Readme for the Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 1

Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 1

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 1, which addresses several known issues with Autodesk Civil 3D 2006.

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

This Readme includes the following topics:

 

Resolved Issues for Autodesk Civil 3D 2006

Resolved Alignment Issues
Resolved API Issues
Resolved Corridor Issues
Resolved Data Shortcut Issues
Resolved General Issues
Resolved Grading Issues
Resolved Parcel Issues
Resolved Pipe Network Issues
Resolved Point Issues
Resolved Profile Issues
Resolved Project Issues
Resolved Section Issues
Resolved Surface Issues
 

Enhancements in Autodesk Civil 3D Service Pack 1

Data Shortcuts Not Validated By Default

For projects with a large number of data shortcuts, the validation process could potentially slow down the opening of the project drawings, therefore, data shortcuts are not automatically validated.

To validate the data shortcuts on demand, on the Toolspace Prospector tab, expand the Data Shortcuts collection (located under the project to which you have added data shortcuts), right-click the data shortcuts that you want to validate (for example, Surface Data Shortcuts), and click Validate.

 

Productivity Tips

Modifying Available Viewport Scales

To add or modify the available viewport scales, at the command line, enter SCALELISTEDIT and use the Edit Scale List dialog box.

Avoid Using 'Drag and Drop' to Open Project Drawings

It is recommended that you open project drawings from within Autodesk Civil 3D instead of dragging or copying the drawings onto the Autodesk Civil 3D desktop icon.

If there are problems with your project and you drag or copy the drawings onto the Autodesk Civil 3D desktop icon, the appropriate error messages and options to repair the project may not be displayed.

 

Documentation Supplements

Supported Object Snaps for Profiles

Object Snaps have the following behavior when used with profiles and profile views:

Osnap
Dynamic Profiles
Static Profiles
Profile Views
Endpoint
Yes
Yes
Yes (grid lines + axes)
Midpoint
Yes
Yes
Yes (grid lines + axes)
Center
No
No
No
Node
No
No
Yes (tick marks)
Quadrant
No
No
No
Intersection
Yes
No
Yes (grid lines + axes)
Extension
No
No
No
Insertion
No
No
No
Perpendicular
No
No
No
Tangent
No
No
No
Nearest
Yes
No
Yes (grid lines + axes)
Apparent Intersection
No
No
No
Parallel
No
No
No

 

Known Issues with Autodesk Civil 3D 2006

The following subassemblies can produce a datum surface that is incorrect, and therefore they can produce incorrect volume calculations:

In these subassemblies, the subbase material (datum link) extends beyond the attachment point. When you insert another subassembly that also contains a datum link and create a surface from those links, you create a surface that overhangs itself, which is not a valid condition.


Who Should Install the Service Pack?

This service pack, C3D2006_SP1.exe, is for all language versions of Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 running on English-language and non-English-language operating systems.

 

General Installation Information

Important: You cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove this service pack. To restore your version of Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 to its pre-service pack state, uninstall Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 and reinstall it.

 

Windows Command Line Switches

The Windows command line switches built into this service pack are as follows:

Instructions about how to use these command line switches are included in the procedures that follow.

 

Applying this Service Pack to a Stand-alone Installation

  1. Download C3D2006_SP1.exe and save it to any folder.
  2. Insert your Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 CD into your CD drive.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you saved the service pack.
  4. Double-click the executable file for the service pack to install it.

 

Applying this Service Pack to an Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Network Administrative Image

The following two methods of distributing Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 1 apply only to administrative images created with the Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Deployment wizard. After you complete these procedures, any new deployments of Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 will have the service pack applied to them automatically.

NOTE: In both of the following procedures, the service pack file that you download contains an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file. You must extract that file from the executable file. To extract the MSP file from the executable, use the /e ("extract") switch.

To add Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 1 to a new Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 administrative image
  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download C3D2006_SP1.exe to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK.

    <local drive>:\<patch name>\ /e <local drive>:\<patch name.msp>

  3. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard patch, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > Autodesk > Deployment Wizard.
  4. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Create An Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  5. On the Create Administrative Image page, in the Select Autodesk Installer (MSI) File box, enter the path to c3d.msi, the MSI file you use as the basis for your administrative image. This file is found on your product CD-ROM, in CDROM:\BIN\Installer.
  6. In the Administrative Image Location box, enter an existing shared network location where you want to create an administrative image, or click Browse to navigate to a location.
  7. Select the Apply A Patch (Service Pack) To This Image option.
  8. In the Select Patch box, enter the path to the patch location (the location you entered in step 2, including the extension .msp). You can also Browse to locate the MSP file.
  9. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.
To apply Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 1 to an existing Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 administrative image
  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download C3D2006_SP1.exe to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK.

    <local drive>:\<patch name>\ /e <local drive>:\<patch name.msp>

  3. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard patch, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > Autodesk > Deployment wizard.
  4. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Modify An Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  5. On the Modify Administrative Image page, in the Select An MSI File box, select the existing Autodesk installer file (MSI) from the shared network location that contains the administrative image you want to modify.
  6. Select the Apply A Patch (Service Pack) To This Image option.
  7. In the Select Patch box, enter the path to the patch location (the location you entered in step 2, including the extension .msp). You can also Browse to locate the MSP file.
  8. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.

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