Release 8 Details

Release 8 Specific Detailed Changes for Civil 3D 2020-2018

Framework for Civil 3D Release 8

Release 8 Detailed Changes and Updates

Last Update 11/2019

Release 8 changes affect all Framework production solution products delivered for:

  • Autodesk Civil 3D 2020
  • Autodesk Civil 3D 2019
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018

Prior Release Details Links

  • Release 7 detailed changes listed here.

Release 8 General Changes

  • 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


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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.

    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.


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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 below for updates to:

    See the Release 7 AddOns here linked to the Release 7 Details page.

    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 below for updates to:

    See the Release 7 AddOns here linked to the Release 7 Details page.

    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.

    Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for Framework utility layer system

    Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AIA AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for the classic AIA utility layer system

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    Symbol Set 2020

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

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

    Jump Kit Styles 2020

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

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

    Adaptive Template Blocks

    See the Adaptive Template Block Style Collections Details

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

    General Marker Styles

    Profile Views and Section Views

    Pipe Network Styles

    Pipe Styles and Label Styles

    Structure Styles and Label Styles

    Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems

    Pressure Pipe Network Styles

    Pressure Pipe Styles

    Pressure Pipe Label Styles

    Pressure Fitting Styles and Label Styles

    Pressure Appurtenance Styles and Label Styles

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    Assemblies 2020

    The Release 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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    Release 8 Autodesk Civil 3D 2019.3

    The Release 8 for 2019.3 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 2019.2+ 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 below for updates to:

    See the Release 7 AddOns here linked to the Release 7 Details page.

    Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

    Release 8 2019.3 Framework products will run in Civil 3D 2018-2019 but will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.
    Some Civil 3D program functionalty is lost with the use in older Civil 3D 2019 and 2018 releases.

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

    The Civil 3D object model is not specifically new in 2019.3. All resource drawings are upgraded.

    The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2019.3 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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    Templates and Styles 2019.3

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

    General Updates

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

    Reference Template Resources

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

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

    General Marker Styles

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

    Profile Views and Section Views

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

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

    Pipe Network Styles

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

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

    There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

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

    Pipe Styles and Label Styles

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

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

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

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

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

    Structure Styles and Label Styles

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

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

    There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

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

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

    Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems

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

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

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

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

    Pressure Pipe Network Styles

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

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

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

    Pressure Pipe Styles

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

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

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

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

    Pressure Pipe Label Styles

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

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

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

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

    Pressure Fitting Styles and Label Styles

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

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

    There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

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

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

    Pressure Appurtenance Styles and Label Styles

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

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

    There are new separate library utility systems resource drawings supplied

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

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

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    Symbol Set 2019.3

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

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

    Jump Kit Styles 2019.3

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

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

    General Marker Styles

    Profile Views and Section Views

    Pipe Network Styles

    Pipe Styles and Label Styles

    Structure Styles and Label Styles

    Pressure Pipe and Conduit Systems

    Pressure Pipe Network Styles

    Pressure Pipe Styles

    Pressure Pipe Label Styles

    Pressure Fitting Styles and Label Styles

    Pressure Appurtenance Styles and Label Styles

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    Assemblies 2019.3

    The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2019.3 ships with 2019.3 updates to the Release 8 Assembly resources.

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

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    Project Datasets 2019.3

    The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2019.3 ships with 2019.3 updates to the Release 8 Project Dataset resources.

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

    Reference Templates in Projects

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

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

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

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    Spreadsheet Tools 2019.3

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

    Help On-line

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

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    Release 8 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2019.2

    The Release 8 for 2019.2 has been a work in progress for many months.

    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 below for updates to:

    See the Release 7 AddOns here linked to the Release 7 Details page.

    Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

    Release 8 2019.2 Framework products will run in Civil 3D 2018 but will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.

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

    The Civil 3D object model is again new in 2019.2 as it was in 2018. All resource drawings are upgraded.

    The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2019.2 changes are focused on Layer Standards adaptability, improved Key Systems, and new Adaptive Block Style Collections.

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    Adaptive Template Block Style Collections 2019.2

    • All previously supplied By Key Style collections were rebuilt and updated to 2019.2 Civil 3D Object Model
    • Added additional Feature Line, Alignment, Profile, and Parcel Style to all By Key resource drawings
    • Added separate detailed Profile and Section Style collection resource drawing
      Includes Profile and Section styles for Key-Based design

    Added new Adaptive Block Style Collections Listed By Key in alphabetical order:

    • 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
    • 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 Benching
    • 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

    Airfield, Beach Erosion, Flood Control, Waterways, Irrigation Control, and all the typical forms of project earthworks for both design and existing conditions are supplied.

    We also included some typical examples of potential Adaptive Building Block task-based mashups in the new collection. If you require more detailed design structures, the Adaptive Building Blocks can be easily combined. For example: your Flood Control project design includes detailed Riprap, Gabion, and Revetment structures and with detailed benching and diversion drainage ditches.

    For simpler projects each Adaptive Building Block can all be easily simplified by the basic principal of the deletion of extra unnecessary Styles and/or Layers before assembling them into your Civil 3D Template or Reference Template. Don’t need detailed Area control for your project, purge the Parcel Styles and layers and get to work.

    Each Adaptive Building Block includes the appropriate Feature Line, Alignment, Profile, and Parcel based integrated Styles. In other words, if you create a Levee based Corridor the entire integrated collection of warranted Styles is instantly available.
    These include the common Styles for design, QAQC, and publication:

    • Appropriate secondary Offset Alignment Styles
    • Appropriate Profile Styles
    • All the matched and detailed Feature Line Styles
    • Typical Area boundaries in both outlined and fill Parcel Styles

    The Adaptive Building Block or By Key collection is supplied in addition to the huge Jump Kit Style Library of thousands of project tested production styles. Please note that all previously supplied By Key Style resources have be totally rebuilt and replaced in Release 8. The existing Jump Kit By Key resources are all included but significantly improved for ease of use and now include new capabilities and more Style Tools.

    The choice to employ any of the specialty Adaptive Building Block Styles and detail is optional. You can safely mix and match the Framework’s supplied generic Styles with the more detailed and specific Adaptive Building Block Styles in production.

    You will spend less time hassling with the Layer details and mechanics in every project during all forms of production design and publication work.

    • The typical NCS annotative Layers are built into each Adaptive Building Block by default.
    • Each Adaptive Building Block also includes integrated and standardized Layer State controls which are easily combined into the Framework’s existing supplied Layer States systems.
    • All the Layer Standard customization including the supplied script resources are integrated into our powerful Spreadsheet Tools
    • All the Layer Property particulars for each and every Adaptive Building Block can be systematically managed by you.

    Support for Your Design Methodology of Choice

    The new Adaptive Building Block Style collections support both classic Feature Line and Grading object mechanics and workflows.

    Out of the box these new Release 8 Adaptive Building Block Style Tools also provide mission critical support for the more powerful Corridor-based workflows now available in more recent releases of Civil 3D.

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    Templates and Styles 2019.2

    Adaptive Template Blocks

    • Added 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.

    General Template Updates

    • All templates updated to 2019.2 Civil 3D Object Model
    • 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.
    • All Section and Section View Style collections upgraded to NCS 6.0
    • Minor fixes and updated based on customer feedback
    • Updated Civil 3D Object Settings to NCS 6 in all template resources
    • Updated all supplied Templates with Style updates

    Other Template Updates

    • Added Civil 3D Project Template examples - see the included readme
    • Added improved example Reference Template resources for both STB and CTB
    • The supplied Project Datasets now employ Reference Template attachments by default

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    Layer Standards 2019.2

    All supplied Layer Standards resources were upgraded to support NCS 6.0 Style Naming conventions employed in all the supplied resources.

    By default Release 8 ships in an NCS 6.0 Layer Standards configuration.

    • Added NCS 6 Adaptive Template Block Layer Standards resources and Layer States Scripts for STB
    • Each supplied Adaptive Template Block resourse drawing includes the speciality Layer States for the block
    • 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.
    • Additional new Layer Standards resources are supplied for the new Adaptive Block Style collection resources

    NCS 6 Key Changes

    • Corrections to the DAMC, DAME, TOP~ Layer Descriptions
    • Added default color property to RVMT
    • Chanaged DRED and CHAN Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tool Priority value to 1 to differentiate Minor Key colors
    • Added DWSE - Design Water Surface Elevation key
      The new DWSE key is currently not in use in the supplied Layer Standards and Style collections

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    R8 Codes Points and Figures Tools AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for Survey Codes, Description Keys and Survey Figures

    Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for Framework utility layer system

    Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AIA AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for the classic AIA utility layer system

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    Symbol Set 2019.2

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

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

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    Jump Kit Styles 2019.2

    Complete 2019.2 new build of all Civil 3D Styles.
    Resource drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format and Civil 3D 2019.2 object model.

    • Added 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 Profile View Crossing Label Styles in both Insertion and Top Down formats
      There are new Name conventions for the Crossing Label Styles.
    • All Section and Section View Style collections upgraded to NCS 6.0
    • Minor error and omission fixes based on customer reported issues.
    • Style library supports use of library resource drawings in Civil 3D Reference Templates
      See Site collections section of the library for specific task-based design Style resource drawings.
    • New Styles to better support Plan and Profile Point Label Styles
    • Updates to Reference Labels for Alignments

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    Assemblies 2019.2

    The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2019.2 ships with 2019.2 updates to the Release 8 Assembly resources.

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

    The supplied default Assemblies Tool Palette Content library was updated for 2019.2 and is included.

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    Project Datasets 2019.2

    Reference Template Updates

    The new 2019.2 Project Dataset resources by default employ single Reference Templates where appropriate.
    The attachments reference either Design or Survey resource dwgs from the project's ..\00_Resources\Templates\Reference folder.

    • The Release 8 for Civil 3D 2019.2 ships with 2019.2 updates to the Release 8 Project Dataset resources.
    • Complete 2019.2 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.
      All project drawings upgraded to the 2018 DWG format, Civil 3D 2019.2 object model, and upgraded Release 8 2019.2 Styles.

    Rehab Corridor Examples for STB

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

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    Spreadsheet Tools 2019.2

    All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2018.2 resource locations and Release 8 AddOn updates

    Added a named By Key Sheet for each Adpative Template Block to the Release 8 NCS 60 Layer Standard Spreadsheet Tool for STB

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    Release 8 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.3

    This Release 8 2018.3 Update build is maintenance release with updates to Template files and resources.
    Previously released AddOns for 2018 are now included into download packages.

    2018.3 Update Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

    Release 8 2018 Framework products will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.

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

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

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

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    Adaptive Template Block Style Collections 2018.3

    • All previously supplied By Key Style collections were rebuilt and updated to 2018.3 Civil 3D Object Model
    • Added additional Feature Line, Alignment, Profile, and Parcel Style to all By Key resource drawings
    • Added separate detailed Profile and Section Style collection resource drawing
      Includes Profile and Section styles for Key-Based design

    Added new Adaptive Block Style Collections Listed By Key in alphabetical order:

    • 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
    • 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 Benching
    • 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

    Airfield, Beach Erosion, Flood Control, Waterways, Irrigation Control, and all the typical forms of project earthworks for both design and existing conditions are supplied.

    We also included some typical examples of potential Adaptive Building Block task-based mashups in the new collection. If you require more detailed design structures, the Adaptive Building Blocks can be easily combined. For example: your Flood Control project design includes detailed Riprap, Gabion, and Revetment structures and with detailed benching and diversion drainage ditches.

    For simpler projects each Adaptive Building Block can all be easily simplified by the basic principal of the deletion of extra unnecessary Styles and/or Layers before assembling them into your Civil 3D Template or Reference Template. Don’t need detailed Area control for your project, purge the Parcel Styles and layers and get to work.

    Each Adaptive Building Block includes the appropriate Feature Line, Alignment, Profile, and Parcel based integrated Styles. In other words, if you create a Levee based Corridor the entire integrated collection of warranted Styles is instantly available.
    These include the common Styles for design, QAQC, and publication:

    • Appropriate secondary Offset Alignment Styles
    • Appropriate Profile Styles
    • All the matched and detailed Feature Line Styles
    • Typical Area boundaries in both outlined and fill Parcel Styles

    The Adaptive Building Block or By Key collection is supplied in addition to the huge Jump Kit Style Library of thousands of project tested production styles. Please note that all previously supplied By Key Style resources have be totally rebuilt and replaced in Release 8. The existing Jump Kit By Key resources are all included but significantly improved for ease of use and now include new capabilities and more Style Tools.

    The choice to employ any of the specialty Adaptive Building Block Styles and detail is optional. You can safely mix and match the Framework’s supplied generic Styles with the more detailed and specific Adaptive Building Block Styles in production.

    You will spend less time hassling with the Layer details and mechanics in every project during all forms of production design and publication work.

    • The typical NCS annotative Layers are built into each Adaptive Building Block by default.
    • Each Adaptive Building Block also includes integrated and standardized Layer State controls which are easily combined into the Framework’s existing supplied Layer States systems.
    • All the Layer Standard customization including the supplied script resources are integrated into our powerful Spreadsheet Tools
    • All the Layer Property particulars for each and every Adaptive Building Block can be systematically managed by you.

    Support for Your Design Methodology of Choice

    The new Adaptive Building Block Style collections support both classic Feature Line and Grading object mechanics and workflows.

    Out of the box these new Release 8 Adaptive Building Block Style Tools also provide mission critical support for the more powerful Corridor-based workflows now available in more recent releases of Civil 3D.

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    Templates and Styles 2018.3

    • All Templates and Assembly resources updated to the 2018.3 Civil 3D Object Model
    • All Style resources were updated to employ the NCS 6 Layer Standard
    • Added 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
    • All Section and Section View Style collections upgraded to NCS 6.0
    • Updated Civil 3D Object Settings to NCS 6 in all template resources
    • Updated all templates with Style updates

    Layer Standards 2018.3

    All supplied Layer Standards resources were upgraded to support NCS 6.0 Style Naming conventions employed in all the supplied resources.

    By default Release 8 ships in an NCS 6.0 Layer Standards configuration.

    • Added NCS 6 Adaptive Template Block Layer Standards resources and Layer States Scripts for STB
    • Each supplied Adaptive Template Block resourse drawing includes the speciality Layer States for the block
    • 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.
    • Additional new Layer Standards resources are supplied for the new Adaptive Block Style collection resources

    NCS 6 Key Changes

    • Corrections to the DAMC, DAME, TOP~ Layer Descriptions
    • Added default color property to RVMT
    • Chanaged DRED and CHAN Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tool Priority value to 1 to differentiate Minor Key colors
    • Added DWSE - Design Water Surface Elevation key
      The new DWSE key is currently not in use in the supplied Layer Standards and Style collections

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    R8 Codes Points and Figures Tools AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for Survey Codes, Description Keys and Survey Figures

    Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for Framework utility layer system

    Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AIA AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for the classic AIA utility layer system

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    Symbol Set 2018.3

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

    Jump Kit Styles 2018.3

    All Style resources were updated to employ the Release 8 NCS 6 Layer Standard by default

    • Added 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
    • Jump Kit and InstantOn Styles Library resource drawings updated to the 2018.3 Civil 3D Object Model
    • All Style resources were updated to employ the NCS 6 Layer Standard
    • Rebuilt all the By Key or Adaptive Template Building Block Style collections
    • All Section and Section View Style collections upgraded to NCS 6.0

    Project Datasets 2018.3

    Complete 2018.1 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.
    All project drawings upgraded to the Civil 3D 2018.3 object model and the Release 8 NCS 6.0 layer standard default.

    Spreadsheet Tools 2018.3

    All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2018.3 resource locations and Release 8 AddOn updates

    Added a named By Key Sheet for each Adpative Template Block to the Release 8 NCS 60 Layer Standard Spreadsheet Tool for STB

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    Release 8 AutoCAD Civil 3D 2018.2

    This Release 8 2018.2 Update build is maintenance release with updates to Template files and resources.
    Previously released AddOns for 2018 are now included into download packages.

    2018.2 Update Compatibility and General Improvement Summary

    Release 8 2018 Framework products will not run in previous Civil 3D releases.

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

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

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

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    Adaptive Template Block Style Collections 2018.2

    • All previously supplied By Key Style collections were rebuilt and updated to 2018.2 Civil 3D Object Model
    • Added additional Feature Line, Alignment, Profile, and Parcel Style to all By Key resource drawings
    • Added separate detailed Profile and Section Style collection resource drawing
      Includes Profile and Section styles for Key-Based design

    Added new Adaptive Block Style Collections Listed By Key in alphabetical order:

    • 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
    • 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 Benching
    • 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

    Airfield, Beach Erosion, Flood Control, Waterways, Irrigation Control, and all the typical forms of project earthworks for both design and existing conditions are supplied.

    We also included some typical examples of potential Adaptive Building Block task-based mashups in the new collection. If you require more detailed design structures, the Adaptive Building Blocks can be easily combined. For example: your Flood Control project design includes detailed Riprap, Gabion, and Revetment structures and with detailed benching and diversion drainage ditches.

    For simpler projects each Adaptive Building Block can all be easily simplified by the basic principal of the deletion of extra unnecessary Styles and/or Layers before assembling them into your Civil 3D Template or Reference Template. Don’t need detailed Area control for your project, purge the Parcel Styles and layers and get to work.

    Each Adaptive Building Block includes the appropriate Feature Line, Alignment, Profile, and Parcel based integrated Styles. In other words, if you create a Levee based Corridor the entire integrated collection of warranted Styles is instantly available.
    These include the common Styles for design, QAQC, and publication:

    • Appropriate secondary Offset Alignment Styles
    • Appropriate Profile Styles
    • All the matched and detailed Feature Line Styles
    • Typical Area boundaries in both outlined and fill Parcel Styles

    The Adaptive Building Block or By Key collection is supplied in addition to the huge Jump Kit Style Library of thousands of project tested production styles. Please note that all previously supplied By Key Style resources have be totally rebuilt and replaced in Release 8. The existing Jump Kit By Key resources are all included but significantly improved for ease of use and now include new capabilities and more Style Tools.

    The choice to employ any of the specialty Adaptive Building Block Styles and detail is optional. You can safely mix and match the Framework’s supplied generic Styles with the more detailed and specific Adaptive Building Block Styles in production.

    You will spend less time hassling with the Layer details and mechanics in every project during all forms of production design and publication work.

    • The typical NCS annotative Layers are built into each Adaptive Building Block by default.
    • Each Adaptive Building Block also includes integrated and standardized Layer State controls which are easily combined into the Framework’s existing supplied Layer States systems.
    • All the Layer Standard customization including the supplied script resources are integrated into our powerful Spreadsheet Tools
    • All the Layer Property particulars for each and every Adaptive Building Block can be systematically managed by you.

    Support for Your Design Methodology of Choice

    The new Adaptive Building Block Style collections support both classic Feature Line and Grading object mechanics and workflows.

    Out of the box these new Release 8 Adaptive Building Block Style Tools also provide mission critical support for the more powerful Corridor-based workflows now available in more recent releases of Civil 3D.

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    Templates and Styles 2018.2

    • All Templates and Assembly resources updated to the 2018.2 Civil 3D Object Model
    • All Style resources were updated to employ the NCS 6 Layer Standard
    • Added 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
    • All Section and Section View Style collections upgraded to NCS 6.0
    • Updated Civil 3D Object Settings to NCS 6 in all template resources
    • Updated all templates with Style updates

    Layer Standards 2018.2

    All supplied Layer Standards resources were upgraded to support NCS 6.0 Style Naming conventions employed in all the supplied resources.

    By default Release 8 ships in an NCS 6.0 Layer Standards configuration.

    • Added NCS 6 Adaptive Template Block Layer Standards resources and Layer States Scripts for STB
    • Each supplied Adaptive Template Block resourse drawing includes the speciality Layer States for the block
    • 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.
    • Additional new Layer Standards resources are supplied for the new Adaptive Block Style collection resources

    NCS 6 Key Changes

    • Corrections to the DAMC, DAME, TOP~ Layer Descriptions
    • Added default color property to RVMT
    • Chanaged DRED and CHAN Layer Standards Spreadsheet Tool Priority value to 1 to differentiate Minor Key colors
    • Added DWSE - Design Water Surface Elevation key
      The new DWSE key is currently not in use in the supplied Layer Standards and Style collections

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    R8 Codes Points and Figures Tools AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for Survey Codes, Description Keys and Survey Figures

    Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for Framework utility layer system

    Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AIA AddOn

    • NCS 6.0 Support for the classic AIA utility layer system

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    Symbol Set 2018.2

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

    Jump Kit Styles 2018.2

    All Style resources were updated to employ the Release 8 NCS 6 Layer Standard by default

    • Added 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
    • Jump Kit and InstantOn Styles Library resource drawings updated to the 2018.2 Civil 3D Object Model
    • All Style resources were updated to employ the NCS 6 Layer Standard
    • Rebuilt all the By Key or Adaptive Template Building Block Style collections
    • All Section and Section View Style collections upgraded to NCS 6.0

    Project Datasets 2018.2

    Complete 2018.1 new build of project drawings for both the STB and CTB projects.
    All project drawings upgraded to the Civil 3D 2018.2 object model and the Release 8 NCS 6.0 layer standard default.

    Spreadsheet Tools 2018.2

    All on-line Spreadsheet Tools help pages were updated to reflect 2018.2 resource locations and Release 8 AddOn updates

    Added a named By Key Sheet for each Adpative Template Block to the Release 8 NCS 60 Layer Standard Spreadsheet Tool for STB

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    Release 8 AddOns

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

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

    Linetype Standards AddOn

    7/2019

    This is a new set of Spreadsheet Tools for all Framework for Civil 3D Release versions.

    The new Linetype Spreadsheet Tools allow users to more easily rename, manage, and customize the Framework's Linetype resources in complete detail.
    Includes matched sets of Linetype Standards Tools for NCS 5.0, NCS 6.0, and NCS 6 AIA building project utility Layer schemes.
    The Adaptive Linetypes AddOn for Civil 3D
    The AddOn supplies updated Framework Spreadsheet Tools to produce rename and purge scripts for:

    • NCS 5.0 name convention
    • NCS 6.0 name conventions for both NCS 6 and NCS 6 AIA building project utility Layer scheme

    See the new Linetype Standards Tools on-line help page for details and usage instructions.


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    Layer Standards 8 Survey AddOn

    5/2019

    An optional replacement for the NewKeyS sheet to reduce Survey linework lineweights for many layers - See the Layer Standards 8 Survey AddOn post

    A seperate set of NCS Key to color assigments is included in an Excel file. Many Survey layser default to last digit 1 colors and Thin or Thin Screened plotstyles.


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    Layer Standards Tools Release 7 NCS 5 Update

    12/2018

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

    The Update replaces improperly named Excel files with the correct versions of both older and new NCS 5.0 Spreadsheet Tools


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    R8 Codes Points and Figures Tools AddOn

    10/2018

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

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

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

    Survey Codes Tool

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

    Additional new Survey Codes are included for:

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

    The new version of the Survey Codes Tool supports:

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

    Description Key Set Tools:

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

    Figure Db Tools:

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

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


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    Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AddOn

    9/2018

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

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

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

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

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


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    Release 8 Layer Standards NCS 6 AIA AddOn

    9/2018

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

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

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

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

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


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