Release 5 Details 2014-2013

Release 5 specific detailed changes for Civil 3D 2014-13

Framework for Civil 3D Release 5 Details 2014-2013

Release 5 2014 and 2013 Detailed Changes and Updates

*Release 5 2012 change details are included in download documentation

1)  Layer Changes for Civil 3D View Styles

All Civil 3D View Features are routed to NCS Major Key Group “View” Layers
Profile Views - <discipline>-VIEW-PROF layers
Section Views- <discipline>-VIEW-SCTN layers
Superelevation Views - <discipline>-VIEW-SUPR layers
Mass Haul Views - <discipline>-VIEW-MASS layers
Corridor Assemblies – C-VIEW-SCTN ASSM layers
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2)  Layers

Rename of Layers to conform to published Layer Key changes from NCS 4.0 specification to NCS 5.0 specifications
Corrections to Layer property inconsistencies in previous releases
Script supplied for drawing and project upgrades
New and upgraded Layer State Files for 2012-2013 changes to basic NCS Layers
Addition of NCS compliant RAIL layers for Rail Alignments, Profiles, Profile View, and Corridor Feature components.
Addition of NCS compliant and consistent UTIL layers to support Gravity Pipes and Pressure Pipe Network models for all typical and atypical utility infrastructure.
Gravity and Pressure resource files for multiple types off utility systems add NCS 4/5 compliant layers  and matching type Style and Label Styles on insert.
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3)  Layer Descriptions

All layers are supplied with basic NCS descriptions in a simple comma delimited format
All Layer Descriptions are based on standard Key list which is supplied
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4)  Generic Alignments and Labeling

All generic Alignment Styles, Label Styles and Sets are routed to Layers with the NCS “ALIN” Major Group
Generic Corridor components to C-ALIN-CORR layers
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5)  WORKS Discipline Support

Both C-SITE and V-SITE support in Layers, Styles, Keys, etc is included
Added optional NCS Works or “W” discipline support for typical earthwork, site, and port linear features
All Layer names and Style support matched standardized supplied Keys
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6)  Layer Standards and Layer States

A default LayerStandards.dws file is included
File includes documented standardized multiple standard Layer States
Layer States are supplied for both black and white screen backgrounds
Layer States employ a standard first digit change to support different backgrounds
(e.g. color #43 becomes color #143)
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7)  Blocks and Symbol Set

Upgraded to NCS 5.0 compliance
Supplied Symbol Set block libraries – number and contents vary by specific product
Symbol Set NCS 4.0/5.0 includes about 1000 Point Styles and more symbols
Blocks Only NCS 4.0/5.0 includes AutoCAD 2013+ block library of standard symbols and prototype symbols
NCS like Block and Linetype Naming Conventions
Common Symbol Set based on the Block Naming Convention
Additional blocks, block cleanups, block standards and consistency
Minor changes to Point Style Names based on Block Naming Conventions and Standard Keys list
Point Style Names agree with employed Block Names
Multiple graphic variants of typical NCS vaults and handholes for all supplied NCS compliant utilities
Addition of typically sized vaults for UTIL, UTEL, UTPH
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8)  NCS 4.0 Linetype Resources

Common NCS 4.0 compliant Linetype (.lin) and Shape (.shx) files based on NCS/DOD standards
Included prototype alpha-numeric linetype definitions from user linetype construction and customization
No new NCS 4.0 Linetypes assigned to Layers
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9)  NCS 5.0 Linetype Resources

A new NCS 5.0 compliant Linetype (.lin) file based on typical NCS/DOD standards
NCS 50.lin file is reorganized for easy linetype load, maintenance, and identification
Supplied Linetypes renamed to Standard Keys list where applicable
No new NCS 5.0 Linetypes assigned to Layers
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10)  Text Styles

Same as NCS 4.0 – see above
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11)  Style Based Plotstyles

Same as NCS 4.0
New stb files by default now employ rounded endpoints to improve graphic output results from certain very detailed Feature components
Previous versions of stb files are remain supported
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12)  Code Set Styles

Complete rebuild of Code Set Styles with built in support for all Civil 3D “stock” assemblies
Code Sets include both “Core” and “Basic” Descriptions
CORE descriptions – expanded typical meaning of Code
BASIC descriptions –a standardized abbreviation
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13)  Description Key Sets

Over 1500+ Standard Keys now included – number varies by product
Complete rebuild of Description Key Sets
Description Key Sets include both “Core” and “Basic” Descriptions versions
CORE descriptions – expanded typical meaning of Code
BASIC descriptions –a standardized abbreviation
Description Key Sets matched to Survey Figure Prefix Db files
Description Key Sets broken down into types of Description Keys
Line Keys
None Line Keys
Corridor output Description Key Sets
Quality Assurance and Control Description Key Set
A variety of differently segmented Key Sets that vary by product (e.g. Tree species, Utilities, etc)
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14)  Survey Prefix Db

Supplied Survey Prefix Db files match to all supplied Description Keys
Standardized Codes employed and documented by descriptions
CORE descriptions – expanded typical meaning of Code
BASIC descriptions –a standardized abbreviation
In depth coverage of many typical site, earthwork, and port Figures
Standardized linear feature methodology that include, Centerline, Edges - top and bottom of slope, and wall features with footings.
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15)  Style Fixes and Cleanups

Numerous small details and property inconsistencies fixed or cleaned up in Styles and Label Styles. Some specifics highlights follow: (not all fixes are listed) here:
General Styles:
Adjusted Code Set Style Description field data for better annotative label clarity and more consistent published results
Standardized naming convention for Code group descriptions (Pave, Base, Subbase, etc)
Updated Marker, Link, Shape, Feature Line Styles, all Label Styles, and Code Set Styles for support of all roadway, rail, and misc corridors types
Adjusted forced color display of General components to be more consistent to ##2 (linework) and ##0 (PATT) standards and produce better black and white background environments
Adjusted forced color display of General components to conform to Left – Shades of Green and Right – shades of Red visual cue systems.
Added additional Code Set Styles for typical Corridor point data output.
Code Set Styles all supplied with default descriptions from the Code Sets resource file, Basic simplified descriptions, and abbreviated descriptions.
Rebuilt General Line and Curve Label Styles to conform to a standardized name scheme and consistent Label Style behaviors across all linear Civil 3D Features.
Points:
Added additional Description Key Sets for Corridor Point output from all supplied stock Civil 3D Subassembly codes
Added typical species Trees Description Key Sets
Added a Quality Control Tracking Description Key Set
Clean up of all supplied Description Key Sets
Added Point Group definition resource txt files
Parcels:
Set default Section Marker Style to appropriate layers and a consistent Marker Style
Updated existing Parcel Style library to conform with and work in conjunction with both Gravity and Pressure Pipe Network infrastructures.
Rebuilt Parcel Line and Curve Label Styles to conform to a standardized name scheme and consistent Label Style behaviors across all linear Civil 3D Features.
Parcel Construction and edit improvements:
Added Color numbered Parcel Styles with hatched fills to allow easy selection of overlapping parcels in multiple Sites when the multiple Parcels in the Sites are displayed.
Added new Symbol Only transparent Parcel Area labels to allow easy selection of overlapping parcels in multiple Sites when multiple Parcels in multiple Sites are displayed.
Alignments:
Rebuilt Alignment Line and Curve Label Styles to conform to a standardized name scheme and consistent Label Style behaviors across all linear Civil 3D Features.
Superelevation Views:
Tune ups to supplied Styles and improved documentation
Pipe Networks, Pipe, and Structure Features:
Additions and fixes to existing Styles and Label Styles to provide more consistent conformance between both Gravity and Pressure Pipe system implementations. Naming conventions, Component Layer assignments, and documentation matched between existing Gravity systems and new Pressure system Features.
Figures:
Built Figure Line and Curve Label Styles to conform to a standardized name scheme and consistent Label Style behaviors across all linear Civil 3D Features.
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16)  Additional Styles

Support for new 2013 Features Style and attached Feature Label Styles: Cant Views, Pressure Pipe Networks, Pressure Pipes, Fittings, and Appurtenances.
General Styles:
Added Marker, Link, Shape, Feature Line, and Code Set Style Style support for roadway rehab Overlays, trenches and other newer misc. supplied stock Civil 3D Subassemblies
Added Marker, Link, Shape, Feature Lines, and Code Set Styles and respective Labels Styles to fully support Rail Alignments, Rail Corridors, etc
Matched Styles supplied for all listed and default Civil 3D Codes for Points, Links, and Shapes
Added Code Set Styles for Rehab Overlays, Railways, with screened and label support as required.
Added additional Code Set Styles for typical Corridor point data output.
Code Set Styles all supplied with default descriptions from the Code Sets resource file, Basic simplified descriptions, and abbreviated descriptions.
Added ALL Link, Point, and Shape codes found and employed in shipped Civil 3D stock Subassemblies. All Subassemblies display visible and reasonable results where possible in all four display uses for Code Set Styles
Points:
Added Point Group text files for rapid Point Group creation by Raw Description.
Included odd number right and even number left for both single and double digit line codes.
Description Key Sets:
Added additional Description Key Sets for Corridor Point output from ALL supplied stock Civil 3D Subassembly and codes
Added typical design “C” and survey “V” versions of Description Key Sets. These include both single digit and double digit line code systems, separate UTIL Sets, and more.
Added typical species Trees Description Key Sets
Added Quality Assurance and Quality Control Tracking Description Key Set for documenting Survey data, Surface data, and Design surface QAQC.
Added in-depth PDF documentation for ALL supplied Description Key Sets
Optional Excel xls file documentation supplied to Jump Kit and above customers by email request.
Line and Curve Labels:
Rebuilt Line and Curve Label Styles for General, Parcel, Alignment, and Figure Features to conform to a standardized name scheme and consistent Label Style behaviors.
Parcels:
Added RAIL easement  and right of way Styles
Updated existing Parcel Style library to conform with and work in conjunction with both Gravity and Pressure Pipe Network infrastructures.
Added Parcel support for all NCS utility parcels and easements
Parcel Construction and edit improvements:
Added Color numbered Parcel Styles with hatched fills to allow easy selection of overlapping parcels in multiple Sites when the multiple Parcels in the Sites are displayed.
Added new Symbol Only transparent Parcel Area labels to allow easy selection of overlapping parcels in multiple Sites when multiple Parcels in multiple Sites are displayed.
Alignments, Profile and Profile Views:
Added in-depth coverage for RAIL and all supplied NCS utilities
Rebuilt Alignment Line and Curve labels to conform to standardized and consistent tangent and curve labels for other Features – Line and Curves, Parcels, and Figures
Cant Views:
New Cant View Styles they that follow the preexisting Superelevation View Style naming conventions and standards.
Pressure Pipe Networks and Pressure Pipe Features:
In depth utility Type coverage for all NCS utility types including atypical Pressure Pipe Networks where these Features may be employed to model  many utility infrastructures like Fuel Oil, Communications, Natural Gas, Phone, Storm, Sewer, and Water systems.
Separate Utility By Type default drawings are supplied for quick addition of specific utility Styles and Label Styles to templates and project drawings
Assemblies:
Added new Rail Assembly for construction and edits of Railway type corridor Features
Added, Feature Lines, and Code Set Styles and respective Labels Styles to fully support Rail Corridors
Survey:
Added a Corridor Point Output Figure Style
Added Figure Line and Curve Label Styles to conform to a standardized name scheme and consistent Label Style behaviors across all linear Civil 3D Features.
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17)  Assembly Sets and Resources

Updated all Assembly Sets and Resources to full 2013 code base compliance
All Assemblies typically include 7” curbs where applicable.
Minor fixes to supplied Assembly Sets and resource files.
Added additional Assembly Sets with improved support for Axis of Rotation supporting Subassemblies.
Added AOR versions of all Curb and Shoulder Fillets assemblies. AOR values are not implemented in these assemblies for the Curb ETW points.
Revised all Rural Assemblies to employ Shoulder with Vertical Subbase Subassembly by default. This subassembly is also employed in the default Shoulder Fillets and Shoulder AOR Fillets assemblies
Added additional core Full Section Dirt and Gravel road Assemblies
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18)  Standard Keys

The entire Jump Platform product line employs a published standard set of Keys based on the NCS Major and Minor Group Keys. See the included Keys documentation. We extend the NCS KEY concept to support:
All AutoCAD resources
Layers
Blocks
Linetypes
Civil 3D Features and Styles
Description Keys
Survey Figure Prefixes
Point Styles
Alignment Styles
Profile Styles etc.
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19)  Jump Kit Symbol Set(s)

New Symbol Set Resources and Maintenance Structure supplied including reconstruction of Feature numbering scheme.
Core graphic symbols for block and symbol construction supplied in native 2013 dwg format
Update of all Point Styles and Description Key Set resources to default 2013 dwg format
Improved Block assessment resource files and specifications
A deeper NCS 4.0/5.0/LDT common Symbol Set and Blocks Only library supplied –the content varies by specific product
Variety of sample Scripts and Microsoft Excel maintenance files supplied
Rename, Insert, and Wblock example scripts and resource files
Added auto Update scripts to any new release for all libraries and folders
Addition of multiple standard utility vault and handhole symbol methodologies including broken out block drawings for all supplied and default NCS utilities
An entire new additional collection of By View based versions of typical Point Styles are supplied in addition to typical WCS based Point Styles.
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20)  Jump Kit by Feature Drawings

Revised the Product folder structure to supply Style and Set collection resource files in a standardized way across all Jump Platform products.
The Styles Resource folder now contains all collections.
Instant On Basic now includes By Feature resource drawings for all included Styles and Sets.
Jump Kit now includes By Feature and By Task resource drawings for InstantOn products and the entire Jump Kit collection.
Symbol Sets folder relocated to the Resources folder.
Base Blocks and Base Drawings folders were relocated and renamed to the Feature Styles Resources folder conventions.
A new resource structure (see above) for InstantOn and Jump Kit’s advanced Style collections with an easy to employ and use By Feature folder and drawing file resources.
InstantOn Basic ByFeature resource drawings now included
See Added Styles for additional added ByFeature resource drawings and additional Styles
Additional segmentation of Point Styles – both NCS 4.0/5.0 conforming .1 text height and common versions
Added New Scripts for template construction and maintenance
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