Please Explain the Jump Platform Products
"I don't understand the Jump Products.
Why are there different products?
What do they do?
Make this simple for me?"
Become a Jump Services Customer and Don't Worry About It
If you use AutoCivil 3D, maybe that will work for you.
Is this "Jump Platform" going to work for me? Where should I start?
All the Jump Platform Products are integrated parts of a our service that helps
YOU make YOUR AutoCAD Civil 3D more productive.
The Jump Products are not software.
They do not contain code.
The Jump Products are parts of a Process Solution.
You are an ACTIVE part of the Process.
What Jump Products do...
The Jump Products Increase Civil 3D PRODUCTIVITY
Jump products provide the Tools, a Systematic Method to Use the Tools, and a way to Maintain the Tools.
These different things are all needed to make AutoCAD Civil 3D work well at one point in time or another.
Daily Use, Publication, and Management
There are three LEVELS of work required to employ AutoCAD Civil 3D productively on your projects.
Daily Use - Create the Civil 3D Features (the data) that build the "Dynamic Model"
Publication - Produce output from the data in the "Dynamic Model"
Management - Maintain the System that maximizes the Daily Use and Publication
For organizations large or small, the Use, Publication, and Management tasks often may get mixed together on the job.
However, the distinction of these separate levels not only helps explain why there are different Jump Products, but why many also struggle with AutoCAD Civil 3D implementation and adoption.
Jump Products with "InstantOn" in the name are Daily Use and Publication products.
It's a Matter of Time...and More
Civil 3D Daily Use skills and detailed knowledge take time to acquire. Both of these are much more difficult to learn in an unstable, inconsistent, and changing "environment".
That is the "environment" you get when AutoCAD Civil 3D is installed out of the box.
"Here you go. Get in and give this baby a test drive. It faster than anything you every drove before. Oh, by the way, you'll need to make some adjustments to the steering and the brakes while you learn to drive it."
We Resist Change When the Results Are Painful
The Jump Platform Products stop the madness.
"Civil 3D is faster, more powerful, and easier to use civil engineering software."
Some people laugh when we say that.
It is true...IF the details are properly managed.
The Jump Products are a Standard Way to Manage the Details
Learning to Manage this more complex and detailed Civil 3D "environment" takes even more time. Our existing skills and methods may be of little help. Our old skills are also easy to employ in the wrong place and way.
If we lack practical, useful examples and do not have successful methods to model our behavior on, learning to Manage the process takes longer.
The Chicken or the Egg
You can hire a skilled expert who does understand both the big picture and the details.
You can figure out it out the hard way by trial and error.
Both ways will cost you a bundle of time and money.
We provide field-tested Tools, a Framework, and Systems that work as "service products".
Today Most Jump Products are Management LEVEL products
In various "flavors" and levels of detail, they provide the System and Structure to get the essential Management and maintenance work done quickly and that allows real people optimize Civil 3D for Daily Use.
Jump Products are based on and comply with recognized National Standards.
Size Does Matter
The Jump products chop up the Civil 3D elephant into bite-sized pieces.
We both want and expect Customers to test and evaluate our approach.
We allow firms and organizations to actively use our Free Trial Jump product to do real work.
Why? Because many discover that More is Possible.
New Adopters Face Different Challenges and Needs than the Skilled
Most "Whole" or Solution service products address the issue this way:
Build a Platform then add or remove integrated parts to produce products that meet specific needs.
Small Groups do not Work like Big Ones
In smaller organizations people usually wear many more hats.
People have both less time and less need to become in-depth software experts.
Many civil engineering groups in large organizations work like this
An In-depth, Standardized Platform approach works for all
Complex Projects take more Management Skill and Investment than Simple ones
There is no escaping the reality that large project management must be more systematic
Practically you also usually get more exceptions to the "rules" as well
A solution that works must be Robust, Detailed, and Flexible
A Platform coupled with other Products meets the need
Manage It and the Daily Use is Possible
We've built hundreds and hundreds of Daily Use and Publication tools.
We package them up into a variety of Jump Platform products
In Civil 3D, we call some of these Use and Publish tools "Styles" and "Sets"
There are more Daily Use tools than just Styles and Set in our products.
The bottom line is this simple...
If people can't use the Tools or break Tools when they use them, it doesn't help anyone.
To do More productive Daily Work you must have a Managed System.
That Managed System must get better and become more robust, detailed and flexible.
It must have the ability to Publish the work in an ever growing variety of ways.
The Jump Products significantly reduce any organization's investment in Management (non-billable) man-hours and also help maximize your Daily Use (billable) man-hours.
Start the process...
It Makes More Sense and Makes More Possible
Our innovative Jump Platform Solutions are something new in the marketplace.
All our Jump Platform Solutions are a massive departure from the traditional approach to implementing Autodesk software which is to internally "customize" the software from the ground up. This doesn't appear to make sense given the power, depth, and complexity of Autodesk's model-based software. Complete internal customization also no longer appears to make sense practically and financially for many organizations.
Civil Engineers want to do engineering not customize software.
Architects want to design buildings not recreate interfaces.
We constructed a customization platform that organizations of any size can use to more rapidily adopt, implement, and profit from their existing investment in AutoCAD Civil and AutoCAD Civil 3D modeling software. If you have attempted adopt and implement Civil 3D, you understand the need and probably Get the Jump.
You may have even created your own internal customization. If so, you understand the maitenance issues involved. You also understand how difficult it is to recoup your intellectual capital investment. We all face that challenge.
What we "give away" you can't get for any price anywhere in the entire world. We haven't just raised the bar. We are intent on changing the game. Why? Because it just makes more sense.