Framework for Civil 3D Release 7 Layer Standards

Tags CAD Standards, Release 7, Layer Standards, layer state, AddOn, Civil 3D 2020, Civil 3D 2019, Civil 3D 2018

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A Full Stack of Layer Standards for Framework for Civil 3D Release 7

We release sometime today the first of our Framework for Civil 3D Release 7 2020.1 updates. Why? We don’t leave customers waiting or wanting.

Let’s call it the Release 7 Layer Standards 2020 AddOn.
The new resources will work in all Civil 3D versions and updates from Civil 3D 2020.1+ back to Civil 3D 2018 and both Releases of the Framework for Civil 3D.

These beauties include new and improved NCS 5 and NCS 6 Layer Standards, the tools, and all the build, edit, and manage Layer and Layer State resources in nice little interop packages.
The Layer Standards even support AIA, GSA, and DOD variants of same.
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Here are the technical details from the Release 7 details page for the…

Release 7 Layer Standards 2020 AddOn

All Layer Standards Updates may be employed in all Release 8 and Release 7 versions for Civil 3D versions 2020-2018.

All Layer Standards exchange and interoperability is significantly improved. There are far fewer layer behavioral inconsistencies.
Added NCS Discipline based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers to be consistent across all supplied Layer Standards resources.

All Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools were updated and drawing standard resouces and supplied scripts updated where required.

All new Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools file names updated to end in 2020.

Pressure Pipes Layer Support

  • All supplied Layer Standards, Layer States, and script resources updated for new Pressure Pipes resources.
    If you do not employ Pressure Pipes, only the minor added V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer may affect previous versions.
    In other words, this layer is not included in the previously supplied Layer Standards and Layer State resources.
    This layer exists to hold hatch display for Pressure Pipe Fittings and Appurtenances in Profile Views.
  • New script resources are supplied to add the layer and appropriate Layer State Settings.

Release 7 - NCS 5.0

There are both new capabilities and fixes to these Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and Resources

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools and Script resources for both STB and CTB
  • Added NCS Discipline based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers
  • All production Sheets in the Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools were updated
  • Updated SCTN Key Priority in NewKeys5 Sheet to fix V-VIEW-SCTN-* Section View display colors and lineweights
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Supplied to Release 7 NCS 5 Standards Rename scripts did not change.

Release 7 - NCS 5.0 AIA Utils

There are both new capabilities and fixes to these Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and Resources

Standards files are converted from Release 7 Standards drawings by supplied scripts.

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools and Script resources for both STB and CTB
  • Added NCS Discipline based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Updated the Check Layers Sheet for the above change to Core Layers
  • Added STRCUpdate7 Sheet to CTB Layer Standards Spreadsheet for consistency
  • Supplied Release 7 NCS 5 Standards Rename scripts to AIA were updated and old layer references fixed.

Release 7 - NCS 6.0

There are both new capabilities and fixes to these Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and Resources

This standard exists as a working example of how Layer Standards exchanged can be developed using the supplied Spreadsheet Tools and resources

Standards files are converted from Release 7 Standards drawings by supplied scripts.

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools for both STB and CTB
  • Added NCS Discipline based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Supplied Release 7 NCS 5 Standards Rename scripts to NCS 6 were updated and old layer references fixed.

Release 7 - NCS 6.0 AIA Utils

There are both new capabilities and fixes to these Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and Resources

This standard exists as a working example of how Layer Standards exchanged can be developed using the supplied Spreadsheet Tools and resources

Standards files are converted from Release 7 Standards drawings by supplied scripts.

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools for both STB and CTB
  • Added NCS Discipline based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Supplied Release 7 NCS 5 Standards Rename scripts to NCS 6 AIA were updated and old layer references fixed.

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