Release 8 2022 Details

Release 8 Specific Detailed Changes for Civil 3D 2022

Framework Release 8 2022

Release 8 2022 Detailed Changes and Updates

Last Update 4/2022

Release 8 changes affect all Framework products delivered for:

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2022

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Release 8 General Changes

Release 8 2022.1


Release 8 2022


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.


Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2022.1

The Release 8 for 2022.1 is a significant upgrade and maintenance release for Release 8 customers.
By default Release 8 products ships in the NCS 6.0+ Layer scheme and/or the NCS 6.0+ AIA Layer scheme and do include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support and backwards compatibility to the NCS 5.0+ Layer scheme.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 (NCS 5.0+) with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit and Jump Kit AIA library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2021.3+ and Civil 3D 2020.6+.

All supplied Civil 3D resources are supplied in the new Civil 3D 2022.1 Object Model.

All the previously supplied Spreadsheet Tools are included in Jump Kit 8 2022 products.

All previously supplied Label Style Expression Set resources from AddOns are included in Jump Kit 8 2022.1 products.

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Release 8 2022.1 Changes

The Release 8 products include all resources delivered in the NCS 6.0 utility names layer system.
The Release 8 AIA products include all resources delivered in the NCS 6.0 AIA utility names layer system.
The Templates Only and Templates Only AIA trial products include only STB based templates and basic resources.

The updated Jump Kit and Jump Kit AIA resources include:

  • Classic Civil 3D template resources in STB and CTB
    Updates and additions to the Generals and Surface Styles and their Label Style collections
  • Reference (TREF) template resources in STB and CTB
    Updates and additions to the Generals and Surface Styles and their Label Style collections
  • Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources
    Updates and additions to the Generals and Surface Styles and their Label Style collections
    Inclusion of Surface and Point Label Style Expression Set resources from AddOns.
  • Major updates and additions to the Assemblies Library resources
  • Major updates and improvements to the Framework for Civil 3D Sandbox 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.

There are new naming conventions and new Jump Kit resouces supplied for the previously released Label Style Expression Sets AddOns.

By default there are no Description Key Sets and/or Point Groups in the basic Reference Template (TREF) .dwg and/or .dwt files supplied.

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Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 8 2022 Framework product Style library resources will run in Civil 3D 2022-2020 but will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.
Some Civil 3D program functionality is lost with the use in older Civil 3D 2021 and Civil 3D 2020 releases.

Jump Kit and Jump Kit AIA library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2021.3+ and Civil 3D 2020.6+.

  • The AutoCAD DWG does not change in 2022 - All resource drawings are in the 2018 DWG format.
  • The Civil 3D object model is specifically new in 2022.1
    Additions were made to the Alignment, Connected Alignment, and Pressure Pipes components.
    All resource drawings are upgraded to the Civil 3D 2022.1 model.
  • The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022 changes are focused on added new Style resources, Style fixes, updated product documentation, and support resources.
  • New upgrades of the supplied Jump Kit Generals Style and Label Style library resources are included.
  • Major new upgrades of the supplied Jump Kit Label Style Expression Set Library resources for Points are included.

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Layer Standards Update

All Layer Standards Updates may be employed in all Release 8 and Release 7 versions for Civil 3D versions 2022-2020.

All supplied Layer Standards resource drawings and Layer Standard (dws) files were updated.

All Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools file names updated to end in 2022.


Project Explorer for Civil 3D Support

The Release 8 products and resources for Civil 3D 2022.1 fully support the Project Explorer for Civil 3D interface, tools, templates, and potential resources libraries for the same.

A new Project Explorer folder was added to the default ..\00_Resources folder for Project Explorer Reports

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Templates and Styles 2022.1

The update includes the addition of new Label Style Expression Set resources for Points.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include new Label Style Expression Set Styles.

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

There are new naming conventions and new Jump Kit resouces supplied for the previously released Label Style Expression Sets AddOns.

General Updates

  • All templates updated to 2022.1 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Additions and updates to the Generals Style collection library
  • Updates to the Surface Style collection library
  • Added recent Label Style Expression Sets AddOn collection libraries
  • Minor fixes and updates to some Styles based on customer feedback

Reference Template Resources

A rebuild of the supplied Reference Template (TREF) example resources.
Reference Template Resources are supplied in addition to classic Civil 3D template resources.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.
Supplied examples employ the supplied Design and Survey template resources based on a Shared Resources common setup.

  • All Reference Template (TREF) resource drawings and templates updated to 2022.1 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Both STB and CTB detailed example Reference Template resources and templates are supplied
  • Basic Object Settings resource drawing examples for Sewer and Storm supplied

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Generals Style Library Updates

This is a complete rebuild of all previously supplied Generals Style collections.
New Jump Kit Line and Curve Label Style collections are supplied to make Generals Line and Curve Label Style replacements more adaptive.
There are no naming revisions to previously supplied Styles and Label Styles for consistency.
There are numerous additions and updates to the Generals Styles collections.

  • Added new NCS 6.0 Boundary (BNDY) and Property (PROP) Layer resolutions for all Line and Curve Label Styles
    Label Style names in each separate Line and Curve collection are the same as the previously supplied resources to facilitate easy Label Style publication replacement
  • Updates and fixes for the NCS General annotative (G-ANNO) Layer resolutions for all Line and Curve Label Styles
  • Separate Style resources drawings are now included for NCS 6.0 Boundary (BNDY) and Property (PROP) Layer resolutions
  • Added Current Layer and NoPlot Styles for all new and previously supplied Line and Curve Label Styles
  • Updates to fix Style and Label Style properties as required
  • Updates to fix or adjust Style and Label Style Descriptions
  • Updated stock Subassemblies visualization drawings and removed dated content

The new Jump Kit Line and Curve Label Styles are included in supplied classic Template and Reference Template (TREF) resources for consistency.

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Surfaces Style Library Updates

The Update includes a rebuild of all previously supplied Surface Styles and new Surface Style additions.

  • New Screening versions of Surface Styles are supplied to facilitate better and improved publication of Surfaces and Label Annotation
  • The new Screening Surface Style tools work in both STB and CTB for all types of Civil 3D Surface models that produce Elevation Ranges

See the Surface Style AddOns for all the details.

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Point Truncation Label Style Expression Set

The Point Truncation Label Style Expression Set is a major addition of integrated Label Style Expression Set resources and matched Label Style Library resources for the Framework for Civil 3D.
The Point Truncation Label Style Expression Set supports Point Elevation truncation and multiple forms of scaled Offset Label Style display in the NCS 6 and AIA flavors of the Jump Kit product.

The new large Style Library of resources include:

  • Variable and Fixed truncation for all Point Elevations in a large number of display formats.
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication
  • 8 Levels of integrated expression based offset
  • 8 forms of rotation

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Point Truncation Label Style AddOns section.

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Point Offset Label Style Expression Set

An updated large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Offset Point Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • New integrated Offset Point Label Styles with Truncated Elevation support
  • Support for standardized and consistently scaled Offset Point Labels
  • 8 separate managed levels of Offset in 8 different rotations
  • All supplied Offset Label Expression Set Styles employ automatic Annotative Scale adjustment
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

Supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Point Offset Label Style AddOns section.

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Surface Spot Label Style Expression Set

A large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Surface Spot Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Support for Height of Curb and Height of Wall with managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Support for multiple Reference Surfaces
  • 8 different rotations
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

Supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Spot Label Style AddOns section.

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Surface Contour Label Style Expression Set

A large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Surface Contour Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

Supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Contour Label Style AddOns section.

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Symbol Set 2022.1

Complete 2022.1 new build of all Civil 3D Point Styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the latest AutoCAD 2018 DWG format

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Jump Kit Styles 2022.1

Complete 2022.1 new build of all Civil 3D Styles.
Resource drawings upgraded to the Civil 3D 2022.1 Object Model.

InstantOn and Jump Kit Reorganization

The InstantOn and Jump Kit resource folders were renumbered in the supplied collections libraries to continue to match the Civil 3D Toolspace display order.
Folder numbers below the Bridge Projection Style location in the Civil 3D Toolspace tree were updated in 2021+.
Rail resources are intentionally not in the Toolspace order sequence.

A new placeholder folder for Rail Turnouts Styles was added for future support of Rail Turnout Styles when US Turnout data files are available.
No Rail Turnout Styles or Label Styles are currently supplied.

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Generals Style and Label Style Updates

The Update is a complete rebuild of all previously supplied Generals Style collections.
New Line and Curve Label Style collections are supplied to make Generals Line and Curve Label Style replacements more adaptive.
There are no naming revisions to previously supplied Generals Styles and Label Styles for consistency.
There are numerous additions and updates to the Generals Styles collections.

  • Updates to previously supplied Generals Styles and Label Style content
  • New added content employs new Style and Label Style names where appropriate
    Previously supplied resource drawings, Styles, and Label Style names intentionally remain the same.
  • Added new NCS 6.0 Boundary (BNDY) and Propery (PROP) Layer resolutions for all Line and Curve Label Styles
    Label Style names in each separate Line and Curve collection are the same as the previously supplied resources to facilitate easy Label Style publication replacement.
    In other words, template collections or project drawings can be updated by inserting the appropriate resource collection to produce the desired result.
  • Three separte resource collection drawings of each of the Generals and IOB_Generals collections are supplied for the ANNO, BNDY, and PROP collections
  • Updates and fixes for the previously supplied NCS General annotative (G-ANNO) Layer resolutions for all Line and Curve Label Styles
    Removed all previous references to non-compliant NCS 6.0+ V-ANNO and C-ANNO layers
  • Added Current Layer and NoPlot Styles for all new and previously supplied Line and Curve Label Styles
  • Added Current Layer and NoPlot Styles for all new and previously supplied Marker, Link, and Shape Label Styles where appropriate
    A (CL) name predicate ie employed for Current Layer Label Styles - Floats to Layer 0
    A (Qa)NP name predicate is employed for NOPLOT resolutions - employs a NCS General ANNO-NPLT Layer
  • Updates to fix Style and Label Style properties as required
  • Updates to fix or adjust Style and Label Style Descriptions
  • Updated stock Subassemblies visualization drawings and removed dated content
  • Supplied Style and Label Style drawings were checked and updated with the AutoCAD Standards Checker to the supplied NCS 6.0 Standards .dws resource drawings.
    The supplied resources drawings can be updated any of the supplied Framework for Civil 3D Layer Standards or customized Layer Standard files.

The new General Line, Curve, Marker, Link, and Shape Label Styles are included in supplied classic Template and Reference Template (TREF) resources for consistency.
Customized exsiting templates and project drawings may be updated from the updated resource drawings by typical Civil 3D Style update tools and methods.

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Surfaces Style Library Updates

New and rebuilt Surface Style collections are supplied.
Most of the supplied additions and fixes were based on customer requests.

New Screening versions of Surface Styles are supplied to facilitate better and improved publication of Surfaces and Label Annotation.
The new Screening Surface Style tools work in both STB and CTB for all types of Civil 3D Surface models that produce Elevation Ranges.

Style Compatibility

The new and improved Surface Style Tools were integrated into builds of the Framework for Civil 3D 2022.1+, Civil 3D 2021.3+, and Civil 3D 2020.6+.

All the supplied Style Tools should be backwards compatible with earlier Framework for Civil 3D 2019 and Civil 3D 2018 versions.
Most of the Layers assigned in Styles agree with earlier released Framework for Civil 3D Release 7 NCS versions.

For details about Surface Label Style Expression Set integrations:
See the Surface Spot Label Style Expression Set and Surface Contour Label Style Expression Set sections below.

Surface Style Collections include:

  • Rebuild of all previously supplied Surface Styles
    Corrections to Style names and Surface Style property fixes and updates
  • Rebuild of all previously supplied Thematic Surface Styles
    Minor consistency corrections to a few Surface Style properties
  • Updates and fixes to all previously supplied Surface Style Descriptions
  • A new Screened Surface Style collection of Existing, Proposed, and No Plot Contours at multiple Contour intervals
    A new Surface Style is also supplied that only produces Screening of any objects below the surface.
  • A new Screened Thematic Surface Style collection of Proposed Contours at multiple intervals and as Triangles are supplied
    All versions of the previously supplied Surface Thematic Style are supplied with Screening.
  • Renamed copies of old Surface Style resource files and Style Tool contents are supplied for consistency

Surface Style Collection Details

Screening is produced with a single Elevation Pastel Range and a 0% Screening plotstyle assigned to the NCS Design TINN-VIEW layer.

The supplied Screening Styles when employed in CTB require that an Elevation analysis is run.
Color 240+ should be assigned to the single Range result to conform to and produce screening with the supplied CTB file resources.

The produced screening effect from the Surface is AutoCAD Display Order dependent.

New supplied Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Surface Style AddOns post.

See the Surface Style AddOns section.

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Point Truncation Label Style Expression Set

The Point Truncation Label Style Expression Set is a major addition of integrated Label Style Expression Set resources and matched Label Style Library resources for the Framework for Civil 3D.
The Point Truncation Label Style Expression Set supports Point Elevation truncation and multiple forms of scaled Offset Label Style display in the NCS 6 and AIA flavors of the Jump Kit product.

The new large Style Library of resources include:

  • Variable and Fixed truncation for all Point Elevations in a large number of display formats.
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication
  • 8 Levels of integrated expression based offset
  • 8 forms of rotation

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Point Truncation Label Style AddOns section.

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Point Offset Label Style Expression Set

A new large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Offset Point Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for standardized and consistently scaled Offset Point Labels
  • 8 separate managed levels of Offset in 8 different rotations
  • All supplied Offset Label Expression Set Styles employ automatic Annotative Scale adjustment
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Point Offset Label Style AddOns section.

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Surface Spot Label Style Expression Set

A new large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Surface Spot Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Support for Height of Curb and Height of Wall with managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Support for multiple Reference Surfaces
  • 8 different rotations
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Spot Label Style AddOns section.

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Surface Contour Label Style Expression Set

A new large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Surface Contour Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Contour Label Style AddOns section.

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Misc Jump Kit Style Updates

Fixes and corrections were made to a few previously supplied Style Library resources.

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Assemblies 2022.1

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022.1 ships with major updates to the Assembly resources.

Complete 2022.1 new build of all Civil 3D Assemblies.
All Subassemblies in all Assemblies were updated to the current version of the Civil 3D 2019 dll.

All Subassemblies were renamed to employ prefix codes to improve the ease of use with new Civil 3D Targeting tools and filters.

The supplied Assembly resources open and run in Civil 3D 2020, Civil 3D 2021, and Civil 3D 2022.

Assembly Updates

The supplied Assembly library of resource drawings were rebuilt from scratch.
The naming convention for the supplied Assembly resources and drawings was not changed for consistency.
All Subassemblies updated to employ prefix codes.

Stock Subassembly replacements and/or property updates may be cascaded to sets of or copies of sets of Assemblies with relative ease.

PKT replacements and/or property updates may also be cascaded to sets of or copies of sets of Assemblies with relative ease.

  • Updated all supplied Assemblies to employ prefix codes for Subassembly components for improved ease of use with new Civil 3D Targeting tools and filters
  • Updated all supplied Assemblies with corrected Superelevation assignments where appropriate
  • Updated all supplied Assemblies properties to current AASHTO Green Book recommendations where appropriate
    For example - All 35 Collectors were upgraded from standard 6" curbs to standard 8" Curbs.
    For example - All Rural Assemblies were upgraded to standard 6' paved and 6' unpaved or standard 4' paved and 4' unpaved with 5% grades
  • Based on customer requests and feedback Curb Subgrade extensions were removed for Local and Collector Assemblies
    Datum surfaces therefore resolve better
  • Updated all Curb Fillets Assemblies to include superelevation support
  • Updated all Shoulder Fillets Assemblies with width and slope standards and to include superelevation support
  • Updated all Assembly Descriptions to reflect current properties
  • Removed and/or dated Description content where appropriate

Assembly Additions for Medians

A number of new Assembly Sets and Assemblies are included that produce typical Medians and Turn Lanes.

  • Added both 35 Rural and 35 Collector sets of Assemmblies for Link Medians - include "_ML" in the Assembly name
    The set of Assemblies to construct Link based Medians and Turn Lanes with single Undivided Crown or Undivided Planar roadways with Superelevation
  • Added both 35 Rural and 35 Collector sets of Assemmblies for Flat Medians - include "_MF" in the Assembly name
    The set of Assemblies to construct Flat Medians and Turn Lanes with single Undivided Crown or Undivided Planar roadways with Superelevation
  • Added both 35 Rural and 35 Collector sets of Assemmblies for Crowned Medians - include "_MC" in the Assembly name
    The set of Assemblies to construct Crowned Medians and Turn Lanes with single Undivided Crown or Undivided Planar roadways with Superelevation
  • Added 35 Rural set of Assemmblies for Curb and Depressed Medians - include "_MD" in the Assembly name
    The set of Assemblies to construct Curb and Depressed Medians and Turn Lanes with single Undivided Crown or Undivided Planar roadways with Superelevation

Assembly Additions

A number of new Assemblies and prototype Assemblies are included.

  • Added Urban prototyle Assemblies with AASHTO Urban minimum 11' Lanes
  • Added 8" Curb Fillets for AOR and standard Superelevation lanes
  • Added 4' Shoulder Fillets for AOR and standard Superelevation lanes

New Assembly Collection Resources

New collections of Sets of Assemblies resource drawings are included to facilitate Assembly replacement by insertion into working drawings.
AutoCAD script resources are also supplied to aid in the rapid construction of Sets of Assemblies resource drawings.

  • Added a new Collections Library of resource drawings
  • Typical AASHTO speed based Resource drawings include prebuilt collections of Sets of Assemblies for quicker use in Corridor construction.
    Supplied Collections include 15, 25, 30, 35, 35 Medians, Curb Fillets, and Shoulder Fillets
  • Collections include Sets of Assemblies with separate Daylight (DL), No Daylight (ND), Pavement and Curbs (PC), Pavement and Shoulders (PS), and Pavement Only (PO) resource drawings
  • All new Assembly Collection Library drawings intentionally employ the same Set of Assembly and Subassemly names to facilitate Assembly replacement by insertion into working drawings
  • Useful example production AutoCAD Script resources to construct additional and/or edited Sets of Assemblies resource drawings are included
  • A prototype Set of Assemblies script file is supplied

Set of Assemblies Insert Mechanics

This is a summary of Set of Assemblies mechanics.
The basic process may be employed to insert any supplied single Assembly resource drawing into a working production drawing.

  • The CLASSICINSERT commmand should be employed to add a Set of Assemblies into a production drawing
    Pick an appropriate drawing location
    Do not scale or rotate the inserted drawing
    Do not Explode the block reference on insert
  • Next the EXPLODE command is employed to separate out the Assemblies from the previously inserted block reference
  • The PURGE command is employed to delete the inserted block/drawing reference and allow the maintenance renaming of inserted Assemblies
  • In the Civil 3D Toolspace Prospector tab or Assembly Ribbon
    Rename the separated Assemblies or chose leave the Civil 3D code added reference numbering in the Assembly names
  • Assign an appropriate Plan View Code Set Style to the new Assemblies

Assembly Plan View Display Resolution

Civil 3D is currently more particular about resolving Plan view Assemblies in upgraded drawings if upgraded with the Civil 3D Batch Save Utility.
The applied Assemblies all function properly in Corridors and Intersections regardless of this display resolution issue.

Civil 3D Batch Save Utility upgraded drawings may also require Edits of the Assembly's Type property to resolve the Subassemblies properly in Plan.
If that doesn't suffice to fix the display resolution issue, a temporary rename of any subassembly in the Assembly should force the Assembly to resolve.

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Project Datasets 2022.1

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022.1 ships with major 2022.1 updates to the Release 8 Project Dataset resources.

Complete 2022.1 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.

For compatibility with older releases the default Sandbox project location remains C:\Civil 3D Projects.
All included Reference Template (TREF) and File Dependent References target this install location by default.

Reference Templates in Projects

The updated project resources allow you to update all the content with changes to the supplied Reference Template (TREF) resource files.

To update project Reference Template in supplied drawings in the Reference Template Tool 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 Template resources in the stack.
The Reference 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 (non-release specific) 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 folders

The contents of STB and CTB Framework Sandbox Projects differ. More project drawings and resources are included in the STB project.

Projects Updates

There were significant improvements and edits made to drawings, project data, and structures of the supplied Sandbox Projects.

A few dated example drawings were removed and replaced with new drawing content to minimize the Sandbox Project size and maximize usability.

Consistency updates were made to project drawing Layer States, Sheet Set files, and other Sandbox Project data.

The ExampleCorridors Drawing

All supplied versions of the standard example drawing (ExampleCorridors.dwg) were updated for both Templates Only and Jump Kit Sandbox projects.

  • All the Subassemblies in all Assemblies in all versions were updated to support the curremt stock 2019 dll
  • All the Subassemblies were updated to support prefix naming conventions
  • Assemlbies were physically relocated and more logically grouped in the drawing
  • Some Subassembly properties were updated to adjust some potential example Corridor build results for consistent behaviors
  • Reference Template (TREF) versions are now supplied for Sandbox Projects

Data References and Data Shortcuts

Project DREF management plays an important role in Civil 3D production use.
Improvements were made to the Projects to clarify typical DREF usage and current Civil 3D production practices.

  • Updated appropriate publication and working drawing examples to employ Data Reference (DREF) Corridors
  • Updated and fixed the Project Folders XML for example Project Data Shortcuts (DREF) folders
  • Moved most Alignment Data Shortcuts to appropriate Project Folders to reduce Toolspace clutter
  • Moved most Profile Data Shortcuts to appropriate Project Folders to reduce Toolspace clutter
  • All the supplied Data Shortcut XML files were updated to reflect the current Project file property details
  • Added Rail Alignment and Rail Profile sample drawings and project Data Shortcut (DREF) resources

Medians Intersection Examples

Based on popular requests a set of Medians with Left Turn Lanes Intersection example drawings are included.
To make things interesting the Corridor Turn Lane sections were built in Horizontal Curve Alignment and Vertical Curve Profile conditions.
Connected Alignments and Profiles are employed to produce the Curb Returns geometries and Corridor Regions.
Supplied Set of Assemblies resources were employed and modified to construct the basics of the Medians Intersection.

Pipe and Pressure Pipe Updates

  • Rebuild and update of the supplied Pipe Network resources
  • Moved Pipe Network Data Shortcuts to appropriate Project Folders
  • Rebuild and update of the supplied Pressure Pipe Network resources
  • All the supplied XML files were updated
  • Removed dated and/or unnecessary files and folders
  • Updated appropriate working examples to employ a Data Reference (DREF) Corridor

Rehab Corridors

  • Renamed all example files to align with the appropriate Project Alignment names
  • Removed unnecessary Data References and Features from the examples for clarity
  • Removed a previously supplied Rehab Intersection example

Civil 3D Update Assembly Display Issues

  • All Subassemblies in all Assemblies were updated to the current version of the Civil 3D 2019 dll
  • Updated the Subassembly names employed in Sandbox Project's Assemblies to employ predicate based naming conventions to improve Corridor Targeting behaviors and filtering.
  • All Assemblies were updated to Civil 3D default Subassembly Group names and default subassembly names with the new predicates
  • Unnecessary Assemblies were removed from all examples
  • Data Reference (DREF) Corridors were employed where appropriate and maximize project consistency

Civil 3D is more particular about resolving Plan view Assemblies in upgraded drawings if upgraded with the Civil 3D Batch Save Utility.
The applied Assemblies all function properly in Corridors and Intersections regardless of this display resolution issue.
Batch Save upgraded drawings may also require Edits of the Assembly's Type property to resolve properly in Plan.

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Spreadsheet Tools 2022.1

Detailed and updated help and documentation for the new Spreadsheet Tools and usage is available in the Members section when logged in.

All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2022.1 resource locations and Release 8 AddOn updates.

Updated Help On-line for Tools

  • See on-line help pages for updated Civil 3D Codes Spreadsheet Tool documentation.
    Improvement and corrections to Sheet resources and on-line help is supplied.
  • See on-line help pages for updated Description Key Set Spreadsheet Tools documentation.
    A wide array of Sheet resources and on-line help is supplied.
  • See on-line help pages for updated Figure Db Spreadsheet Tools documentation.
    A array of Sheet resources and on-line help is supplied.

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Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2022

The Release 8 for 2022 is a significant upgrade and maintenance release for Release 8 customers.
By default Release 8 products ships in the NCS 6.0+ Layer scheme and/or the NCS 6.0+ AIA Layer scheme and do include Adaptive Layer and Linetype Standards support and backwards compatibility to the NCS 5.0+ Layer scheme.
Jump Kit library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 (NCS 5.0+) with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit and Jump Kit AIA library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2020.5+ and Civil 3D 2019.4+.

All supplied Civil 3D resources are supplied in the new Civil 3D 2022.0 Object Model.

All the previously supplied Spreadsheet Tools are included in Jump Kit 8 2022 products.

All previously supplied Label Style Expression Set resources from AddOns are included in Jump Kit 8 2022 products.


Release 8 2022 Changes

The Release 8 products include all resources delivered in the NCS 6.0 utility names layer system.
The Release 8 AIA products include all resources delivered in the NCS 6.0 AIA utility names layer system.
The Templates Only and Templates Only AIA trial products include only STB based templates and basic resources.

The updated Jump Kit and 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
  • Update of all Layer Standards resources
  • Minor Updates to NCS 6.0 and NCS AIA 6.0 Layer Standard Spreadsheet Tools
  • Jump Kit Style Library Collection resources
    The numbering of resource folders was updated in the 2021+ products to reflect the new Civil 3D Toolspace changes
  • Symbol Set Point Styles resources
  • Added new Label Style Expression Set resources
  • Updates to Codes, Description Key Set, and Figure Db Spreadsheet Tools
  • Civil 3D Sandbox Project updates for both STB and CTB with built-in support for Reference Templates
  • Updates to the supplied Framework Standards, Framework Installs, and Framework Cheat Sheet documentation PDFs

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

There are new naming conventions and new Jump Kit resouces supplied for the previously released Label Style Expression Sets AddOns.

By default there are no Description Key Sets and/or Point Groups in the basic Reference Template (TREF) .dwg and/or .dwt files supplied.


Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

Release 8 2022 Framework product Style library resources will run in Civil 3D 2022-2019 but will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.
Some Civil 3D program functionality is lost with the use in older Civil 3D 2021, Civil 3D 2020, and Civil 3D 2019 releases.

Jump Kit Style library resources from Release 8 can be migrated back to Release 7 with Layer script adjustments.
Jump Kit and Jump Kit AIA library resources from Release 8 can be employed in Civil 3D 2021.2+, Civil 3D 2020.5+, and Civil 3D 2019.4+.

  • The AutoCAD DWG does not change in 2022 - All resource drawings are in the 2018 DWG format.
  • The Civil 3D object model is specifically new in 2022
    Additions were made to the Alignment and Connected Alignment components.
    All resource drawings are upgraded to the Civil 3D 2022 model.
  • The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022 changes are focused on added new Style resources, Style fixes, updated product documentation, and support resources.
  • Major new upgrades of the supplied Jump Kit Label Style Expression Set Library resources for Points and Surfaces are included.

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Layer Standards Update

All Layer Standards Updates may be employed in all Release 8 and Release 7 versions for Civil 3D versions 2022-2019.

All Layer Standards exchange and interoperability is improved. There are fewer layer behavioral inconsistencies.

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

All supplied Layer Standards resource drawings and Layer Standard (dws) files were updated.

All new Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tools file names updated to end in 2022.


Project Explorer for Civil 3D Support

The Release 8 products and resources for Civil 3D 2022.0 fully support the Project Explorer for Civil 3D interface, tools, templates, and potential resources libraries for the same.

A new Project Explorer folder was added to the default ..\00_Resources folder for Project Explorer Reports

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Templates and Styles 2022.0

The update includes the addition of new Label Style Expression Set resources for Surfaces and Points.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include new Label Style Expression Set Styles.

Many new Codes, Description Key Set, Figure Db and related resources are included.

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

There are new naming conventions and new Jump Kit resouces supplied for the previously released Label Style Expression Sets AddOns.

General Updates

  • All templates updated to 2022.0 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Minor fixes and updates to some Styles based on customer feedback

Reference Template Resources

New complete rebuild of the supplied Reference Template (TREF) example resources.
Reference Template Resources are supplied in addition to classic Civil 3D template resources.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.
Supplied examples employ the supplied Design and Survey template resources based on a Shared Resources common setup.

  • All Reference Template (TREF) resource drawings and templates updated to 2022.0 Civil 3D Object Model
  • Both STB and CTB detailed example Reference Template resources and templates are supplied
  • Basic Object Settings resource drawing examples for Sewer and Storm supplied

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Point Offset Label Style Expression Set

A new large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Offset Point Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for standardized and consistently scaled Offset Point Labels
  • 8 separate managed levels of Offset in 8 different rotations
  • All supplied Offset Label Expression Set Styles employ automatic Annotative Scale adjustment
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Point Offset Label Style AddOns section.

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Surface Spot Label Style Expression Set

A new large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Surface Spot Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Support for Height of Curb and Height of Wall with managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Support for multiple Reference Surfaces
  • 8 different rotations
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Spot Label Style AddOns section.

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Surface Contour Label Style Expression Set

A new large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Surface Contour Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Contour Label Style AddOns section.

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Description Key Set Styles

  • Updated Description Key Set resources drawing collections were added to the libraries
  • See the Description Key Set Resources section for details

Figure Prefix Dbs

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Symbol Set 2022.0

Complete 2022.0 new build of all Civil 3D point styles.
Symbol blocks upgraded to the latest AutoCAD 2018 DWG format

Symbols Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool improvements

  • 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.

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Jump Kit Styles 2022.0

Complete 2022.0 new build of all Civil 3D Styles.
Resource drawings upgraded to the Civil 3D 2022.0 Object Model.

InstantOn and Jump Kit Reorganization

The InstantOn and Jump Kit resource folders were renumbered in the supplied collections libraries to continue to match the Civil 3D Toolspace display order.
Folder numbers below the Bridge Projection Style location in the Civil 3D Toolspace tree were updated in 2021+.

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Point Offset Label Style Expression Set

A new large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Offset Point Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for standardized and consistently scaled Offset Point Labels
  • 8 separate managed levels of Offset in 8 different rotations
  • All supplied Offset Label Expression Set Styles employ automatic Annotative Scale adjustment
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Point Offset Label Style AddOns section.

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Surface Spot Label Style Expression Set

A new large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Surface Spot Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Support for Height of Curb and Height of Wall with managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Support for multiple Reference Surfaces
  • 8 different rotations
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Spot Label Style AddOns section.

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Surface Contour Label Style Expression Set

A new large library of Label Styles and Expression Set resources are supplied to produce standardized and consistent Surface Contour Labels.
Supplied templates intentionally do not include Label Style Expression Set Styles.

The new large library of Resources include:

  • Support for managed variable and fixed Truncation
  • Current Layer, Proposed, Existing, and No Plot publication in multiple Label Style formats

New supplied Styles and Label Styles employ the classic NCS "C-", "V-", and "G-" Discipline Codes for Layer assignments
The supplied Layer Standards resources include potential support for other NCS official Disciplines which may be applicable for these Styles.

See the Members>>Documentation and Help>>Labels in Civil 3D section for details.

See the Contour Label Style AddOns section.

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Description Key Set Resources

Large libraries of generic new Description Key Set resources are supplied.

Description Key Set Spreadsheet Tools Resource Locations

  • The Description Key Set Spreadsheet Tools are supplied in the ..\Documentation\Description Key Sets folder in Layers Standards subfolders
  • The supplied resources are supplied in the ..\Styles\Jump Kit\02_Description Keys folder in Layers Standards subfolders
  • Scripts for automated resource DWG generation from XML resources are supplied and a Spreadsheet Tools to create, edit, and maintain them is supplied

Description Key Set resources support the supplied NCS Key-based Code system in tremendous depth and detail.
1000+ easily customized Description Key Sets are now supplied for all general and specialty civil engineering and surveyed types of projects.

These Description Ket Sets resources include:

  • Large library of editable ASCII text XML file resources in a managed set of library folders
  • Large library of editable Civil 3D DWG file resources in a managed set of library folders
  • See the Description Key Set Spreadsheet Tools section below for details

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Figure Prefix Db Resources

Many Figure Prefix Dbs and XML file resources are supplied in addition to the previously supplied Figure Dbs.
The Figure Dbs are integrated and matched to the new supplied Description Key Set resources.
Both double digit and single digit line code versions are supplied for each of multiple Layer Standards.

Figure Prefix Db Tools Resource Locations

  • The Figure Db Spreadsheet Tools are supplied in the ..\Documentation\Figure Db folder in Layers Standards subfolders
  • The Figure Dbs are also supplied in the ..\00_Resources\Survey folder in Layers Standards subfolders

Figure Db resources support the NCS Key-based 4-digit Code system.
A dozen easily customized Figure Dbs for each Layer Standard are now supplied for all general and specialty civil engineering and surveyed types of projects.

Three types of Figure Dbs are supplied:

  • IOD-Basic - Line codes for many common NCS Key-based Codes with essential Structures
  • IOD-Super - A super set of Line codes for many Codes with essential Structures
  • IOD-Structure - Detailed Line codes for all Structures

The Figure Db resources include:

  • Layer Standard libraries of editable ASCII text XML file Record resources
  • Layer Standard libraries of editable Figure Db file resources
  • See the Figure Prefix Db Tool section below

The Figure Dbs Record codes intentionally employ a single basic Figure Style assignment with an appropriate NCS Layer assignment.

Misc Jump Kit Style Updates

Fixes and corrections were made to a few previously supplied Style Library resources.

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Assemblies 2022.0

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022.0 ships with 2022.0 updates to the Release 8 Assembly resources.

Complete 2022.0 new build of all Civil 3D Assemblies.
All resource drawings were upgraded to the Civil 3D 2022.0 object model.
Assembly Set XML files were updated.

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Project Datasets 2022.0

The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2022.0 ships with 2022.0 updates to the Release 8 Project Dataset resources.

Complete 2022.0 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.

For compatibility with older releases the default Sandbox project location remains C:\Civil 3D Projects.
All included Reference Template (TREF) and File Dependent References target this location by default.

Reference Templates in Projects

The updated project resources allow you to update all the content with changes to the supplied Reference Template (TREF) 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 Template resources in the stack.
The Reference 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 (non-release specific) 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 contents of STB and CTB Framework Sandbox Projects differ. More project drawings and resources are included in the STB project.

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Spreadsheet Tools 2022.0

Detailed and updated help and documentation for the new Spreadsheet Tools and usage is available in the Members section when logged in.

All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2022.0 resource locations and Release 8 AddOn updates.

The Symbols Maintenance Spreadsheet Tool was updated. See the Symbol Set section above for details.

Improvements were made to the Civil 3D Codes Tool, the Description Key Set Tools, and Figure Prefix Db Tools.
Minor consistency addition updates to NCS 6.0 and NCS AIA 6.0 Layer Standards Tools.
Updates to resources libraries for various specific integrated Layer Standard versions are on-going.

Updated Help On-line for Tools

  • See on-line help pages for updated Civil 3D Codes Spreadsheet Tool documentation.
    Improvement and corrections to Sheet resources and new on-line help is supplied.
  • See on-line help pages for updated Description Key Set Spreadsheet Tools documentation.
    A wide array of new Sheet resources and new on-line help is supplied.
  • See on-line help pages for updated Figure Db Spreadsheet Tools documentation.
    A array of new Sheet resources and new on-line help is supplied.

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Civil 3D Codes Spreadsheet Tool

The Civil 3D Codes Spreadsheet Tool will produce a host of sorted and filtered Code data for use in the other related Spreadsheet Tools.
This functionality allows you to fully integrate both Design and Survey Codes systems into your Civil 3D customization.

Updates, additions, and improvements were made to the Civil 3D Codes Spreadsheet Tool previously supplied in an AddOn for Release 8.
See the Civil 3D Codes Tool page in the on-line help in the Members section for details and newly supported capabilities.

There were additions, fixes, and updates to Code details and new Filter columns and sort detail capabilities added to the Sheets in the workbook.

  • Previously supplied Sheets and Description Key Set resources are still supplied and continue to function with previously supplied resources.
  • New collections of prototype Description Key Set Sheet, XML File, and DWG resources for the many new potential Key Codes were added.
    Generic resources are intentionally supplied to simiplify the application of user preferences for Point Style and Layer assignment.
    Generic resources include support for both double digit (##) and single digit (#) numeric line codes for use in common left and right scenarios.
  • Additional support for specific Layer Standards support is on-going and may be supplied in AddOns

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Description Key Set Spreadsheet Tools

This is a major upgrade to the supplied Framework for Civil 3D Description Key Set Spreadsheet Tools

Description Key Set Spreadsheet Tools Resource Locations

  • The new Description Key Set Spreadsheet Tools are supplied in the ..\Documentation\Description Key Sets folder in Layers Standards subfolders
  • The new supplied resources are supplied in the ..\Styles\Jump Kit\02_Description Keys folder in Layers Standards subfolders
  • Scripts for automated resource DWG generation from XML resources are supplied and a Spreadsheet Tools to create, edit, and maintain them is supplied

The updated Description Key Set Tools are optimized to produce Description Key Sets far faster and with more adaptive and flexible results.

Upgraded versions of the Description Key Set Tools can produce content to produce XML Import files compatible with the free downloadable Quux Software SINCPAC Description Keys tool and IMPORTDESCKEYS command.
These Quux Software tools employ a simple XML format to externalize Civil 3D Description Keys and Description Key Sets.

An updated NewDescKeySet production prototype Sheet and numerous production Sheets with pre-built XML files in a libraries are supplied.

  • Previously supplied Sheets and Description Key Set resources are still supplied and continue to function with previously supplied resources.
  • New collections of prototype Description Key Set Sheet, XML File, and DWG resources for the many new potential Key Codes were added.
    Generic resources are intentionally supplied to simplify the application of user preferences for either or both Point Style and Layer assignment.
    Generic resources include support for Existing and Proposed Sets with:
    • Both double digit (##) and single digit (#) numeric line codes for use in common left and right linecode scenarios.
    • No Point Styles or Layer assignments - Points are routed to the CURRENT layer
    • Choices of multiple common general NODE Layer assignments
    • Detailed (DETL) Layer assignments based on the supported Layer Standards
    • Detailed (DETL) Layer assignments based on the supported Layer Standards with relative Point marker Point Styles
    • Detailed (DETL) Layer assignments based on the supported Layer Standards with fixed Point marker Point Styles
    • Detailed Point Style assignments and DETL layer assignment may be supplied
    • Fixed (PSFD) scale Point Styles assignments may be supplied
    • Relative (PSRD) scale Point Styles assignments may be supplied
    • Common example (PSD) Point Style assignments may be supplied where appropriate.
      Note the supplied (PSD) scripts include usage of separate supplied dwt resources.
  • Additional support for specific Layer Standards support is on-going and may be supplied in AddOns

Resources for Multiple Description Key Sets

The use of multiple Description Key Sets and the Description Key Set Priority property in Civil 3D production drawings has long been a significant productivity tool.
The supplied Sheet content of the Description Key Set Tool are designed to maximize the employment of these important production Civil 3D capabilities for Point resolutions.

Production DescKeySet Sheets

Previously supplied Release 8 and Release 7 Spreadsheet Tool Sheets and DWG resource drawings are still supplied without changes.

Customer choice and application of custom Point Styles and/or Layer assignments is easier from the Sheet and XML file resources.

The supplied Sheets were constructed with the aid of the Codes Tool.
In other words, a Filtered list of Codes produced the Sheet list and various Format column details.

The Sheet naming convention is the same as the Framework Description Key Set naming convention.
See the Framework Standards PDF documentation supplied with your version of the product for the naming rules employed.

The Production Sheet content typically includes generic Description Key Sets:

  • Basic - A Key Set with properties set and Basic descriptions
  • Comp - A Key Set with properties set and Comp or Core descriptions
  • Pass - A Key Set with properties set and Pass descriptions

Both double-digit and single-digit line codes are supported
Sheet. XML, and DWG resources employ the "##-" or "#-" name convention.

New Sheet Creation Suggestions

It is strongly suggested that you create these 3 typical versions for each Sheet that you create before adding detailed additional properties to the Sheet and XML output file detail.
This consistent methodology will help you maintain the Description Key Set XML and resultant drawing file resources in the long term.
Edited copies of the Sheets will allow you to develop and maintain more effective and managed Description Key Set content with less work.

See the Points in Civil 3D section for more help, posts, and videos.

Updates to Previously Suppilied Description Key Sets

New versions of these Sheets, XML files, and DWG resources drawings contain a consistent NCS 6.0 based Code content.
An attempt was made to create more generic and more easily customizable Description Key, Ket Set, and Figure Prefix Db resources.
The updated resources include:

  • Codes lists optimized to employ 4-character NCS 6.0 Key compliant Codes
    This allows users to more easily identify the purpose and usage of the supplied Codes.
  • Older 2-character NOT Key lists were generally replaced with updated 4-character Codes
    3-character Not Key lists may still be employed
  • More basic Structures Codes are included with more detailed Codes Lists are supplied in separate Structure resources.
  • Updated Codes lists are documented by additional Sheet Filters in the Codes Tool and in
    Production Sheets supplied in the Description Key Set Tools for Layer Standards

Updated New Production Sheets

  • IOD Basic - updated versions of the IOB Core resoures with NCS 6.0 Key based Codes
    The list of Codes included, added, deleted is documented in the Codes Tool Filter columns.
  • IOD Super - updated superset versions of the larger IOB Survey resoures with NCS 6.0 Key based Codes
    The list of Codes included, added, deleted is documented in the Codes Tool Filter columns.
  • Trees - detailed Keys for trees
  • Others - many other new and replacement NCS 6.0 updated versions of previously supplied Description Key Sets
    Based on both Codes List content and purpose not all previously supplied resources may be updated.

The Updated Production Sheets and resources allow customers to switch from old Code Lists to new Codes List with less effort and complication.

New Production Sheets

See the Framework supplied resource folders for current specifics and AddOn updates.
Many design and survey Codes Lists are gathered by Sheet to support the use of Adaptive Building Block Feature Line annotation from Corridors.

  • Airfields - detailed Keys for typical airport structures and design
  • Boundaries - typical political and project related boundaries
  • Buildings - detailed Keys for buildings
  • Easements and ROWs - detailed keys for easements and Right of ways
  • Ecologic - detailed Keys for many specialty ecologic features
  • Erosion - detailed Keys for erosion and erosion control
  • Flood Control - detailed Keys for flood control structures and design
  • Hazmat - detailed Keys for hazardous materials and contamination
  • InstantOn Basic - detailed InstantOn core Keys
  • InstantOn Super - a detailed superset of InstantOn Keys with extended Structures support
  • Monumentation - Set and Found
  • Pavement Markings - detailed Keys for pavement markings
  • Pavement Stripe - detailed Keys for pavement stripping
  • Pavement Words - detailed Keys for pavement words
  • Railways - a generic resources with common Keys for railways
  • Roadways - a generic resource with common Keys for roadways
  • Signage - detailed Keys for roadway and site signage
  • Structures - a large generic resources with all Key forms of man-made structures
  • Topo - detailed Keys for topo and grading
  • Traffic Signals - detailed Keys for traffic signals
  • Trees - detailed Keys for trees
  • USA Markup - detailed Keys for utility paint markup
  • Vaults Sized - detailed Keys for sized utility vaults
  • Vegetation - generic resources with common Keys for vegetation
  • Wetlands - a generic resources with common Keys for wetlands

Multiple variants of all Sheet, XML file, and DWG Description Key Set resources may be supplied.
Both new Sheets and Search and Replace text methodologies within the output XML files were employed in the construction and maintenance of resources.

See the details in the On-line Help and the current supplied content libraries.

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Figure Prefix Db Tool

See the Framework supplied resource folders for current Layer Standards support, specifics, and future AddOn updates.
Many design and survey codes based on the NCS Key-based 4-digit codes are included to support the use of Adaptive Building Block Feature Lines from Corridors.

  • Previously supplied Sheets and Figure Prefix Db resourses are still supplied and continue to function with previously supplied resources.
  • New Layer Standard specific Figure Prefix Db libraries and versions of Figure Prefix Db Spreadsheet Tools are supplied.
  • New Super Sets of prototype Figure Prefix Db Sheet and database resources for the many new potential Figure Codes were added.
    Generic resources are intentionally supplied to simiplify the application of user preferences for Figure Style and Layer assignment.
    Generic resources include support for both double digit (##) and single digit (#) numeric line codes for use in common left and right scenarios.
  • Additional support for specific Layer Standards support is on-going and may be supplied in AddOns
  • See the Figure Prefix Db Spreadsheet Tool online help in the Members section for the detailed documentation and usage

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