Release 7 Details

Release 7 specific detailed changes for Civil 3D 2020-2017

Framework for Civil 3D

Release 7 Detailed Changes and Updates

Last Update 7/2019

Release 7 changes affect all Framework production solution products delivered for:

  • Autodesk Civil 3D 2020
  • Autodesk Civil 3D 2019
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 - no longer updated
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 - no longer updated
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 - no longer updated

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Release 7 General Changes

Initial Release 7 Updates


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Release 7 Autodesk Civil 3D 2020

The Release 7 for 2020 is a maintenance and upgrade release for R7 customers and includes conversion to Release 8 compatibility.
By default Release 7 ships in the NCS 5.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer Standards support for NCS 6.0 and AIA utilities.
Release 7 does not include most Adaptive Building Block library resources included in Release 8.
Adaptive Building Block library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 7 can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.2+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

AddOns were focused on better customization capability and significant improvements to production and management of mission critical essential tools.

See the Release 7 AddOns list below for updates to:

Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 7 2020 Framework products will run in Civil 3D 2018-2019 but will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.
Some Civil 3D program functionalty is lost with the use in older Civil 3D 2019 and 2018 releases.

The AutoCAD DWG changes in 2020 - All resource drawings are upgraded to the 2018 DWG format.

The Civil 3D object model is again new in 2020 as it was in 2019 and 2018. All resource drawings are upgraded.

The Release 7 and Release 8 for Civil 3D 2020 changes are focused on added new Style resources, Style fixes, updated product documentation, and support resources.

New Styles collection resources may be employed in Civil 3D 2018.3+ and Civil 3D 2019.2+.

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Documentation 2020

The updates listed here are both general and specific to the Framework Release and the release of Civil 3D

More detailed Documentation and Help is available in the website on-line help sections after login.

  • Additions, updates and fixes to the Framework Standards PDF
  • Additions, updates and fixes to the Framework Installation PDF
  • Additions, updates and fixes to the Template Cheat Sheet

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Templates and Styles 2020

Significant improved Label Styles support for Profile Views, Section Views, Pipe, and Pressure Pipe systems.
Pipe systems Label Style parent child relationships are easier to manage and more consistent.

General Updates

  • All templates updated to 2020 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Minor fixes and updated based on customer feedback
  • Civil 3D Project Template examples - see the included readme

Reference Template Resources

New complete rebuild of the supplied Reference Template example resources.
Reference Template Resources are in addition to classic Civil 3D template resources.
Supplied examples employ the supplied Design and Survey template resources based on a Shared Resouces common setup.

  • All Reference Template resource drawings and templates updated to 2020 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Both STB and CTB detailed example Reference Template resources and templates are supplied
  • Basic Object Settings examples for Sewer and Storm supplied
  • Removed some confusing Reference Template resources examples based on customer feedback

General Marker Styles

  • Display System adjustments to appropriate Marker Styles for new linear Alignment Marker components

Profile Views and Section Views

A significant upgrade to Label Styles for the View Features that include new name conventions

  • There are new Name conventions for the Profile View and Section View Crossing Label Styles
  • Added Profile View Crossing Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    Currently Profile View Crossing Label Styles are only supported in Civil 3D 2019.2+
  • All Section View resources were rebuilt for Civil 3D 2018.3+
  • Added Section View Crossing Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    Currently Section View Crossing Label Styles are supported in Civil 3D 2018.3+
  • Additional new Library Profile and Section View Crossing drawing resources

Pipe Network Styles

IOB Pipe Network resource drawing now includes Sewer, Storm and Water systems - OLD version retained

Pipe Network resource drawing now including all new and updated utility systems - OLD version retained

There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

  • Updated and fixed broken Parts List in the separate Sewer, Storm, and Water Network supplied resources
  • Renamed separate Sewer, Storm, and Water Network supplied resources to generic names
  • Validated and checked all updates back to Civil 3D 2018.3 and Civil 3D 2019.2

Pipe Styles and Label Styles

IOB Pipe Labels resource drawing now includes Sewer, Storm and Water systems

Pipe Labels resource drawing now including all new and updated utility systems

All duplicate Pipe Label Styles removed from some InstantOn resources for consistency so you can load only what you need from the Jump Kit Library resources.

There are new separate Sewer, Storm, and Water Gravity Pipe System resource drawings supplied that exclude the other systems. The new resource collections are Adaptive Building Blocks for gravity systems and may be employed in either classic Civil 3D template targets or Reference Template Tool template targets.

  • There are new Name conventions for the Pipes Plan Profile, Crossing Section, and Profile Crossing Label Styles
  • In-depth support for Sewer, Storm, and Water gravity systems
  • Removed old Flow Rate Expressions and references from Pipe Label Style collections
  • Added many Plan Profile Labels with Center to Center and Inside Edges lengths
    A variety of Pipe Details are supplied with and without Flow Rate included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Plan Profile Labels are supplied in both Feature Anchor and Stacked configurations
  • Added Pipes Crossing Section Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Added Pipes Crossing Profile Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Additional new Library drawing resources separated by Sewer, Storm, and Water system

Structure Styles and Label Styles

IOB Structures resource drawing now includes Sewer, Storm and Water systems - OLD version retained

Structure resource drawing now including all new and updated utility systems - OLD version retained

There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

  • All Styles updated for consistency - Style Definitions did not change significantly

  • All Label Styles parents upgraded to new utility name conventions
  • All Label Styles updated for consistency

Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems

Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems are supplied in separate resource drawing collections. The new resource collections are Adaptive Building Blocks and may be employed in either classic Civil 3D template targets or Reference Template Tool template targets.

The following Systems are supplied with detailed Style and Label Styles:

  • Cable Conduit
  • Communications Conduit
  • Electrical Power Conduit
  • Fiber Optic Conduit
  • Fuel Oil
  • Generic Utility
  • Irrigation
  • Landscape Irrigation
  • Industrial Waste
  • Natural Gas
  • Telephone Conduit
  • Recycle Water
  • Sewer
  • Storm
  • Water

Note the Conduit systems may be easily employed as simple cable systems with minor modifications.

Pressure Pipe Network Styles

Prototype Parts Lists are supplied with connections to all stock Pressure Pipe catalogs.

Supplied system resources are updated with the appropriate new Pressure Pipe Label Styles.

  • Removed all duplicate and/or updated Label Styles from supplied resources
  • New Prototype Parts List resource with connections to all stock databases
  • Renamed separate supplied resources to generic names
  • Validated and checked all updates back to Civil 3D 2018.3 and Civil 3D 2019.2

Pressure Pipe Styles

Upgraded the existing supplied Pressure Pipe Styles to conform to similiar Pipe Style standards for consistency of resolution and behavior.

Typical Pressure Pipe Styles include Crossing, Double Line Filled, Double Line, Single Line and Walls configurations.

In older Civil 3D 2018.3 and Civil 3D 2019.2 the resolved display of some Pressure Pipe Style components may vary.

  • Added new Crossing Pressure Pipe Styles for piping and conduit systems
    These display only the Outer Pipe Walls in Profile and Section Views.
  • Fixes to existing Pressure Pipe Styles of Display components
    Removed the display of Pipe Hatching in Section Views per user requests.
  • Updates and corrections to Pressure Pipe Style Descriptions

Pressure Pipe Label Styles

All duplicate Pressure Pipe Label Styles removed from some InstantOn resources for consistency so you can load only what you need from the Jump Kit Library resources.

There are new separate Pressure Pipe and Conduit System resource drawings supplied that exclude the other systems. The new resource collections are Adaptive Building Blocks for pressure pipe and conduit systems and may be employed in either classic Civil 3D template targets or Reference Template Tool template targets.

Reference Alignments do not currently resolve in Pressure Pipe Crossing Section Label Styles.

  • There are new Name conventions for the Pressure Pipes Plan Profile, Crossing Section, and Profile Crossing Label Styles
  • In-depth support for Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems
  • Renamed Pressure Pipe Plan Profile Labels
    A variety of Pressure Pipe Details are supplied with new NOPLOT configurations
  • Pressure Pipe Plan Profile Labels are supplied in both Feature Anchor and Stacked configurations
  • Added Pressure Pipes Crossing Section Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pressure Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Added Pressure Pipes Crossing Profile Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pressure Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Additional new Library drawing resources separated by Pressure Pipe and Conduit System

Pressure Fitting Styles and Label Styles

IOB Fittings resource drawing now includes only Water systems by default - OLD version retained

Fittings resource drawing now including all new and updated utility systems - OLD version retained

There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

  • All Styles updated for consistency - Style Definitions did not change significantly

  • All Label Styles parents upgraded to new utility name conventions
  • All Label Styles updated for consistency

Pressure Appurtenance Styles and Label Styles

IOB Appurtenance resource drawing now includes only Water systems by default - OLD version retained

Appurtenance resource drawing now including all new and updated utility systems - OLD version retained

There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

  • All Styles updated for consistency - Style Definitions did not change significantly

  • All Label Styles parents upgraded to new utility name conventions
  • All Label Styles updated for consistency

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Layer Standards 2020

All supplied Layer Standards resources intentionally do not effect Release 7 Style Naming conventions employed in all other supplied resources.

  • All Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and on-line Help files were updated.
  • Complete new builds of all supplied Layer Standards (.dws) resources for both STB and CTB for each supplied Layer Standards.
  • Layer States for Linetypes as supplied are intentionally generic and empty of linetype assignments.
    This default allows any linetype customization.
  • Linetype Layer States are typically included in supplied Layer Standards (.dws) files.
  • All Layer Standards supplied include both STB and CTB Layer Standards resource files.
  • All Layer Standards supplied include a Spreadsheet Tool and rename script resources.

Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AddOn

  • NCS 6.0 Support for Framework utility layer system

Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AIA AddOn

  • NCS 6.0 Support for the classic AIA utility layer system

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Symbol Set 2020

Complete 2020 new build of all Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format

Upgrades to the Symbol Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool and all supplied scripts.

Jump Kit Styles 2020

Complete 2020 new build of all Civil 3D Styles.
Resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2020 object model.

Significant improved Label Styles support for Profile Views, Section Views, Pipes, and Pressure Pipes.
Improved separation by utility system of Label Style collection resources for Pipes and Pressure Pipes.
Pipe systems Label Style parent child relationships are easier to manage and more consistent.

Adaptive Template Blocks

See the Adaptive Template Block Style Collections Details

  • All previously supplied By Key Style collections were rebuilt and updated to 2020 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Update of all supplied Adaptive Template Blocks to the ..\99_By Keys section of the Jump Kit Styles collections
  • Each supplied Adaptive Template Block resourse drawing includes speciality Layer States for the block
  • Added separate Profile View and Section View Styles collection resource drawing for the Adaptive Template Blocks style collections
  • Added Profile View Crossing Label Styles in both Insertion and Top Down formats
    There are new Name conventions for the Crossing Label Styles.
  • Added new Pipes and Pressure Pipes Adaptive Template Block resources

General Marker Styles

Profile Views and Section Views

Pipe Network Styles

Pipe Styles and Label Styles

Structure Styles and Label Styles

Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems

Pressure Pipe Network Styles

Pressure Pipe Styles

Pressure Pipe Label Styles

Pressure Fitting Styles and Label Styles

Pressure Appurtenance Styles and Label Styles

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Assemblies 2020

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2020 ships with 2020 updates to the Release 7 Assembly resources.

Complete 2020 new build of all Civil 3D Assemblies.
All resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2020 object model.

The supplied default Assemblies Tool Palette Content library was updated for 2020 and is included.

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Project Datasets 2020

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2020 ships with 2020 updates to the Release 7 Project Dataset resources.

Complete 2020 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.

2020 Project Drawing Upgrades

  • Upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2020 object model
  • All project drawings and upgraded Release 7 2020 Styles via Reference Templates
  • Removed all out of date Styles for Pipes and Pressure Pipe systems
  • All Layer States upgraded to the current Layer States for the default NCS Layer Standards release

Rehab Corridor Examples for STB

Example Rehab Corridor drawings in ..10_Model\Road_Rehab_Pr\ folder.
Include are single lane, double lane, double lane staged, and full intersection example drawings and data resources

Reference Templates in Projects

The new project resources allow you to update all the content with changes to the supplied Reference Template resource files.

To update project Reference Template in supplied drawings in the Reference Template Tool you should remove the existing template Update, Purge Styles, and then the Add a new Reference Template.
Pay careful attention to the source folders of the Reference Templates in the stack. The Referenece Template Tool currently does not support relative paths.

  • Single file Project-based Reference Templates are employed
    The InstantOn resources include separate examples with multiple Referenece Template drawing resources.
  • Reference Template is in the project's ..\00_Resources\Templates\Reference folder
  • Projects intentionally employ generic names for the Reference Template resource
  • Both CTB and STB versions of the standard Design and Survey templates are supplied in the ..\00_Resources\Templates\Reference folder

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Spreadsheet Tools 2020

All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2020 resource locations and Release 8 AddOn updates

Help On-line

  • See on-line help pages for updated Layer States and Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation.
    New Layer Standards Help sections include the above listed Layer Standards resources.
  • See the other updated Spreadsheet Tools documentation. That contains:
    • Updated Survey Codes Tool documentation.
    • Updated Description Key Set Tool documentation.
    • Updated Figure Db Tool documentation.

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Release 7 Autodesk Civil 3D 2019.3

The Release 7 for 2019.3 is a maintenance and upgrade release for R7 customers and includes conversion to Release 8 compatibility.
By default Release 7 ships in the NCS 5.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support for NCS 6.0 and AIA utilities.
Release 7 does not include most Adaptive Building Block library resources included in Release 8.
Adaptive Building Block library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 7 can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.2+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

AddOns were focused on better customization capability and significant improvements to production and management of mission critical essential tools.

See the Release 7 AddOns list below for updates to:

Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 7 2019.3 Framework products will run in Civil 3D 2018-2019 but will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.
Some Civil 3D program functionalty is lost with the use in older Civil 3D 2019 and 2018 releases.

The AutoCAD DWG changes in 2019.3 - All resource drawings are upgraded to the 2018 DWG format.

The Civil 3D object model is again new in 2019.3 as it was in 2019 and 2018. All resource drawings are upgraded.

The Release 7 and Release 8 for Civil 3D 2019.3 changes are focused on added new Style resources, Style fixes, updated product documentation, and support resources.

New Styles collection resources may be employed in Civil 3D 2018.3+ and Civil 3D 2019.2+.

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Templates and Styles 2019.3

Significant improved Label Styles support for Profile Views, Section Views, Pipe, and Pressure Pipe systems.
Pipe systems Label Style parent child relationships are easier to manage and more consistent.

General Updates

  • All templates updated to 2019.3 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Minor fixes and updated based on customer feedback
  • Civil 3D Project Template examples - see the included readme

Reference Template Resources

New complete rebuild of the supplied Reference Template example resources.
Reference Template Resources are in addition to classic Civil 3D template resources.
Supplied examples employ the supplied Design and Survey template resources based on a Shared Resouces common setup.

  • All Reference Template resource drawings and templates updated to 2019.3 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Both STB and CTB detailed example Reference Template resources and templates are supplied
  • Basic Object Settings examples for Sewer and Storm supplied
  • Removed some confusing Reference Template resources examples based on customer feedback

General Marker Styles

  • Display System adjustments to appropriate Marker Styles for new linear Alignment Marker components

Profile Views and Section Views

A significant upgrade to Label Styles for the View Features that include new name conventions

  • There are new Name conventions for the Profile View and Section View Crossing Label Styles
  • Added Profile View Crossing Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    Currently Profile View Crossing Label Styles are only supported in Civil 3D 2019.2+
  • All Section View resources were rebuilt for Civil 3D 2018.3+
  • Added Section View Crossing Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    Currently Section View Crossing Label Styles are supported in Civil 3D 2018.3+
  • Additional new Library Profile and Section View Crossing drawing resources

Pipe Network Styles

IOB Pipe Network resource drawing now includes Sewer, Storm and Water systems - OLD version retained

Pipe Network resource drawing now including all new and updated utility systems - OLD version retained

There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

  • Updated and fixed broken Parts List in the separate Sewer, Storm, and Water Network supplied resources
  • Renamed separate Sewer, Storm, and Water Network supplied resources to generic names
  • Validated and checked all updates back to Civil 3D 2018.3 and Civil 3D 2019.2

Pipe Styles and Label Styles

IOB Pipe Labels resource drawing now includes Sewer, Storm and Water systems

Pipe Labels resource drawing now including all new and updated utility systems

All duplicate Pipe Label Styles removed from some InstantOn resources for consistency so you can load only what you need from the Jump Kit Library resources.

There are new separate Sewer, Storm, and Water Gravity Pipe System resource drawings supplied that exclude the other systems. The new resource collections are Adaptive Building Blocks for gravity systems and may be employed in either classic Civil 3D template targets or Reference Template Tool template targets.

  • There are new Name conventions for the Pipes Plan Profile, Crossing Section, and Profile Crossing Label Styles
  • In-depth support for Sewer, Storm, and Water gravity systems
  • Removed old Flow Rate Expressions and references from Pipe Label Style collections
  • Added many Plan Profile Labels with Center to Center and Inside Edges lengths
    A variety of Pipe Details are supplied with and without Flow Rate included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Plan Profile Labels are supplied in both Feature Anchor and Stacked configurations
  • Added Pipes Crossing Section Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Added Pipes Crossing Profile Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Additional new Library drawing resources separated by Sewer, Storm, and Water system

Structure Styles and Label Styles

IOB Structures resource drawing now includes Sewer, Storm and Water systems - OLD version retained

Structure resource drawing now including all new and updated utility systems - OLD version retained

There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

  • All Styles updated for consistency - Style Definitions did not change significantly

  • All Label Styles parents upgraded to new utility name conventions
  • All Label Styles updated for consistency

Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems

Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems are supplied in separate resource drawing collections. The new resource collections are Adaptive Building Blocks and may be employed in either classic Civil 3D template targets or Reference Template Tool template targets.

The following Systems are supplied with detailed Style and Label Styles:

  • Cable Conduit
  • Communications Conduit
  • Electrical Power Conduit
  • Fiber Optic Conduit
  • Fuel Oil
  • Generic Utility
  • Irrigation
  • Landscape Irrigation
  • Industrial Waste
  • Natural Gas
  • Telephone Conduit
  • Recycle Water
  • Sewer
  • Storm
  • Water

Note the Conduit systems may be easily employed as simple cable systems with minor modifications.

Pressure Pipe Network Styles

Prototype Parts Lists are supplied with connections to all stock Pressure Pipe catalogs.

Supplied system resources are updated with the appropriate new Pressure Pipe Label Styles.

  • Removed all duplicate and/or updated Label Styles from supplied resources
  • New Prototype Parts List resource with connections to all stock databases
  • Renamed separate supplied resources to generic names
  • Validated and checked all updates back to Civil 3D 2018.3 and Civil 3D 2019.2

Pressure Pipe Styles

Upgraded the existing supplied Pressure Pipe Styles to conform to similiar Pipe Style standards for consistency of resolution and behavior.

Typical Pressure Pipe Styles include Crossing, Double Line Filled, Double Line, Single Line and Walls configurations.

In older Civil 3D 2018.3 and Civil 3D 2019.2 the resolved display of some Pressure Pipe Style components may vary.

  • Added new Crossing Pressure Pipe Styles for piping and conduit systems
    These display only the Outer Pipe Walls in Profile and Section Views.
  • Fixes to existing Pressure Pipe Styles of Display components
    Removed the display of Pipe Hatching in Section Views per user requests.
  • Updates and corrections to Pressure Pipe Style Descriptions

Pressure Pipe Label Styles

All duplicate Pressure Pipe Label Styles removed from some InstantOn resources for consistency so you can load only what you need from the Jump Kit Library resources.

There are new separate Pressure Pipe and Conduit System resource drawings supplied that exclude the other systems. The new resource collections are Adaptive Building Blocks for pressure pipe and conduit systems and may be employed in either classic Civil 3D template targets or Reference Template Tool template targets.

Reference Alignments do not currently resolve in Pressure Pipe Crossing Section Label Styles.

  • There are new Name conventions for the Pressure Pipes Plan Profile, Crossing Section, and Profile Crossing Label Styles
  • In-depth support for Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems
  • Renamed Pressure Pipe Plan Profile Labels
    A variety of Pressure Pipe Details are supplied with new NOPLOT configurations
  • Pressure Pipe Plan Profile Labels are supplied in both Feature Anchor and Stacked configurations
  • Added Pressure Pipes Crossing Section Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pressure Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Added Pressure Pipes Crossing Profile Label Styles in Insertion, Bottom Up and Top Down formats
    A variety of Pressure Pipe Details are supplied included are new NOPLOT configurations
  • Additional new Library drawing resources separated by Pressure Pipe and Conduit System

Pressure Fitting Styles and Label Styles

IOB Fittings resource drawing now includes only Water systems by default - OLD version retained

Fittings resource drawing now including all new and updated utility systems - OLD version retained

There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

  • All Styles updated for consistency - Style Definitions did not change significantly

  • All Label Styles parents upgraded to new utility name conventions
  • All Label Styles updated for consistency

Pressure Appurtenance Styles and Label Styles

IOB Appurtenance resource drawing now includes only Water systems by default - OLD version retained

Appurtenance resource drawing now including all new and updated utility systems - OLD version retained

There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

  • All Styles updated for consistency - Style Definitions did not change significantly

  • All Label Styles parents upgraded to new utility name conventions
  • All Label Styles updated for consistency

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Symbol Set 2019.3

Complete 2019.3 new build of all Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format

Upgrades to the Symbol Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool and all supplied scripts.

Jump Kit Styles 2019.3

Complete 2019.3 new build of all Civil 3D Styles.
Resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2019.3 object model.

Significant improved Label Styles support for Profile Views, Section Views, Pipes, and Pressure Pipes.
Improved separation by utility system of Label Style collection resources for Pipes and Pressure Pipes.
Pipe systems Label Style parent child relationships are easier to manage and more consistent.

General Marker Styles

Profile Views and Section Views

Pipe Network Styles

Pipe Styles and Label Styles

Structure Styles and Label Styles

Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems

Pressure Pipe Network Styles

Pressure Pipe Styles

Pressure Pipe Label Styles

Pressure Fitting Styles and Label Styles

Pressure Appurtenance Styles and Label Styles

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Assemblies 2019.3

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2019.3 ships with 2019.3 updates to the Release 7 Assembly resources.

Complete 2019.3 new build of all Civil 3D Assemblies.
All resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2019.3 object model.

The supplied default Assemblies Tool Palette Content library was updated for 2019.3 and is included.

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Project Datasets 2019.3

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2019.3 ships with 2019.3 updates to the Release 7 Project Dataset resources.

Complete 2019.3 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.

Reference Templates in Projects

The new project resources allow you to update all the content with changes to the supplied Reference Template resource files.

To update project Reference Template in supplied drawings in the Reference Template Tool you should remove the existing template Update, Purge Styles, and then the Add a new Reference Template.
Pay careful attention to the source folders of the Reference Templates in the stack. The Referenece Template Tool currently does not support relative paths.

  • Single file Project-based Reference Templates are employed
    The InstantOn resources include separate examples with multiple Referenece Template drawing resources.
  • Reference Template is in the project's ..\00_Resources\Templates\Reference folder
  • Projects intentionally employ generic names for the Reference Template resource
  • Both CTB and STB versions of the standard Design and Survey templates are supplied in the ..\00_Resources\Templates\Reference folder

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Spreadsheet Tools 2019.3

All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2019.3 resource locations and Release 8 AddOn updates

Help On-line

  • See on-line help pages for updated Layer States and Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation.
    New Layer Standards Help sections include the above listed Layer Standards resources.
  • See the other updated Spreadsheet Tools documentation. That contains:
    • New Adaptive Linetype Standards Tools documentation.
    • Updated Survey Codes Tool documentation.
    • Updated Description Key Set Tool documentation.
    • Updated Figure Db Tool documentation.

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Release 7 Autodesk Civil 3D 2019.2

The Release 7 for 2019.2 has been a work in progress for many months. Prep work has been included for future Release 8 compatibility.

AddOns are focused on better customization capability and significant improvements to production and management of mission critical essential tools.

See the Release 7 AddOns list below for updates to:

Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 7 2019.2 Framework products will run in Civil 3D 2018 but will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.

The AutoCAD DWG changes in 2019 - All resource drawings are upgraded to the 2018 DWG format.

The Civil 3D object model is again new in 2019 as it was in 2018. All resource drawings are upgraded.

The Release 7 and Release 8 for Civil 3D 2019.2 changes are focused on Layer Standards adaptability, improved Key Systems, and new upcoming capabilities.

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Templates and Styles 2019.2

  • All templates updated to 2019.2 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Added Profile View Crossing Label Styles in both Insertion and Top Down formats
    There are new Name conventions for the Crossing Label Styles.
  • Minor fixes and updated based on customer feedback
  • Added Civil 3D Project Template examples - see the included readme

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Layer Standards 2019.2

All supplied Layer Standards resources intentionally do not effect Release 7 Style Naming conventions employed in all other supplied resources.

  • All Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and on-line Help files were updated.
  • Complete new builds of all supplied Layer Standards (.dws) resources for both STB and CTB for each supplied Layer Standards.
  • Layer States for Linetypes as supplied are intentionally generic and empty of linetype assignments.
    This default allows any linetype customization.
  • Linetype Layer States are typically included in supplied Layer Standards (.dws) files.
  • All Layer Standards supplied include both STB and CTB Layer Standards resource files.
  • All Layer Standards supplied include a Spreadsheet Tool and rename script resources.

Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AddOn

  • NCS 6.0 Support for Framework utility layer system

Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AIA AddOn

  • NCS 6.0 Support for the classic AIA utility layer system

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Symbol Set 2019.2

Complete 2019.2 new build of all Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format

Upgrades to the Symbol Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool and all supplied scripts.

Jump Kit Styles 2019.2

Complete 2019 new build of all Civil 3D Styles.
Resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2019 object model.

  • Added Profile View Crossing Label Styles in both Insertion and Top Down formats
    There are new Name conventions for the Crossing Label Styles.
  • Minor error and omission fixes based on customer reported issues.

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Assemblies 2019.2

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2019.2 ships with 2019.2 updates to the Release 7 Assembly resources.

Complete 2019.2 new build of all Civil 3D Assemblies.
All resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2019 object model.

The supplied default Assemblies Tool Palette Content library was updated for 2019 and is included.

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Project Datasets 2019.2

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2019.2 ships with 2019.2 updates to the Release 7 Project Dataset resources.

Complete 2019.2 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.
All project drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format, Civil 3D 2019.2 object model, and upgraded Release 7 2019 Styles.

Rehab Corridor Examples for STB

Added example Rehab Corridor drawings to a new ..10_Model\Road_Rehab_Pr\ folder.
Include are single lane, double lane, double lane staged, and full intersection example drawings and data resources

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Spreadsheet Tools 2019.2

All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2019.2 resource locations and Release 8 AddOn updates

Help On-line

  • See on-line help pages for updated Layer States and Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation.
    New Layer Standards Help sections include the above listed new Layer Standards resources.
  • See the other updated Spreadsheet Tools documentation. That contains:
    • Updated Survey Codes Tool documentation.
    • Updated Description Key Set Tool documentation.
    • Updated Figure Db Tool documentation.

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Release 7 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019.1

The Release 7 for 2019.1 has been a work in progress for many months. Prep work has been included for future Release 8 compatibility.

AddOns are focused on better customization capability and significant improvements to production and management of mission critical essential tools.

See the Release 7 AddOns list below for updates to:

Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 7 2019.1 Framework products will run in Civil 3D 2018 but will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.

The AutoCAD DWG changes in 2019 - All resource drawings are upgraded to the 2018 DWG format.

The Civil 3D object model is again new in 2019 as it was in 2018. All resource drawings are upgraded.

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2019.1 changes are focused on Layer Standards adaptability, improved Key Systems, and new upcoming capabilities.

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Templates and Styles 2019.1

  • All templates updated to 2019.1 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Added additional support and examples for Reference Templates and Reference Settings Resource drawings
  • Fixes and updates to the supplied Civil 3D Project Template for 2019
  • New Styles to better support Plan and Profile Point Label Styles
  • Updates to Reference Labels for Alignments
  • Minor fixes and updated based on customer feedback

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Layer Standards 2019.1

All supplied Layer Standards resources intentionally do not effect Release 7 Style Naming conventions employed in all other supplied resources.

  • All Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and on-line Help files were updated.
  • Complete new builds of all supplied Layer Standards (.dws) resources for both STB and CTB for each supplied Layer Standards.
  • Layer States for Linetypes as supplied are intentionally generic and empty of linetype assignments.
    This default allows any linetype customization.
  • Linetype Layer States are typically included in supplied Layer Standards (.dws) files.
  • All Layer Standards supplied include both STB and CTB Layer Standards resource files.
  • All Layer Standards supplied include a Spreadsheet Tool and rename script resources.

Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AddOn

  • NCS 6.0 Support for Framework utility layer system

Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AIA AddOn

  • NCS 6.0 Support for the classic AIA utility layer system

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Symbol Set 2019.1

Complete 2019.1 new build of all symbols and Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format

Upgrades to the Symbol Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool and all supplied scripts.

Jump Kit Styles 2019.1

Complete 2019 new build of all Civil 3D Styles.
Resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2019 object model.

  • Minor error and omission fixes based on customer reported issues.
  • Style library supports use of library resource drawings in Civil 3D Reference Templates
    See Site collections section of the library for specific task-based design Style resource drawings.
  • New Styles to better support Plan and Profile Point Label Styles
  • Updates to Reference Labels for Alignments

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Assemblies 2019.1

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2019.1 ships with 2019.1 updates to the Release 7 Assembly resources.

Complete 2019.1 new build of all Civil 3D Assemblies.
All resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2019 object model.

The supplied default Assemblies Tool Palette Content library was updated for 2019 and is included.

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Project Datasets 2019.1

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2019.1 ships with 2019.1 updates to the Release 7 Project Dataset resources.

Complete 2019.1 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.
All project drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format, Civil 3D 2019.1 object model, and upgraded Release 7 2019 Styles.

Rehab Corridor Examples for STB

Added example Rehab Corridor drawings to a new ..10_Model\Road_Rehab_Pr\ folder.
Include are single lane, double lane, double lane staged, and full intersection example drawings and data resources

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Spreadsheet Tools 2019.1

All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2019.1 resource locations and Release 8 AddOn updates

Help On-line

  • See on-line help pages for updated Layer States and Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation.
    New Layer Standards Help sections include the above listed new Layer Standards resources.
  • See the other updated Spreadsheet Tools documentation. That contains:
    • Updated Survey Codes Tool documentation.
    • Updated Description Key Set Tool documentation.
    • Updated Figure Db Tool documentation.

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Release 7 Autodesk Civil 3D 2019

The Release 7 for 2019 has been a work in progress for 12-18 months expressed in the numerous Release 7 AddOns.

AddOns are focused on better customization capability and significant improvements to production and management of mission critical essential tools.

See the Release 7 AddOns list below for updates to:

Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 7 2019 Framework products will run in Civil 3D 2018 but will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.

The AutoCAD DWG changes in 2019 - All resource drawings are upgraded to the 2018 DWG format.

The Civil 3D object model is again new in 2019 as it was in 2018. All resource drawings are upgraded.

As guaranteed previous Release 7 Framework products for 2018 run in Civil 3D 2019.
Technically all previous Release 7 products will upgrade and run in 2019 with minor or no issues at all.

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2019 changes are focused on Layer Standards adaptability, improved Key Systems, and new upcoming Assembly library capabilities.

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Templates and Styles 2019

  • All templates updated to 2019 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Added support and examples for Single and Task-based Reference Templates
  • Built-in Reference Settings Resource Structure
  • Fixes and updates to the supplied Civil 3D Project Template for 2019

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Layer Standards 2019

All new supplied Layer Standards resources intentionally do not effect Release 7 Style and other resource Naming conventions employed in all other supplied resources.

This considerable set of new Layer Standards resources and tools allow for the quick publication of Framework for Civil 3D projects into multiple versions and variations of the NCS.

  • All Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and on-line Help files were updated.
  • Complete new builds of all supplied Layer Standards (.dws) resources for both STB and CTB for each supplied Layer Standards.
  • Layer States for Linetypes as supplied are intentionally generic and empty of linetype assignments.
    This default allows any linetype customization.
  • Linetype Layer States are typically included in supplied Layer Standards (.dws) files.
  • All Layer Standards supplied include both STB and CTB Layer Standards resource files.
  • All Layer Standards supplied include a Spreadsheet Tool and rename script resources.

NCS Default Layer Standard

The default Layer Standard in place for all Release 7 Framework products

NCS AIA Classic Layer Standard

Converts all Keys in all appropriate utility layers to conform to NCS AIA classic layers

NCS 6.0 Layer Standard

Converts all NCS 5.0 Keys in all appropriate layers to conform to NCS 6.0 layers

NCS 6.0 AIA Classic Layer Standard

Converts all NCS 5.0 Keys in all appropriate layers to conform to NCS 6.0 AIA classic layers

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Survey Codes Points and Figure Tools

Upgrades to the customization tools and resources for Survey Codes, Description Key Set, and Figure Prefix Db creation and maintenance.

See the Codes Points and Figures AddOn listing for the details of supplied resources.

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Symbol Set 2019

Complete 2019 new build of all symbols and Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format.

Upgrades to the Symbol Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool and all supplied scripts.

Upgraded Symbol Exchange (Update) Tools and resources with new examples.

Jump Kit Styles 2019

Complete 2019 new build of all Civil 3D Styles.
Resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2019 object model.

  • Minor error and omission fixes based on customer reported issues.
  • Style library supports use of library resource drawings in Civil 3D Reference Templates
    See Site collections section of the library for specific task-based design Style resource drawings.

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Assemblies 2019

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2019 ships with 2019 updates to the Release 7 Assembly resources.

Complete 2019 new build of all Civil 3D Assemblies.
All resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2019 object model.

The supplied default Assemblies Tool Palette Content library was updated for 2019 and is included.

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Project Datasets 2019

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2019 ships with 2019 updates to the Release 7 Project Dataset resources.

Complete 2019 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.
All project drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format, Civil 3D 2019 object model, and upgraded Release 7 2019 Styles.

Documentation 2019

Framework Standards

Framework Standards document updated for Release 7 Civil 3D 2019 changes.

  • Errors, omissions, and consistency fixes
  • Style Updates
  • Removal of out of date sections and out of date content

Install and Upgrades

Framework Install document updated for Release 7 Civil 3D 2019 changes.
No changes made for recent releases of Windows 10, but document steps were validated for it.
Some minor name updates for product consistency.

Framework Upgrades document updated for Release 7 Civil 3D 2019 changes.

See on-line Install help in Install video section for updated Shared Project Resources documentation.

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Spreadsheet Tools 2019

All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2019 resource locations and Release 7 AddOn updates

Help On-line

  • See on-line help pages for new Layer States and Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation.
    New Layer Standards Help sections include the above listed new Layer Standards resources.
  • See the other updated Spreadsheet Tools documentation. That contains:
    • Updated Survey Codes Tool documentation.
    • Updated Description Key Set Tool documentation.
    • Updated Figure Db Tool documentation.

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Release 7 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.3 Update

This Release 7 2018.3 Update build is maintenance release with updates to Template files and resources.
Previously released AddOns for 2018 are now included into download packages.

2018.3 Update Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 7 2018 Framework products will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.

The AutoCAD DWG format changed in 2018 - All resource drawings are upgraded to 2018 DWG format.

The Civil 3D object model is new in 2018.3. All resource drawings are upgraded to 2018.3 Civil 3D object model.
All template resources were updated to include 2018.1 General Styles updates and misc. reported fixes.

As guaranteed - previous Release 7 Framework products for 2017 run in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.3.
Technically all previous Release 7 products will upgrade and run in 2018.3 with minor or no issues at all.

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Jump Kit and InstantOn Styles 2018.3

  • Jump Kit and InstantOn Styles Library resource drawings updated to the 2018.3 Civil 3D Object Model
  • All previous Style updates included in Styles library resource drawings
  • Legends and Lists resources were updated and Excel reference spreadsheets upgraded for 2018+
  • See the Subassembly Codes Tool 2018.1 AddOn for Styles updates

Templates 2018.3

  • All Templates and Assembly resources updated to the 2018.3 Civil 3D Object Model
  • All working Templates updated to include 2018.3 and previously supplied 2018.1 General Style updates and fixes
  • See the Subassembly Codes Tool 2018.1 AddOn for Styles updates

Symbol Set 2018.3

  • Complete 2018.3 new build of all symbols and Civil 3D point styles.
    Symbol blocks were previously upgraded to the 2018 DWG format
  • Upgrades to the Symbol Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool and all supplied scripts.

Project Datasets 2018.3

Complete 2018.1 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.
All project drawings upgraded to the Civil 3D 2018.3 object model.

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Release 7 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.2 Update

This Release 7 2018.2 Update build is maintenance release with updates to Template files and resources.
Previously released AddOns for 2018 are now included into download packages.

2018.2 Update Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 7 2018 Framework products will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.

The AutoCAD DWG format changed in 2018 - All resource drawings are upgraded to 2018 DWG format.

The Civil 3D object model is new in 2018.2. All resource drawings are upgraded to 2018.2 Civil 3D object model.
All template resources were updated to include 2018.1 General Styles updates and misc. reported fixes.

As guaranteed - previous Release 7 Framework products for 2017 run in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.2.
Technically all previous Release 7 products will upgrade and run in 2018.2 with minor or no issues at all.

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Jump Kit and InstantOn Styles 2018.2

  • Jump Kit and InstantOn Styles Library resource drawings updated to the 2018.2 Civil 3D Object Model
  • All previous Style updates included in Styles library resource drawings
  • Legends and Lists resources were updated and Excel reference spreadsheets upgraded for 2018+
  • See the Subassembly Codes Tool 2018.1 AddOn for Styles updates

Templates 2018.2

  • All Templates and Assembly resources updated to the 2018.2 Civil 3D Object Model
  • All working Templates updated to include 2018.2 and previously supplied 2018.1 General Style updates and fixes
  • See the Subassembly Codes Tool 2018.1 AddOn for Styles updates

Symbol Set 2018.2

  • Complete 2018.2 new build of all symbols and Civil 3D point styles.
    Symbol blocks were previously upgraded to the 2018 DWG format
  • Upgrades to the Symbol Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool and all supplied scripts.

Project Datasets 2018.2

Complete 2018.1 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.
All project drawings upgraded to the Civil 3D 2018.2 object model.

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Release 7 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.1 Update

This Release 7 2018.1 Update build is primarily a maintenance release.

2018.1 Update Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 7 2018 Framework products will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.

The AutoCAD DWG format changed in 2018 - All resource drawings are upgraded to 2018 DWG format.

The Civil 3D object model is new in 2018.1. All resource drawings are upgraded to 2018.1 Civil 3D object model.
There are minor Style component changes and one new Crossing Label Style for Section View Styles.

As guaranteed - previous Release 7 Framework products for 2017 run in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.1.
Technically all previous Release 7 products will upgrade and run in 2018.1 with minor or no issues at all.

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Templates and Styles 2018.1

  • All Templates, Assemblies, and Styles Library resource drawings updated to the 2018.1 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Update of all Layer Standards files for STB and CTB
  • Update of all Linetype example files

Section View Styles Library Resources

Added Section View Crossing Label Styles.
Typical On object (a), Bottom Up (xBu) and Top Down (xTd) Parent and Child label style are supplied.

New naming convention Code for Section View Crossing Labels = SC
For example: (Pr)SCa Off+Elev - JS

Corrected NCS Layer assignments for existing conditions to V-VIEW-SCTN-LABL from V-ROAD-LABL

Symbol Set 2018.1

Complete 2018 new build of all symbols and Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format

Upgrades to the Symbol Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool and all supplied scripts.

Project Datasets 2018.1

Complete 2018.1 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.
All project drawings upgraded to the Civil 3D 2018.1 object model.

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Release 7 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018

The Release 7 for 2018 has been a work in progress for 24 months expressed as the numerous Release 7 AddOns.

AddOns are focused on better customization capability and significant improvements to production and management of mission critical essential tools.

See the Release 7 AddOns list below for updates to:

  • Subassembly Code Tool Upgrade
  • Layer Standards and Spreadsheet Tools
  • Point Groups Standards
  • Symbol Exchange Tools
  • Survey Query Library
  • Legends and Lists Tools
  • Layer Standards and Layer States Update

Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 7 2018 Framework products will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.

The AutoCAD DWG changes in 2018 - All resource drawings are upgraded to 2018 DWG format.

The Civil 3D object model is again new in 2018 as it was in 2017. All resource drawings are upgraded.
There are minor Style component changes and one new component in Section View Styles.

As guaranteted previous Release 7 Framework products for 2017 run in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.
Technically all previous Release 7 products will upgrade and run in 2018 will minor or no issues at all.

The Release 7 for Civil 3D 2018 changes are focused on Sheet template improvements, Style improvements, and new upcoming Assembly library capabilities.

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Templates and Styles 2018

  • All templates updated to 2018 DWG and Civil 3D Object Model
  • All Layer State collections in Model Templates were updated to include prototype Linetype Layer States
  • In-depth Civil 3D Style support for new 2018 Connected Alignments, Offset Profiles, Multi-BaseLine Corridors and new Feature Line capabilities.
  • Sheet Templates and Sheet Set Templates updates
    Sheet Templates include full support for multiple Plan and Profile viewports on a Layout.
    • Multiple Plan and Multiple Profiles Layouts added for 20, 30, 40 scale Layouts.
      A number of new Layouts with various viewport configurations were added at each scale.
    • New Layouts included in vertical and horizontal Sheet templates for both CTB and STB
      Viewport Order properties updated where appropriate.
    • New STB and CTB Sheet template libraries at varied scales for multiple Plan or Profile Layouts
    • Purge of old North Arrow and Scale blocks - support for new Map Layout Tools
      Users can now customize viewports with North Arrows and Scales of their own choice.
      Users should add thier North Arrow choice to appropriate layouts before using them to Create Sheets.
    • Retained support for classic Civil 3D Tool Palette Sheet Set dynamic Callout blocks
      See the Legends and List AddOn (below) for Construction Notes and other documentation tools.
  • Fixes and updates to the supplied Civil 3D Project Template for 2018
  • Updates to Section View Styles to support Section View Buffer component
    Component defaults set to ByLayer and C-NPLT layer.
    The new 2018 Section View Buffer component does not plot by default.

Sheet Template Updates for 2018

  • Added new Sheet templates in STB and CTB folder libraries at varied scales for multiple Plan or Profile Layouts
  • New Layouts provided for for multiple Plan or Profile Layouts
  • Existing Sheet template resource dwt files were updated but left with typical Framework Sheet Template name convention for upgrade compatibility.
  • All Sheet templates purged of older north arrow, scale blocks, etc
  • Sheet Layouts were reordered to be consistent across all Horizontal, Vertical, STB, and CTB versions

Sheet Name Conventions

  • The default Sheet Template name convention:
    _<AutodeskRelease> <Content>–<TitleBlock Type>_<STBorCTB>
  • Sheet Template name convention for scale separated templates:
    _<AutodeskRelease> <Scale> <Content>–<TitleBlock Type>_<STBorCTB>

Supplied Titleblock resources were updated to 2018 dwg format.

Supplied Sheet Set Template (.dst) file updated for 2018
Resource location properties in the Sheet Set should be updated to user preferences before use.

Layout Name Convention Update for 2018

Layout Name Convention updated to support multiple Plan viewports and/or multiple Profile viewport per Layout

New Layout Type Codes were added (see below)

Existing Layouts were not renamed or viewports resized for previous version upgrade compatability.

Default Viewport Order property intentionaly remains as -1 in old viewport configurations.

Layout Name Convention

  • <DrawingScale> <LayoutType>–<SheetSize>

Layout Type Codes

Added new Layout Types Codes to support 2018 multiple Plan viewports and/or multiple Profile viewport per Layout.

New Layout Types Codes are highlighted in the complete code list below.
Default Viewport Order assignment is left to right and top of sheet down.

  • S = Sections
  • PL = Single Plan Only
  • PR = Single Profile Only
  • PP = Plan and Profile
  • PPP = Left Middle Right Profiles
  • SSD = No scale No Viewports D size - used for Sheet Sets
    A drawing with just this Layout can be used to store common D size Page Setup Overrides.
  • SSE = No scale No Viewports E size - used for Sheet Sets
    A drawing with just this Layout can be used to store common E size Page Setup Overrides.
  • PL2 = Two Plan Only
  • PL4 = Four Plan Only - viewports sized to half of PL
  • PL6 = Six Plan Only - viewports sized to third of PL - not used
  • PR2 = Two Profile Only
  • PR4 = Four Profile Only - viewports sized to half of PR
  • PR6 = Six Profile Only - viewports sized to third of PR - not used

Following additional Layout Type Codes are supplied for consistency when the capability becomes availble and supported by the wizard(s).
Civil 3D 2018 currently does not support layouts with simultaneous different Viewport types and Viewport order properties.

  • PP4 = Two Plan and Profile pairs - viewports sized to half of PL
  • PP6 = Three Plan and Profile pairs - viewports sized to third of PR

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Layer Standards and Layer States 2018

Complete 2018 new build of all Layer Standards (.dws) resources for both STB and CTB.
Added new prototype linetype only Layer States to Standards.

  • LTReset<Release> - A Standards Linetypes Reset to Continuous
    By default all Layers in the Standard in the Layer State.
  • LTWork<Release> - Linetype only for production and QAQC work
    By default all Layers in the Standard in the Layer State
  • LTPub<Release> - Linetype only for publication
    By default all Layers in the Standard in the Layer State

Layer States for Linetypes as supplied are intentionally generic and empty of linetype assignments.
This default allows any linetype customization.

Linetype Layer States are typically included in supplied Layer Standards (.dws) files.

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Symbol Set 2018

Complete 2018 new build of all symbols and Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format

Upgrades to the Symbol Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool and all supplied scripts.

Jump Kit Styles 2018

Complete 2018 new build of all Civil 3D Styles.
Resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2018 object model.

  • Minor error and omission fixes based on customer reported issues.
  • In-depth Civil 3D Style support for new 2018 Connected Alignments, Offset Profiles, Multiple Baseline Corridors and new Feature Line capabilities.
  • Style library supports use of library resource drawings in Civil 3D Reference Templates
    See Site collections section of the library for specific task-based design Style resource drawings.

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Assemblies 2018

The Release 7 for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 ships with 2018 updates to the Release 7 Assembly resources.

Complete 2018 new build of all Civil 3D Assemblies.
All resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2018 object model.

The supplied default Assemblies Tool Palette Content library was updated for 2018 and is included.

The new Assembly Library and Assembly Manager Spreadsheet Tool will be released as a future AddOn.
You can preview the previously released new Assembly Naming Convention here
Civil 3D Assembly Naming Convention Update

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Project Datasets 2018

The Release 7 for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 ships with 2018 updates to the Release 7 Project Dataset resources.

Complete 2018 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.
All project drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format, Civil 3D 2018 object model, and upgraded Release 7 2018 Styles.
Added 2017+ Data Shortcut folders.

Documentation 2018

Framework Standards

Framework Standards document updated for Release 7 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 changes.

  • Errors, ommissions, and consistency fixes
  • Style Updates
  • Removal of out of date sections and out of date content

Help On-line

  • See on-line help pages for new Templates for Civil 3D documentation.
    New Template Help sections include:
    • Civil 3D Project Templates and customization
    • Civil 3D Model Templates and customization
    • Civil 3D Sheet Templates and customization
  • See the updated Sheet Template documentation. That contains:
    • Updated Sheet Template documentation.
    • Updated Layout Name Code convention documentation.
  • Templates for Civil 3D section includes many help and customization links.

Install and Upgrades

Framework Install document updated for Release 7 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 changes.
No changes made for recent release of Windows 10, but document steps were validated for it.
Some minor name updates for product consistency.

Framework Upgrades document updated for Release 7 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018 changes.

See on-line Install help in Install video section for updated Shared Project Resources documentation.

Spreadsheet Tools 2018

All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2018 resource locations and Release 7 AddOn updates

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Release 7 and Release 8 AddOns

The following Framework for Civil 3D AddOns were released to add functionality and new or updated Spreadsheet Tools to Release 7.
Release 8 compatability AddOns are included here for consistency.
Links to blog posts are included to clarify and summarize the capabilities in each AddOn.

These AddOns are documented in detail in the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Spreadsheet Tools section of the website.

Layer Standards Tools Release 7 NCS 5 Update

12/2018

The Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tool files for Release 7 NCS 5 were updated - See the Layer Standards Tools Release 7 NCS 5 Update post

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R8 Codes Points and Figures Tools AddOn

10/2018

This is a new set of Spreadsheet Tools for all Release 7+ versions of Survey Codes, NCS 6 Description Key Sets, and NCS 6 Figure PrefixDb Tools.

The new Spreadsheet Tools allow users to more easily customize the Framework's survey codes, points, and figures in complete detail.
Includes matched pairs of Description Key Set Tools and Figure Db Tools for both NCS 6 Utility Layers and NCS 6 AIA classic Utility Layers.
Release 8 Codes Points and Figures for NCS 6 AddOn
The AddOn supplies updated Framework Spreadsheet Tools for:

  • Survey Codes Tool
  • Description Key Set Tools for both NCS 6 and NCS 6 AIA classic utility layers
  • Figure Db Tools for both NCS 6 and NCS 6 AIA classic utility layers

Survey Codes Tool

The Survey Codes Tool produces Code lists for use in the Description Key Set Tool, Figure Db Tool, and Survey Queries Tool.

Additional new Survey Codes are included for:

  • Traffic signaling with code support for pole, sized-masts, and head assemblies
  • Street lighting with code support for pole, sized-masts
  • Additional sized utility vaults

The new version of the Survey Codes Tool supports:

  • Easier point code and figure testing
  • Additional built in Filter columns
  • Better testing of complex Codes including more powerful and complex Not Keys and BESTWay type survey point code and figure patterns and structures.
  • Ability to test, compare and optionally force Survey Code translations
  • Improved and easier to use Survey Code match list and Translator Key Set construction
  • New Reverse Translator Key Set is now automatically produced

Description Key Set Tools:

  • Include New Description Key Set creation sheets with both Layer and Point Style picklists.
    The latest NCS 6.0 DOD compliant Layers list is employed.
  • Fast Copy and Paste Key Set construction
  • Test and validate Layers where that applies
  • Test and validate Point Styles where that applies
  • Built-in Description Key Set PDF documentation capability
  • AIA versions is updated
  • All Description Key Set PDF files are supplied

Figure Db Tools:

  • Include New Figure Db records creation sheets with both Layer and Figure Style picklists
    The latest NCS 6.0 DOD compliant Layers list is employed.
  • Fast Copy and Paste Figure details construction
  • Built-in Breakline and Lot Line data validation
  • Test and validate Layers where that applies
  • Test and validate Figure Styles where that applies
  • AIA versions is updated
  • All Figure Prefix DBs files and individual record lists are supplied

Minor adjustments were made to Key layer assignments. See the documentation PDF supplied with the download for the details.


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Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AddOn

9/2018

This is a new set of Release 7 to Release 8 Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools for both STB and CTB that supports the NCS 6.0 Layer scheme.

These new Layer Standards support Layer Standards compatibility with the DOD (Dept of Defense) and US Army Corp Layer Standards

The new Spreadsheet Tools allow users to more easily customize the Framework's Layer system in complete detail.
Includes Rename and Reset Rename scripts and example Layer Standards files in .dwg format.
Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AddOn
The AddOn introduction post contains the details. In brief:

  • Easy single command forward and back conversion of the Release 7 NCS 5.0 Layers and Key system to the NCS 6.0 Key system and Layer scheme
  • Rename and Reset Rename script resource files are supplied
  • Complete in detail script resources are supplied
  • Layer Standards files are supplied in the .dwg format for both STB and CTB
  • Key resources are now supplied for all the NCS 6.0 official Disciplines
    This allows for the quicker addition of other NCS Discipline and specialty Layers
  • Fully customizable STB and CTB Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools included
    The supplied Tools also produce the many, user-friendly Layer States to manage the Layer system in production
  • Full support for either small or large project NCS Layer naming conventions.
    (e.g. C- or CG discipline code systems)
  • Full support for Status or Phase modifiers
  • Support for single tilde characters in Key names
  • Full interoperability or exchange of templates and drawings for both STB and CTB versions of the Spreadsheet Tools results is maintained.
  • Employment and complete customization of the first 9 basic AutoCAD colors or even all ACI colors if required
  • Ability to convert from AutoCAD ACI color scheme to an RGB color schemes for STB
    See the recent Identity Utility and Colors in Civil 3D post for ACI to RGB

The Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation for both STB and CTB were updated and include details and how to instruction.


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Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AIA AddOn

9/2018

This is a new set of Release 7 to Release 8 Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools for both STB and CTB that supports the NCS 6.0 Layer scheme.

These new Layer Standards support Layer Standards compatibility with the DOD (Dept of Defense) and US Army Corp Layer Standards

The new Spreadsheet Tools allow users to easily convert from the Framework's Utility Key code system (UT@@) to the classic AIA Utility Key code system.
Includes Rename and Reset Rename scripts and example Layer Standards files in .dwg format.
Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AIA AddOn
The AddOn introduction post contains the details. In brief:

  • Easy single command forward and back conversion of the Release 7 NCS 5.0 Layers and Key system to the NCS 6.0 Key system and Layer scheme
  • Rename and Reset Rename script resource files are supplied
  • Complete in detail script resources are supplied
  • Layer Standards files are supplied in the .dwg format for both STB and CTB
  • Key resources are now supplied for all the NCS 6.0 official Disciplines
    This allows for the quicker addition of other NCS Discipline and specialty Layers
  • Fully customizable STB and CTB Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools included
    The supplied Tools also produce the many, user-friendly Layer States to manage the Layer system in production
  • Full support for either small or large project NCS Layer naming conventions.
    (e.g. C- or CG discipline code systems)
  • Full support for Status or Phase modifiers
  • Support for single tilde characters in Key names
  • Full interoperability or exchange of templates and drawings for both STB and CTB versions of the Spreadsheet Tools results is maintained.
  • Employment and complete customization of the first 9 basic AutoCAD colors or even all ACI colors if required
  • Ability to convert from AutoCAD ACI color scheme to an RGB color schemes for STB
    See the recent Identity Utility and Colors in Civil 3D post for ACI to RGB

The Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation for both STB and CTB were updated and include details and how to instruction.


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Codes Points and Figures AddOn

5/2018

This is a new set of Spreadsheet Tools for all Release 7 versions of Survey Codes, NCS 5 Description Key Sets, and NCS 5 Figure PrefixDb Tools.

The new Spreadsheet Tools allow users to more easily customize the Framework's survey codes, points, and figures in complete detail.
Includes matched pairs of Description Key Set Tools and Figure Db Tools for both NCS 5 Utility Layers and NCS 5 AIA classic Utility Layers.
Better Codes Points and Figures in Civil 3D
The AddOn supplies updated Framework Spreadsheet Tools for:

  • Survey Codes Tool
  • Description Key Set Tools for both NCS 5 and NCS 5 AIA classic utility layers
  • Figure Db Tools for both NCS 5 and NCS 5 AIA classic utility layers

Survey Codes Tool

The Survey Codes Tool produces Code lists for use in the Description Key Set Tool, Figure Db Tool, and Survey Queries Tool.

Additional new Survey Codes are included for:

  • Traffic signaling with code support for pole, sized-masts, and head assemblies
  • Street lighting with code support for pole, sized-masts
  • Additional sized utility vaults

The new version of the Survey Codes Tool supports:

  • Easier point code and figure testing
  • Additional built in Filter columns
  • Better testing of complex Codes including more powerful and complex Not Keys and BESTWay type survey point code and figure patterns and structures.
  • Ability to test, compare and optionally force Survey Code translations
  • Improved and easier to use Survey Code match list and Translator Key Set construction
  • New Reverse Translator Key Set is now automatically produced

Description Key Set Tools:

  • Include New Description Key Set creation sheets with both Layer and Point Style picklists
  • Fast Copy and Paste Key Set construction
  • Test and validate Layers where that applies
  • Test and validate Point Styles where that applies
  • Built-in Description Key Set PDF documentation capability
  • AIA version left in a pre-update state to clarify required Layer changes

Figure Db Tools:

  • Include New Figure Db records creation sheets with both Layer and Figure Style picklists
  • Fast Copy and Paste Figure details construction
  • Built-in Breakline and Lot Line data validation
  • Test and validate Layers where that applies
  • Test and validate Figure Styles where that applies
  • AIA version left in a pre-update state to clarify required Layer changes


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Layers Standards Tools Update AddOn

4/2018

This is a new set of additional Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools for both STB and CTB for all Release 7 versions that supports the NCS 6.0 Layer scheme.

The new Spreadsheet Tools allow users to more easily customize the Framework's Layer system in complete detail.
Includes Rename and Reset Rename scripts and example Layer Standards files in .dwg format.
Framework for Civil 3D NCS 6 Layers
The AddOn introduction post contains the details. In brief:

  • Easy single command forward and back conversion of the Release 7 NCS 5.0 Layers and Key system to the NCS 6.0 Key system and Layer scheme
  • Rename and Reset Rename script resource files are supplied
  • Layer Standards files are supplied in the .dwg format for both STB and CTB
  • Key resources are now supplied for all the NCS 6.0 official Disciplines
    This allows for the quicker addition of other NCS Discipline and specialty Layers
  • Fully customizable STB and CTB Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools included
    The supplied Tools also produce the many, user-friendly Layer States to manage the Layer system in production
  • Full support for either small or large project NCS Layer naming conventions.
    (e.g. C- or CG discipline code systems)
  • Full support for Status or Phase modifiers
  • Support for single tilde characters in Key names
  • Full interoperability or exchange of templates and drawings for both STB and CTB versions of the Spreadsheet Tools results is maintained.
  • Employment and complete customization of the first 9 basic AutoCAD colors or even all ACI colors if required
  • Ability to convert from AutoCAD ACI color scheme to an RGB color schemes for STB
    See the recent Identity Utility and Colors in Civil 3D post for ACI to RGB

The Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation for both STB and CTB were updated and include details and how to instruction.


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NCS Classic Utility Layers AddOn

4/2018

This is a new set of additional Layer Standards Tools for both STB and CTB for all Release 7 versions that automatically convert utility Layer Names and supports the NCS 6.0 Layer scheme.

The new Spreadsheet Tools allow users to easily convert from the Framework's Utility Key code system (UT@@) to the classic AIA Utility Key code system.
Includes Rename and Reset Rename scripts and example Layer Standards files in .dwg format.
Framework for Civil 3D NCS 6 Layers
See the previous NCS Classic Utility Layers AddOn post
The AddOn details in brief:

  • Easy single command forward and back conversion of the Release 7 NCS 5.0 Utilities Layers and Key system to the classic AIA Utilities NCS 6.0 Key system and Layer scheme
  • Rename and Reset Rename script resource files are supplied
  • Layer Standards files are supplied in the .dwg format for both STB and CTB
  • Key resources are now supplied for all the NCS 6.0 official Disciplines
    This allows for the quicker addition of other NCS Discipline and specialty Layers
  • Fully customizable STB and CTB Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools included
    The supplied Tools also produce the many, user-friendly Layer States to manage the Layer system in production
  • Full support for either small or large project NCS Layer naming conventions.
    (e.g. C- or CG discipline code systems)
  • Full support for Status or Phase modifiers
  • Support for single tilde characters in Key names
  • Full interoperability or exchange of templates and drawings for both STB and CTB versions of the Spreadsheet Tools results is maintained.
  • Employment and complete customization of the first 9 basic AutoCAD colors or even all ACI colors if required
  • ACI to RGB conversion is not supported in CTB

The Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation for both STB and CTB were updated and include details and how to instruction.


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Layers Standards Tools Update AddOn

3/2018

This is a general Update to the Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools for both STB and CTB for all Release 7 versions.

The new Spreadsheet Tools allow users to more easily customize the Framework's Layer system in complete detail.
Civil 3D Custom Layer Standards Unleashed
The AddOn introduction post contains the details. In brief:

  • Full support for both small and large project NCS Layer naming conventions. (e.g. C- or CG discipline code systems
  • Full support for Status or Phase modifiers
  • Support for single tilde characters in Key names
  • Employment and complete customization of the first 9 simple AutoCAD colors or all ACI colors if required
  • Full interoperability or exchange of templates and drawings for both STB and CTB versions of the Spreadsheet Tools results is maintained.
  • Ability to convert from AutoCAD ACI color scheme to an RGB color schemes for STB

The Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation for both STB and CTB were updated and include details and how to instruction.


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NCS Classic Utility Layers AddOn

3/2018

New Layer Standards Tools for both STB and CTB for all Release 7 versions that automatically convert utility Layer Names.

The new Spreadsheet Tools allow users to easily convert from the Framework's Utility Key code system (UT@@) to the classic AIA Utility Key code system.
Includes Rename scripts and example Layer Standards files in .dwg format.
NCS Classic Utility Layers AddOn
The AddOn introduction post contains the details and the How to employ the tools basics.

The Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools documentation for both STB and CTB were updated and include details and how to instruction.


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Survey Query AddOn

12/2017

An Updated Survey Query Spreadsheet Tool with new Query Comparator picklists and an updated Library of external queries.
Updates to the Survey Query Spreadsheet Tool documentation.
Civil 3D Survey Query Library AddOn Update
Includes updates to the library QML files and an easier to use Survey Query Spreadsheet.
Survey Query Name Rules
Initial Survey Query AddOn release - Civil 3D Survey Query AddOn and Library


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Subassembly Codes Tool 2018.1 AddOn

11/2017 Update

The AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.1 Update included new Rehab subassemblies and made changes to the stock subassemblies code file.
The Subassembly Code Tool AddOn for 2018.1 includes a new Subassembly Spreadsheet tool and resources.
See the Subassembly Code Tool spreadsheet for all abbreviations. Typical Code Core Descriptions are listed here.

Civil 3D 2018.1 Code changes:

  • Shape Codes
    • Mill - Mill
  • Point Codes
    • Crown_Milling - Crown Milling
    • Crown_Overlay - Crown Overlay
    • EOV_Leveling - Edge of Leveling
    • EOV_Milling_Inner - Edge of Mill Inner
    • EOV_Milling_Outer - Edge of Mill Outer
    • EOV_Milling - Edge of Mill
    • EOV_Overlay - Edge of Overlay

Feature Line Styles

Added CR Edge of Overlay - JS

Shape Style Updates

CR-Mill - JS - Changed only Boundary component to display in Plan and Section

Codes Set Style Updates

Updated description

  • +FLINES ONLY - JS

Updated all Abbreviation Descriptions

Other minor updates and fixes included.

  • +NOPLOT ABV LABELS- JS
  • Sec Road Abv With Labels - JS

Added Rehab Point Codes, Shape Codes, and Descriptions

Other minor updates and fixes included.

  • +NEW CODESET - JS
  • +NOPLOT LABELS - JS
  • +NOSHAPES w Slopes - JS
  • All Codes
  • All Codes - JS
  • All Codes Standards - JS
  • Plan Screens - JS
  • Pln Road w Pave Strutures - JS
  • Pln Road w Screened Top Hide - JS
  • Pln Road w Screens - JS
  • Pln Road w Top Hide - JS
  • Sec Road Abv With Labels - JS
  • Sec Road Codes With Labels - JS
  • Sec Road Desc With Labels - JS
  • Sec Road Desc With No Labels - JS
  • VE Codes Grade Labels - JS
  • VE Codes No Labels - JS

Style Library resources

All affected Style collection resource drawings were updated to reflect updates.


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Subassembly Codes Tool AddOn

11/2017 Update

Release 7 Update for Civil 3D 2018.1 Update (see above).

Layer Spreadsheet Tools AddOn

9/2016

Updates to the Layer Standards Tools for both STB and CTB to support Linetype assignments and Linetype Layer State construction.
Layer Spreadsheet Tools for AutoCAD Update

Point Group Standards

10/2016

A simple method to employ the Jump Kit Style Library resources to standardize Civil 3D Point Groups.
Civil 3D Point Group Standards

Symbol Exchange AddOn

11/2016

Tools to systematically replace blocks for Point Styles and other AutoCAD block references in Civil 3D.
Symbol Exchange AddOn for Civil 3D
Civil 3D Symbol Exchange

Legends and List AddOn

3/2017

A Legend and List Spreadsheet Tool and updated AutoCAD and Civil 3D Style resources.
Legend and Abbreviation Lists in Civil 3D
Legends and List AddOn and Library
Lists and Legends in Civil 3D

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Legends and Lists section for additional Civil 3D and AutoCAD List help and videos.

Layer Standards and States Upgrade

5/2017

Complete new build of all Layer Stadands(.dws) resources for 2017, 2016, 2015.
AutoCAD Layer Standards Update
Added new prototype linetype only Layer States to Standards for both STB and CTB.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Spreadsheet Tools>>Layer States page for details.


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Release 7 Updates and Changes

  • Updated existing (.STB) resources and supplied new (.CTB) GSA compliant resource files
    A new 45% Screened plotstyle was added to .STB resource files.
  • See online Spreadsheet Tools help and documentation in the Members section
  • Release 7 is a substantial upgrade to Release 6 and includes subtle fixes and changes throughout the Framework resources.
    For the most part Release 6 resources will for the most part function in Release 7 with some minor Style and Layer Standards caveats.
  • General Notes

  • Duplicate, misnamed, and/or deprecated Styles from Release 4 and earlier releases have been removed.
    Updated replacement Styles are included. A Style Import test in Civil 3D will show you differences.


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Key Changes

See the Spreadsheet Tools help and documentation in the Members section
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See the NewKeys sheet in the Layer Standards Tools

A significant change is made to -NPLT Key (NoPlot) properties for STB to CTB conversions
The old 244 color convention was changed to color 240 in the Layer Standards.
The STB plotstyles convention of Invisible Ink is not effected.
Make sure you update your Layer Standards files and Layer States to reflect this important update.

Any Keys that employed the STB color ranage of 240-255 were changed for CTB compatibility
An attempt was made to intentionaly limit major color shade changes for visual consistency
The Keys and colors for specific Keys were updated as follows:

  • BRKL 232-233 to 202-203
  • CANT 242-243 to 232-233
  • DIRC 241 to 231
  • DTCI 232-233 to 132-133
  • FEN@ -all fence keys from 252-253 to 222-223
  • GMJR 21 to 252-253 - this increases the plotted lineweight of major grids in View Features
  • GMNR 41 to 251 - screens minor grids
  • GRBK 252-253 to 202-203
  • GRID 21 to 251 - screens generic minor grids
  • LINK 50 to 51 - prints unscreened and proper linkweight links in sections
  • MAJR 242-243 to 22-23
  • MASS 242-243 to 232-233
  • MINR 252-253 to 21 - this decreases the plotted lineweight of minor contours
  • NPLT 244 to 240 - matches Invisible Ink with a standard color with 0 lineweight in CTB
  • Note that the PATT for hatch patterns was not changed in STB but is changed to 250 in CTB
  • PAVE 252-253 to 42-43
  • PROF 242-243 to 232-233 - all Profile Views use this Minor Key
  • REFR 242-243 to 232-233
  • RWAY 242-243 to 232-233
  • SAMP 241 to 231 - Minor Key employed for Sample Line components
  • SPOT 252-253 to 232-233
  • SUPR 242-243 to 232-233
  • SURV 242-243 to 232-233
  • Note that the TINN 252-253 for TIN triangles was not changed
  • TOPD 252-253 to 212-213
  • UNKN 240 to 231
  • VIEW 242-243 to 232-233 - this is the Major Key for all Civil 3D Viewer Features

Note that the Major Keys and/or important Minor Keys of PAVE, PROF, and VIEW had subtle color shade changes.

Precedence Value Changes

  • The PROP Key Precedence value was increased from 1 to 2 to support Utility property's color resolution.
    This agrees with the existing ESTM Precedence value of 2 that supports Utility property's color resolution.
  • The BNDY and RSRV Precedence values were decreased from 2 to 1 to compenstate for the PROP change.
  • The QSCT Precedence value was decreased from 2 to 1 to compenstate for the PROP change.
  • The color for layer V-PROP-SCTN was forced to 214 to comply with PROP Key color standards
  • The color for layer C-PROP-CURV-LABL was forced to 222 to comply with LABL Key color standards
  • Various VIEW GRID Key plotstyles forced to Screened values for STB to conform with CTB conversions
  • TOPO GRID Key plotstyles forced to Screened values for STB to conform with CTB conversions
    TINN-GRID Keys are not forced
  • ANNO-MTCH-LABL Key forced by Cadjust to resolve to proper lineweight and plotstyles

Layer Standards Tool spreadsheets on the NewKeys sheet includes the Key row changes highlighted in green.
See the Layer Standards Tools on-line help for specific details and Layer State creation and maintenance details.


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Layer Standards and Layer States

See the Layer Standards and States Upgrade and on-line Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and Layer States help pages for Linetype Layer State support and help.

  • Release 6 STB Layer Standards files, Layer States, Keys, and color mapping will continue to function for STB.
  • Updated Release 7 Layer Standards, Layer States, Keys, and updated color mapping will function for both STB and CTB conversions.
  • To update Apply Release 7 Layer Standards via the AutoCAD Standards Checker and update Layer States to supplied Release 7 versions
    See the Layer Standards folder in 00_Resources in the Desktop download packages for the resouces.
  • New updated versions of Release 5 to Release 7 scripts are supplied.
  • New Layer State construction scripts are supplied
  • Added Existing and proposed STRC Key Layers to Release 7 Layer Standards by default - support for Site detail and design
    These layers were moved from STRCUpdate7 sheet to Update7 Sheet in Layer Standards Tools
    All scripts were updated to support these changes
  • Added C-BASN-CNTR layer for consistency of Site Structure Styles

Supplied Layer States

The following named Layer States are supplied for STB:

  • Colors<Release>BB - Colors for Black Background
  • Colors<Release>WB - Colors for White Background
  • Design<Release>BB - Design for Black Background
  • Design<Release>PS - Design Plotstyles
  • Design<Release>WB - Design for White Background
  • Survey<Release>BB - Survey for Black Background
  • Survey<Release>PS - Survey Plotstyles
  • Survey<Release>WB - Survey for White Background

Notes

  • Design Layer States restore Design plotstyles, lineweight, tranparency, and plot
    Survey Layer States restore Survey plotstyles, lineweight, tranparency, and plot
  • Colors Layer States restore only colors
  • An Import of Layer States does not include the Layer Descriptions
    Supplied Reset scripts will update Layer Descriptions.
  • Additional supplied Layer Standard files include appropriately named Layer States
    City is employed as a name prefix for City Layer States and act as a superset
    Structures is inserted after Colors, Design, or Survey for Structures Layer States to act as a subset

The following named Layer States are supplied for CTB:

  • Colors<Release>BB - Colors for Black Background
  • Colors<Release>WB - Colors for White Background
  • Design<Release>BB - Design with Survey Screened for Black Background
  • Design<Release>WB - Design with Survey Screened for White Background
  • Properties<Release>BB - Black Background - all Properties
  • Properties<Release>WB - White Background - all Properties
  • Survey<Release>BB - Survey with Design Screened for Black Background
  • Survey<Release>WB - Survey with Design Screened for White Background
  • WeightPlot<Release> - Lineweight and Plot Only

Notes

  • Design Layer States restore lineweight, plot, and screen colors for Survey
    Survey Layer States restore Survey lineweight, plot, and screen colors for Design
  • Colors Layer States restore only colors
  • An Import of Layer States does not include the Layer Descriptions
    Supplied Reset scripts will update Layer Descriptions.
  • Additional supplied Layer Standard files include appropriately named Layer States
    City is employed as a name prefix for City Layer States and act as a superset
    Structures is inserted after Colors, Design, or Survey for Structures Layer States to act as a subset

Layer States supplied for Linetype:

These Layer States are supplied in the Layer Standards and States Upgrade.

  • LTReset<Release> - A Standards Linetypes Reset to Continuous
    By default all Layers in the Standard in the Layer State.
  • LTWork<Release> - Linetype only for production and QAQC work
    By default all Layers in the Standard in the Layer State
  • LTPub<Release> - Linetype only for publication
    By default all Layers in the Standard in the Layer State

Notes

Layer States for Linetypes as supplied are intentionally generic and empty of linetype assignments.
This default allows any linetype customization.

Linetype Layer States are typically included in supplied Layer Standards (.dws) files.

Older builds of Release 7 products may not include Linetype Layer States.
Check the product download pages for Layer Standards updates.


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Added Utility Property Layers

    • Added ESMT and PROP layers for the additional utilities
    • The supplied Parcels scripts were updated
    • The New layers are not added to the supplied Layer Standards file and Layer States

City

      is employed as a prefix for City Layer States


Structures

    is inserted after Colors, Design, or Survey for Structures Layer States


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Symbol Set

  • Complete rebuild of all symbols block drawings
  • Complete rebuild of Point Styles collections
  • Added new Point Styles collections for TRAF and UTIL
  • Added new in-depth TRAF collections for Intersection documentation
  • Added additional detailed support for Utilties
  • Added By Object and By View Point Style collections
  • Miscellaneous customer request symbol additions
  • Miscellaneous symbol fixes
  • See the Spreadsheet Tools help documentation for Update to Symbol Maintenance Tools


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Templates and Resources

  • All templates updated - Added CTB versions
  • Added GSA compliant CTB resource files - See General Styles
  • Updated NCS compliant STB resource files - See General Styles
  • Sheet Set and Sheet Set template updated
  • All Assemblies and Assembly Sets and Tool Catalog updated
  • See the Spreadsheet Tools help documentation for Updates Subassemblies Tools - See Point Styles and Symbol Set


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Project Dataset

  • All project example drawings and all supplied data sources were updated
  • Added a CTB version of the Project Dataset to demostrate and document STB to CTB interoperability
  • Updated Sheet Set examples and example drawings
    Roadways and Utility Sheet Sets were moved to separate Sheet Sets in publication folders
  • Added new and updated existing Map external queries for surface construction from aerial data
  • Added additional Exisiting conditions Survey surface examples for the Ballpark and Roadway
  • Changed many XREFs to DWF references to demostrate improved deliverables publish on demand
  • Added Multiple Intersection examples
    Added typical offset alignments for complex intersection construction examples
  • Added horizontal titleblock example Sheet Set publications for road and utility improvement plans
    Updated example drawing names for road and utility improvement plans
  • Added separate Sheet Sets for road and utility improvement plans in publication subfolders
  • Added Alignment Surface Reference Group Labels to POND examples and Example Corridors drawings


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Linetype Resource Updates

See the Layer Standards and States Upgrade and on-line Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools help pages for Linetype Layer State support and help

The Release 7 linetype updates focused on improved rendering of all linetypes inside AutoCAD and after export to other CAD applications.
The included successful linetype rendering after to standard conversions to DGN linestyles.

Older NCS 4.0 linetype resources are not changed and will still supplied.

NCS 5.0 linetype resouces were updated

Linetype Update Specifics

  • Updated linetypes also include commented out previous versions in the .lin file
  • Fine tuned all the supplied Plan aware (use U values) lettered linetypes to improve consistency of representations and output.
    See the internal comment documentation in the supplied .lin files.
  • Commented out ISO linetypes in .lin file and removed them from resource drawing(s)
  • Renamed SITE Erosion control linetypes to EROS Key
  • Renamed misnamed V-SITE-ROWL to V-PROP-ROWL
  • Adjusted all fences and related linetypes to scale appropriately.
  • Added Fence post linetypes
  • Adjusted all utilities and related linetypes to scale appropriately.
  • Adjusted miscellaneous linetypes to scale appropriately.
  • Added Construction Easement linetypes
  • Added Fiber Roll linetypes
  • Added new and visually differentiated general UTIL overhead, joint trench, and underground linetypes.
  • Added generic UTEL conduit linetypes with only bars
  • Added UTFB linetypes
  • Added line work only UTSD and UTSS linetypes per customer requests.
  • Added offset guardrail and improved standard guardrail representations.
  • All supplied linetypes tested to export to DGN and other CAD formats.
  • Updated the supplied resource drawing files with visible linetypes and typical layers for reference


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By Keys Style Collection

Added a new 99_By Keys Style collections folder, subfolders, and resource drawings to Styles Library
These Style collections include Styles from multiple Civil 3D Features

By Keys SITE resouce drawings include Key name matched Styles for:

  • Feature Line Styles
  • Alignment Styles
  • Profile Styles
  • These styles may include references to Marker Styles

By Keys Site Feature Line, Alignment layer and propertiy assignments default to Major Key and
typical site structure Minor Keys of BOTS|CNTR|FOOT|OFLT|OFRT|TOPS|WALL

By Key Site Profile layer and propertiy assignments default to Major Key

See Feature Line, Alignment, and Profile Style changes.


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Common Styles

The Style updates to common Styles produce both improved STB output and enable consistent CTB conversions

+Invisble

  • Colors forced to 240 and Plotstyle to Invisible Ink for CTB and STB
  • Components are turned off in all representations - Plan, Model, Profile, and Section

+NOPLOT

  • Colors forced to 240 and Plotstyle to Invisible Ink for CTB and STB
  • If required, updated Style Descriptions for conform to Release 6 Layer scheme
  • +NOPLOT Label Styles employ -NLPT Keys to assign Layers and therefore resolve plot properties By Layer

+New

  • If required, updated Style Descriptions for conform to Release 6 Layer scheme

+Always Import

  • Style collections that include these Styles employ Expressions
    Import these Styles first to update or add Styles included with them.
    See General Marker Label Styles as an example.


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