People call and ask when will the Framework for Civil 3D 2022 be available? All I can say is Real Soon Now. We are head down finalizing a major upgrade to the Framework Release 8 for Autodesk Civil 3D 2022. It’s true. The Framework products for Civil 3D 2021 run great in 2022. The Framework Civil 3D Templates, Civil 3D Styles, and in-depth other resources already perform beyond expectations in 2022. We guarantee it.
As one Framework Jump Kit product customer says,
“The best thing about the Framework is that our Civil 3D Upgrade hassles basically disappeared.”
We deliver a proven vaccine for the Civil 3D Upgrade virus.
The problem isn’t the code. The Autodesk code is going to go on changing.
As we like to say,
The Solution to the Upgrade Madness is Beyond the Code
The fact that the Framework for Civil 3D somehow manages to support multiple releases of Civil 3D sometimes unnerves and confuses folks.
We do not do Civil 3D release dependent software development.
We build robust, consistent, and adaptive Content Tools and Resources for Civil 3D.
Content that Gets Better and Better
Continuously improved content allows us deliver new game-changing capabilities like Label Style Expression Sets that support interchangeable, robust Adaptive Standards for Civil 3D. How?
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.
Better Corridor Annotation in Civil 3D
We deliver in-depth design civil engineering solutions content and equally in-depth survey solutions content for Civil 3D. The Framework product Civil 3D Template and Civil 3D Style Libraries work out of the box.
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 us and you systematically manage all the parts and pieces.
The Framework SpreadSheet 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.
What’s not to like about that?
Functional and affordable solutions deliver the win-win for everyone who bothers to pay attention.
The managed synergy delivers demonstrable production results in unexpected ways.
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.
Upcoming Release 8 Framework Improvements
The new Release 8 Framework for Civil 3D 2022 will include newly supported Civil 3D 2022 Object Model Alignment components, the new Label Style Expression Set resource collections for Points and Surfaces, and improvements to the Framework’s Codes, Description Key Set, and Figure Prefix Db resources.
Release 8 2022 Changes
The Release 8 products include all resources delivered in the NCS 6.0 utility names layer system.
The Release 8 AIA products include all resources delivered in the NCS 6.0 AIA utility names layer system.
The Templates Only and Templates Only AIA trial products include only STB based templates and basic resources.
The updated Jump Kit and Jump Kit AIA resources include:
- Classic Civil 3D template resources in STB and CTB
- Reference (TREF) template resources in STB and CTB
- Update of all Assembly drawings
- Update of all Layer Standards resources
- Minor Updates to NCS 6.0 and NCS AIA 6.0 Layer Standard Spreadsheet Tools
- Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources
- The numbering of resource folders was updated in the 2021+ products to reflect the new Civil 3D Toolspace changes
- Symbol Set Point Styles resources
- Added new Label Style Expression Set resources
- Updates to Codes, Description Key Set, and Figure Db Spreadsheet Tools
- Civil 3D Sandbox Project updates for both STB and CTB with built-in support for Reference Templates
- Updates to the supplied Framework Standards, Framework Installs, and Framework Cheat Sheet documentation PDFs
For both consistency and interoperability reasons all the supplied Release 8 Civil 3D Style Tool names, rules, and conventions are maintained.
There are new naming conventions and new Jump Kit resources supplied for the previously released Label Style Expression Sets AddOns.
By default, there are no Description Key Sets and/or Point Groups in the basic Reference Template (TREF) .dwg and/or .dwt files supplied.
Compatibility and General Improvement Summary
Release 8 2022 Framework product Style library resources will run in Civil 3D 2022-2019 but will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.
Jump Kit Style library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit and Jump Kit AIA library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2021.2+, Civil 3D 2020.5+, and Civil 3D 2019.4+.
- The AutoCAD DWG does not change in 2022 - All resource drawings are in the 2018 DWG format.
- The Civil 3D object model is specifically new in 2022
Additions were made to the Alignment and Connected Alignment components.
- All resource drawings are upgraded to the Civil 3D 2022 model.
- The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022 changes are focused on added new Style resources, Style fixes, updated product documentation, and support resources.
- Major new upgrades of the supplied Jump Kit Label Style Expression Set Library resources for Points and Surfaces are included.
This brief summary just scratches the surface of the Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022.
Release 8 Framework for Civil 3D Details
We updated and revised the Release 8 Details page to reflect what’s coming in Release 8 for Autodesk Civil 3D 2022.
We also added many specific pages to better organize the previous detailed changes in the Framework for Civil 3D. Hope that helps.
Civil 3D Design and Survey Solutions Beyond the Code
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