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Out here in Civil 3D Land we are daily users of Autodesk Civil 3D. All of us have production projects and those day-to-day, ongoing concerns. The specifics of the latest new Autodesk Civil 3D product Release or Update may or may not blow us away. The odds are good we will benefit from a new Civil 3D Release and the Civil 3D Updates to the older Civil 3D releases that will sooner or later tag 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 might argue that we simply neglect to proactively manage a ritual process to handle the problem.

We clearly see the Stop Ahead sign and speed on by. Just sayin’.

There is Much More to Our 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.

OK. I am certainly biased.
The Framework for Civil 3D is pure content. No Code. No mandatory software upgrades either.

Truth be told, MoreCompetency, Inc is a 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. A number of the Spreadsheet Tools were “interesting”.

Here’s the current Framework for Civil 3D Spreadsheet Tools highlight list:

  • Layer Standards Tools
    There are more than a few of these in multiple Layer Standards versions in both STB and CTB formats
    The Layer Standards Tools deliver support multiple AEC Disciplines beyond Civil
  • Codes Tool
    Build, Manage, and Filter Design and Survey Point Codes for use in DescKeySets and Figure Dbs
  • Description Key Set Tool
    Build, Manage, and Filter Design and Survey DescKeySets
  • Figure Db Tool
    Build, Manage, and Filter Design and Survey Figure Dbs
  • Subassembly Codes Tool
    Build, Manage, and Filter Design subassembly and PKT point content
  • Survey Query Tool
    Build, Manage, and 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.

Jump Kit Helps Manage Your World

Many Jump Kit customers can and do apply and employ these tools to build, manage, and maintain their customizations of Civil 3D.

The Framework Spreadsheet Tools will also produce adaptive, consistent, and robust Civil 3D resource content that can be readily employed by many other 3rd party Civil 3D apps and software.

The Framework Spreadsheet Tools Are More Than Templates

Sometimes a potential customer will get 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 fancy, 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 I say, DGN?

We recently released the NCS 6 Layer Standards AddOn Updates for multiple versions of Civil 3D.
See the Civil 3D Layer Standards and the Framework post and video details.
There are new Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools included.
Here’s the preview.


Framework Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools

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 all the many Civil 3D parts and pieces in detail.

The Jump Kit’s Spreadsheet Tools do help manage and integrate all the many resources that Civil 3D requires.

The Framework for 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 the systems and all the many resources that are required from scratch.

“It is Easier to Edit than Create”

A system to proactively manage the content that makes Civil 3D work rocks!

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