Thank you for downloading AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 3.
This readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of this update. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document before you apply the update to your product. For reference, you should save this readme to your hard drive or print a copy.
You can apply this update to the following Autodesk products running on all supported operating systems and languages. Be sure to install the correct update for your software.
You do not have to install Update 1 or 2 in order to install Update 3. This update includes Update 1 and 2 fixes.
|AutoCAD Architecture 2009||AutoCAD_Architecture_2009_Update3_Win_32Bit.exe|
|AutoCAD Revit® Architecture Suite 2009||AutoCAD_Architecture_Suite_2009_ Update3_Win_32Bit.exe|
|AutoCAD Architecture 2009||AutoCAD_Architecture_2009_Update3_Win_64Bit.exe|
|AutoCAD Revit® Architecture Suite 2009||AutoCAD_Architecture_Suite_2009_ Update3_Win_64Bit.exe|
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You can use this update with the following operating systems:
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When you apply this update while running AutoCAD Architecture, 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 Architecture manually before you install this update.
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The following defects have been fixed in AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 3
- The use of manual text properties involving numbers caused incorrect display properties.
- Loading certain projects or linking particular drawings to a project caused a hang or crash.
- Modifying files under the current project folder led to a crash.
Export to AutoCAD
- Wipeouts in devices did not have the correct appearance after Export.
- When moving objects in the Conceptual Visual Style, the grips would become separated from objects.
- Walls were shifted from the correct position or missing when certain files are imported.
- Some slabs would be in the wrong position when certain files are imported.
- A crash would occur when importing some files.
- Overridden materials were not preserved after re-importing a file.
- Cursor movement was slow when objects are isolated and Dynamic UCS is on.
- A crash would occur when updating schedule tables that refer to external files with certain spaces.
- A block would be added to the drawing even though the placement using a tool was canceled.
- Add selected of walls from previous version drawings with cleanup based on the centerline caused cleanup to fail.
- Copy offset behavior was not the same as in AutoCAD Architecture 2008.
- Canceling out of the Wall Edit In Place "Save Changes" dialog could cause a crash.
- Linework and component geometry in walls were not correct when the host and xref drawing use different units.
The following defects were fixed with AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 2 and are also fixed in AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 3:
- Multi-view blocks inserted from user created tools did not scale properly when used in subsequent drawings or sessions.
- Projects created from project templates did not inherit the correct sheet storage location property.
- Projects created from project templates did not inherit sheet subset storage location information.
- The application would occasionally crash when creating project details.
- Surfaces belonging to different walls would export with the same CadObjectId.
- Spaces, railings, footings, and column objects might be exported with an incorrect object type identifier in some localized releases.
- Half spaces would be imported as large modifiers.
- Slab fascias and soffits would not properly export in some localized releases.
- Level and elevation info would be created in reverse order when an IFC file was imported into a project.
- Material sets applied to walls of type "Shared" would not export correctly.
- The schedule quantity column evaluated property values without first applying the property data format.
Wall objects and opening endcaps
- Certain endcap configurations might cause walls to disappear in 3d isometric views.
- Some walls might not draw completely at a locked z elevation.
- Using "Add selected" for anchored doors, openings, and windows could cause an application crash in some circumstances.
- Walls might fail to clean up properly across xrefs if the host drawing used different drawing units than the xref.
- Tooltips would appear for AutoCAD entities even when ROLLOVERTIPS was set to zero.
- Saving a drawing to the 2004 file format would take an excessive amount of time.
- Export to AutoCAD might cause an application crash in some circumstances.
The following defects were fixed with AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 1 and are also fixed in AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 2 and Update 3:
- The application might crash when cutting or refreshing sections or elevations containing certain structural members.
- For localized versions of AutoCAD Architecture, callouts and labels would occasionally fail to resolve when dropping views.
- The application might crash when viewing the external references of a project drawing that was resaved as a different project drawing type.
- It was not possible to drag a project entity from one file to another when hardware acceleration was enabled, if the host drawing did not use the 2d wireframe visual style.
- The application might crash when plotting immediately after cancelling a previous plot job.
- Fillet radii would not be imported reliably for certain parametric profiles.
- Parametric profiles without voids would not be imported reliably.
- Spaces with clipping and holes would not import reliably.
- Wall styles would not be reliably converted and mapped on import.
- Curtain walls might not be import properly on localized versions of AutoCAD Architecture.
- gbXML would export a value 1000 times too large for AirChangesPerHour in metric drawings.
- The application would occasionally crash on shutdown.
- The face of a wall might not draw correctly in isometric view for certain endcap configurations.
- Autodesk Civil 3D users could end up with a style referencing a non-existent hatch.
- Memory would not be released to Windows when closing a drawing.
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 commands and features:
- 3D Visual Styles
- Annotation Scaling
- External References (xref) Palette
- Partial Open
- Properties Palette
- Raster Images
- Remote Text (rtext)
- Annotation Scaling
- Menu Browser
- Properties Palette
- 2D Display
- 3D Navigation
- 3D Tools
- Annotation Scaling
- Display Driver
- Dynamic Dimensions
- Graphic System
- Impression Toolbar
- Object Snaps
- Properties Palette
- Section & Flatten
- Visual Styles
- On Windows XP, AutoCAD 2009 may crash when Windows XP is suspended or placed in hibernation mode.
- If a layer is set to the color BYBLOCK and you plot the drawing, AutoCAD crashes.
3D Navigation Tools
- When you use the ViewCube in some drawings, AutoCAD freezes.
- When you use a 3D navigation command, such as 3DORBIT or 3DPAN, to maintain performance, the display degrades. AutoCAD may crash.
- When orbiting a 3D model with a 3D polyline, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you plot a drawing, a plot style assigned to a layer does not display in the plotted output.
- When a .NET function with a LispFunction attribute has the return type as object, an exception is issued in AutoCAD.
- If you create a wipeout object through .NET API, a fatal error may occur.
- A drawing that contains a large number of anonymous blocks and copies of annotative entities created in AutoCAD 2007 or an earlier release opens slowly in AutoCAD 2009.
- A scale is infinitely enumerated when you insert a drawing that contains the same scale as a block or an external reference (xref).
- The scale of annotative text changes when you use LISP entmod() to change the properties of the annotative text.
- When a multileader (mleader) with a missing or invalid style is edited, it disappears from the display. If you select undo or close the drawing, AutoCAD crashes.
- When a drawing contains incorrect block references and the SAVEFIDELITY system variable is set to 1, if you attempt to save the drawing, AutoCAD crashes.
- Switching layouts that contain viewports with hatched objects may take an unusually long time.
- If you use annotation scaling to delete a layout viewport, AutoCAD may crash.
- If AutoCAD 2009 Update 2 is installed on your system, attribute text may be misaligned.
- TIFF files may display incorrectly.
- When you attempt to display a tooltip of a multiline text (mtext) attribute that contains 281 characters or more, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you move a block using an insertion grip, mtext attributes move incorrectly.
- When the default value of an mtext attribute in a block contains a field, you cannot edit the attribute text to replace the field with other data.
- When a drawing contains xrefs, the -ATTEDIT command fails.
- In the File Navigation dialog box, when you use the Add a Buzzsaw location shortcut option, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you insert or redefine a block that contains attributes on a locked layer, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you change the scale of a block through the Properties Palette, an attribute displays incorrectly.
- When you copy and paste a dynamic block, associative hatches do not work.
- After you redefine a block definition, associative hatches in dynamic blocks display incorrectly.
- When you open a drawing, a polyline in a block may have a very large width.
- After you open a drawing, some dynamic blocks lose their dynamic properties.
- When a drawing contains a block that references itself, if you use the INSERT command, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you use the PASTEBLOCK command, AutoCAD may crash.
- If you explode mirrored blocks and then save your drawing, AutoCAD may crash.
Corrupt DWG file
- When you audit a drawing, erased objects may be identified as invalid objects. AutoCAD attempts to fix these and crashes.
- In some situations, when you attempt to open a corrupt drawing, if data cannot be recovered, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you use the Refedit toolbar to reference edit, AutoCAD may crash.
- Data Extraction cannot finish operations in some cases.
- The Data Extraction Combine Record Mode > Sum values option does not work correctly.
- When all drawings are closed, if you preview a drawing from the Recent Files list on the menu browser, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you add Xdata to a table style, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you import some DGN files, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you use the DGNEXPORT command, you cannot save the file to a FAT32 formatted drive.
- If alternate units is on and you edit dimension text, the alternate units text is duplicated.
- If you are running AutoCAD on Windows with limited user privileges, you cannot download the updated certified driver list. The latest list of certified drivers is included with this update.
- If you use OpenGL with uncertified graphics drivers, AutoCAD may crash.
- If your screen saver starts, the connection between AutoCAD and your graphics card may be lost, causing AutoCAD to crash.
- When you copy multiline text (mxtext) or dimensions with breaks, a memory leak may occur.
- When AutoCAD 2009 Update 2, AutoCAD 2009 Subscription Bonus Pack 2, or AutoCAD 2009 Subscription Bonus Pack 3 is installed, polylines are incorrectly closed.
- When AutoCAD 2009 Update 2 is installed, polylines with different widths are incorrectly closed.
- If you enable Dynamic Input while grip editing an object and then save and close the drawing, AutoCAD may crash.
- In AutoCAD, if the background of a drawing is black, the file may not display correctly. This problem applies to DWF files only.
- When AutoCAD 2009 Subscription Bonus Pack 3 is installed, if you attempt to eTransmit drawings to a ZIP file, AutoCAD crashes.
Export a Layout to Model Space
When you export a layout to model space, the following occurs:
- The linetype scale changes.
- Dimension arrowheads do not display.
- Text does not rotate correctly.
- Drawing properties are lost.
- When you use the EXPORTLAYOUT command on some layouts, if .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 is installed, AutoCAD may stop responding.
External Reference ESW
- The External References palette does not display when it is auto-hidden and used with the XREF or IMAGE commands.
- When you use the FIND command, AutoCAD does not remain zoomed into an object.
- The FIND command performs slowly when you search for text.
- On Windows Vista, if your drawing contains a large block of text and the text is being refreshed for display on the screen, AutoCAD crashes.
- Rollover highlighting does not go away.
- When you recreate a hatch boundary, it consists of separate line segments rather than a closed polyline.
- When you bind a drawing with an xref that contains annotative hatches, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you view or plot large hatched objects, AutoCAD may run out of memory.
- When you open a drawing that has a hatch pattern name greater than 35 characters, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you plot, objects in an xref are not correctly hidden.
- When you use the HIDE command with a drawing that contains text, some objects may not be hidden.
- When you attach a corrupted raster image to a drawing, AutoCAD crashes.
- If AutoCAD Update 1 is installed, TIFF files display incorrectly.
- In some situations, when the AcImpression.cui file is loaded and you open a drawing, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you use the MEASUREGEOM command, a memory leak occurs.
- If you install AutoCAD 2009 Update 1 on Windows Vista 64-bit, AutoCAD fails to launch.
- When you attempt to install AutoCAD 2009 Update 1 on AutoCAD Civil 3D or AutoCAD Architecture, if you do not restart, the installation fails. If you attempt to reinstall the update, a message displays stating that the update is already installed even though it is not.
- When the AutoCAD LT 2009 Update 2 is installed, AutoCAD Civil LT 2009 Update 2 fails to install.
- When you zoom to a locked viewport, the Layer palette updates.
- The VPLAYER command does not freeze selected layers in all layout viewports.
- When you use the LAYMRG command, an error message displays.
- When you use the Layer Properties Manager dialog box, instead of the CLASSICLAYER command, and you attempt to remove the viewport overrides for the current viewport, an error message displays and the overrides are not removed.
- In the Layer Properties Manager, if you click New Group Filter and then click Set Current, an error message displays.
- In drawings with many layers, if you sort layers by name, AutoCAD may freeze.
- When you attempt to switch layouts in drawings, an Out of Memory crash may occur.
- In AutoCAD LT 2009, when you use the -UNITS or TIME commands, a crash may occur.
- If you install a network version of AutoCAD, AutoCAD may fail to start.
- When you import a 3DS file with texture, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you open a drawing with missing referenced files, if you click Cancel to ignore the missing references, AutoCAD may crash.
- If you right-click in the drawing area while a drawing is closing, AutoCAD may crash.
- You cannot access the menu browser in a non-English version of AutoCAD using the shortcut Alt+Key.
- Some menu macros do not work.
- When you use the TABLEEXPORT command and then grip edit a viewport, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you offset a polyline with a distance of zero, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you use the FILLET command on non-orthogonal lines, the inclination of the lines change by a small amount. This amount is small enough that it cannot be measured, but may cause problems.
- When created on a rotated UCS, an mleader does not respect POLAR or ORTHO settings.
- Mleader custom arrowheads are not brought over to the drawing from the Tool palette.
Multiline Text (mtext)
- When you drag and drop a drawing while the In-Place Text Editor is active, AutoCAD crashes.
- When some of the values in the In-Place Text Editor are changed, AutoCAD crashes.
- Some mtext objects with double-byte characters display as a single line.
- When you edit mtext in a viewport, it may be duplicated in other viewports.
- When you open a drawing created in a non-English version of AutoCAD 2006 that contains multiline text (mtext), mtext does not display correctly.
- Osnaps on polylines and mesh objects do not work correctly.
- Depending on the objects in a drawing and your current object snap settings, after you start the MOVE command and select objects, AutoCAD may fail to respond.
- When you right-click an OLE object, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you attempt to save a file with a long file name, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you drag and drop a file from Windows Explorer into the AutoCAD title bar while in Single Document Interface (SDI) mode, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you attempt to open multiple files from Windows Explorer, only the first selected file opens.
- On Windows XP 64-bit or Windows Vista 64-bit, after you work on a large number of drawings during a single session, after saving, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you use the COPYCLIP or INSERT commands, an error message warning about duplicate blocks may display. When you save the drawing, AutoCAD crashes.
- If you click on a hyperlink to a drawing file in another application, AutoCAD may crash.
- When the OPENPARTIAL system variable is set to 1 and you use the PURGE command, drawings may become corrupted.
- When you plot upside-down, an OLE object does not plot correctly.
- A drawing that contains hatches and gradients may plot slowly.
- When the plot area is set to View, AutoCAD LT may crash.
- When you attempt to plot a drawing with an OLE object, the OLE object may not display in the plotted output.
- If you plot a drawing that contains geometry with corrupt layers, AutoCAD crashes.
- In the Properties palette, the Dimension Style control may display an incorrect dimension style name.
- When you list the properties of a dynamic block containing an attribute with an empty tag, AutoCAD crashes.
- In the Publish dialog box, the Publish To setting always defaults to DWF format even if you select a different setting.
- When you attempt to publish multiple sheets with PUBLISHCOLLATE=1, only the first sheet of the set is plotted.
- When you use the Markup Set Manager to republish a file and open the new file, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you attempt to purge nested items from a drawing with nothing to purge, AutoCAD does not respond.
- When AutoCAD 2009 Subscription Bonus Pack 1 is installed, if you use PURGE or -PURGE and select purge zero-length geometry and the geometry is on a locked layer, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you use the PURGE command, zero-length geometry is removed from block definitions.
- When you change the theme of your operating system while running AutoCAD and then click the Quick Properties window, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you edit multiple mtext objects through the Quick Properties palette, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you open some valid drawings, you are prompted to use the RECOVER command.
- RECOVER does not identify multileaders (mleaders) with missing or invalid styles.
- In AutoCAD, you may not be able to open files created in previous releases.
- When you use the RENDER command with certain drawings that contain textured objects, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you render some drawings, AutoCAD runs out of memory.
- When you use the RPREF command, AutoCAD may crash.
- When acad.CUI is loaded as a partial CUI, some buttons in the mtext ribbon contextual tab fail.
- On a ribbon panel, you may not be able to move items between rows.
- A ribbon panel continues to display after it is removed from a ribbon tab.
- A button image used on a ribbon panel that is loaded from a resource DLL file lacks a transparent background.
- If you transfer a ribbon panel and a tab, buttons display small.
- Enterprise, main, and partial CUI files display multiple ribbon tabs in workspaces.
- You cannot control a ribbon tab when you use more than one non-AutoCAD CUI file.
- A ribbon tab and/or menu macro may not function properly when referenced from multiple CUI files.
- If you load a CUI file that references a missing BMP file, a fatal error displays.
- If the ribbon is displayed and you select portions of an mtext object that contains multiple formats, the mtext object becomes distorted.
- When you load a CUI file or select an object for edit before a command is active, AutoCAD may crash.
Section and Flatten
- When you use the SECTION command or AutoCAD .NET API methods for working with sections, a memory leak occurs.
- When you select objects before you use the SECTIONPLANETOBLOCK command, a memory leak occurs.
- When you use the SECTIONPLANE command and select a face for the location of the section plane, a memory leak occurs.
- When you attempt to generate a 2D/3D section from a section plane that overlaps an ellipse, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you select objects in groups, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you edit text with space before or after the text within a table cell, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you select objects before you start the TABLEEXPORT or TABLESTYLE command and cancel the command, a memory leak occurs.
- When you move text to a new position within a drawing, it disappears.
- When you attempt to edit the properties of multiple Tool Palette tools, an Out of Memory crash may occur.
- The AutoLISP Redraw function fails to hide or highlight objects.
- When you edit objects with grips, the 3D gizmo is not hidden properly. When you close the drawing, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you attempt to open a 3D model, as the model begins to display, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you zoom while inserting some blocks, AutoCAD crashes.
After you apply this update, you may experience the following ribbon customization-related problems:
An Incorrect or Missing Ribbon Tab
Known Issue: When you display a ribbon tab from a partial or Enterprise CUI file, on the ribbon, the ribbon tab displays incorrectly or is missing.
Workaround: To correctly display a ribbon tab, recreate the workspace used to display the ribbon tab from scratch. Do not duplicate or attempt to update the workspace. Once you create a new workspace, set the workspace current. The ribbon tab should display correctly.
For a partial CUI file, before you add a ribbon tab to a workspace, use the Customize User Interface (CUI) Editor to change the customization group name of the file. The customization group name is represented by the uppermost node of the tree in the Customization In pane.
A Blank Image for a Command
Known Issue: On a ribbon panel, the image associated with a command defined in the Command List pane displays as a blank icon.
Workaround: To recreate a ribbon command item on a ribbon panel, delete it. Then, from the Command List pane, add the command to the ribbon panel.
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As you prepare to install this update, keep the following in mind:
Backup Custom Files
It is recommended that you back up all custom CUI, MNR, and MNL files before you apply this update.
During installation, you will be prompted for the original installation media or a network image. In order to apply this update, you must have administrative privileges to install and uninstall products.
Administrators can deploy this update over a network using the Deployment wizard.
The following Microsoft Windows command line switches are built into this update:
Instructions about how to use the /e command line switch are included in the procedures that follow.
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If you search for an update within the installed programs on your system, its displays by its version number. The following table contains version numbers for AutoCAD Architecture 2009 updates.
|AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 1||
|AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 2||
|AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 3||
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Follow these instructions to install this update on a single computer.
To Update a Stand-Alone Installation
You can use Communication Center to apply this update 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: You can install CAD Manager Control Utility from the product installation media. Select Install Tools and Utilities and then select the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools.
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 this update.
In all cases, please append this update to the deployment. The only time it is appropriate to merge an update is if you intend to distribute the deployment through a group policy object.
The patch (update) file that you download contains a 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 this update to a new administrative image
<local_drive:>\<patch_name> /e <local_drive:>\< patch_name>.msp
To apply this update to an existing administrative image appended a previous update
NOTE: This update cannot be uninstalled when the product is installed from a deployment (also called an administrative image) with a merged update.
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Depending on the product and the type of installation, this service pack updates the following files:
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