Civil 3D 2020 Release 8 Framework Products

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The new Release 8 of the Framework for Civil 3D 2020 delivers better production to civil engineers and surveyors from Autodesk Civil 3D 2020. The Framework is an adaptive managed system for all the many resources required to create and maintain a Civil 3D production environment. The latest Release 8 Framework is flexible, consistent, and robust.

Release 8 Framework for Civil 3D 2020

The Release 8 Framework for Civil 3D 2020 products are now available. The new Release 8 includes the Framework’s famous Adaptive Standards for Civil 3D and improved Spreadsheet Tools for the new powerful Civil 3D 2020 Style Tools.
The Framework for Civil 3D products include:

Discover all the many specific changes and updates:
Release 8 Details for the Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D

Customers who purchased Jump Kit Release 8 2019 during the prerelease period - (Apr 10, 2019 to Jun 4, 2019) may option to receive a free product upgrade to Jump Kit Release 8 for Civil 3D 2020. Call or email us for details.

Release 8 Jump Kit and Release 7 Jump Kit for other releases of AutoCAD Civil 3D are also available.

Templates Only customers can upgrade to 2020 at the regular ridiculous price.

It's probably worth a short reminder about the Adaptive Standards for Civil 3D...

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What’s New in Release 8 for Civil 3D 2020?

The new Framework Release 8 tools enable more productive workflows in a wider variety of Civil 3D projects. We can spend days talking about everything that is in Release 8 of the Framework for Civil 3D.

The new Release 8 of the Framework for Civil 3D 2020 products include major Style Tool updates and upgrades to Civil 3D Style Tools centered around Profile Views and Section Views and, in particular, Pipe and Pressure Pipe Systems. You can now do more. We will supply you the better Style and Label Style tools to make those all work in your projects.

See the Release 8 Details page for a full listing of changes, updates, and fixes.

Framework for Civil 3D 2020 Updates

The Profile View and Section View Label Style additions fully support the Civil 3D 2020 ability to display linear object Crossing objects in those View Features. Note the current limitations in Civil 3D 2018.3.

Pipe and Pressure Pipe system Style and Label Style Tools are substantially upgraded in the Framework for Civil 3D 2020 Jump Kit product.

Better Naming Conventions

There are new, improved, and easier to use naming conventions employed for all the detailed Label Style collections supplied. These are now easier too modify if you employ automated prefix and suffix changing Style rename tools.

Better Depth of Coverage

We improved the number and contents supplied of style resources. There are many more typical working, publishing, and QAQC Label Styles included for all systems.

Better Ease of Use

We significantly improved the granularity of the supplied Style and Label Style resource collection drawings to make it easier to select, import, and employ those resources in your templates no matter how you choose to implement those templates. In effect, all Pipe and Pressure Pipe System Style and Label Style Tools collections are now Adaptive Building Blocks which are therefore now much easier to separately include in your templates.

General Marker Styles

  • Display System adjustments to appropriate Marker Styles for new linear Alignment Marker components
  • There are new Name conventions for the Profile View and Section View Crossing Label Styles
  • Added Profile View Crossing Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    Currently Profile View Crossing Label Styles are only supported in Civil 3D 2019.2+
  • All Section View resources were rebuilt for Civil 3D 2018.3+
  • Added Section View Crossing Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    Currently Section View Crossing Label Styles are supported in Civil 3D 2018.3+

Profile Views and Section Views

Additional new Jump Kit Library Profile and Section View Crossing drawing resources are supplied.

Pipe Systems

There are new separate Sewer, Storm, and Water Gravity Pipe System resource drawings supplied that exclude the other systems. The new resource collections are Adaptive Building Blocks for gravity systems and may be employed in either classic Civil 3D template targets or Reference Template Tool template targets.

Pipe Network Styles

  • Removed all duplicate Pipe and Structure Label Styles from supplied resources
  • Updated and fixed broken Parts List the separate Sewer, Storm, and Water Network supplied resources
  • Renamed separate Sewer, Storm, and Water Network supplied resources to generic names
  • Validated and checked all updates back to Civil 3D 2018.3 and Civil 3D 2019.2

Pipe Label Styles

All Pipe Label Styles removed from some InstantOn resources for consistency so you can load only what you need from the Jump Kit Library resources.

  • There are new Name conventions for the Pipes Plan Profile, Crossing Section, and Profile Crossing Label Styles
  • In-depth support for Sewer, Storm, and Water gravity systems
  • Removed old Flow Rate Expressions and references from Pipe Label Style collections
  • Added many Plan Profile Labels with Center to Center and Inside Edges lengths
    A variety of Pipe Details are supplied with and without Flow Rate included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Plan Profile Labels are supplied in both Feature Anchor and Stacked configurations
  • Added Pipes Crossing Section Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Added Pipes Crossing Profile Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations

Additional new Library drawing resources separated by Sewer, Storm, and Water system are supplied.

Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems

Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems are supplied in separate resource drawing collections. The new resource collections are Adaptive Building Blocks and may be employed in either classic Civil 3D template targets or Reference Template Tool template targets.

The following Systems are supplied with detailed Styles and Label Styles:

  • Cable Conduit
  • Communications Conduit
  • Electrical Power Conduit
  • Fiber Optic Conduit
  • Fuel Oil
  • Generic Utility
  • Irrigation
  • Landscape Irrigation
  • Industrial Waste
  • Natural Gas
  • Telephone Conduit
  • Recycle Water
  • Sewer
  • Storm
  • Water

Note the Conduit systems may be easily employed as simple cable systems with minor modifications.

Pressure Pipe Network Styles

Prototype Parts Lists are supplied with connections to all stock Pressure Pipe catalogs.

Supplied system resources are updated with the appropriate new Pressure Pipe Label Styles.

  • Removed all duplicate and/or updated Label Styles from supplied resources
  • New Prototype Parts List resource with connections to all stock databases
  • Renamed separate supplied resources to generic names
  • Validated and checked all updates back to Civil 3D 2018.3 and Civil 3D 2019.2

Pressure Pipe Styles

Upgraded the existing supplied Pressure Pipe Styles to conform to similar Pipe Style standards for consistency of resolution and behavior.

Typical Pressure Pipe Styles include Crossing, Double Line Filled, Double Line, Single Line and Walls configurations.

In older Civil 3D 2018.3 and Civil 3D 2019.2 the resolved display of some Pressure Pipe Style components may vary.

  • Added new Crossing Pressure Pipe Styles for piping and conduit systems
    These display only the Outer Pipe Walls in Profile and Section Views.
  • Fixes to existing Pressure Pipe Styles of Display components
    Removed the display of Pipe Hatching in Section Views per user requests.
  • Updates and corrections to Pressure Pipe Style Descriptions

Pressure Pipe Label Styles

All Pressure Pipe Label Styles removed from some InstantOn resources for consistency so you can load only what you need from the Jump Kit Library resources.

There are new separate Pressure Pipe and Conduit System resource drawings supplied that exclude the other systems.

Reference Alignments do not currently resolve in Pressure Pipe Crossing Section Label Styles.

  • There are new Name conventions for the Pressure Pipes Plan Profile, Crossing Section, and Profile Crossing Label Styles
  • In-depth support for Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems
  • Renamed Pressure Pipe Plan Profile Labels
    A variety of Pressure Pipe Details are supplied with new NOPLOT configurations
  • Pressure Pipe Plan Profile Labels are supplied in both Feature Anchor and Stacked configurations
  • Added Pressure Pipes Crossing Section Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pressure Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Added Pressure Pipes Crossing Profile Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pressure Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations

Additional new Library drawing resources separated by Pressure Pipe and Conduit System are supplied.

Caveats

To be perfectly clear, the Framework for Civil 3D products do not supply custom Pipe and Pressure Pipe catalogs and/or custom part libraries constructed with the Infrastructure Parts Editor.

The Framework does supply the Styles and annotative Imperial units Label Styles to resolve, display, and publish the stock Civil 3D resources and any custom catalogs and/or Infrastructure Parts libraries. If you supply those custom resources as a Civil 3D product, please feel free to drop me an email and we’ll be happy to test and validate them.

Adaptive Template Building Blocks

Release 8 includes a host of innovative Adaptive Template Building Block Style collections and practical production resources for Civil 3D 2020. You can assemble and employ task-based Civil 3D templates for many typical civil engineering design and survey documentation tasks and design specialties from these standardized template building blocks.

The new Adaptive Template Building Blocks included are listed here in their NCS Key-based, alphabetical order:

  • APRN     -              Apron
  • BANK     -              Bank
  • BASN     -              Basin
  • BASN- BENC       -              Basin with Benches
  • BECH     -              Beach
  • BENC     -              Bench
  • BERM    -              Berm
  • BRDG     -              Bridge
  • BWTR    -              Breakwater
  • CANL     -              Canal
  • CHAN    -              Channel
  • CHNL     -              Drainage Channel
  • DAME    -              Earth Dam
  • DIKE       -              Dike
  • DIVR      -              Diversion Channel
  • DRAN    -              Drainage
  • DRED     -              Dredge
  • DTCH     -              Ditch
  • DTCI      -              Irrigation Ditch
  • EMBK    -              Embankment
  • FLHA      -              Flood Hazard
  • FLOD     -              Floodwall
  • HELI       -              Heliport
  • JETY       -              Jetty
  • LEVE      -              Levee
  • OVRN    -              Overrun
  • PADS      -              Pads
  • POND    -              Pond
  • POND- BENC      -              Pond with Benching
  • RAMP    -              Ramp
  • RIVR      -              River
  • RRAP     -              Riprap
  • RUNW   -              Runway
  • STRC      -              Structure
  • SWAY    -              Spillway
  • TAXI       -              Taxiway
  • TERC      -              Terrace
  • UTSD- BASN        -              Storm Basin
  • UTSD- POND       -              Storm Pond
  • WEIR     -              Weir
  • WETL     -              Wetlands
  • WHRF    -              Wharf

Airfield, Beach Erosion, Flood Control, Waterways, Irrigation Control, and all the typical forms of project earthworks for both design and existing conditions are supplied.

We also included some typical examples of potential Adaptive Building Block task-based mashups in the new collection. If you require more detailed design structures, the Adaptive Template Building Blocks can be easily combined.
For example: your Flood Control project’s levee design includes detailed Riprap, Gabion, and Revetment structures with detailed benching and diversion drainage ditches.

For simpler projects each Adaptive Template Building Block can all be easily simplified by the basic principal of the deletion of extra unnecessary Styles and/or Layers before assembling them into your static Civil 3D Template or Reference Template. Don’t need detailed Area control for your project? Purge the supplied area Parcel Styles and layers and get to work.

Each Adaptive Template Building Block includes the appropriate Feature Line, Alignment, Profile, and Parcel based integrated Styles. In other words, if you create a Levee based Corridor the entire integrated collection of warranted Styles is instantly available.
These include the common Styles for design, QAQC, and publication:

  • Appropriate secondary Offset Alignment Styles
  • Appropriate Profile Styles
  • All the matched and detailed Feature Line Styles
  • Typical Area boundaries in both outlined and fill Parcel Styles
  • A separate Profile and Section and Style collection (Layer States included) resource drawing with optional granular Layer detail

The Adaptive Building Block or By Key collection is supplied in addition to the huge Jump Kit Style Library of thousands of project tested production styles. Please note that all previously supplied By Key Style resources have be totally rebuilt and replaced in Release 8. The existing Jump Kit By Key resources are included and significantly improved for ease of use and now include new capabilities and more Style Tools.

Profile and Section Styles

Based on customer requests, we also include in the new By Key resources an in-depth collection of new Profile and Section Styles. These more detailed Styles with explicit Level of Detail layer assignments for use in Profile View and Section Views are supplied in a separate drawing resource file.
These supplied Profile and Section Styles may be employed to replace simpler and less detailed Styles in working or publication templates if that Level of Detail required from your Civil 3D project.

Managed to Be More Flexible

The choice to employ any of the specialty Adaptive Building Block Styles and detail is optional. You can safely mix and match the Framework’s supplied generic Styles with the more detailed and specific Adaptive Building Block Styles inproduction.

You will spend less time hassling with the Layer details and mechanics in every project during all forms of production design and publication work.

  • The typical NCS annotative Layers are built into each Adaptive Building Block by default.
  • Each Adaptive Building Block also includes integrated and standardized Layer State controls which are easily combined into the Framework’s existing supplied Layer States systems.
  • All the Layer Standard customization including the supplied script resources are integrated into our powerful Spreadsheet Tools
  • All the Layer Property particulars for each and every Adaptive Building Block can be systematically managed by you.

Support for Your Design Methodology of Choice

The new Adaptive Template Building Block Style collections support both classic Feature Line and Grading object mechanics and workflows.

Out of the box these new Release 8 Adaptive Template Building Block Style Tools also provide mission critical support for the more powerful Corridor-based workflows now available in more recent releases of Civil 3D.

You can easily couple any Assemblies and create powerful Code Set Styles to employ the new Release 8 Adaptive Template Building Block Style Tools. Your Data Referenced, Multi-Baseline Corridors instantly become more user friendly and more consistent. The new Framework Release 8 tools enable more productive workflows in a wider variety of Civil 3D projects.

Adaptive Layer Standards

By default Release 8 employs the latest NCS 6.0 Layer Standard. That includes built-in NCS 6, GSA, DOD (Department of Defense), and US Army Corps layer standards support. All the standards construction resources are delivered for both STB and CTB. Layers with integrated properties for all the official NCS Disciplines are supported.

The Framework for Civil 3D’s robust, adaptive, and flexible approach to CAD Layer Standards in Civil 3D allows our customers to meet the demanding requirements in more projects, more jurisdictions, and for more diverse clients with less work, improved ease of use, and better publication capabilities. The supplied resources can be easily changed to support any of multiple variants of the NCS or even your own custom set of Layer Keys.

See the NCS 6 Release 8 Layer Standards AddOn Updates post for the specifics and details.

See our Open Source list of the NCS 6 Civilized Standard Keys for Civil 3D post and download for all the specific NCS 6.0 layer and level Key details.

Adaptive Points and Annotative Standards

Release 8 delivers integrated matched sets of Survey Codes, Description Key Sets, and Survey Figures with upgraded built-in support and supplied resources for those new Release 8 Layer Standards.

In a nutshell Release 8 supplies more InstantOn Civil 3D Point and general annotation capabilities out of the box. It supplies easier to employ Standards development tools and even the results resources. The Framework for Civil 3D is therefore even more adaptive, flexible, and robust in Release 8.

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