The Civil 3D 2020.4 Update and the Framework Release 8

Tags Civil 3D 2020, Update, Release 8, NCS 6.0, AIA, CAD Standards, implementation, customization

Ready or not. The latest Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.4 Update hit the street late last week. New Civil 3D releases and Updates are a fact of life in Civil 3D Land. The good news is the Civil 3D 2020.4 Update fixes and number of important outstanding Civil 3D 2020 issues for Pressure Pipes, BIM 360 Collaboration for Civil 3D, ArcGIS interoperability, and more.

See the Civil 3D 2020.4 Update news post for the Update 2020.4 the specific improvements.

Sadly, all too often a new Update can cause us production pain and suffering than immediate benefit. Preparation and execution matters.

The Framework for Civil 3D can help everyone fix that. Our customers say that the Framework delivers on that important promise release after release and Update after Update. We have delivered on that promise that is vital to your project production work far longer than anyone else.

Discover the better path forward to systematically manage the customization, collaboration, and interoperability of Autodesk Civil 3D.

The Framework for Civil 3D is a Managed System

The Framework for Civil 3D is a Managed System. We manufacture project-tested high-performance parts for Civil 3D that are designed to work and be managed together in production Civil 3D project environments.

The Framework’s vast array of Managed System parts are customizable and interchangeable via a deep set of Framework SpreadSheet Tools anda set of simple principals and rules. Those Spreadsheet Tools help both you and us systematically manage all the parts and pieces. Our innovative Tools can easily be employed manage your custom parts as well.

Change a little or a lot. Use what you need. Ignore the rest. The less you change the less time and energy you must spend to maintain the whole Civil 3D production environment.
What’s not to like about that?

The simple answer to the most frequently asked Framework question…
Yes. It’s in There.

Release 8 Framework for Civil 3D 2020.4 Updates

The Framework for Civil 3D 2020 products are available in two flavors for Framework Release 8.
Both flavors are now available in updated builds for the latest Update release of Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.4.

Current Jump Kit 2020 and Templates Only 2020 customers may download the latest builds from the respective download pages.

Two Releases of the Framework for the Price of One

Customers who purchase the affordable Jump Kit Release 8 2020 between April 15, 2020 (the Civil 3D 2021 ship date) and our upcoming Jump Kit Release 8 for Civil 3D 2021 ship day will receive a free upgrade to Jump Kit Release 8 for Civil 3D 2021.

The Framework for Civil 3D 2020.4 Jump Kit products include all resources delivered in either or both of two NCS 6.0 compliant variants.
Our classic civilized NCS layer system and the NCS AIA large building project layer system.

Each new Release 8 Jump Kit product includes updated:

  • Classic Civil 3D template resources with Layer State tools in STB and CTB
  • Reference (TREF) template resources with Layer State tools in STB and CTB
  • Adaptive Civil 3D Standards support
  • Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources that include
    Adaptive Template Building Block resources for fast task-based template construction
  • Assembly drawing resources
  • Working Sandbox Civil 3D Projects for both STB and CTB
  • In-depth and detailed Symbol Set resources with thousands of Points Style and blocks
  • Layer Standard Spreadsheet Tools and the resources for rapid Layer Standard conversions
  • Integrated and Standardized Codes, Description Key Sets and Figure Prefix Db resources
  • A host of powerful Spreadsheet Tools to systematically manage every aspect of Civil 3D

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

Release 8 Framework for Civil 3D 2020.4

If you love to hate the building utility layers employed in the default Autodesk supplied example templates, this is the way to go.

Most of our civil engineering, survey, and public works customers prefer this fully NCS compliant flavor. Remember the Framework for Civil 3D Standards are adaptive. You can work in a layer scheme and easily publish to others.

Get the Framework for Civil 3D resources supplied by default in our popular Civilized NCS 6.0 layer scheme. All of our fully Adaptive multiple Layer Standards and Symbol Systems are supported.
This Framework Release 8 Jump Kit is available for multiple releases of Civil 3D 2020- 2018.

Jump Kit Release 8

InstantOn, Jump Kit, Symbol Set, Sandbox Projects, and our famous Framework Spreadsheet Tools are included

Templates Only Release 8

Try the Framework’s NCS 6.0 compliant InstantOn Templates and 3500+ Civil 3D Styles today
Templates Only makes Civil 3D production work possible right out of the box.

Release 8 AIA Framework for Civil 3D 2020.4

If you love the building project utility layers in the default Autodesk supplied example templates this is the way to go. Remember the Framework for Civil 3D Standards are adaptive. You can work in a layer scheme and easily publish to others.

Get the Framework for Civil 3D resources supplied by default in the official AIA building project layer scheme. Our fully Adaptive multiple Layer Standards and Symbol Systems are supported.
This Framework Release 8 Jump Kit is available only for Civil 3D 2020.

Jump Kit Release 8 AIA

InstantOn, Jump Kit, Symbol Set, Sandbox Projects, and our famous Framework Spreadsheet Tools are included

Templates Only Release 8 AIA

Try the Framework’s AIA compliant InstantOn Templates and 3500+ Civil 3D Styles today
Templates Only makes Civil 3D production work possible right out of the box

The Framework Delivers Affordable Productivity for Civil 3D

Prior Release Jump Kit customers in any release can upgrade to the Release 8 AIA today for a special price.
Add the Prior Product to 2020 Release 8 Combo upgrade option or the Prior Product to 2020 Release 8 AIA upgrade option to your cart.

Customers who previously purchased Jump Kit Release 8 2020 can purchase the additional new Release 8 AIA resources at a special price.
Add the Current Jump Kit R8 to Current Jump Kit R8 Combo upgrade option to your cart.

New Jump Kit Release 8 customers may choose to purchase either the NCS or AIA flavor or a special combined package with both flavors of Civil 3D Styles, Civil 3D Templates, and Civil 3D Projects development resources.
Add the Jump Kit 8 2020 NCS and AIA Resources Combo upgrade option to your cart.

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

Release 8 Jump Kit and Release 7 Jump Kit products for multiple older releases of Autodesk Civil 3D are also available.

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