Project location text in Uppercase changes to Lowercase in Project Manager on reopening AutoCAD Electrical Hotfix

This hotfix corrects an issue that the user input uppercase project location text changes to lowercase in Project Manager on reopening AutoCAD Electrical.


Note: This hotfix will update all language versions.

Installation Instructions

  1. Exit AutoCAD Electrical
  2. Download the hotfix:
  3. Find the product installation folder; for example C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Acade 2009.
  4. In this folder, right-click the WDCOM1.fas file.
    • If this file has a modified date of 2/19/2008 (Feb 19th, 2008), then proceed with this installation.
    • If this file has a modified date of 9/26/2010 (Sep 26th, 2010), then this hotfix has already been applied.
  1. Rename the original file for backup.
    • In the product installation folder, right-click the file WDCOM1.fas and rename it WDCOM1.bak.
  1. Double-click the downloaded file.
  2. Extract WDCOM1.fas to the product installation folder (for example, C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Acade 2009).
  3. Confirm that the modified date of the replaced file, WDCOM1.fas, is 9/26/2010 (Sep 26th, 2010).

NOTE: To remove this HOTFIX, delete the new WDCOM1.fas file and rename the file WDCOM1.bak back to its original name of WDCOM1.fas.

Note for the Existing Projects

Solution for the Existing Projects

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<current user>\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD Electrical 2009\R17.2\enu\Support\User.

Vista: C:\Users\<current user>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\AutoCAD Electrical 2009\R17.2\enu\Support\User.


You need to re-open the projects again after performing this operation as the Project Manager will not list the previously opened projects.


Thank you for your commitment to Autodesk® products.


AutoCAD Electrical Team