Civil 3D 2020 Release 7 Framework

Tags Civil 3D 2020, Upgrade, Jump Kit, InstantOn, Templates Only, Symbol Set, Release 7, Civil 3D 2019, Civil 3D 2018, video

The latest Release 7 of the Framework for Civil 3D 2020 delivers better production to civil engineers and surveyors from Autodesk Civil 3D 2020. The Framework for Civil 3D is an adaptive managed system for all the many resources required to create and maintain a Civil 3D production environment. The new Release 7 Framework is flexible, consistent, and robust.

Release 7 Framework for Civil 3D 2020

The Release 7 Framework for Civil 3D 2020 product is now available. Release 7 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 7 Details for the Framework for AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Prior Release 7 Upgrade Support is Built In

All the new and updated Release 7 Framework for Civil 3D 2020 Jump Kit product Style Tools can be employed and will update older Release 7 products for the Civil 3D 2019.2+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+ Updates. They fully support the popular NCS 5.0+ standards employed by default in Release 7.

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

Templates Only Release 7 customers can upgrade to Templates Only Release 8 2020 at the regular ridiculous price.

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

Autodesk Civil 3D Unleased

 

What’s New in Release 7 for Civil 3D 2020?

The new Framework Release 7 tools enable more productive workflows in a wider variety of Civil 3D projects. We can spend days talking about everything that is in Release 7 of the Framework for Civil 3D.

The new Release 7 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 7 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.

Framework for Civil 3D 2020 Project Updates

The new Framework sandbox Projects for both STB and CTB now employ simple single-file Reference Templates. See the recent Civil 3D Reference Templates Made Easy post.

The new projects therefore now allow you to visualize, test, and implement your customized versions of templates faster and with better, more consistent results.

Release the Innovation Beyond the Code
Get the Framework for Civil 3D Release 7 2020