AutoCAD® Civil® 2010 Update 2 Readme

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released AutoCAD Civil 2010 Update 2.

AutoCAD Civil 2010 Update 2 contains the fixes included in AutoCAD Civil 2010 Update 1 and AutoCAD 2010 Update 1.

Please read this document before you apply the update to your product. For your reference, save this Readme to your hard drive or print a copy.


This update, civil2010sp2.exe, is for all versions of AutoCAD Civil 2010 running on English-language and non-English-language operating systems.

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Subscription customers can now access selected subscription benefits without logging onto the Subscription Center. The following benefits are available only to subscription customers.

Online Renewal

If you meet the online renewal program rules and your subscription expires soon, a balloon notification with the option to renew displays. This notification displays only three times. If you have already renewed your subscription, or are not a subscription customer, these options are not available.


In InfoCenter, click the Subscription Center button. Under Benefits Center, click View eLearning Catalog or from the bottom of the Subscription Center menu click an eLearning lesson. You will be prompted to sign-in to the Subscription Center.


You can access some subscription-only learning and technical support without logging onto the Subscription Center. This includes eLearning lessons.

New Advantage Packs

When a new advantage pack becomes available, a balloon notification and menu option displays. To review and download the advantage pack, click the balloon notification or menu option. You must have permission to begin the download. Contract managers and software coordinators can control access to advantage packs from the Subscription Center > Set Access from Product. Instructions for setting access permissions are provided to contract managers and software coordinators prior to advantage pack releases.

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Important: You cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove this update. To restore your version of AutoCAD Civil 2010 to its pre-update state, uninstall AutoCAD Civil 2010 and reinstall it.

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The Windows command line switches built into this update are as follows:

Instructions about how to use these command line switches are included in the procedures that follow.

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  1. Download civil2010sp2.exe and save it to any folder.
  2. Insert your AutoCAD Civil 2010 media into your media drive.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you saved the update.
  4. Double-click the executable file to begin the installation.

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

To apply this update through Communication Center using local patch list functionality

  1. On a machine that has AutoCAD Civil 2010 installed, install the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools. To install the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools, insert the AutoCAD Civil 2010 product media and select Install Tools and Utilities. On the Select the Products to Install page, select Autodesk CAD Manager Tools. Click Next to review and accept the License Agreement, then click Install to start the installation.

    NOTE: The update should not be installed on this machine.

  2. In a shared location, create a folder where the patches will be downloaded to (for example, \\servername\shared_folder_location\).
  3. Click Start > Programs > Autodesk > CAD Manager Tools > CAD Manager Control Utility.
  4. Select AutoCAD Civil 2010 from the drop-down list and click OK.
  5. On the InfoCenter tab, under Communication Center Panel, select Enable Live Updates. From the drop-down list, select Receive Live Updates from Local Network.
  6. Select Browse and browse to the previously created shared location (for example, \\servername\shared_folder_location\ ).
  7. Select Manage Patches. This option allows you to connect with the Autodesk servers and allows you to download any available patches for your current installation of AutoCAD Civil 2010.
  8. Under Manage Patches, the AutoCAD Civil 2010 Service Packs are listed. Select the update you want to apply. Under Action Type select Add To Patch Folder and select Update Patch Folder.
  9. Under Details you will see "downloaded to local patch folder on <time><date>".
  10. Click Close.

    In AutoCAD Civil 2010, ensure the Communication Center is configured. Once it is configured you will see that a Live Update Maintenance Patch is available.

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The following method of distributing AutoCAD Civil 2010 Update 2 applies only to administrative images created with the AutoCAD Civil 2010 Network Installation wizard. After you complete this procedure, any new deployments of AutoCAD Civil 2010 will have the update applied to them automatically.

To apply AutoCAD Civil 2010 Update 2 to an existing AutoCAD Civil 2010 administrative image

  1. On the workstation where you initially created the AutoCAD Civil 2010 deployment, open the Tools folder and double-click the Create and Modify a Deployment shortcut icon.
  2. On the Begin Deployment page, select Create a New Deployment Using an Existing Deployment as a Template.
  3. Specify a new name for the deployment.
  4. Review and make any changes.
  5. On the Review - Configure - Create Deployment page, click Configure, review the settings, and make any changes.
  6. On the Include Service Packs page, select Include Service Pack from and click Download.
  7. Select the option to append the service packs to the deployment.
  8. Complete the customizations and click Configuration Complete, and then click Create Deployment. Now any new deployments of AutoCAD Civil 2010 will have the update applied to them automatically.

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There are no known issues in this update.

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As a result of detailed information from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, a number of issues in the following areas were identified and fixed in this update:

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This update includes the resolution of over 40 issues. This section of the readme documents the resolved issues that previously caused loss of data, unexpected failures of AutoCAD Civil, or reflect a change in functionality. You can view the issues resolved in AutoCAD Civil 2010 Update 1 in the Update 1 Readme.





Cross Section Views

  • AutoCAD Civil no longer closes unexpectedly when you delete a surface that was referenced in the section views band set properties, and then attempt to set the properties to a different surface.
  • You can now add a material list and specify that material list while you are creating section views. Previously, the material list did not update.

Feature Lines





  • An issue involving random termination of the application when importing pipe networks using the LandXMLIn command has been resolved.
  • In a pipe network, swapping a structure with a structure from one of the new structure part families now works as expected.

Project Management

  • The AutoCAD Civil performance when using Vault for some operations (Login, Checkin, and Select Project to Display) has been improved.
  • AutoCAD Civil no longer crashes when you use the Get Latest Version command in Vault Explorer on a drawing that has been deleted.
  • In Vault Explorer, the context menu for a survey database now has a Check Out menu item.
  • You can now share surface data from a drawing that is added to a project.
  • You no longer lose all the shared surface information when you delete one of the shared drawings from Vault.


  • AutoCAD Civil no longer closes unexpectedly when you drag a surface in the Object Viewer.


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AutoCAD Civil 2010 Update 2 provides the following AutoCAD 2010 Update 1 fixes in a format that is installable on AutoCAD Civil.

The following defects have been fixed:

2D Drawing

3D Modeling

3D Navigation Tools

Action Recorder

Annotation Scaling


Check Spelling


Data Extraction

DGN Support

Digital Signature



Dynamic Dimensions

Export Layout

External References

File Open

Find and Replace

General UI

Graphic System



Inquiry Tools

Keyboard Modifiers




Measurement Tools


Multileader (mleader)






Reference Edit


Section & Flatten



Visual Lisp



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