Fatal Error During Save Hotfix

This update will correct a fatal error that occurs randomly when saving a drawing.

Description of Problem

A fatal error occurs during an auto save or an explicit save of a drawing. The problem occurs randomly, most often when using Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2007, Autodesk® Land Desktop 2007, and Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2007. It is known to occur when using other products on the list below as well, but less frequently.

Affected Products

(1) Apply this patch only if the installation includes AutoCAD Mechanical 2007 or Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2007.
(2) Apply this patch only if the installation includes AutoCAD 2007.

Installation Instructions

To install the Fatal Error During Save Hotfix

Note: You must have administrative privileges on your Microsoft® Windows® operating system to complete the installation process.
  1. Close the affected application(s).
  2. Find the acdb17.dll file in your product install folder; for example, c:\program files\AutoCAD 2007.
  3. Check the version of acdb17.dll.
  4. Rename the following file:
  5. Download the acdb17.dll to your product install folder.

  6. Note: If you need to remove this hotfix, simply delete the new acdb17.dll file that you downloaded to the product install folder and restore the file you renamed in step 4 to its original name.