AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1 Readme

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1 also contains all the fixes included in AutoCAD 2009 Update 1.

This Readme contains 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 your reference, you should save this Readme to your hard drive or print a copy.

This Readme includes the following topics:

This update, C3D2009SP1.exe, is for all versions of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 running on English-language and non-English-language operating systems.

Important: You cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove this update. To restore your version of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 to its pre-update state, uninstall AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 and reinstall it.

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.

  1. Download C3D2009SP1.exe and save it to any folder.
  2. Insert your AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 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.

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 3D 2009 installed, install the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools. To install the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools, insert the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 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 the 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 (example: \\servername\shared_folder_location\ ).
  3. Click Start > Programs > Autodesk > CAD Manager Tools > CAD Manager Control Utility.
  4. Select AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 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 (example: \\servername\shared_folder_location\ ).
  7. Select Manage Patches. This option will connect with the Autodesk servers and allow you to download any available patches for your current installation of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009.
  8. Under Manage Patches you will see AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Service Packs 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 3D 2009, ensure the Communication Center is configured. Once it is configured you will see that a Live Update Maintenance Patch is available.

The following two methods of distributing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1 apply only to administrative images created with the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Network Installation wizard. After you complete these procedures, any new deployments of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 will have the update applied to them automatically.

NOTE: In both of the following procedures, the update file that you download contains an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file. You must extract that file from the executable file. To extract the MSP file from the executable, use the /e ("extract") switch.

To add AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1 to a new AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download C3D2009SP1.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>

  3. From the installation media, select Create Deployment.
  4. Select the location of your deployment and provide a name, and then click Next.
  5. Select the products you would like to install, and then click Next.
  6. On the Configure page, select the Configure button to customize the deployment.
  7. Continue with the customizations of the deployment. On the Include Service Packs page, use the ellipses button to browse to the location of the MSP file that was downloaded and extracted from the executable file.
  8. Select an option to either merge or append the installation of the update. Merging the installation installs both Civil 3D and the update during the product installation. Appending the installation installs Civil 3D and then installs the update.
  9. Complete the customizations and select Configuration Complete, then select Create Deployment.

To apply AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1 to an existing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 administrative image

NOTE: Before applying AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1 to the existing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 administrative image, ensure that all client machines have already been updated with Update 1.

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download C3D2009SP1.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>

  3. On the computer where you created the original AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 deployment there is a "modify <deployment name>" shortcut. Double-click this shortcut.
  4. On the Install Framework page, you can select a new name or location for the deployment.
  5. On the Begin Deployment page, specify a new name or leave the name as-is.
  6. Review and make any changes required on the Review - Configure - Create Deployment page.
  7. Select Configure and then make any appropriate changes on the Include Service Packs page. Now use the ellipses button to browse to the location of the MSP file that was downloaded and extracted from the executable file.
  8. Select an option to either merge or append the installation of the update. Merging the installation installs both Civil 3D and the update during the product installation. Merging the installation installs both Civil 3D and the update during the product installation.
  9. Complete the customizations and select Configuration Complete, and then select Create Deployment. Now any new deployments of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 will have the update applied to them automatically.

The following is a known issue in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1.

MapExport.ini file is installed in the wrong folder

To resolve this issue:

  1. After installing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1, browse to the following folder:

    (Microsoft Windows XP) C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009\R17.2

    (Microsoft Windows Vista) C:\Program Data\Autodesk\AutoCADCivil 3D 2009\R17.2

  2. Select the MapExport.ini file, and right-click > Copy.
  3. Browse to the following folder:

    (Microsoft Windows XP) C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\C3D 2009

    (Microsoft Windows Vista) C:\Program Data\Autodesk\C3D 2009

  4. Paste the MapExport.ini file in this folder.
  5. If you have already run the MAPEXPORT command, the file will already exist in this folder. When you are prompted to replace the existing file, click Yes.

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:

This update includes the resolution of over 100 issues. This section of the readme documents the resolved issues that previously caused loss of data, unexpected failures of Civil 3D, or reflect a change in functionality.

General

  • You can now open a drawing in Civil 3D 2009 that was created in a previous version. Previously, the program would close unexpectedly in certain situations.
  • Selecting Arbitrary X-Y Coordinate System on the Units and Zones tab in the Drawing Settings dialog box no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Inserting a block from a tool palette no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • The shortcut notification window in a client drawing is now displayed when the source drawing is modified and saved.
  • When you create a deployment and add a shortcut name in the shortcut parameter, such as "/p c:\profile.arg", the program no longer closes unexpectedly when you attempt to install using the deployment.
  • Object styles persist as expected when you use the Copy and Paste commands on objects. Previously, using these commands to copy and paste objects would randomly cause some object styles to disappear.
  • Closing a drawing no longer causes the Toolspace Prospector window to close unexpectedly.
  • A temporary drawing object that is created when you use the View/Edit Corridor Section command is now being deleted when you exit the command.
  • Creating parcel lot lines, alignments, and grading feature lines from an xref entity no longer causes the Audit command to issue an error about invalid linetypes.
  • Inserting a drawing that contains proxies no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.

Alignments

  • The start station and end station properties for a fourth spiral in a SCSSCS curve group now display the correct values in the Alignment Entities panorama vista.

API

  • When using the API extension dictionary, objects are now properly propagated across data references for all object types.
  • Performance is improved when you use AeccPoints:: AddMultiple() to add points.
  • In the AeccSettingsSurfaceBuildOptions object, the values for ElevationMin and ElevationMax are now correct. Previously these values were reversed.
  • AeccStyle:: ExportTo() no longer displays a Map error dialog box.
  • The AeccPipe:: ConnectToStructure() method now works as expected when you call the Disconnect() method.
  • AeccPoints::ImportPoints() now works as expected. Previously, the program would close unexpectedly when running this command in a file with duplicate point numbers.
  • The AeccParcel:: AddSingleSegmentLabel() and AeccParcel:: AddMultipleSegmentLabels() methods now work as expected.
  • The AeccSurveyLandXMLPropertiesRoot:: getitems() method now returns the LandXML extended properties for the object. Previously, the method returned the LandXML properties for the survey database.

Corridor Design and Subassemblies

  • Alignments, feature lines, polylines, and profiles created from corridor feature lines are now created at the correct location.
  • Material volume calculations are now computed correctly for subassemblies that contain structural parts. Previously, in situations where these subassemblies overlapped it resulted in crossing line segments and omitted material in the material volume calculations.
  • Material volume calculations are now consistent across stations in situations where surface overhang causes surfaces to join incorrectly in the cross section view.
  • Layers now work as expected when you insert a DWG that contains a corridor as an xref. Previously, the layer settings were ignored.
  • Using the View/Edit Corridor Section command when data references are broken no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Hatch components are now configured properly in section views. Previously, they displayed as solid black.
  • Using the View/Edit Corridor Section command to edit the lane width of the LaneInsideSuperLayerVaryingWidth subassembly now works as expected.
  • The Import Subassembly command now supports a package file that contains multiple localized languages. At import time the localized language that matches the installation will be extracted.
  • The Frequency setting along curves in corridors is now working as expected. Previously, this setting was only honoring a section of the curve.

Cross Section Views

  • Cross sections now update consistently and reflect changes that are made to the corridor using the View/Edit Corridor Section command.
  • Sample line label visibility is now determined by the sample line layer. Previously, the visibility was determined from the sample line group layer.
  • The section 1 and section 2 columns are now correctly displayed by default in the Section View Bands dialog box. Previously, they were hidden by default.
  • Corridor sections that are included as xrefs in a drawing are now drawn as expected.

Grading and Feature Lines

  • Elevations at grading projection line points can now be edited. Previously, in situations where the start or end of a grading touched a PI point of the feature line, those elevations could not be edited.
  • Creating a feature line from an alignment and then attempting to weed the feature line using the Options button on the Feature Line Properties dialog box no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Creating a feature line from an alignment, with the Weed Points option cleared, now creates the feature line with correct data. Previously, the feature line would extend beyond the length of the associated profile and it would ignore the specified elevation values.
  • Using the Create Feature Lines From Alignment command and selecting the option to Weed Points no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Creating a feature line from a polyline now creates critical curves. Previously, there were conversion errors in situations where there were very short lines between two arcs.
  • Editing the curve radius on a feature line no longer causes the program to become unresponsive.
  • Using the Stepped Offset command no longer causes the program to become unresponsive.
  • Grading feature lines created from a corridor feature line that contains gaps or breaks are now created in the correct location.
  • Daylight lines are now created correctly for gradings that overlap each other.
  • Surfaces are now built correctly from grading groups. Previously, the grading surface did not always respect the grading results. To ensure correct results when you open a drawing, you should rebuild the surface.
  • Erasing a grading, using the Undo command, and then saving the drawing no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly when you try to reopen the drawing.
  • Several issues involving grading objects and feature lines on locked layers have been resolved and the program no longer closes unexpectedly when the drawing is saved or the layer is unlocked.
  • Creating a grading transition with a near-zero distance is no longer allowed. Previously, entering values smaller than 0.0001 would cause the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Using the Audit command on drawings created in Civil 3D 2008 no longer changes the elevation points on feature lines.
  • Opening a drawing that contains shortcuts after using VBA no longer causes the program to become unresponsive.

Labels

Lines Curves

  • Using the Curve Calculator after using the Create Curve commands no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.

Object Enabler

Important: The Civil Object Enabler is a separate install. You must uninstall and then reinstall the Civil Object Enabler in order for the following changes to take effect. You can download the most recent version of the Object Enabler at: http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=DL11092427

Parcels

  • Parcels that are exported to LandXML and then reimported no longer cause the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Using the Create Parcel From Objects command no longer causes the program to become unresponsive.
  • Using grips to edit parcels no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.

Pipes

  • Selecting a pipe when the ribbon is displayed no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Importing a pipe network from a LandXML file, and then deleting some pipe network objects and exporting the revised pipe network to LandXML no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • You can now add a part family to a parts list.
  • When you lay out pipes, the program now accepts the point that you select on screen as an endpoint. Previously, the program would randomly ignore the selected point and the command line would continue to prompt you to select a point.

Plan Production

  • Sheet numbers on match lines are now resolved if the Sheet Set Manager .DST file is moved from its original location to a supported search path location.
  • Matchline text is now displayed in sheets that are placed into a new drawing that contains multiple view frame groups.

Points

  • In situations where child overrides exist in point labels, the arrow is now displayed in the Edit Label Styles dialog box to indicate the override.
  • The program no longer closes unexpectedly when you open drawings using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 As AutoCAD.
  • Inserting a drawing that contains points now populates the _All Points group.
  • Specifying the option Do Coordinate Transformation If Possible when transferring points no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • The Geodetic Calculator now applies the correct transformation Grid Scale Factor for ground coordinates.

Profiles and Profile Views

Project Manager

  • Project DWFx files are now displayed properly when you use the Preview option on the Toolspace Prospector tab.
  • Dependencies are now displayed as checked out. Previously, when you checked out a drawing from Vault that contained a dependent drawing the dependent drawing did not display as checked out.
  • Vault Explorer now displays "where used" and "used by" for dependencies.
  • The Name field is no longer read-only in the New Project dialog box when you access this dialog box by right-clicking a survey database on the Survey tab and selecting Add To New Vault Project.
  • Opening a drawing in Civil 3D, logging into Vault, and then and setting the working folder no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • You can migrate Vault-based project XML files to the data shortcut structure using the following process:
        1. Download the latest versions of all drawings (log into Vault > set the current project > get the latest version).
        2. Open the Data Shortcut Editor.
        3. Browse to open the project.xml file located in the local project folder.
        4. From within the Data Shortcut Editor, use search and replace. Search for $ and replace this with the local folder name (C:\Civil 3D Projects).
        5. Use SaveAs to create a _Shortcuts structure in the local project folder.
        6. Remove the old project from Vault.
        7. The migration is completed and drawings that are downloaded from the server will be treated as non-Vault drawings.

  • Data shortcut references now work as expected when you open the drawing using the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 As AutoCAD. Previously, all data shortcut references were broken.
  • Undoing a check out of a file, and then deleting the file and the folder in Vault Explorer, no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly when you attempt to add a file to the project from Civil 3D.
  • Shortcuts are now linked to the correct project. Previously, the absolute path of shortcuts was saved during a temporary save and that caused the shortcuts to be linked to incorrect projects.

Surfaces

  • Turning on the display of points in the surface style for a large surface no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Surfaces created from DEM .asc files will use the drawing units if no unit is specified in the .asc file.
  • Creating a surface from a DEM that has the Files of Type set to ESRI Binary Grid (*.adf) no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Computing a volume surface no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Using the Bounded Volumes command now returns the correct volumes.
  • Rebuilding a grading surface after moving the end of a feature line no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Using the Surface Properties command on a finished ground surface no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Negative contour lines are now displayed correctly. Previously, if surface data that existed in the specified contour range consisted of a single data point, negative contour lines were not displayed for the surface.

Survey

All fixes included in the AutoCAD 2009 Update 1 are also included in the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 1.

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:

General Updates

The following defects have also been fixed:

.NET API

Annotation Scaling

Attributes

Blocks

Export a Layout to Model Space

When you export a layout to model space the following occurs:

External Reference ESW

Hatch

Hide/Shade

Menu Browser

Multileader (mleader)

Multiline Text (mtext)

Open/Save

Partial Open

Plot

Property Palette

Publish

Quick Properties

RECOVER

Render

Ribbon

Visual LISP

ZOOM

Known Issues with This Update

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, 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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