Readme for the Architectural Desktop 2006 Service Pack 1


Architectural Desktop 2006 Service Pack 1

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.

Who Should Install the Service Pack?

Service Pack 1 applies to English versions of the following Autodesk product(s):

Note: Specific regions may release language-specific (localized) service pack executables.


Summary of the Primary Architectural Desktop Issues Resolved by the Service Pack

Curtain Walls

Stairs

Ceiling Grids

Spaces

Areas

AEC Dimensions

AEC Polygons

Materials

Project Navigator

Project Browser

Tool Palettes

Content Browser

Detail Component Manager

Layer Manager

Style Manager

Display Manager

Export to AutoCAD

Design Center

.NET API

Miscellaneous


Summary of the Primary AutoCAD Issues Resolved by the Service Pack

Actions That No Longer Cause Fatal Errors

Problems Reported with 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.

Calculator

Color

Dimensioning

Dynamic Blocks

Dynamic Input

Hatching

Key Modifiers

Layers

Migration

Modify

Object Linking and Embedding (OLE)

Object Snaps

Open

Options

Plot and Publish

Tables

Text

Tool Palette

Xrefs (External References)


Additional Known Issues

These are problems that have been identified in the original release of Architectural Desktop 2006 that are not corrected with this Service Pack.

Style Manager/Display Manager
The use of certain special characters (such as “, Ö and å) in style and other object names can cause entries to shift position when changes are made in the grid of names and descriptions. The workaround for this problem is to make changes using the General tab for the specific objects.

Incorrect hatch origin for detail components
The hatch origin for certain detail components, including plywood and rigid insultation, is incorrectly set resulting in hatch patterns that are incorrectly oriented within these detail components. The correct hatch pattern orientation can be restored through use of the Set Origin command, which is available from the context menu associated with hatch patterns.

Instability when navigating in Project Navigator while drawing is being saved
Navigation within the Views tab of Project Navigator while a drawing is actively being saved may cause Architectural Desktop to become unstable, which could potentially lead to a crash.

Plotting masked AEC polygons 568101
When plotting masked AEC polygons, you need to set the screening value for the Interior Fill display component to 0. The following steps will allow you to accomplish this task:

  1. From the Format menu, click Plot Style Manager.
  2. In the Plot Styles dialog, double-click the plot style that you are using.
  3. In the Plot Style Table Editor dialog, on the Form View tab, select the color (for CTBs) or plot style (for STBs) that you are using for the Interior Fill display component of AEC Polygons. By default, the color is set to 140 and plot style is set to Invisible Ink.
  4. Change the screening value to 0 and click Save & Close.

Instability caused by location grips555033
Simultaneously clicking the left and right mouse buttons while hovering over a location grip may cause Architectural Desktop to become unstable, which could potentially lead to a crash.

Behavior of Import Current Layout as Sheet command changed in Architectural Desktop 2006
In previous releases of Architectural Desktop, use of the Import Current Layout as Sheet command could result in a single drawing file being used as a Element, Construct or View as well as a Sheet. Safeguards have been added to Architectural Desktop 2006 to ensure that a single drawing can only used as an Element, Construct, View or Sheet. However, if you use the Import Current Layout as Sheet command to save a View drawing as a Sheet drawing, the View drawing will be removed from your project.

If you have a drawing that you wish to use as an Element, Construct or View as well as a Sheet, you can use the SaveAs command to create a second instance of the drawing and then import the layout from the new drawing to create the Sheet. Another solution is to create a new Sheet and simply x-ref the original drawing, which will allow the drawings to remain synchronized.

Instability when accessing a read-only project
Using Project Browser to access the properties of a project that you only have read permissions to may cause Architectural Desktop to become unstable, which could potentially lead to a crash.

Wall cleanups and eTransmit
There are conditions where x-ref drawings are processed correctly by the Export to AutoCAD command but display issues result from the use of the eTransmit command. Specifically, wall cleanups for intersecting walls that reside in separate xrefs will have an incorrect appearance when display configuration overrides are applied to the x-refs and the eTransmit command is used with the File Format option set to AutoCAD 2000/2004 Drawing Format with Exploded AEC Objects. If you need to eTransmit a drawing with these conditions, use the Export to AutoCAD command first and then the eTransmit command for the resulting drawing.

Installation of Architectural Desktop 2006 disables functionality in VIZ 2006
If Architectural Desktop is installed on a system with an existing installation of VIZ 2006, dragging and dropping studios from a Studio Palette to a viewport results in a ToolPaletteGUP error message. Repairing the VIZ 2006 installation will restore the ability to drag and drop studios into a viewport.

Instability when generating tool catalogs
Using the Tool Catalog Generate command to create tool catalogs from a directory or drawing file that contains an extensive number of complex styles may cause Architectural Desktop to become unstable, which could potentially lead to a crash. To avoid this problem, it is recommended that you limit number of complex styles to be imported within a single use of the Tool Catalog Generate command.


Service Pack Installation Issues

It is recommended that you back up all custom CUI, MNU, MNS, MNR, MNL, and MNC files before installing this Service Pack.

During the installation of this Service Pack, you may be prompted for the original installation CD, DVD, or network image. Please be sure to have the original installation media on hand when you run the patch.

This Service Pack must be installed by a user with Administrative Privileges. The installation process will stop with an error message if it was attempted by a user without Administrative Privileges.

Once this Service Pack is applied, you cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove the Service Pack. To undo the Service Pack changes, uninstall and reinstall Architectural Desktop 2006.

The Service Pack may be deployed by Administrators over the network using the Network Installation Wizard.

A Group Policy Object cannot be created to roll out this Service Pack to clients that have already installed Architectural Desktop. This Service Pack must be applied directly to every machine by an administrator of the machine. Please note that the administrator account must run Architectural Desktop once before the Service Pack can be applied.

It has been found that the installation of this service pack will cause file loading problems with Autodesk Land Desktop 2006 and/or Autodesk Civil 3D 2006. To rectify this, you may either install the latest service pack for either of these respective products or rename the following files located in the installation directory of these products:

Example: Rename AecRegMgr47.dll, which resides in the "C:\Program Files\Autodesk Land Desktop 2006" directory, to AecRegMrg47.old.


Apply this Service Pack to a Stand-Alone Installation

  1. Download the Service Pack and save it to any folder.
  2. Insert the Architectural Desktop 2006 CD 1 or DVD into your CD/DVD drive.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you saved the Service Pack.
  4. Double-click the executable (EXE) file to install the Service Pack.


Apply this Service Pack through your local network using a Patch List

Use this procedure if you want to use Communication Center to apply this Service Pack through your local network.

To apply this Service Pack through Communication Center using a local patch list

  1. Insert the Architectural Desktop 2006 CD 1 or DVD into your local computer’s CD/DVD drive.
  2. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download adt2006swlsp1enu.exe and adt2006swlsp1enu.htm to a local server.

NOTE: Make sure that all users who need to apply the Service Pack have access to this server.

  1. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK:
    \\<local server name>\<patch name> /p <patch list location name>\<patch list name>

For example:
C:\ ADT2006sp1SWL.exe /p c:\patchlist.txt

The contents of the patch list file are similar to the following:
*****
ProductCode={5783F2D7-4004-0409-0002-0060B0CE6BBA}
ProductVersionCandidate=4.7.265.0
PatchTitle=Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006 Service Pack 1
PatchGUID={B67C4E7E-2597-4B54-B66C-117149FF5D08}
PatchFileLocation=\\\\your_server_name\\your_share_name\\subfolders\\patch_name.exe or ftp://your_server_name/your_share_name/your_path/patch_name.exe
PatchSize=7780352
PatchDesc=This Service Pack updates Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006. The use of this software is subject to the terms and conditions contained in the software license agreement that accompanied Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006. YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE INDICATES YOUR ASSENT TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SUCH LICENSE AGREEMENT. COPYING OR USE OF THIS SOFTWARE OR ITS DOCUMENTATION EXCEPT AS PERMITTED BY THE SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT IS UNAUTHORIZED AND IS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT UNDER THE LAWS OF YOUR COUNTRY. IF YOU COPY OR USE THIS SOFTWARE OR ITS DOCUMENTATION WITHOUT PERMISSION OF AUTODESK, YOU ARE VIOLATING THE LAW. YOU MAY BE LIABLE TO AUTODESK FOR DAMAGES, AND YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PENALTIES.
PatchDescLocation=\\\\your_server_name\\your_share_name\\subfolders\readme_name.html or ftp://your_server_name/your_share_name/your_path/readme_name.html

NOTE: If a patch list file already exists in this location, the new patch list information is added to the end of that file. The original file is not overwritten.

  1. Open the patch list file. If there is more than one patch list, the lists are separated by asterisks (*****).
  2. Change the fifth line in the patch list, PatchFileLocation, from the original value to one of the following:

    • If you want to make the Service Pack available from a file server, enter: PatchFileLocation=\\\\<your_server_name>\\<your_share_name>\\<subfolders>\\<patch_name>.exe

    • If you want to make the Service Pack available from an FTP server, enter:
      ftp://<your_server_name>/<your_share_name>/<your_path>/<patch_name>.exe

  1. Change the last line in the patch list, PatchDescLocation, from the original value to one of the following:

    • If you want to make the Readme available from a file server, enter:
      PatchDescLocation=\\\\<your_server_name>\\<your_share_name>\\<subfolders> \\<readme_name>.html

    • If you want to make the Readme available from an FTP server, enter:
      ftp://<your_server_name>/<your_share_name>/<your_path>/<readme_name>.html

  1. Save and close the patch list file.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK:
    <your_CD or DVD-ROM_drive>:\ADT\Support\CADManagerControl

  1. Double-click CMControl.exe.
  2. In the CAD Manager utility, select Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006 from the product list, and then click OK.
  3. In the CAD Manager utility, on the Communication Center tab, perform the following actions:

    • In the Live Update Configuration list, select Enable Using Local Patch List.

    • In the Local Patch List Location box, enter the same local patch list location that you entered in step 5.

    • Click Apply to save these settings to your own system.

  1. At the bottom of the CAD Manager utility, in the drop-down list, select Create .reg Registry File. Then click OK.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, save the file to your system. Make note of this location.

    The registry file is now ready to be made available to users. Distribute and execute the file to users by implementing the method of your choice.

    NOTE: You must execute the Service Pack on each workstation that is running Architectural Desktop 2006.


Apply this Service Pack to an Architectural Desktop 2006 Network Administrative Image

The following two methods of distributing Architectural Desktop 2006 Service Pack 1 apply only to administrative images created with the Architectural Desktop 2006 Network Installation wizard. After you complete these procedures, any new deployments of Architectural Desktop 2006 will have the Service Pack applied to them automatically.

NOTE: Clients that have installed the original deployment MUST install the Service Pack before the deployment can be patched. It is not possible to patch clients after an administrative image has been patched.  If you are unable to update all previously installed clients prior to adding this Service Pack to the administrative image, we recommend that a separate administrative image be created with this Service Pack applied.

NOTE: In both of the following procedures, 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; see step 2 for the syntax.

To add Architectural Desktop 2006 Service Pack 1 to a new Architectural Desktop 2006 administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download adt2006swlsp1enu.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

  1. On the computer where you installed the Network Installation wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click Autodesk > Network Installation Wizard.
  2. In the Network Installation wizard, on the Welcome page, select Create an Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  3. On the Create Administrative Image page, in the Select Autodesk Installer (MSI) File box, enter the path to ADT.msi, the MSI file that you use as the basis for your administrative image. This file is found on your product CD or DVD-ROM, in CD or DVDROM:\ADT\ADT.msi.
  4. 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. Users install Architectural Desktop from this location.
  5. Select the Apply a Patch (Service Pack) to This Image option.
  6. In the Select Patch box, enter the path to the patch location (the location you entered in step 2, including the file extension .msp). You can also browse to locate the MSP file.
  7. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Network Installation wizard to complete the deployment of this Service Pack.

To apply Architectural Desktop 2006 Service Pack 1 to an existing Architectural Desktop 2006 administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download adt2006swlsp1enu.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


  1. On the computer where you installed the Network Installation wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click Autodesk > Network Installation Wizard.
  2. In the Network Installation wizard, on the Welcome page, select Modify an Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  3. On the Modify Administrative Image page, in the Select an MSI File box, select an existing Autodesk installer file (MSI) from an existing shared network location that contains the administrative image you want to modify. Users install Architectural Desktop from this location.
  4. Select the Apply a Patch (Service Pack) to This Image option.
  5. In the Select Patch box, enter the path to the patch location (the location you entered in step 2, including the file extension .msp). You can also browse to locate the MSP file.
  6. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Network Installation wizard to complete the deployment of this Service Pack.


Files Patched by this Service Pack

None of your customized files should be affected by this patch. However, if you are using a file that has a date earlier than the date of the file originally installed by Architectural Desktop 2006, it will be replaced. For example, if you have simply copied acad.pgp from an Architectural Desktop 2005 installation, it will have a modified date that is before the release of Architectural Desktop 2006 and will be replaced. To avoid this issue, simply re-save the customized file, which will give it a later date, thus preventing its replacement.

NOTE: Any files which have been removed (or moved) after the original installation will be restored by this patch.

Installation Folder

Autodesk Shared Folder

Autodesk Shared Thumbnail Folder

<Windows Installation Folder>\assembly


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