In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 3.
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 3 contains the fixes included in AutoCAD 2009 Update 3. To be able to install and use this update you must have AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 2.1 installed on your system.
This Readme contains information regarding the installation and use of this update. It is strongly recommended that you read the 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:
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Microsoft® Windows® XP: Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Autodesk\C3D 2009\enu\Support folder
Microsoft Windows Vista: <username>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\C3D 2009\enu\Support folder
Resource Manager Error: Cannot load resource only DLL: C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009\AecResMgr50enu.dll
This error message may also be displayed when running the AutoCAD Civil 3D
Content Browser feature on certain non-English language operating systems. If
you see this error message, simply click OK and proceed with the update
installation or with using the Content Browser.
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.
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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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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
NOTE: The update should not be installed on this machine.
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
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The following method of distributing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 3 applies only to administrative images created with the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Network Installation wizard. After you complete this procedure, any new deployments of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 will have the update applied to them automatically.
NOTE: In the following procedure, 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 apply AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 3 to an existing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 2.1 administrative image
NOTE: Before applying AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 3 to the existing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 2.1 administrative image, ensure that all client machines have already been updated with Update 3.
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AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009 Update 3 provides the following AutoCAD 2009 Update 3 fixes in a format that is installable on AutoCAD Civil 3D. No fixes to AutoCAD Civil 3D features are included in this Update.
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:
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The following defects have also been fixed:
- 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 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 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 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.
- When all drawings are closed, if you preview a drawing from the Recent Files list on the menu browser, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you add extended entity data (Xdata) to a table style, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you use the DGNEXPORT command, you cannot save the file to a FAT32 formatted drive.
- 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 (mtext) 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you install a network version of AutoCAD, AutoCAD may fail to start.
- 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.
- 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.
Multiline Text (mtext)
- When you open a drawing created in a non-English version of AutoCAD 2006 that contains multiline text, multiline text does not display 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.
- 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 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.
- When you list the properties of a dynamic block containing an attribute with an empty tag, AutoCAD crashes.
- 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.
- RECOVER does not identify multileader (mleader) objects with missing or invalid styles.
- In AutoCAD, you may not be able to open files created in previous releases.
- When you use the RPREF command, AutoCAD may crash.
- 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 before you start the TABLEEXPORT or TABLESTYLE command and cancel the command, a memory leak occurs.
- 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.
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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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