Readme for the Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 2
Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 2
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.
You must also install the Autodesk
Land Desktop 2006 Service Pack 1 to use the migration feature in Autodesk
Civil 3D 2006 or if Autodesk Civil 3D and Autodesk Land Desktop are both installed
on the same computer. For more information, see Installation
Information for Side-By-Side Installs.
This Readme includes
the following topics:
Issues In Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 2
This Service Pack includes
many new updates for Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 as well as all updates that were provided
in Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 1 (please refer to the Autodesk
Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 1 readme for details).
All updates in the
AutoCAD 2006 Service Pack 1 and Autodesk Map 3D 2006 Service Pack 1 are also included
in this Service Pack.
Civil 3D Resolved Issues
an alignment segment table title to static text no longer causes Autodesk Civil
3D to quit unexpectedly.
- Geometry point labels maintain
their integrity after the Insert PI command is applied to the alignment, and when
the labels are dragged off the alignment.
- Issues have been
resolved with superelevation calculations for planar roads.
IAeccPartSizeFilters::Item() method has been updated so that it will return the
- The GetStationStringWithEquations method
has been updated so it applies station equations.
that were introduced in the Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 1 with the OverlayMillandLevel2,
OverlayWidenMatchSlope2, and LaneFromTaperedMedian2 subassemblies have been resolved.
ShoulderExtendSubbase and MedianDepressedShoulderExt subassemblies have been modified
so the Pave and Base layers can be extended to the shoulder sideslope.
the UrbanCurbGutterValley3 subassembly no longer causes "Invalid procedure
call or argument" errors to be displayed in the Event Viewer.
the properties of the UrbanCurbGutterGeneral subassembly from the Tool Palette
no longer causes Autodesk Civil 3D to become unresponsive.
a field into MTEXT no longer causes Autodesk Civil 3D to quit unexpectedly.
using South Azimuths, you can now specify azimuth values greater than 180 degrees.
Add Labels dialog box can be maximized after being minimized and moved.
a command from the Transparent Commands toolbar no longer inactivates the current
- The Point Number ('PN), Point Name ('PA), and Point
Object ('PO) transparent commands no longer interpret slope values as grades.
'PO and 'PA transparent commands prompt for elevation options when used with the
- The Angle Information command correctly
reports angles regardless of how the start and end points of the selected lines
- The Maintain View Orientation setting no longer
causes tables to be plotted at a 90 degree rotation.
a grading object using the Copy command has been improved. However, avoid creating
overlapping copies of grading objects.
issues with grip editing grading objects and then using the UNDO command have
- Issues that occurred
when grading from a projection line, when grading to a surface, and when creating
transitions have been resolved.
curve labels honor layer settings when previewed or plotted.
- Structure part block widths in profile views
are displayed more accurately.
- The Export LandXML command
correctly exports parts that have been replaced with the Swap Part command.
and SE bearings are correctly labeled.
- An issue was resolved related to
how the network structure elements were assembled for the model representation
of the part. This issue could result in masking errors, structure labeling errors,
and randomly disappearing parts.
that prevented the correct extraction of Autodesk Civil 3D points within an Autodesk
Land Desktop session have been resolved.
- Deleting points
in the drawing no longer deletes the associated point groups from the Prospector
- The Use Drawing Scale setting for scaling description
keys is now respected when the check box is cleared (set to "no").
issues have been resolved with importing points from an MDB file.
- The units in the column headers of quantity takeoff reports
now match the units of the column values.
- Quantity takeoff
reports respect the unit settings specified in the GenerateQuantitiesReport command
calculation time for large surfaces has been significantly improved.
Actions That No Longer Cause Fatal Errors
a stretch action to a dynamic block definition in a drawing saved with certain
- Displaying thumbnail views of DWF files in Windows
- Opening some types of legacy drawings.
the Toolbars node in the Customize User Interface dialog box (CUI) after you have
migrated custom menus and toolbars from AutoCAD 2005 to AutoCAD 2006.
a multiline using MLEDIT when AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD 2006 are installed on the
- Using the Properties palette to set mesh density
for a smooth polygon mesh.
- Pressing CTRL+A to select objects
in certain 3D views.
Problems Reported By Customers By Using 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 feature areas.
- Dragging a drawing
- Dynamic blocks
- Dynamic Input tooltips
- Graphics system
- Info palette
- Multiline text (Mtext)
- Object snaps
- Plot and Publish
- Plotting drivers
- Properties palette
- Selection previewing
- Sheet Set Manager
- Startup, Save, and Close
- Tool palettes
- You can now program the deletion of a button from a toolbar.
- Problems that sometimes caused side-by-side incompatibility
between AutoCAD 2006 and AutoCAD 2005 have been addressed.
AddSeparator method now correctly adds a separator to existing pull-down menus.
- Number format for
certain regional settings: QuickCalc calculator variables now persist from one
session to another.
- The vertical scroll bar in the QuickCalc
calculator window is now correctly displayed.
- Display properties (such as color, linetype, and lineweight)
no longer change unexpectedly when you drag or copy objects.
- Cells for tables created using EATTEXT
are now displayed with the appropriate height.
- Inability to
close the Attribute Extraction dialog box (EATTEXT) under some circumstances has
values are now displayed for each instance of a polar-arrayed dimension.
associativity is now reliably retained when a drawing is saved. Display errors
have also been corrected.
dynamic blocks can now be rotated and scaled without losing their dynamic properties.
- The drop-down list of available values is now reliably displayed
when you click a visibility or lookup grip on a dynamic block reference in a drawing.
- Entering a transparent
command (such as 'p) in a Dynamic Input tooltip no longer causes the program
to lock up.
- When using Dynamic Input, you can now enter the
command modifiers tk (for tracking) and tt (to set temporary tracking
points for object snap tracking).
For legacy drawings, text within solid-filled hatch areas is now correctly displayed.
- For entries in
an edit box in a docked window, the program now distinguishes between temporary
override keys (such as SHIFT+E) and capitalized text.
- Saved layer states can now be reliably restored.
The Customize User Interface dialog box now correctly imports full, partial, and
custom menus from previous releases. (This update was released separately as Support
- Display problems resulting from
the transfer of legacy MNU or MNS files to AutoCAD 2006-based products have been
corrected. This update affects labels in image tile menus and screen menus. (This
update was released separately as Support Solution TS1052254.)
menu aliases are now correctly migrated from earlier versions of the product.
- Right-click menus are now available when the CUI file is loaded
as an enterprise customization file and a partial menu is loaded as the main customization
- Problems with opening CUI files that have duplicate macro
IDs have been corrected.
- The object snap
menu (SHIFT+right-click) is now available when partial menus are loaded.
now can delete a custom tool created in the Customize User Interface dialog box
without causing an error the next time you try to edit the toolbar or tool palette
to which it was added.
Circles and arcs created on a plane that is not parallel to the world coordinate
system (WCS) now move and stretch in the expected direction when they are stretched.
- You can now stretch objects in a group individually.
can now stretch multiple 3D polyline segments.
- Performance problems
as a result of using a carriage return (\r) with the ads_printf() function have
- Double-byte languages: The accmGetColorFromACIName()
function now behaves as expected when used with multiple-byte color names.
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)
- OLE objects
in model space viewports are now clipped correctly when the viewport is resized.
- The quality of OLE objects (such as photographs) printed at
the highest quality setting has been improved.
- Performance problems using object snaps in certain
circumstances have been corrected.
can now run a script to open another drawing after the first drawing has been
- Problems with
relative search paths created in the Options dialog box have been corrected.
Plot and Publish
- Dot linetypes with line weight
are now plotted correctly.
- Plot styles for systems with a large
number of plot styles are now assigned properly.
- The time needed
to open the Plot dialog box has improved for customers who have a large number
of plot styles.
- The name of the layout is now correctly appended
to the file name for drawings that are plotted or published to PDF.
- Profiles are now retained properly
when more than one instance of AutoCAD is open.
- Formatting is now preserved for text cut from a Microsoft®
Excel spreadsheet and pasted into a table cell.
- The spacing between lines of text created with consecutive
executions of the TEXT command is now the same as the spacing between lines of
text created within a single TEXT command.
- Pressing the END
key in the Edit Text dialog box no longer causes an error.
created in the In-Place Text Editor are now displayed correctly in the editor,
no matter how many times it is reopened.
- Chinese language:
CAPS LOCK and SHIFT keys now work properly on Chinese-language keyboards.
Japanese language: Several problems with incorrect display of characters have
- Double-byte languages: Problems with spacing
between double-byte characters have been corrected.
- For some
Asian input method editors: You now can switch from Asian text entry to English
text entry without causing the program to lock up.
- Using a tool palette no longer causes the incorrect
command to run when you press ENTER or right-click to repeat a command.
Xrefs (External References)
- External references
(xrefs) that have been unloaded are no longer reloaded when you click a balloon
notification in the host drawing.
Map 3D Resolved Issues
Connecting Autodesk FDO Provider for ArcSDE to
SQL Server and Oracle
Oracle and SQL Server System Requirements
The following files must be in your \Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk
Shared\GIS\FDO\2.0\ArcSDE folder, or in another folder located in the command
- Updated ArcSDE dlls: sde91.dll, pe91.dll, sg91.dll.
following system requirements apply to the ArcSDE Server when connecting the Autodesk
FDO Provider for ArcSDE to Oracle:
- ArcSDE version 8.3
Database 9i, or any version of Oracle supported by ArcSDE 8.3
following system requirements apply to the ArcSDE Server when connecting the Autodesk
FDO Provider for ArcSDE to SQL Server:
- ArcSDE version 9.1
Server 2000, or any version of SQL Server supported by ArcSDE 9.1
property values are retained when linking to external databases.
complex polygons while connecting to external databases function restored.
connection to SQL server confirmed.
- Writing Arcs to datastore with SRID
82196 function restored.
- Editing Display Manager thematic values function restored.
- Adjacent sheet name in MapBooks now displays
correctly in Japanese.
operations and performance restored.
- Performance restored when importing files with more than 200,000
- Query functionality
for Autodesk Land Desktop 2006 points, contours, and grading objects restored.
- Block attributes with NULL values maintained after importing
or exporting records from an Oracle database.
- Changing plotter or plot style performance restored.
Customer User Interface (CUI) from command line or View menu only will improve
- Image Insert functionality has been improved.
- Inserting multiple image
files functionality has been improved.
- Image transparency functionality
has been restored.
- Image Memory functionality has been improved.
Who Should Install
the Service Pack?
This service pack, C3D2006_SP2_uk.exe, is
for the International English-language version of Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 running on English-language
and non-English-language operating systems.
Known Issues with Autodesk Civil
Workspace May Require Resetting After Installing Service Pack 2
After installing Service Pack 2, all of the Autodesk Civil 3D menus may not
appear by default. To resolve this, make the Civil 3D workspace current.
To make the Civil 3D workspace current:
1. Enter WSCURRENT at the AutoCAD command line.
2. Enter Civil 3D.
Updating the Civil 3D Menu
Under certain circumstances, menu items are not updated properly. To resolve
this issue, perform the following steps:
1. Enter menuload at the command line and press Enter.
2. In the Load/Unload Customizations dialog box, select Civil and click Unload.
3. Click Browse and navigate to C:\Program Files\Autodesk Civil 3D 2006\UserDataCache\Support.
4. Select Civil.cui and click Open.
5. Click Load, and then click Close.
6. Enter wscurrent at the command line and press Enter.
7. Enter Civil 3D and press Enter.
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.
Information for Side-By-Side Installs
If you have additional AutoCAD-based
products installed on your computer, you may need to apply additional service
packs to ensure all the products continue to work properly after you install the
Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack 2.
These include the following service
- AutoCAD 2006 SP1
- Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006
- Autodesk Map 3D 2006 SP1
- Autodesk Land Desktop 2006 SP1
Civil 3D 2006 SP2
For example, if you have Autodesk Land Desktop 2006
installed on the same computer as Autodesk Civil 3D 2006, you must install both
Autodesk Land Desktop 2006 Service Pack 1 and Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack
2 to ensure both products continue to work properly.
Applying Service Packs
to Autodesk Civil 3D and Autodesk Map 3D
If you have both Autodesk Civil
3D 2006 and Autodesk Map 3D 2006 installed on the same computer, the recommended
order to apply the service packs is as follows:
- Apply the Autodesk
Map 3D 2006 Service Pack 1.
- Apply the Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack
If you install in the reverse order, several benign error messages
will be displayed while installing the Map service pack. This is because the files
in the Map service pack will have already been updated to a newer version by the
Civil 3D service pack.
The error messages will state that files have "already
been updated by other means and can no longer be modified by this patch."
If you receive this message, click Ignore to continue the patching process.
Command Line Switches
The Windows command line switches built into
this service pack are as follows:
- /e - Extracts the MSP file from
the service pack executable.
- /q - Suppresses the completion message after
the service pack is applied. This is useful if you use a script or batch file
to apply the service pack to multiple computers.
how to use these command line switches are included in the procedures that follow.
Applying this Service Pack to a
- Download C3D2006_SP2_uk.exe and save
it to any folder.
- Insert your Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 CD into your CD
- Navigate to the folder where you saved the service pack.
the executable file for the service pack to install it.
this Service Pack to an Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Network Administrative Image
The following two methods of distributing Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 Service Pack
2 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 2 to a new Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 administrative image
- From the Autodesk Product Support website, download C3D2006_SP2_uk.exe
to your local computer.
- On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the
following information, and then click OK to extract the MSP file.
drive>:\<patch name>\ /e <local drive>:\<patch name.msp>
- On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard,
on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > Autodesk > Deployment Wizard.
- In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Create An Administrative
Image, and then click Next.
- 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.
- 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.
the Apply A Patch (Service Pack) To This Image option.
- 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.
- 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 2 to an existing Autodesk Civil 3D 2006 administrative
- From the Autodesk Product Support website, download
C3D2006_SP2_uk.exe to your local computer.
- On the Start menu (Windows),
click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK to extract the MSP
<Local drive>:\<patch name>\ /e <local drive>:\<patch
- On the computer where you installed the Deployment
wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > Autodesk > Deployment
- In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Modify An Administrative
Image, and then click Next.
- 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
- Select the Apply A Patch (Service Pack) To This Image option.
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.
- Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard
to complete the deployment of this service pack.
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