AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Update 2 Readme

Thank you for downloading AutoCAD® Civil 3D 2011 Update 2

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 this update to your product. AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Update 2 contains the fixes included in AutoCAD 2011 Update 2 and AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 Update 2. Because AutoCAD Civil 3D is built on AutoCAD® and AutoCAD® Map 3D, it is recommended that you also review the AutoCAD and AutoCAD Map 3D readme files at the following locations. For reference, you should save these documents to your hard drive or print a copy.

AutoCAD® 2011 Update 2 Readme

AutoCAD® Map 3D® 2011 Update 2 Readme


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. This update includes all previous hotfixes for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011.

NOTE: Before installing Update 2, you need to install Update 1. If you already have update 1 installed you can now install update 2.

AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 Update 1

You can also use Communication Center to install the Live Update Maintenance Patches, which will automatically show the correct update for your product.

32-bit Product
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 c3d2011_win32_sp2.exe    

64-bit Product
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011 c3d2011_win64_sp2.exe


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You can use this update with the following operating systems below.

Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Service Pack 3 (SP3) of the following:

Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Service Pack 2 (SP2) of the following:

The following Windows® 7 operating systems:

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When applying this update you may recieve a windows prompt with options to "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" or "Ignore". It is recommended that you do not click the "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" option. Instead, press "Ignore" at the prompt. It is also recommended that you reboot your system after installing the update.

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The following issues have been fixed:



Corridor Design

Corridor Volumes

Feature Lines


Hydrology and Hydraulics




Profile View

Project Management



User Interface


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Before You Begin

As you prepare to install this update, keep the following in mind:

Back Up Custom Files

It is recommended that you back up all custom CUIX, MNR, and MNL files before you apply this update.

Administrative Privileges

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.

Network Deployment

Administrators can deploy this update over a network using the Deployment Wizard.

About Your Product

After you install, product information displays in the About dialog box.


After you install, it is recommended to reboot your system even if not prompted.


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About Windows Command Line Switches

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 installation procedures that follow.

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Apply This Update to a Stand-Alone Installation

Follow these instructions to install this update on a single computer.

  1. Download the update and save it to any folder.
  2. If required, insert the product media (for example, the AutoCAD Civil 3D installation disc) or make sure the installation source files are avaliable.
  3. Find the folder where you saved the update and double-click the executable (EXE) file.

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Apply This Update Through a Local Network

You can use InfoCenter to apply this update through your local network. Detailed instructions on how to set up patching through your local network are listed in the InfoCenter tab of the CAD Manager Control Utility Help.

Note: You can install the CAD Manager Control Utility from the product installation media. Select Install Tools and Utilities and then select Autodesk CAD Manager Tools.

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Apply This Update to a Network Administrative Image

NOTE: Update 2 cannot be deployed through an administrative image. You can apply update 2 at the workstation as long as it is already patched to Update 1.

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Uninstall This Update

Windows XP

  1. From the Start menu (Windows), click Settings > Control Panel.
  2. In Control Panel, click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the Add or Remove Programs window, select the Show Updates option.
  4. Find the appropriate update in the list of programs. Click Remove.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. From the Start menu (Windows), click Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. In the Programs and Features window, in the left pane, click View Installed Updates.
  5. Find the appropriate update in the list of updates. Click Uninstall.

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