Release 8 2020 Details

Release 8 Specific Detailed Changes for Civil 3D 2020

Framework Release 8 2020

Release 8 2020 Detailed Changes and Updates

Last Update 4/2020

Release 8 changes affect all Framework products delivered for:

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2020

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Release 8 General Changes

Release 8 2020

Builds of Civil 3D 2020.5.1 release product updates were released Nov 2020 to fix issues related to the Autodesk's recall of their 2020.5 Update.
See the Framework for Civil 3D 2020.5.1 Update Release 8 News post.

Release 8 AddOns

Previous Release 7 Layer Standards compatibility and other AddOns are also included here

AddOns and specifically no Spreadsheet Tools are not supplied with Templates Only trial products.

The following Release 7 AddOns are listed and linked below to the Release 7 Details page

AddOns and specifically no Spreadsheet Tools are not supplied with Templates Only trial products.


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Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.5.1

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2020.5.1 is an upgrade and maintenance build of the Release 8 default resources.
By default Release 8 resources ship in the NCS 6.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support for NCS 6.0 utilities and backwards compatibility to NCS 5.0+.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.3+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

All supplied Civil 3D resources are supplied in the Civil 3D 2020.5.1 object model.

Release 8 2020.5.1 Changes

The Release 8 products include all resources delivered in the NCS 6.0 utility names layer system.
The Templates Only trial product includes only STB based templates and basic resources.
The updated Jump Kit resources include:

  • Classic Civil 3D template resources in STB and CTB
  • Reference (TREF) template resources in STB and CTB
  • Update of all Assembly drawings
  • Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources
  • Symbol Set Point Styles resources
  • Spreadsheet Tools - see the Codes AddOn
  • Sandbox Civil 3D Projects for both STB and CTB

For both consistency and interoperability reasons all the supplied Release 8 Civil 3D Style Tool names, rules, and conventions are maintained.

By default there are no Description Key Sets and Point Groups in the basic Reference Template .dwt files supplied.

Supplied Templates and Jump Kit Resource Updates

Significant new resource collections were added.

Desciption Key Set and Figure Db Resources

A huge new library of Description Key Set and Figure Db Resources and support resources is supplied.

Profile View Band Style Updates

This update release includes significant upgrades to the supplied Profile View Band Styles.
The new Profile View Bands Style will change the properties of some previously supplied Band Styles and Band Sets.

Many new, fixed, and/or upgraded Profile View Band Styles are included:

  • Added new and updated Band Styles for Profile Data, Vertical Geometry, Horizontal Geometry, Superelevation Data,
    and Sectional Data
  • Added new and updated Pipe Network Band Styles with 2D and 3D Center to Center and Inside to Inside details
  • Added new and updated Pressure Pipe Network Band Styles with 2D and 3D Center to Center details
  • All previously supplied Band Styles were updated for consistent Style properties and behaviors
  • All operational legacy data behind reference components in Band Label Styles were updated
  • All Layer and Layer property references in all supplied Band Styles were standardized and made more consistent
  • Text Heights and Dragged State Text Heights were made consistent even for Labels not currently diplayed in a Band Style

Jump Kit Profile View Band Style Resources

All supplied Profile View Babd Style resources were updated.
Additional new separate resource drawings are now supplied.

Symbol Set Updates

Complete 2020.5 new build of all Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format

Project Datasets

All supplied Project Datasets resources were updated.

Spreadsheet Tools

All supplied Spreadsheet Tools resources were updated.

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Release 8 AIA Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.5.1

The Release 8 AIA for Civil 3D 2020.5.1 is a maintenance build of the Release 8 AIA default resources.
By default Release 8 AIA resources ship in the NCS AIA 6.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support for NCS 6.0 and AIA utilities and backwards compatibility to NCS 5.0+.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 AIA can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 AIA can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.3+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

All supplied Civil 3D resources are supplied in the Civil 3D 2020.5.1 object model.

Release 8 AIA 2020.5.1 Changes

The Release 8 AIA products include all resources delivered in the AIA NCS 6.0 large building project utility names layer system.
The Templates Only AIA trial product includes only STB based templates and basic resources.
The updated Jump Kit AIA resources include:

  • Classic Civil 3D template resources in STB and CTB
  • Reference (TREF) template resources in STB and CTB
  • Update of all Assembly drawings
  • Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources
  • Symbol Set Point Styles resources
  • Spreadsheet Tools - see the Codes AddOn
  • Sandbox Civil 3D Projects for both STB and CTB

For both consistency and interoperability reasons all the supplied Release 8 Civil 3D Style Tool names, rules, and conventions are maintained.

By default there are no Description Key Sets and Point Groups in the basic Reference Template .dwt files supplied.

Supplied Templates and Jump Kit Resource Updates

Significant new resource collections were added.

Desciption Key Set and Figure Db Resources

A huge new library of Description Key Set and Figure Db Resources and support resources is supplied.

Profile View Band Style Updates

This update release includes significant upgrades to the supplied Profile View Band Styles.
The new Profile View Bands Style will change the properties of some previously supplied Band Styles and Band Sets.

Many new, fixed, and/or upgraded Profile View Band Styles are included:

  • Added new and updated Band Styles for Profile Data, Vertical Geometry, Horizontal Geometry, Superelevation Data,
    and Sectional Data
  • Added new and updated Pipe Network Band Styles with 2D and 3D Center to Center and Inside to Inside details
  • Added new and updated Pressure Pipe Network Band Styles with 2D and 3D Center to Center details
  • All previously supplied Band Styles were updated for consistent Style properties and behaviors
  • All operational legacy data behind reference components in Band Label Styles were updated
  • All Layer and Layer property references in all supplied Band Styles were standardized and made more consistent
  • Text Heights and Dragged State Text Heights were made consistent even for Labels not currently diplayed in a Band Style

Jump Kit Profile View Band Style Resources

All supplied Profile View Babd Style resources were updated.
Additional new separate resource drawings are now supplied.

Symbol Set Updates

Complete 2020.5 new build of all Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format

Project Datasets

All supplied Project Datasets resources were updated.

Spreadsheet Tools

All supplied Spreadsheet Tools resources were updated.

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Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.4

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2020.4 is a maintenance build of the Release 8 default resources.
By default Release 8 resources ship in the NCS 6.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support for NCS 6.0 utilities and backwards compatibility to NCS 5.0+.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.3+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

All supplied Civil 3D resources are supplied in the Civil 3D 2020.4 object model.

Release 8 2020.4 Changes

The Release 8 products include all resources delivered in the NCS 6.0 utility names layer system.
The Templates Only trial product includes only STB based templates and basic resources.
The updated Jump Kit resources include:

  • Classic Civil 3D template resources in STB and CTB
  • Reference (TREF) template resources in STB and CTB
  • Update of all Assembly drawings
  • Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources
  • Symbol Set Point Styles resources
  • Spreadsheet Tools - see the Codes AddOn
  • Sandbox Civil 3D Projects for both STB and CTB

For both consistency and interoperability reasons all the supplied Release 8 Civil 3D Style Tool names, rules, and conventions are maintained.

By default there are no Description Key Sets and Point Groups in the basic Reference Template .dwt files supplied.

Symbol Set Updates

Complete 2020.4 new build of all Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format

Symbols Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool improvements

  • Added column support to generate block Redefinition scripts
  • Updates for new dwg resources and maintenance
  • Minor upgrades all supplied Insert and Update maintenance scripts.
    As per prior Framework mechanics the content paths in scripts need to be updated to customer download locations.

Added new Point Styles dwgs, resource symbol dwgs, script,and maintenance resources for UTIL Sized vaults

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See the Civil 3D Codes AddOn

For previous Release 8 2020 changes see:

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Release 8 AIA Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.4

The Release 8 AIA for Civil 3D 2020.4 is a maintenance build of the Release 8 AIA default resources.
By default Release 8 AIA resources ship in the NCS AIA 6.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support for NCS 6.0 and AIA utilities and backwards compatibility to NCS 5.0+.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 AIA can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 AIA can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.3+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

All supplied Civil 3D resources are supplied in the Civil 3D 2020.4 object model.

Release 8 AIA 2020.4 Changes

The Release 8 AIA products include all resources delivered in the AIA NCS 6.0 large building project utility names layer system.
The Templates Only AIA trial product includes only STB based templates and basic resources.
The updated Jump Kit AIA resources include:

  • Classic Civil 3D template resources in STB and CTB
  • Reference (TREF) template resources in STB and CTB
  • Update of all Assembly drawings
  • Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources
  • Symbol Set Point Styles resources
  • Spreadsheet Tools - see the Codes AddOn
  • Sandbox Civil 3D Projects for both STB and CTB

For both consistency and interoperability reasons all the supplied Release 8 Civil 3D Style Tool names, rules, and conventions are maintained.

By default there are no Description Key Sets and Point Groups in the basic Reference Template .dwt files supplied.

Symbol Set Updates

Complete 2020.4 new build of all Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the 2018 DWG format

Symbols Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool improvements

  • Added column support to generate block Redefinition scripts
  • Updates for new dwg resources and maintenance
  • Minor upgrades all supplied Insert and Update maintenance scripts.
    As per prior Framework mechanics the content paths in scripts need to be updated to customer download locations.

Added new Point Styles dwgs, resource symbol dwgs, script,and maintenance resources for UTIL Sized vaults

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See the Civil 3D Codes AddOn

For previous Release 8 2020 changes see:

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Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.3

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2020.3 is a maintenance build of the Release 8 default resources.
By default Release 8 resources ship in the NCS 6.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support for NCS 6.0 utilities and backwards compatibility to NCS 5.0+.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.3+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

All supplied Civil 3D resources are supplied in the Civil 3D 2020.3 object model.

Release 8 Changes

The Release 8 products include all resources delivered in the NCS 6.0 utility names layer system.
The Templates Only trial product includes only STB based templates and basic resources.
The updated Jump Kit resources include:

  • Classic Civil 3D template resources in STB and CTB
  • Reference (TREF) template resources in STB and CTB
  • Update of all Assembly drawings
  • Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources
  • Symbol Set Point Styles resources
  • Spreadsheet Tools - see the Codes AddOn
  • Sandbox Civil 3D Projects for both STB and CTB

For both consistency and interoperability reasons all the supplied Release 8 Civil 3D Style Tool names, rules, and conventions are maintained.

By default there are no Description Key Sets and Point Groups in the basic Reference Template .dwt files supplied.

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Civil 3D Codes AddOn

For previous Release 8 2020 changes see:

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Release 8 AIA Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.3

The Release 8 AIA for Civil 3D 2020.3 is a maintenance build of the Release 8 AIA default resources.
By default Release 8 AIA resources ship in the NCS AIA 6.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support for NCS 6.0 and AIA utilities and backwards compatibility to NCS 5.0+.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 AIA can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 AIA can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.3+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

All supplied Civil 3D resources are supplied in the Civil 3D 2020.3 object model.

Release 8 AIA Changes

The Release 8 AIA products include all resources delivered in the AIA NCS 6.0 large building project utility names layer system.
The Templates Only AIA trial product includes only STB based templates and basic resources.
The updated Jump Kit AIA resources include:

  • Classic Civil 3D template resources in STB and CTB
  • Reference (TREF) template resources in STB and CTB
  • Update of all Assembly drawings
  • Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources
  • Symbol Set Point Styles resources
  • Spreadsheet Tools - see the Codes AddOn
  • Sandbox Civil 3D Projects for both STB and CTB

For both consistency and interoperability reasons all the supplied Release 8 Civil 3D Style Tool names, rules, and conventions are maintained.

By default there are no Description Key Sets and Point Groups in the basic Reference Template .dwt files supplied.

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Civil 3D Codes AddOn

For previous Release 8 2020 changes see:

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Release 8 AIA Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.2

The Release 8 AIA for Civil 3D 2020.2 is a new Layer Standards flavor build of the Release 8 default resources.
By default Release 8 AIA resources ship in the NCS AIA 6.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support for NCS 6.0 and AIA utilities and backwards compatibility to NCS 5.0+.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 AIA can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 AIA can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.3+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

All supplied Civil 3D resources are supplied in the Civil 3D 2020.2 object model.

Release 8 AIA Changes

The Release 8 AIA products include all resources delivered in the AIA NCS 6.0 large building project utility names layer system.
The Templates Only AIA trial product includes only STB based templates and basic resources.
The updated Jump Kit AIA resources include:

  • Classic Civil 3D template resources in STB and CTB
  • Reference (TREF) template resources in STB and CTB
  • Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources
  • A new Layer Standard Spreadsheet Tool
    with complimentary Framework Adaptive Layer Standards resources
  • Sandbox Civil 3D Projects for both STB and CTB

For both consistency and interoperability reasons all the supplied Release Civil 3D Style Tool names, rules, and conventions are maintained.

By default there are no Description Key Sets and Point Groups in the basic Reference Template .dwt files supplied.

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Release 8 AIA Layer Standards AddOn

For previous Release 8 2020 changes see:

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Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.2

The Release 8 for 2020.2 is a maintenance build release for Release 8 customers.
By default Release 8 ships in the NCS 6.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support for NCS 6.0 and AIA utilities and backwards compatibility to NCS 5.0+.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.3+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

All supplied Civil 3D resources were updated to the Civil 3D 2020.2 object model.
These include all supplied:

  • Civil 3D Template, Reference Template, and Layout Template resources for both STB and CTB
  • The Jump Kit Style library resources
  • Symbol Set Library resources
  • Project resources for both STB and CTB

Minor fixes to some bad Grading Design Criteria Styles in all Civil 3D Templates.

Removed bad C-VIEW-SCTN-VIEW layer from templates.

By default there are no Description Key Sets and Point Groups in the basic Reference Template .dwt files supplied.

See the Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.1 and Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2020 sections for previous Release 8 changes.

Release 8 AIA Layer Standards AddOn

The Release 8 AIA Layer Standards AddOn allows for better scripted conversion of Project drawings, Civil 3D Style resource drawings, and Civil 3D templates that employ the NCS 6.0 Layer System to and from the AIA large building project utility layer scheme.
The Release 8 AIA Layer Standards AddOn includes:

  • A conversion version of the Release 8 AIA Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tool
    In all production Sheets the Check to Core columns are the start layer lists that include the NCS 6.0 corrected layers.
  • The Rename and ResetName columns in the Sheets are employed to produce the raw script file output
  • Script resource files for conversion of NCS 6.0 Layer System dwg files to and from the AIA large building project utility layer scheme
  • Running the scripts will update the names of appropriate utility Layers and therefore Layer States in drawings
  • The scripts may be employed in conjunction with the Civil 3D Batch Save Utility to upgrade project drawings and/or other Civil 3D resources

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Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2020.1

The Release 8 for 2020.1 is a significant upgrade and maintenance release for Release 8 customers.
By default Release 8 ships in the NCS 6.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support for NCS 6.0 and AIA utilities and backwards compatibility to NCS 5.0+.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.3+ 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 8 AddOns list.

Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 8 2020.1 Framework products will run in Civil 3D 2018-2019 but will not run in earlier 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 2020.1 - All resource drawings are upgraded to the 2018 DWG format.

The Civil 3D object model is new in 2020.1. All resource drawings are upgraded.

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2020.1 changes are focused on upgraded Layer Standards, added new Style resources, Style fixes, updated product documentation, and support resources.

Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.2+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

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Layer Standards Update 2020.1

All Layer Standards Updates may be employed in all Release 8 and Release 7 versions for Civil 3D versions 2020-2018.

All Layer Standards exchange and interoperability is significantly improved. There are far fewer layer behavioral inconsistencies.
Added NCS Discipline-based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers to be consistent across all supplied Layer Standards resources.

All Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools were updated and drawing standard resources and supplied scripts updated where required.

All new Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools file names updated to end in 2020.

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Adaptive Building Blocks Layer Support

Release 8 NCS 6.0 includes new and improved separate Adaptive Building Block Layer Standards Tools now for both STB and CTB.

  • Added new support for Adaptive Building Block Layer Standards for CTB.
  • Updated and improved Adaptive Building Block Layer Standards for STB.
  • Added new support for Adaptive Building Block Layer Standards for AIA for both STB and CTB.
  • The support includes pre-built Layer resources including script files and Layer Standards drawings with specialized Layer States.

Adaptive Building Block Layer systems can be easily added to templates or project drawings from the libraries by the Insert/Explode method.

The supplied Adaptive Building Block Layer resources are integrated with the Adaptive Building Block Style collections.

Detailed DOD Layer Standards support for all NCS Disciplines (including common mashups) are included in the updated Release 8 Layer Standards Tools.

Adaptive Building Blocks and Layer Systems:

  • APRN -     Apron
  • BANK -     Bank
  • BASN -     Basin
  • BASN-BENC -     Basin with Benches
  • BECH -     Beach
  • BENC -     Bench
  • BERM -     Berm
  • BRDG -     Bridge
  • BWTR -     Breakwater
  • CANL -     Canal
  • CHAN -     Channel
  • CHNL -     Drainage Channel
  • DAME -     Earth Dam
  • DIKE -     Dike
  • DIVR -     Diversion Channel
  • DRAN -     Drainage
  • DRED -     Dredge
  • DTCH -     Ditch
  • DTCH-BENC -     Ditch with Benches
  • DTCH-RRAP -     Ditch with Riprap
  • DTCI -     Irrigation Ditch
  • EMBK -     Embankment
  • FLHA -     Flood Hazard
  • FLOD -     Floodwall
  • HELI -     Heliport
  • JETY -     Jetty
  • LEVE -     Levee
  • OVRN -     Overrun
  • PADS -     Pads
  • POND -     Pond
  • POND-BENC -     Pond with Benches
  • RAMP -     Ramp
  • RIVR -     River
  • RRAP -     Riprap
  • RUNW -     Runway
  • STRC -     Structure
  • SWAY -     Spillway
  • TAXI -     Taxiway
  • TERC -     Terrace
  • UTSD-BASN -     Storm Basin
  • UTSD-POND -     Storm Pond
  • WEIR -     Weir
  • WETL -     Wetlands
  • WHRF -     Wharf

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Pressure Pipes Layer Support

  • All supplied Layer Standards, Layer States, and script resources updated for new Pressure Pipes resources.
    If you do not employ Pressure Pipes, only the minor added V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer may affect previous versions.
    In other words, this layer is not included in the previously supplied Layer Standards and Layer State resources.
    This layer exists to hold hatch display for Pressure Pipe Fittings and Appurtenances in Profile Views.
  • New script resources are supplied to add the layer and appropriate Layer State Settings.

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Release 7 - NCS 5.0

There are both new capabilities and fixes to these Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and Resources

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools and Script resources for both STB and CTB
  • Added NCS Discipline based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers
  • All production Sheets in the Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools were updated
  • Updated SCTN Key Priority in NewKeys5 Sheet to fix V-VIEW-SCTN-* Section View display colors and lineweights
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Supplied to Release 7 NCS 5 Standards Rename scripts did not change.

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Release 7 - NCS 5.0 AIA Utils

There are both new capabilities and fixes to these Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and Resources

Standards files are converted from Release 7 Standards drawings by supplied scripts.

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools and Script resources for both STB and CTB
  • Added NCS Discipline based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Updated the Check Layers Sheet for the above change to Core Layers
  • Added STRCUpdate7 Sheet to CTB Layer Standards Spreadsheet for consistency
  • Supplied Release 7 NCS 5 Standards Rename scripts to AIA were updated and old layer references fixed.

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Release 7 - NCS 6.0

There are both new capabilities and fixes to these Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and Resources

This standard exists as a working example of how Layer Standards exchanged can be developed using the supplied Spreadsheet Tools and resources

Standards files are converted from Release 7 Standards drawings by supplied scripts.

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools for both STB and CTB
  • Added NCS Discipline based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Supplied Release 7 NCS 5 Standards Rename scripts to NCS 6 were updated and old layer references fixed.

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Release 7 - NCS 6.0 AIA Utils

There are both new capabilities and fixes to these Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and Resources

This standard exists as a working example of how Layer Standards exchanged can be developed using the supplied Spreadsheet Tools and resources

Standards files are converted from Release 7 Standards drawings by supplied scripts.

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools for both STB and CTB
  • Added NCS Discipline based Screening and corrected automatic screening for PATT Layers
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Supplied Release 7 NCS 5 Standards Rename scripts to NCS 6 AIA were updated and old layer references fixed.

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Release 8 - NCS 6.0

Detailed DOD Layer Standards support for all NCS Disciplines (including common mashups) are included in the updated Release 8 Layer Standards Tools.

Added new Layer Standards resources for new and added Pressure Pipe capabilities

There are new separate Release 8 Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools and supplied resources for Adaptive Building Blocks in both STB and CTB.

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools, Script resources, and drawing resources with Layer States for STB and CTB
  • Added of Layer Spreadsheet Tools, Script resources, and drawing resources with Layer States for Adaptive Building Blocks for CTB
  • Fixed Rename and Purge Cell formulas with errors in CTB DOD Sheets where required

  • Improved color, linetype, and plotstyle resolution for Adaptive Building Blocks for both STB and new CTB resources
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Updated BENC,CHAN, CHNL, and DRED Keys Priority to 1 to resolve OFLT and OFRT layers properly and other color, lineweight, and plotstyle resolutions
  • Supplied Release 8 NCS 6 Standards Rename scripts to AIA and back to the default did not change.

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Release 8 - NCS 6.0 AIA Utils

Detailed DOD Layer Standards support for all NCS Disciplines (including common mashups) are included in the updated Release 8 Layer Standards Tools.

Added new Layer Standards resources for new and added Pressure Pipe capabilities

Fixed Rename and Purge Cell formulas with errors in DOD Sheets where required

The new separate Release 8 Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools for Adaptive Building Blocks in both STB and CTB can be easily modified for AIA utilities support

  • Update of Layer Spreadsheet Tools and Script resources for both STB and CTB
  • Added of Layer Spreadsheet Tools for Adaptive Building Blocks for both STB and CTB - Standards exchanges may be handled by rename script tool resources.
  • Improved color, linetype, and plotstyle resolution for Adaptive Building Blocks for both STB and new CTB resources
  • Added PPipesUpdate7 Sheet for new added Pressure Pipe Layers - adds Irrigation Water, Street Light, and Traffic Signal support
  • Added new V-VIEW-PROF-PATT layer to CoreUpdate7 and CityUpdate7 sheets for new Pressure Pipe hatch capabilities
  • Updated BENC,CHAN, CHNL, and DRED Keys Priority to 1 to resolve OFLT and OFRT layers properly and other color and lineweight resolutions
  • Supplied Release 8 NCS 6 Standards Rename scripts to AIA and back were updated for COND to new CNDT Keys.

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Templates and Styles 2020.1

Improved Styles support for new Civil 3D object model additions to Profile Views and Pressure Pipe systems.

General Updates

  • All templates updated to 2020.1 Civil 3D Object Model
  • All Template resources updated to new Style collections and improved Layer Standards with Layer States
  • Major upgrades to the Layer Standards, Layer States, and resources for the Adaptive Building Block Style collections
  • Pressure Pipe Styles updates and new Pressure Pipe systems
  • New Profile View Band Styles for Pressure Pipe are supplied in Jump Kit but are NOT included in templates
  • Minor fixes and updates based on customer feedback
  • Civil 3D Project Template examples - see the included readme

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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 resources common setup.

  • All Reference Template resource drawings and templates updated to 2020.1 Civil 3D Object Model
  • All Reference Template resources updated to new Style collections and improved Layer Standards with Layer States
  • New default TREF Root Templates supplied for Design and Survey in both STB and CTB with no Reference Templates in the stack
    The Root templates contain only appropriate Drawing Object Layer Settings, Layers, Layer States, and basic Textstyles.
  • Both STB and CTB detailed example Reference Template resources and templates are supplied
  • Basic Drawing Settings Object Settings examples for Sewer and Storm Pipe systems are supplied

Note: If you employ more than one TREF in the Reference Template stack, make sure the Settings only enable One set of Drawing Settings and do not enable additions of unwanted references.

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Profile Views

Updates to Pipe Network Band Styles

  • Fixed Pipe Network Band Style - PN Pipe Slope+Len o Material Struc Sta+Inverts - that did not display Pipe Label
  • All resources updated to 2020.1 Civil 3D Object Model

Additions for new Pressure Pipe Band Styles

  • Added new Pressure Pipe Band Styles based on only Pipe Labels with Length(s), Slope, Minimum Cover, Stations, and Elevations

Pressure Pipe Band Style labels for Fitting and Appurtenance Stations do NOT generate correctly in 2020.1

Schematic Pipe Lines also fail to generate correctly.

Repetitive Drag and Drop Pressure Pipe Band Style replacement will not always overwrite Pressure Pipe Band Styles property vales even after Style deletion.

Reference Template (TREF) loads of these Styles appear to work correctly.

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Pipe Network Styles

  • All resources updated to 2020.1 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Supplied example Parts Lists employ by default US Imperial Pipe and US Imperial Structure Catalogs
    Imperial Generic Structures and Generic Structure with Part Connections may be added by changing the Structure catalog and adding the parts
  • No Structure Type Mapping defaults are applied in supplied example Parts Lists

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Structure Styles

Structure Styles include new default Settings for Inlet and Gutter details for newer Part Builder Structures.

  • All resources updated to 2020.1 Civil 3D Object Model

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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.

All resources updated to the Civil 3D 2020.1 Object Model.

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 Water
  • Landscape Water
  • Industrial Waste
  • Natural Gas
  • Telephone Conduit
  • Recycle Water
  • Sewer
  • Storm
  • Water

Miscellanious fixes to minor errors in some Pressure Pipe Styles and Label Style above.

Added following Systems which are supplied with detailed Style and Label Styles:

  • Street Lighting Conduit
  • Traffic Signal Conduit

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

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Pressure Pipe Network Styles

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

All resources updated to the Civil 3D 2020.1 Object Model.

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

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Pressure Pipe Styles and Label Styles

Pressure Pipe Styles have an outstanding issue with hatches in Profiles in the 2020.1 Update.
Solid Hatches do not resolve properly.
We did not update the included Pressure Pipe Styles that do employ SOLID hataches by default.

See 2020 details for previous Pressure Pipe Style changes

All resources updated to the Civil 3D 2020.1 Object Model.

Added following Pressure Pipe Styles and Label Styles:

  • Street Lighting Conduit
  • Traffic Signal Conduit

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Pressure Fitting and Label Styles

See 2020 details for previous Pressure Fitting Label Style changes

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

A Jump Kit Fittings resource drawing includes all new and updated utility systems - OLD version retained

There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied in Jump Kit.

All resources updated to the Civil 3D 2020.1 Object Model.

Fitting Styles updated for 2020.1 Object Model Changes

  • Plan views Label Style representations are unchanged
  • All Profile displays employ Boundary representations with Masks
  • All Profile displays employ Profile View Cropping by default
  • All new Profile Hatch components routed to NCS (Discipline)-VIEW-PROF-PATT Layers
    These Layers are intentionally screened in all conditions.
  • A Boundary-based single User Defined hatch for Profile display is employed by default
  • Display for Sections employ Display as Section by default

Fitting Label Styles in Profile still employ the Part Boundary-based attachment point by default.
This may be a poor label attachment point if you employ custom block representations in Profiles and the drag labels for readability.

Added following Pressure Fitting Styles and Label Styles:

  • Street Lighting Conduit
  • Traffic Signal Conduit

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Pressure Appurtenance Styles

See 2020 details for Pressure Appurtenance Label Style changes

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

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

There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

All resources updated to the Civil 3D 2020.1 Object Model.

Appurtenance Styles updated for 2020.1 Object Model Changes

  • Plan views Label Style representations are unchanged
  • All Profile displays employ Boundary representations with Masks
  • All Profile displays employ Profile View Cropping by default
  • All new Profile Hatch components routed to NCS (Discipline)-VIEW-PROF-PATT Layers
    These Layers are intentionally screened in all conditions.
  • A Boundary-based single User Defined hatch for Profile display is employed by default
  • Display for Sections employ Display as Section by default

Appurtenance Label Styles in Profile still employ the Part Boundary-based attachment point by default.
This may be a poor label attachment point if you employ custom block representations in Profiles and the drag labels for readability.

Added following Pressure Appurtenance Styles and Label Styles:

  • Street Lighting Conduit
  • Traffic Signal Conduit

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Symbol Set 2020.1

Complete 2020.1 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.

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Jump Kit Styles 2020.1

Complete 2020.1 new build of all Civil 3D Styles.
Resource drawings upgraded to the Civil 3D 2020.1 object model.

Significant improved Styles support for Profile Views and Pressure Pipes and related Styles.
Improved separation by utility system of Label Style collection resources for Pressure Pipes.

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Assemblies 2020.1

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2020.1 ships with 2020.1 updates to the Release 8 Assembly resources.

Complete 2020.1 new build of all Civil 3D Assemblies.
All resource drawings upgraded to the Civil 3D 2020.1 object model.

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Project Datasets 2020.1

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2020.1 ships with 2020.1 updates to the Release 8 Project Dataset resources.

Complete 2020.1 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.
  • New default TREF Root Templates supplied for Design and Survey in both STB and CTB with project-based Reference Templates in the stack
  • 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
  • The default Layer States in project drawings may be updated from the supplied project template resources

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Spreadsheet Tools 2020.1

All Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools upgraded and improved - see the details in the Layer Standards section

All supplied Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools updated for new Pressure Pipes resources

New Adaptive Building Block Key-based Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools are now included in Release 8 NCS 6.0 and NCS 6.0 AIA for both STB and CTB

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Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2020

The Release 8 for 2020 is a significant upgrade and maintenance release for Release 8 customers.
By default Release 8 ships in the NCS 6.0+ Layer scheme and does include Adaptive Layer Standards support for NCS 6.0 and AIA utilities and backwards compatibility to NCS 5.0+.
Release 8 includes Adaptive Building Block library resources and includes new Pipes and Pressure Pipes Adaptive Building Blocks.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 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 8 AddOns list.

Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

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

Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2019.2+ and Civil 3D 2018.3+.

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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 resources 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

Layer Standards 2020

All supplied Layer Standards resources intentionally do not effect Release 8 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.

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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

Style Updates:

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Assemblies 2020

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2020 ships with 2020 updates to the Release 8 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 8 for Civil 3D 2020 ships with 2020 updates to the Release 8 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 8 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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