In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 3.
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 3 contains the fixes included in AutoCAD 2010 Update 2, and AutoCAD Map 3D Update 2. AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 2 is required prior to installing this Update.
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, C3D2010_SP3.exe, is for all versions of AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 running on English-language and non-English-language operating systems.
Subscription customers can now access selected subscription benefits without logging onto the Subscription Center. The following benefits are available only to subscription customers.
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, follow the directions in the alert message that displays.
· In InfoCenter, click the Subscription Center button. Under Benefits Center, click Click Here to Learn More About Your Subscription Benefits and follow the directions that display.
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.
As you prepare to install this update, keep the following in mind:
· If you intend to apply the AutoCAD Civil 2010 Subscription Advantage Pack to your installation of AutoCAD Civil 3D, you must do so before applying AutoCAD Civil 3D Update 3. Attempts to apply the Subscription Advantage Pack after the application of AutoCAD Civil 3D Update 3 will fail.
· Create a backup of all custom CUIx (menu customization) files before installing the update. These files are located in:
Microsoft® Windows® XP: Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Autodesk\C3D 2010\eng\Support folder
Microsoft Windows Vista: <username>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\C3D 2010\eng\Support folder
· During the installation of this update, you may be prompted for the original installation media or 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.
· After you install, product information displays in the About dialog box.
· The following benign error message may be displayed when installing this update on non-English language operating systems, or when the English product is installed on a non-English locale:
Resource Manager Error: Cannot load resource only DLL: C:\Program Files\AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010\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 2010 to its pre-update state, uninstall AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 and reinstall it.
The Windows command line switches built into this update are as follows:
· /e - Extracts the MSP file from the update executable.
· /p - Extracts a patch list from the update executable.
· /q - Suppresses the completion message after the update has been applied. This is useful if you use a script or batch file to apply the update to multiple computers.
Instructions about how to use these command line switches are included in the procedures that follow.
1. Download C3D2010_SP3.exe and save it to any folder.
2. Insert your AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 media into your media drive.
3. Navigate to the folder where you have 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 2010 installed, install the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools. To install the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools, insert the AutoCAD Civil 3D 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 Licence 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 3D 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 3D 2010.
8. Under Manage Patches, the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Service Packs are listed. Select the update that 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 2010, ensure the Communication Center is configured. Once it is configured you will see that a Live Update Maintenance Patch is available.
Administrative images created with the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Network Installation wizard cannot be updated to include AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 3. To apply this Update follow the steps in the section titled “Applying this Update to a Stand-alone Installation”.
There are no known issues in this update.
As a result of detailed information from customers who have used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, a number of issues in the following areas were identified and fixed in this update:
· Memory Issues
This update includes the resolution of over 10 issues. This section of the readme documents the resolved issues that previously caused loss of data, unexpected failures of AutoCAD Civil 3D, or reflect a change in functionality. You can view the issues resolved in the AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 1 and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 2 Readme’s.
· Drawings which contain alignments with transition curves will no longer change geometry upon opening.
· Incorrect instances of missing Language pack errors on file opening have been resolved.
· An issue that caused a regenall to be required in order to see style changes has been resolved.
· Instances have been addressed where AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 runs out of memory during certain tasks.
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 3 provides the following AutoCAD 2010 Update 2 fixes in a format that is installable on AutoCAD Civil 3D.
The following defects have been fixed:
· If the PLINETYPE system variable is set to 0, STRETCH does not work as expected on arc segments of polylines.
· When the PLINETYPE system variable is set to 0, the closing point of a polyline with segments of different widths does not display correctly.
· If you use the JOIN command on splines, a duplicate control point is inserted.
· When you use the JOIN command on multiple polylines, AutoCAD may crash.
· When drawing a closed heavy weight polyline with a different width for each segment, the polyline cannot be closed properly.
· When you open a drawing that contains solids, some solids display briefly and then disappear.
· If a grip on a mesh face, edge, or vertex is highlighted and you use the ViewCube, AutoCAD crashes.
3D Navigation Tools
· When you use the 3DORBIT command, you cannot orbit correctly. You can only orbit around a single pivot point and you cannot orbit around a specific object in a large group of several objects.
· AutoCAD may become unstable while dragging the cube and releasing the cursor at the top of the canvas.
· An Action Recorder macro created in AutoCAD 2009 may fail to run in AutoCAD 2010.
· When there are xrefs in a drawing, changing annotation scales takes a long time.
· When an annotative style multiline text (mtext) is rotated or surrounded by a hatch, the boundary box does not display correctly.
· Exploding a block using “NetExplode” API modifies the “Global width” property of the polyline.
· When you turn off the display of an attribute with a visibility parameter in a dynamic block, the Enhanced Attribute Editor lists attribute prompts incorrectly.
· You cannot copy an object from an AutoCAD 2009 drawing and paste it as a block into an AutoCAD 2010 drawing.
· You cannot use the Properties palette to set the value of an action parameter to 0.
· When you delete a constraint parameter from a dynamic block, AutoCAD may crash.
· You cannot stretch some dynamic blocks as expected.
· When you run spellcheck on uppercase words, AutoCAD may crash.
· When you save a workspace, if the Enterprise CUIx file is read-only, AutoCAD crashes.
· Toolbar flyouts close unexpectedly.
Customer Involvement Program
· AutoCAD may fail to start up on Windows 7 workstations with Windows 2008 Server on the same subnet.
· When you use Data Extraction to extract the value of a block's multiline attribute into a table, text formatting code displays in the table.
· Constrained attribute values may not extract properly based on drawing order.
· When a DGN file is imported, some attributes are missing.
· Restores the ability to use any extension when attaching DGN files.
· The DGNIMPORT command with "Ignore all external references" option may not work.
· When you open a drawing, the Invalid signature dialog box may display even if the digital signature is valid.
· You cannot create an angular dimension between two lines in different XY planes.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when stretching multiple dimensions with dimbreaks applied.
· Cyrillic characters in dimension text may cause AutoCAD to incorrectly report that the drawing is corrupt after running RECOVER.
· When the background color in AutoCAD is black, some DWF underlays do not display correctly.
· When opening some DXF Files, you may receive a DXF error.
· When you use the COPYBASE command with Dynamic Input on, AutoCAD crashes.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when using eTransmit.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when editing height values for arc-aligned text in the Properties Palette.
· When you use the EXPORTLAYOUT command on files in which Standard styles have been renamed, AutoCAD crashes.
· You may not be able to bind multiple xrefs that include nested xrefs.
· Xref's with true color gradients now display properly in 2D graphics modes.
· AutoCAD may display an error message about logic color -5 when attaching an xref.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when binding an xref.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when using the right-click menu on an xref.
· When you try to open a drawing file from a FTP site, AutoCAD may crash.
· After applying Vista SP2 or on Windows 7 it is not possible to double click and open a folder that is using DFS Namespace.
· AutoCAD drawings saved in Vault may not display 2010 properties properly.
· Opening drawing files from older releases of AutoCAD may take a while to open.
· Unable to use the asterisk "*" symbol on wildcard searches.
Find and Replace
· If you use Find and Replace, autonumbering is deleted.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when using older version ".SHX" fonts.
· On the status bar, the model or paperspace button may be missing, even after you have repeatedly turned it on.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when more than one bubble is displayed and then closed.
· When the background color is changed in an active paperspace viewport, the cursor disappears.
· After you plot a drawing in AutoCAD, if you lock Microsoft Windows and then unlock it, AutoCAD may crash.
· When you turn off the current layer while grip editing a hatch boundary, AutoCAD crashes.
· When the UCSVP system variable is set to 0, hatched objects align with the WCS rather than the UCS.
· When you grip edit a hatch with an elliptical boundary, AutoCAD crashes.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when double clicking on hatched areas in a drawing.
· When you attach some TIFF images, AutoCAD crashes.
· TIFF images may not display correctly.
· Rotating an image with plines may appear to offset from the image.
· The AutoCAD session may hang when plotting drawings with rotated Mr SID images attached.
· Balloon notification in InfoCenter is blank when the Windows 7 display Theme is set to Classic.
· The AREA command fails on some polylines.
· When temporary overrides are enabled, keyboard input using the Shift key may not display on the command line.
· Xrefs on locked layers do not display faded as expected. The LAYLOCKFADECTL system variable fails to alter them.
· When you delete a certain layer, all layers may be deleted.
· On the ribbon, the Layer drop-down does not display layers based on the current layer filter.
· Layer groups may not remain deleted after reopening the Layer Manager.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when switching layouts if the Layer Description column is frozen.
· Objects on "layer 0" in an external reference do not display when the layer is turned on from the current drawing.
· When you set your system time back more than 2 days, your license is broken.
· When you use a proxy server for internet access, the License Transfer Utility fails.
· Some of the linetypes with text do not display correctly.
· When you have AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD 2010 installed side-by-side, LiveUpdate does not work in AutoCAD 2009.
· When you use the MEASUREGEOM command, the tooltip and command line results are different. The tooltip result is incorrect.
· When you use the DIST command in model space, the results at the tooltip and the command line are different. The tooltip result is incorrect.
· When you export certain profiles, AutoCAD crashes.
· When you save certain profiles migrated from AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD 2010 crashes.
· When you mirror mleaders that contain blocks with multiline attributes, the mirrored attributes are incorrectly justified.
· AutoCAD can be slow when updating OLE objects in Microsoft Word 2007.
· "Paste to Original Coordinates" is disabled in the right-click context menu after copying objects from another open drawing.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when pasting drawing files into Microsoft Word.
· Gizmo may not display while in 3D Orbit.
· 64-bit AutoCAD may become unstable when using PRESSPULL on mesh objects.
· When you plot a drawing as a PDF file, the layer order is not alphabetized as expected.
· When a drawing that contains layers with names that include special characters is exported as a PDF, it cannot be opened.
· When you attach a large PDF file to your drawing, or try to attach it and then cancel the operation, performance is slow.
· AutoCAD may hang when plotting large images to PDF.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when using the Property Palette.
· When Windows XP is set to Windows Classic theme, on any Asian language version of AutoCAD 2010, if you use the PUBLISH command, AutoCAD freezes.
· On Windows Vista, in the Purge dialog box, when you attempt to use the Ctrl or Shift keys to select multiple items, the first highlighted item is de-selected.
Quick Access Toolbar
· Opening a linked drawing from a Microsoft Office product may cause the Quick Access Toolbar to no longer display.
· Calculations performed by the QUICKCALC command may be incorrect.
· When you use the RECOVER command on an AutoCAD 2000 formatted drawing file, polylines and splines in the drawing are deleted.
· Opening drawings with dense hatch appear to hang at 31%.
· Some older drawings containing 3DSOLIDS do not display.
· When you use the REFSET command, you can only add one instance of a block to the reference set. Other instances are rejected and an error message displays.
· Text styles from an attached xref display in the Ribbon text style control.
· When you switch between AutoCAD Classic and other workspaces (for example, 2D Drafting & Annotation or 3D Modeling), performance becomes slow.
· Layers with a VP Freeze for a viewport indicate the VP Freeze status even when the viewport is not active.
· When you click the File menu in the zero doc state, AutoCAD freezes.
· After you unload a partial CUI file, a tab remains on the ribbon. If you click the tab, AutoCAD crashes.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when switching to the Render tab of the Ribbon when .NET 4 is on the system.
· The legacy menu bar may display over the Ribbon when AutoCAD is not responding while opening large drawings.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when using the Clipping Boundary control in the Ribbon.
· AutoCAD may become unstable when dragging a Ribbon Panel on a Windows 7 64-bit operating system.
Section & Flatten
· When you section solids through API, multiple memory leaks occur.
· SECTIONPLANETOBLOCK may not work correctly when the sectionplane is not intersecting an object.
· After using the command SECTIONPLANE AutoCAD may become unstable.
· SECTIONPLANE may not display all cutaway geometry.
· The SHAREWITHSEEK command may not work if the port used to communicate with Seek is blocked by a firewall.
· When you snap to the grid, there may be a slight offset from the grid.
· Bigfont may not be converted properly when saving a DWG to 2004 file format.
· In AutoCAD 2010 German, you cannot use ribbon controls to modify coordinates.
· May not be able to restore minimized AutoCAD with VBA loaded.
· When you use the CECOLOR system variable, the value returned by using the Getvar function is incorrect.
· LISP incorrectly converts some Japanese characters to CIF.
· With the XATTACH command, you cannot select multiple xrefs.
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2010 Update 3 provides the following AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 Update 2 fixes in a format that is installable on AutoCAD Civil 3D.
The following defects have been fixed:
· Creating vector layers no longer causes a memory leak.
· Cache files are left in the MapCache directory after closing AutoCAD Map 3D without saving the new drawing.
· An issue with the IRD module of ADE on a 64-bit operating system has been resolved. The program no longer closes unexpectedly if it has been running for a long time or the user has loaded a large data set that results in a higher address value.
· Saving a drawing with link templates sometimes crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
· The <F1> Help button for the Data Condition dialog box now works as expected.
· After an autosave, closing a drawing containing ADE queried objects crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
· Bulk copy from an SHP data set to Oracle would sometimes fail to copy numeric fields.
CAD on GIS
· The following issues with overlay scalability have been resolved.
· Previously, when you used overlay the program closed unexpectedly.
· Using Intersect Overlay on the Harris data set with zipcodep and plots layers no longer causes your map to disappear.
· Using overlay on the complete Harris County database no longer causes the program to fail unexpectedly.
· Overlaying PLOTS.shp with FLOOD.shp no longer results in a loss of feature data.
· Overlaying files with dense data no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
· Doing an intersection overlay on the Walton County .SHP file now works as expected.
· Doing an overlay analysis on an intersection now works as expected. You no longer receive a message stating that you do not have enough memory to complete the analysis.
· The X marker now displays the correct value in non-WCS.
· A feature that is joined to a source is no longer deleted when it is from a different feature class.
· Editing primary table attributes that are not part of a joined layer now works as expected.
· The Ignore Rules setting in the Split/Merge group now works as expected.
· An issue with opening the Overlay Input dialog box has been resolved. Previously, the layer and feature class settings did not display and the program closed unexpectedly.
· Clicking the vertex layer of a multipolygon no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
· Checking out a large number of features crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
· Attempting to join a linestring to a multi-linestring via the PEDIT command fails.
· Some menu items in the “define object Classification” dialog box are drawn covered in black.
· When you use the MAPCGSETUP command, the Create Text Log checkbox is now selected as the default status.
· The number of temporary point symbols that display is now the same as the temporary symbols of the resulting point.
· The MAPCGLIST command does not work on arcs.
· Using the REGEN command while setting up a plot no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
· Loading a .layer file created by Topobase and then closing the drawing crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
· Running the REGEN command after undoing the delete of a topology element crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
· After creating a new map and closing the drawing, attempting to create and close another drawing crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
· Drawing layers based on an XREF data are incorrectly drawn using the line weight from an FDO layer.
· Feature label performance is much slower after applying AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 Update 1.
· FDO raster layers containing level data do not respect scale ranges.
· Individual point features are merged into groups when publishing to DWF.
FDO Display Manager
· Advanced placement now displays all map labels.
· A performance issue with turning off all 150 layers in an Electric_NA has been resolved. Previously, selecting all layers and turning them off caused the program to run slowly.
· Loading a layer file with joined layers no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
· Disconnecting a RDBMS data store with an empty feature class and then clicking Maximize/Restore Down no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
· An issue with loading a dump file and connecting to the schema has been resolved. Previously, some of the schema features did not display correctly and the data set was unusable.
· Features containing null Z values cannot be edited.
· Remove version operation fails on Oracle 22.214.171.124.
· FDO curve strings containing only one segment are translated into SDO geometry with the wrong SDO_ETYPE definition.
· SQL requests are incorrectly constructed when table names have a length of 30 characters.
· Converting a new image to a grid layer no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
· FDO rasters draw at the wrong location in layout view if the layer coordinate system is different from the map coordinate system.
· FDO rasters plot at the wrong location if the layer coordinate system is different from the map coordinate system.
· Adding a bitonal raster image crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
· Gaps sometimes display between tiled images.
· Themed DGMs are not correctly displayed when running AutoCAD Map 3D on non-English operating systems.
· After connecting to a raster image with a very long file name, clicking on the connection in the Data Connect dialog crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
· Recreating an SDF spatial index on an existing SDF file now works as expected.
· Deleted rows no longer appear in the data source.
· Attributes containing Hebrew, Greek, or Cyrillic characters are not displayed correctly in the Data Table.
· Under certain conditions, an SHP file can become corrupted when updating the geometry of features.
· Connecting to a SHP data set containing an invalid SHX index file crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
FDO SQL Server 2008
· Connecting to the bikeway data source no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
· Cannot set identity properties for view-based classes in which the view is based on multiple tables.
· Connecting to a WFS server now works as expected. The FDO WFS provider now retrieves all the feature classes from the server.
· AutoCAD Map 3D cannot consume WFS layers published by MapGuide Enterprise 2008/2009.
· Connecting to a WMS service fails with an unhandled exception while trying to read the WMS schema.
· Previously, when you selected Preview before launching the Context Menu, and then created a join between layers with multiple objects the program closed unexpectedly.
· Selecting a large number of features on a layer containing joined data uses excessive memory and can crash AutoCAD Map 3D.
· AutoCAD Map 3D sometimes crashes in module AcMapRightClickMenu.arx during start up.
· The MAPIMANAGE command crashes AutoCAD Map 3D on a system configured with the Windows /3GB startup switch.
· An issue with exporting object data points has been resolved. Previously, the point type data column did not contain any data.
· When you connect to a DGN file the program now imports the correct values for ms_link and element_num.
· After importing a DGN file, all characters are displayed correctly.
· Memory is not reclaimed after running the MAPEXPORTCURRENTMAPTODWG command.
· Object data does not get exported when running the _MAPEXPORT command from the CLI.
· EPF files are not honored when running the _MAPEXPORT command from the CLI.
· The MAPIMPORTFDO and MAPEXPORTFDO commands do not list existing ArcSDE connections.
· Mapping multiple layers to the same DGN level when exporting to DGN does not function correctly.
· An error message is displayed when installing AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 Update 1 on a non-English version of AutoCAD Map 3D.
· Using Publish to MapGuide on a map containing FDO layers styled using external symbol libraries can crash AutoCAD Map 3D.
· Selecting MgLayer.Selectable now works when calling MgLayer.ForceRfresh().
· MPolygon objects cannot be created via the AcMPolygonMGD .NET API.
· Importing a schema while creating an SDF file now displays the correct attribute values.
· With database connections, the Schema Editor displays an incomplete schema after adding new properties.
· Adding bulk copied survey data to your map now works as expected. The data store structure displays in the Survey tab.
The Attribute option of the MAPTHEMTOPO command doesn't work when
running from the CLI.
· The ADERSHEET command mishandles MultiLeader and MLine elements.
· Closing an inactive drawing sometimes crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
· Invoking buttons on the Feature Class Contextual ribbon tab when a feature class is not selected crashes AutoCAD Map 3D.
Custom context menus added using the ActivityDesignerVerb API
display as empty strings.
· Custom titles set on the File Open/Save dialog via the FileUIEditorParametersAttribute API display as empty strings.
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