Here in Civil 3D Land, we are daily users of Autodesk Civil 3D. Based on history we all can guess that we will see the latest and greatest release of Autodesk AutoCAD 2023 any day now. Autodesk Civil 3D 2023 is sure to follow. The specifics of these new product releases may or may not blow you away. Many of us have other projects and concerns at the moment. The odds are very good we will benefit from the release and the Updates of older Civil 3D releases that will sooner or later come along for the ride.
From one perspective too many of us make far too much of a big deal about Civil 3D Upgrades and Updates. We simply neglect to proactively manage that ritual process. This is a bit like speeding by a Stop Ahead sign. Just saying.
We work hard at the other things. Current projects always rule. That’s the point that I make here. I trust you catch the drift.
There is Much More to Civil 3D Than Code
The practical reality is that new AutoCAD and Civil 3D code only a small part of the real-world effort and investment required for us to pump our civil engineering and survey project work out the door.
I am certainly biased.
The Framework for Civil 3D is pure content. No Code. No mandatory code upgrades either.
Truth be told, MoreCompetency, Inc is a self-publishing content enterprise. No - you won’t find us on Amazon. Silly me.
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The Framework Spreadsheet Tools Are Content Not Software
A potential Framework for Civil 3D customer called me the other day to ask about the Framework for Civil 3D Spreadsheet Tools. The Framework includes a bunch of Spreadsheet Tools. Here’s the current highlight list:
- Layer Standards Tools
There are more than a few of these in multiple Layer Standards versions in both STB and CTB formats
- Codes Tool
Build, Manage, Filter Design and Survey Point Codes for use in DescKeySets and Figure Dbs
- Description Key Set Tool
Build, Manage, Filter Design and Survey DescKeySets
- Figure Db Tool
Build, Manage, Filter Design and Survey Figure Dbs
- Subassembly Codes Tool
Build, Manage, Filter Design subassembly and PKT point content
- Survey Query Tool
Build, Manage, Filter Design and Survey query content
- Symbols Maintenance Tool
- Symbol Exchange Tool
- Linetype Standards Tool
It can be easily argued that the Framework Spreadsheet Tools are more than worth the current price of the Jump Kit product all by themselves.
Many customers can and do apply and employ these tools to build, manage, and maintain their existing personalized customizations of Civil 3D.
The Framework Spreadsheet Tools even produce content that can be readily employed by other 3rd party Civil 3D software.
The Framework Spreadsheet Tools Are More Than Templates
Sometimes a potential customer somehow gets the false impression that the Framework for Civil 3D Spreadsheet Tools are empty Excel templates. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Spreadsheet Tools are not empty Excel Spreadsheets with a few cell formulas.
For example: The Layer Standards Tools include the entire NCS and DOD Layer Keys and Layer property systems for all the AEC Disciplines. These results can be employed in all AutoCAD and Revit based Autodesk products. Some of our customers employ them to manage similar systems in software from other unmentionable software vendors. Did you say, DGN?
Here's a golden oldy preview video to make the point that great tools and developed content work better.
Framework for Civil 3D Release 8 Layer Standards Preview
It is true that most of the Spreadsheet Tools do include starter Excel template type Sheets.
Most contain lots of powerful Excel cell formula content tweaked to help make it easier to systematically manage Civil 3D parts and pieces in detail.
The Spreadsheet Tools do help manage and integrate all the many resources that Civil 3D requires.
The Spreadsheet Tools functionally contain lots and lots of already integrated content resources.
In other words, users can choose what content to employ without the burden of creating systems and resources from scratch.
Managed Content that makes Civil 3D work rocks!
Autodesk Civil 3D 2023 Upgrade Protection
Autodesk Civil 3D 2023 is on the way. We make the Upgrade and Update simple…
If you purchase a new copy or upgrade to a latest flavor of Jump Kit Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022 between March 15, 2022 and the official Jump Kit Release 8 for Civil 3D 2023 release date, we’ll give you a free Upgrade to the Jump Kit Release 8 for Civil 3D 2023 when that product is available.
We guarantee that a Framework for Civil 3D product for one release of Civil 3D will upgrade to the next release. Usually, fixes are not required. We do deliver fixes if they are required.
We have more than a decade of practice systematically managing Civil 3D Upgrades and Updates. This Framework for Civil 3D demonstrably works for civil engineering, survey, and public agency customers large and small.
The Tools and Content to Make Civil 3D Work
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