huge collections of Styles and Label Styles for our existing Framework for Civil 3D 2018.3 and Civil 3D 2019.2 customers.

Say what? Who produces a new product that can also provide backwards compatible Updates for previous releases? We do. We try hard to take care of all those silly little Civil 3D details that chew away at your production workday. Sadly, I know is sometimes hard to see what you are missing.

An adaptive, robust, and managed system for Civil 3D matters in real projects. You could say the Framework makes you look more competent. (grin)

The Details Do Matter

Lately, Autodesk likes to say that the Civil 3D Object Model didn’t change with each new initial release of Civil 3D. Left unsaid in the sneaky fact Autodesk already changed that Object Model in a previously released Update to the prior release(s).

Hence, we released our initial Release 8 upgrade back in December for the Civil 3D 2019.2 Update. Surprise…surprise. Framework for Civil 3D Release 8 and Release 7 for Civil 3D 2019.2+ products run great in Civil 3D 2020 according to real customers. Awesome.

You should check out the recent Civil 3D Pipe Dreams post for the interesting details about 2018 to 2020 Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Label Styles, and the Civil 3D Object Model Update nuances. Mostly, this is good news for Civil 3D users, but tough for those of us silly enough to maintain Civil 3D templates and Style collections for production use in multiple releases of Civil 3D. Silly me.

Documentation Matters

You can get a sneak preview of most of what’s coming in the Framework for Civil 3D 2020 on the Release 8 Details page and the Release 7 Details page. I lost count at over 2000 or more new Style and Label Styles including fixes and tweaks. The Detail pages are being updated almost daily. OK. I probably shouldn’t mention the need to do checks against the upcoming Autodesk Updates for Civil 3D 2019 and Civil 3D 2020 too. Oh, bother.

We can help with that too. How about everything you want to know about Civil 3D Style Maintenance and Improvement in a handbook?

We could have released the Framework for Civil 3D 2020 last week or even the week before that. Maybe some folks wouldn’t have noticed. For those of you who keep asking…Release 8 and Release 7 will be done when they are done right. Call me crazy. I get annoyed when the work could be better and cleaner for everyone in the end.

We all wish Autodesk did more of that details matter work in Civil 3D.

Meanwhile, you can take advantage and start to put the Framework to work today…

Get the Framework Innovation or Work Too Hard

The Framework for Civil 3D is available in both Release 8 (NCS 6.0 compliant by default) and the older Release 7 (NCS 5.0+ compliant by default) versions for multiple releases of Civil 3D. Both of our Releases include the resources and tools to support the Adaptive Layer Standards.
Release 8 includes our Adaptive Building Block libraries and more resources not included in Release 7.

Two Releases of the Framework for the Price of One

Buy a Jump Kit for 2019 in Release 8 or Release 7 before our new Framework for Civil 3D 2020 products ship and receive a free upgrade to a Jump Kit 2020. Tick...Tick...Tick...

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