Civil 3D 2022 and the Framework for Civil 3D

Tags Civil 3D 2022, Upgrade, Update, Jump Kit, Templates Only, Batch Save, implementation, video, Civil 3D 2021, Civil 3D 2020, Release 8

This post will be no surprise to many of our many Framework for Civil 3D customers. Based on our initial testing of the shipping build of Autodesk Civil 3D 2022, the current Framework for Civil 3D Release 8 builds (based on the latest Civil 3D 2021 Update) of the Framework for Civil 3D products all upgrade and run great in the public release of Autodesk Civil 3D 2022. Hoorah!

There’s a reason for that.
Robust, consistent, and adaptive Civil 3D Upgrades and Updates is what we do.

The Framework for Civil 3D is a Managed System.

A Managed System for Civil 3D Matters

You have a managed system for Civil 3D or you don’t. Here’s a not-so-simple 3 question test.

Do your Civil 3D Templates and Civil 3D Styles upgrade without a hassle the latest Civil 3D?

Maybe your Civil 3D resources do. Maybe they don’t.
You know the drill. Most do, but maybe there are some won’t.
Frankly, who has time to test that?
We all have real project work to do.

It is important to ask that other mission critical, production project question.

Do your on-going Civil 3D Projects Upgrade and Update with few hassles?

How we proactively address these Civil 3D implementation challenges can make all the difference.

The latest Civil 3D Upgrade or Update should be your Productive Best Friend (PBF) not the Enemy of Production (EOP).

Can easily you port a Project to Civil 3D BIM Collaborate Pro (BIM 360 Design) and work remotely?

Mayday! Mayday! Maybe this is going to happen to you?

Ready to Rock in Autodesk Civil 3D 2022

Congrats if you answered a resounding yes to all the above.
You proactively build and maintain a successful Managed System for Civil 3D.
Yes. This is possible. The Framework for Civil 3D makes that much easier.

You might want to read the recent 10x Civil 3D 2022 Considerations post that addresses important things to consider related to the Autodesk Infrastructure 2022 products release.

Speaking of things to consider…

 

Why Better Managed Annotation Matters in Civil 3D

If you are ready for the new Civil 3D 2022 you probably already employ the Civil 3D Batch Save Utility to update resources and project drawings to a new Civil 3D Upgrade release or Update more quickly.

Framework for Civil 3D 2022 is Coming Soon

Meanwhile the current Release 8 product builds run on a staggering number of supported releases of Civil 3D albeit with some differences in capabilities based on the Framework Release, the specific Framework product, and the release of Autodesk Civil 3D you choose to employ.

You might want to upgrade to the Framework for Civil 3D Jump Kit product and discover why our customers trust and depend on the Framework for Civil 3D for adaptive standards, consistency, and the most robust upgrade behavior in the marketplace.

We guarantee our products will upgrade to the next release of Civil 3D and we fix it. We deliver on that promise time after time for more than a decade of Civil 3D releases and Updates with hardly a ripple or customer complaint.

We make Civil 3D work better for our customers. This is what we do. The focus, commitment, and experience matter.

We somehow manage all of that without any custom code you must buy and then buy again and again. Imagine that?

Because the Framework consists of only Civil 3D content resources our products readily adapt for use with most Civil 3D 3rd party software without problems and/or conflicts.

Face the Framework for Civil 3D Facts

Our latest Release 8 products for Civil 3D already prove their worth in real-world civil engineering and survey projects in the most demanding production environments.

The entire Framework for Civil 3D contains the largest, most diverse, most adaptive, and easiest to customize set of inclusive resources for Civil 3D production work available anywhere on the planet.

Our famous Framework Spreadsheet Tools literally changed the way people think about customizing and maintaining Civil 3D.
Many customers claim publicly the Spreadsheet Tools alone are worth the price of a Jump Kit.
Others claim the best thing about the Framework is not to have to employ them at all.

Learn and Burn for Civil 3D

Register for free and check out our Members section and our extensive Civil 3D Documentation and Help section.

We also curate the largest free collection of Civil 3D training and support videos available anywhere. We even post helpful videos from folks who consider us the competition. Imagine that.

The Framework for Civil 3D is a managed and integrated system built from the ground up for Civil 3D production work. It works out of the box.
That should make project sense.

The fact that the Framework for Civil 3D is so affordable is probably a bit crazy.

The Framework for Civil 3D Products

Two Releases of the Framework for the Price of One

Customers who purchase the affordable Jump Kit Release 8 2021 between April 1, 2021 and June 1, 2021 will receive a free upgrade to Jump Kit Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022 when that is available.

Two Upgrades Your Framework for Civil 3D

Existing Framework for Civil 3D customers who upgrade to Jump Kit Release 8 2021 between April 1, 2021 and June 1, 2021 will receive a free upgrade to Jump Kit Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022 when that is available.

Need to Learn Civil 3D?

The Framework for Civil 3D is your best Civil 3D train and learn bet. Our Templates Only trial products with thousands of fully functional production styles and other resources works out of the box. Templates Only and Civil 3D release upgrades are always available for only an affordable $35 service charge.

Yes. Customers can and do employ Templates Only to produce quality project work in Civil 3D.

A Batch of Good News for Existing Jump Kit Customers

Can’t wait for the Framework for Civil 3D Release 8 2022?
If you are a Framework for Civil 3D customer, Civil 3D release Upgrades and Civil 3D Updates are easy.
The Framework Managed System for Civil 3D pays dividends.

You can employ the Civil 3D Batch Save Utility the standalone version that installs with Civil 3D 2022 and Civil 3D 2021 to easily upgrade you existing templates, Civil 3D style library resources, and even on-going project drawings to almost any reasonably current version of Civil 3D.

What Batch Save Means for Your Civil 3D Upgrades and Updates

For our preliminary testing we upgraded all the 2021 Framework templates and related Layout template resources with Civil 3D Batch Save in a few minutes to Civil 3D 2022. No joke.
Most of that time was spent moving and narrowing down the resources we wanted/needed to convert.
You do want to upgrade and test copies.

We converted multiple entire Framework Sandbox 2021 project datasets and all those resources in 30 minutes or less with most of time spent updating the project’s data shortcuts and drawing names to be more Civil 3D 2022 name compliant. Once again, a lot of that time was moving and narrowing down the resources we wanted/needed to convert.

The Batch Save process works to Upgrade projects already ported to BIM Collaborate Pro (BIM 360 Design).

File Dependency Tools

Sadly, Autodesk Civil 3D 2022 still doesn’t supply File Reference Update Utility Tools to fix File Dependencies in Civil 3D drawings and projects. We are all familiar with those file-based data resources that do not support relative paths inside Civil 3D.
This does add some tedious manual man-hours to the project upgrade process. Arrrgh.

Autodesk should fix that problem.

Civil 3D Upgrades and Updates Should be No Big Deal

We did have to edit previously created script and lisp resources we employed for earlier Civil 3D Updates. Hint - It works to read the Civil 3D Batch Save Utility help page. The latest Batch Save for 2022 is a little time more sensitive to -PU Regapps. We just added a REGENALL to fix the scripts.

With a little careful preparation of scripts, lisp, and resources, the Civil 3D Batch Save Utility can automate and reduce a lot of Upgrade and Update hassle in Civil 3D.

The Civil 3D 2022-2021 help pages even cover the basics of using the Windows Task Manager to automate your project updates on a schedule. Dooh!

Register, login, and visit the Members >> Documentation and Help >> Implement Civil 3D section for more instruction and help on Batch Save and File Dependencies in Civil 3D.

The upcoming Release 8 of the Framework for Civil 3D 2022 will contain many, powerful, and new Civil 3D content resources and tools. The recent raft of Label Style Expression Set AddOns should be a big clue. We can hardly wait to deliver some more of the…

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