AutoCAD MEP 2011 DEU Update 2 Readme

Thank you for downloading AutoCAD® MEP 2011 DEU Update 2

This readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of this update. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document before you apply this update to your product. For reference, you should save this document to your hard drive or print a copy.

Contents

You can apply this update to the following Autodesk products running on all supported operating systems and German language but not on the German Education version. Ensure that you install the correct update for your software.

You do not need to install Update 1 before installing Update 2, as Update 2 includes the Update 1 of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP.

You can use the Communication Center to install the Live Update Maintenance Patches, which will automatically show the correct update for your product version.

32-bit Product
Update
AutoCAD MEP 2011 DEU MEP2011UpdateDEU2.exe

64-bit Product
Update
AutoCAD MEP 2011 DEU MEP2011UpdateDEU2x64.exe

Identifying  the version of AutoCAD MEP 2011 you are running:

To identify which AutoCAD MEP 2011 Update 2 needs to be installed on your system, in Windows Explorer, launch AutoCAD MEP 2011.

  1. On MEP 2011 command line, type command: "AecVersion" and Enter.
  2. Match the MEP version to the update listed below:

Return to Top

You can use this update with the following operating systems below.

Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Service Pack 3 (SP3) of the following:

Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Service Pack 2 (SP2) of the following:

The following Windows® 7 operating systems:

Return to Top

When you apply this update while running AutoCAD MEP, it is recommended that you do NOT click the "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" option. Instead, close AutoCAD MEP manually, and press "Ignore" at the prompt. It is also recommended that you reboot your system after installing the update.

Return to Top

Problems Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility

As a result of detailed information from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, a number of problems were identified and fixed. Updates have been made in the following commands and features:

AutoCAD Architecture Update 1 

AutoCAD Architecture Update 2

AutoCAD Update 1 

AutoCAD Update 2

Return to Top

General AutoCAD MEP Updates

The following AutoCAD MEP defects have been fixed:

Auto Layout

Update 1

Update 2

Display

Update 1

Update 2

Duct

Update 1

Update 2

Electrical

Update 1

Update 2

Labels

Update 1

Multi-View Parts

Update 1

Pipe

Update 1

Update 2

Plumbing

Update 1

Update 2

Schedule

Update 1

Update 2

Tool Palette

Update 1

Miscellaneous

Update 1

Update 2

Return to Top

General AutoCAD Architecture Updates

The following defects have been fixed:

3D Modeling

Update 1

Annotation Scaling

Update 2

Curtain Walls

Update 1

Detail Components

Update 2

Dimensions

Update 1

Doors/Windows

Update 2

Drawing Management

Update 1

Update 2

General UI

Update 1

Update 2

Help

Update 1

IFC

Update 1

Materials

Update 1

Modify

Update 1

Multi-View Blocks

Update 2

OpenLight

Update 2

Performance

Update 1

Renovation

Update 1

Sections

Update 1

Slabs

Update 1

Structural Members

Update 2

Walls

Update 1

Update 2

 

Return to Top

General AutoCAD Updates

The following AutoCAD defects have been fixed:

.NET API

Update 1

Update 2

2D Display

Update 1

3D Cache

Update 1

3D Modeling

Update 1

3D Navigation Tools

Update 1

Update 2

3D Organic Modeling

Update 2

3D Surface Modeling

Update 2

Annotation Scaling

Update 1

Update 2

ARX

Update 1

Attributes

Update 1

Command Line

Update 1

Update 2

Customer Involvement Program

Update 1

CUI

Update 1

Digitizer

Update 1

DGN Support

Update 1

Dimensions

Update 1

Display Acceleration

Update 1

Display Drivers

Update 1

Draw 2D

Update 2

DWG

Update 2

DWF

Update 2

External References

Update 1

Graphic System

Update 1

Hatch

Update 1

Help

Update 1

Image

Update 1

Layer

Update 1

Licensing

Update 1

Materials

Update 1

Update 2

Modify

Update 2

MText

Update 1

Update 2

ObjectDBX

Update 2

OLE (Object Linking & Embedding)

Update 1

Open/Save

Update 1

Update 2

Options

Update 2

OSNAP

Update 2

Other

Update 1

Update 2

Partial Open

Update 1

PDF Export

Update 1

Performance

Update 2

Property Palette

Update 2

Publish

Update 2

Raster Design

Update 1

Recover

Update 2

Ribbon

Update 1

Update 2

Section & Flatten

Update 1

Selection Highlighting

Update 1

Snaps

Update 1

Text

Update 2

 

Visual Lisp

Update 1

Workspace

Update 2

 

Return to Top

Before You Begin

As you prepare to install this update, keep the following in mind:

Back Up Custom Files

It is recommended that you back up all custom CUI, MNR, and MNL files before you apply this update.

Administrative Privileges

During installation, you will be prompted for the original installation media or a network image. In order to apply this update, you must have administrative privileges to install and uninstall products.

Network Deployment

Administrators can deploy this update over a network using the Deployment Wizard.

About Your Product

After you install, product information displays in the About dialog box.

Reboot

After you install, it is recommended to reboot your system even if not prompted.

 

Return to Top

About Windows Command Line Switches

The following Microsoft Windows command line switches are built into this update:

Instructions about how to use the /e command line switch are included in the installation procedures that follow.

Return to Top

Apply This Update to a Stand-Alone Installation

Follow these instructions to install this update on a single computer.

  1. Download the update and save it to any folder.
  2. If required, insert the product media (for example, the AutoCAD installation disc).
  3. Find the folder where you saved the update and double-click the executable (EXE) file.

Return to Top

Apply This Update Through a Local Network

You can use InfoCenter to apply this update through your local network. Detailed instructions on how to set up patching through your local network are listed in the InfoCenter tab of the CAD Manager Control Utility Help.

Note: You can install the CAD Manager Control Utility from the product installation media. Select Install Tools and Utilities and then select Autodesk CAD Manager Tools.

Return to Top

Apply This Update to a Network Administrative Image

The following distribution method applies only to administrative images created with the Deployment wizard. After you complete these procedures, subsequent deployments of your product will include this update.

In all cases, append this update to the deployment. The only time it is appropriate to merge an update is if you intend to distribute the deployment through a group policy object.

The patch (update) file that you download contains an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file, which you extract from the executable file using the /e (extract) switch. For an example of the syntax, see step 2, below.

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the update EXE file to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information and click OK.

    <local_drive:>\<patch_name> /e <local_drive:>\< patch_name>.msp

  3. Insert the Autodesk media and launch setup.exe.
  4. Select Create Deployments. Click Next.
  5. On the Begin Deployment page, in the Specify the Deployment Location box, enter the shared network location where you would like to create an administrative image, or click Browse to find a location. Users install the product from this location.
  6. In the Specify a Deployment Name box, enter the name for your deployment.
  7. Continue through the Deployment wizard, and click Configure when allowed. On the Include Service Packs page, click Browse to find the update extracted in Step 2. Notice that the update has been added in the Service Packs Included in this Deployment box. Click Configuration Complete.
  8. Follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the update deployment.

Return to Top

Uninstall This Update

Note: This update cannot be uninstalled when the product is installed from a deployment (also called an administrative image) with a merged update.

Windows XP

  1. From the Start menu (Windows), click Settings > Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the Add or Remove Programs window, select the Show Updates option.
  4. Find the appropriate update in the list of programs. Click Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. From the Start menu (Windows), click Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. In the Programs and Features window, in the left pane, click View Installed Updates.
  5. Find the appropriate update in the list of updates. Click Uninstall.

 

Return to Top


Copyright ©2011 Autodesk, Inc.