AutoCAD® Electrical 2009 Service Pack 1 Readme

July 14, 2008

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.

Contents

Who Should Install the Service Pack?
Supported Operating Systems
Information for Windows Vista Users
Primary Issues Resolved by the Service Pack
General Installation Information
Stand-Alone Installation Instructions
Applying This Service Pack to a Network Administrative Image
To Uninstall this Service Pack

Who Should Install the Service Pack?

Service Pack 1 is for the following Autodesk products running on all supported operating systems and languages. Be sure to install the correct service pack for your software.

Product

Service Pack

AutoCAD Electrical 2009 (32-bit) Ace2009_SWL_SP1.exe
AutoCAD Electrical 2009 (64-bit) Ace2009_SWL_SP1_x64.exe

Supported Operating Systems

This Service Pack can be used with the following:

Information for Windows Vista Users

When applying this service pack while running AutoCAD Electrical, it is recommended that you do not click the "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" option. Instead, close AutoCAD Electrical manually before completing the installation of the service pack.

Primary Issues Resolved by the Service Pack

Note: AutoCAD Electrical 2009 Service Pack 1 includes the AutoCAD 2009 Update 1. For issues resolved by the AutoCAD 2009 Update 1, please see the appropriate service pack readme located on the Autodesk support web site

Circuit Builder

Cross-referencing

Item Balloons

Insert/Edit Components/Footprints

Miscellaneous

Migration Utility

Reports

Symbol Builder

Terminal Strip Editor

General Installation Information

Before You Start
As you prepare to install the service pack, keep these points in mind:

About Windows Command Line Switches
Two Microsoft® Windows® command line switches are built into this service pack:

Stand-Alone Installation Instructions

To update a stand-alone installation

  1. Download the service pack and save it to any folder.
  2. Insert the product media (for example, AutoCAD Electrical).
  3. Find the folder where you saved the service pack and double-click the executable (EXE) file.

Apply This Service Pack through a Local Network
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 media by selecting "Install Tools and Utilities" and by then selecting the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools.

Applying This Service Pack to a Network Administrative Image

The following distribution methods apply only to administrative images created with the Deployment Wizard. After you complete these procedures, subsequent deployments of your product will include the service pack updates.

In all cases, please "Append" this service pack to a deployment. The only time it is appropriate to "Merge" a service pack is if you intend to distribute the deployment through a group policy object.

The patch (service pack) file that you download contains an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file, which you extract from the executable file using the /e (extract) switch. For an example of the syntax, see step 2, below.

To add the service pack to a new administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the service pack EXE file to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter information using the following syntax and click OK.

    <local_drive:>\<patch_name> /e <local_drive:>\< patch_name>.msp

  3. Insert the AutoCAD Electrical media and launch setup.exe.
  4. Select "Create Deployments," then click Next.
  5. On the "Begin Deployment" page, in the "Specify the Deployment Location" box, enter the shared network location where you would like to create an administrative image, or click "Browse" to find a location. Users install the product from this location.
  6. In the "Specify a Deployment Name" box, enter the name for your deployment.
  7. Continue through the Deployment Wizard, and Configure when allowed. On the "Include Service Packs" page, click "Browse" to browse to the service pack extracted in Step 2. Notice that the service pack has been added in the "Service Packs Included in this Deployment" box. Click Configuration Complete.
  8. Follow the instructions in the Deployment Wizard to complete the service pack deployment.

 

To apply the service pack to an existing administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the service pack EXE file to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information and click OK.

    <local_drive:>\<patch_name> /e <local_drive:>\< patch_name>.msp

  3. Browse to the location of the existing Administrative image.
  4. In the Tools folder, select the "Create and Modify a Deployment" shortcut.
  5. On the "Begin Deployment" page, you may change the name of the existing deployment in the "Specify the Deployment Name" box.
  6. On the "Begin Deployment page", do one of the following:
  7. Continue through the Deployment Wizard, and Configure when allowed. On the "Include Service Packs" page, click "Browse" to browse to the service pack extracted in Step 2. Notice that the service pack has been added in the "Service Packs Included in this Deployment" box. Click "Configuration Complete".
  8. Follow the instructions in the Deployment Wizard to complete the service pack deployment.

To Uninstall this Service pack

Note: This service pack cannot be uninstalled when the product is installed from a deployment (also called an administrative image) with a merged update.

Windows XP

  1. On the Start menu, click Settings > Control Panel.
  2. In the control panel, click "Add or Remove Programs".
  3. In the Add or Remove Programs window, select the Show Updates option.
  4. Find the appropriate service pack in the list of programs and click Remove.

Windows Vista

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. In the Programs and Features window, in the left pane, click View Installed Updates.
  5. Find the appropriate service pack in the list of updates and click Uninstall.

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