What Do the Jump Platform Products Do?
Jump Products provide the Tools, a Systematic Method to Use the Tools, and a way to Maintain the Tools that are all required to make AutoCAD Civil 3D work in real-world projects.
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 tasks often may get mixed together on the job, but the distinction of these separate levels not only helps explain why there are different Jump Products, and why many organizations struggle with Civil 3D implementation and adoption.
Today many of our Jump Products are Management Level products.
In various "flavors" and levels of detail, they provide the Systems and Structure to get that work done and optimize Civil 3D for Daily Use.
InstantOn Jump Platform products are Daily Use and Publication products.
If you use AutoCAD Civil 3D, you need answer to these real world questions.
How Does Using The Jump Products Pay Off
The Jump Platform Products significantly reduce your organization's investment of Management (non-billable) man-hours and also maximize your Daily Use (billable) man-hours.
Simply put - Civil 3D users who employ Jump Platform Product solutions spend more time doing actual work.
Why Do Our Customers Buy What They Buy
According to them…based on our emails, calls, and phone interviews.
Many customers download The FREE Trial Jump and struggle along on their own.
o Many of these “raid” the FREE to get example Styles to add to their own templates.
"Build your OWN" is still an enduring part of AutoCAD culture
o Some downloaders never look beyond the Download page unless we email or call them
o Most downloaders are "surprised" we don't spam them
o All are More than surprised at what they get for "free"
A number of Civil 3D consultants and Autodesk Dealers employ all, or part of the FREE Jump to customize Civil 3D for customers.
Customers who install the included Jump Project and actually evaluate the integrated Jump Platform Solution are the more likely to upgrade and become paying customers.
Customers say they become paying customers for THREE reasons:
1) A real project is started, starts, or will start and they MUST get Civil 3D working now
Most have one or two people who can work in Civil 3D, but can't work
and do all the Styles and template work too.
2) A project they started with templates from Autodesk, a consultant, or their own
have "problems" and is in crisis.
The most common issues are Style inconsistency, output
issues, and incomplete or "bad" annotation (Label Style) problems.
Most "fix" their project by porting to a Jump Project on their own.
3) A customer wants Civil 3D CAD Standards built for their organization.
We do most of the initial template work and they use it, tweak it, and maintain it.
We make them one or more InstantOn templates and off they go.
That process is inexpensive and easy to maintain.
Everyone who upgrades from the Free Jump (or other previous versions) to InstantOn Basic is overjoyed.
The difference of having the Civil 3D Feature and Command Settings all set up and easily "tweakabe" is "significant" to most Civil 3D users and particularly significant for new Civil 3D users.
InstantOn Basic customers agree that the product makes Civil 3D "Ready to Run".
Customers who buy Jump Kit alone typically use it make and maintain their own templates.
In our language- they make their own InstantOn templates.
Most of these customers also usually have an existing investment in “their own Civil 3D stuff” that they need and/or want to integrate that with the in-depth Jump Style collections which comply with the national standards.
Most of these customers are larger and have technically skilled Civil 3D users who have previous customized Styles and created templates for Civil 3D.
Most become Jump Start Services customers in the next cycle.
Most paying customers end up doing Jump Start Services because they get want when they need it and they get support and questions answered.
Most do not use all of the many Jump Platform products and resources available to them.
Most say they adopt our integrated SYSTEM approach, use almost all of the templates (with minor tweaks), and say they spend more time doing productive work because they do.
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.