AutoCAD Electrical 2007 Service Pack 2 Readme
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.
It is not necessary for you to have Service Pack 1 installed in order for Service Pack 2 to run properly. All updates included in Service Pack 1 are included in Service Pack 2. Service Pack 2 can be installed if Service Pack 1 is already installed on non-Vista machines. Microsoft Windows Vista users should see the Information for Windows Vista Users section below.
· AutoCAD Electrical 2007
This Service Pack can be used with the following operating systems:
· Microsoft Windows 2000
· Microsoft Windows XP Professional
· Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
· Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise
· Microsoft Windows Vista Business
· Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
· Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
· Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
This service pack allows you to run AutoCAD Electrical 2007 on machines running Microsoft Windows Vista. While these products can be installed on a Vista machine, Service Pack 2 must be installed after installation of the product in order for it to run.
NOTE: Due to a limitation in Service Pack 1, Service Pack 2 cannot be installed on Windows Vista with SP1 already installed. To install SP2, first uninstall and reinstall AutoCAD Electrical and then apply SP2 (without installing SP1).
· During the installation of AutoCAD Electrical 2007 on a Microsoft Vista machine, you may see a dialog stating 'Not a supported operating system'. You can bypass this dialog by just pressing the OK button without any affect to the installation of the product.
· Upon launch of AutoCAD Electrical 2007, you may see the Program Compatibility Assistant from Microsoft stating that there is a known compatibility issue with Windows Vista. You can safely click the Run Program option to run the product. It is also safe to click the "Do not show this message again" option.
· When applying this service pack while running AutoCAD Electrical, it is not recommended that you click the "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" option. Instead, AutoCAD Electrical should be closed manually after installation of the service pack.
· The default video driver provided with Windows Vista will not provide acceptable performance and functionality for 3D visualization features in AutoCAD Electrical. For optimal 3D visualization functionality you will need to install a video driver provided by your graphics card vendor and enable Hardware Acceleration in AutoCAD Electrical. If no vendor driver is installed, it is not recommended that you enable Hardware Acceleration as performance will be less than optimal. To see if your video driver is a vendor driver, do the following:
o Open AutoCAD Electrical
o Enter 3DCONFIG on the command line. The Adaptive Degradation and Performance Tuning Dialog box will display.
o Under Hardware and Performance Tuning, click the View Tune Log button.
o In the Performance Tuner Log, under 3D Device, note the device name. If the name includes "Microsoft Corporation", then the video driver was not provided by the graphics card vendor.
NOTE: 3D Visualization performance will be slower on Windows Vista than on Windows XP.
· For optimal performance when using 3D visualization features, please apply the latest Certified Hardware XML Database from http://www.autodesk.com/autocad-graphicscardupdate. For a complete list of certified, supported, and non-supported graphics hardware for 3D display features, please visit http://www.autodesk.com/autocad-graphicscard.
· For i-drop to operate properly on a system running Windows Vista, the user should be set to Run as Administrator.
· Due to Windows Vista restrictions, all sample files found in the AutoCAD Electrical Sample folder and subfolders are read-only. Sheet Set Manager sample files can be opened in the Sheet Set Manager but cannot be changed.
NOTE: The minimum resolution for AutoCAD Electrical 2007 to run on a Windows Vista system is 1280 x 1024.
This is caused by the default security level setting in Internet Explorer. The following workaround will work in most cases:
1. Open an IE window, click tools-> Internet Options.
2. On the Internet Options dialog, click Security tab and Internet Zone. Make sure “Enable Protected Mode (requires restarting Internet Explorer)” is unchecked and set the Security level to Medium.
3. Select the Local Intranet zone, make sure “Enable Protected Mode (requires restarting Internet Explorer)” is unchecked and set the security level to Medium-low.
4. Close all the preview IE windows and re-run the preview command.
NOTE: AutoCAD Electrical 2007 Service Pack 2 includes both AutoCAD Electrical 2007 Service Pack 1 and AutoCAD 2007 Service Pack 2. For issues resolved by the AutoCAD Electrical 2007 Service Pack 1 or AutoCAD 2007 Service Pack 2, please see the appropriate service pack readme located on the Autodesk support web site.
As you prepare to install the service pack, keep these points in mind:
· Custom files backup — Before you apply this service pack, be sure to back up all custom CUI, MNR, and MNL files.
· Administrative privileges — During installation, you will be prompted for the original installation CD or network image. You must have administrative permissions to install and uninstall products in order to successfully apply service packs.
· Network deployment — Administrators can deploy the service pack over the network using a Network Deployment. Please refer to the Deployment Installation Instructions section.
· Updated Certified Hardware XMLDatabase — For optimal performance when using 3D visualization features, please apply the latest Certified Hardware XML Database from http://www.autodesk.com/autocad-graphicscardupdate. For a complete list of certified, supported, and non-supported graphics hardware for 3D display features, please visit http://www.autodesk.com/autocad-graphicscard.
· Service pack removal — Once this service pack is applied, it cannot be removed by running an automatic uninstall program. The product must be uninstalled and reinstalled to undo the service pack changes.
Two Microsoft® Windows® command line switches are built into this service pack:
· /e – Extracts the MSP file from the service pack executable. Instructions about how to use the /e command line switch is included in the procedures that follow.
· /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.
1. Download the service pack and save it to any folder.
2. Insert the product CD (for example, AutoCAD Electrical).
3. Find the folder where you saved the service pack and double-click the executable (EXE) file.
You can use Communication Center to apply this service pack through your local network. Detailed instructions on how to set up patching through your local network are listed in the Communication Center tab of the CAD Manager Control Utility help.
NOTE: The CAD Manager Control Utility can be installed from the product installation CD by selecting Network Deployment and then selecting the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools 4.0 link in the Media Browser.
NOTE: Because of limitations in the AutoCAD Electrical 2007 Service Pack 2, you can not apply the service pack to an existing deployment that contains Service Pack 1.
NOTE: If you are not using Group Policy Objects to apply this patch you can still use this method
When you install from a deployment that has Service pack 2 applied to it, the text editor setting in the registry gets blanked out. This will cause a few minor features in AutoCAD Electrical 2007 to not work properly. These features include:
· Adding new rating values to the .WDR file using the ‘Edit File’ option
· Adding new generic paper sized to the Plot Project ‘generic_papersizes.txt’ file using the ‘Editor’ button
If you would like to correct this issue, and are familiar with the registry and how to edit it, you can do the following:
Depending on the type of installation, this service pack updates the following files.
NOTE: For files patched by the AutoCAD 2007 Service Pack 2, please see the appropriate service pack readme located on the Autodesk support web site.
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