Here's a summary listing of What's New in The Jump Release 4 AutoCAD Civil 3D products.
The Higher Standard to Build On
Our Jump 4 Release of products are
National CAD Standard 4.0 compliant and More
Jump 4 products currently support and run in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012, 2011, and 2010 releases.
Every Jump 4 Release product is National CAD Standard 4.0 compliant.
To date we have found no compliance issues with the newer National CAD Standard 5.0.
Our Free Trial Release 4 product differs from the previous Free Jump releases.
The Free Trial product is only available for the current release of AutoCAD Civil 3D,
Many of the included changes also reflect the changes made in the Jump 4 2010-11 NCS 4.0 release of products. Upgrades of drawings and entire projects from any Jump 4 AutoCAD Civil 3D release product to Jump 4 2012 product are hassle free.
Upgrade Existing Work
Upgrades of drawings and entire projects from the Jump for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 and Autodesk California Country Kit (Content Pack) product to this NCS 4.0 compliant release should be simple and reasonably hassle free. Minor script files need to be run to conform and upgrade files produced in a previous release to this release.
Current Jump Start Service customers are able to download these script file resources with new product downloads.
Free Jump 2010 customers may manually use RENAME and LAYER to make the changes or upgrade to Jump InstantOn Basic 4 2010-12.
How are The Jump 4 previous releases and Jump 4 2012 related?
ByDesign the Jump 4 product release supplies Jump Platform foundational support for future multiple International, US State DOT, and other "standards".
In other words, if you need to convert (publish) drawings and projects created in one "standard" format to another "standard" format that task will be substantially easier and require substantial fewer man-hours from any Jump products in any 4+ release.
We accomplish this with our Symbol Set technology delivered in specific Jump Kit Standard products and maitained and managed in the Jump Platform - We also call that: Jump Station.
We produced a "backwards" compatable Jump 4 2010-11 releases so customers may continue to confidently employ AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 to complete and maintain current projects.
Customers may also upgrade from any Jump 2010 products to Jump 4 products directly without major issues.
Rename of Layers to conform to published Layer Key changes from NCS 3.1 specification to NCS 4.0 specifications
Corrections to Layer property inconsistencies in previous 3.1 releases
Script supplied for drawing upgrades for paying customers
New and upgraded Layer State Files
Blocks and Symbol Set
Supplied Symbol Set block libraries – number and contents vary by specific product
NCS like Block Naming Convention
Easy "Match The Names" Setup
Point Style Names agree with employed Block Names
Foundation or Common Symbol Set based on the Block Naming Convention
Additional blocks, block cleanups, block standards and consistency
Minor changes to Point Style Names based on Block Naming Conventions
Description Key Sets revised to new Point Styles
Included Symbol Set Depth and Complexity vary by product
Added a new No Show Point Group
NCS 4.0 Linetype Resources
New NCS like standard Linetype Naming Convention
Easy "Match The Names" Setup
Common NCS 4.0 compliant Linetype (.lin) and Shape (.shx) files based on NCS/DOD standards
No new NCS 4.0 Linetypes assigned to Layers
NCS 4.0 resource files availability and complexity vary by product
The Default "arial" textstyle used for proposed conditions renamed to "Proposed"
Default "oarial" textstyle used for existing conditions renamed to "Existing"
Script file supplied for drawing upgrades to paying customers
Additional classic ACAD|LDT|C3D textstyles are now included in templates
Common blocks added with conform to NCS textstyle recommendations
Style Fixes and Cleanups
Numerous small details and property inconsistencies fixed or cleaned up in Styles and Label Styles
Hundreds of new Point Styles – number vary by specific product
New View and Edit Code Set Style
New Point Cloud Styles
Added New Point Label Styles – vary by product
Added New Profile View Styles – vary by product
Added New Section View Styles – vary by product
Jump Kit Symbol Set(s)
New Symbol Set Resources and Maintenance Structure supplied
Block assessment resource files
New NCS 4.0/LDT common Symbol Set and block library supplied – varies by specific product
Variety of sample Scripts and Microsoft Excel maintenance files supplied
Rename, Insert, and Wlock example scripts and resource files
Jump Kit Template ByFeature Drawings
Complete rebuild of supplied Simple and Complex ByFeature drawing file resources
Additional segmentation of Point Styles – both NCS 4.0 comforming .1 text height and common versions
Added New Base Drawings to aid in template construction