AutoCAD Map 3D 2011 Update 1 Readme

Thank you for downloading AutoCAD® Map 3D 2011 Update 1.

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. For reference, you should save this document to your hard drive or print a copy.


·         Who Should Install This Update?

·         Supported Operating Systems

·         Information for Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users

·         Primary AutoCAD Map 3D Issues Resolved by This Update

·         Primary AutoCAD Issues Resolved by This Update

·         Problems Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility

·         General Updates

·         General Installation Information

·         Before You Begin

·         About Windows Command Line Switches

·         Installation Instructions

·         Apply This Update to a Stand-Alone Installation

·         Apply This Update Through a Local Network

·         Apply This Update to a Network Administrative Image

·         Uninstall This Update

·         AutoCAD Files Patched by This Update

Who Should Install This Update?

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.

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 Map 3D 2011



64-bit Product


AutoCAD Map 3D 2011



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Supported Operating Systems

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

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

·         Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition

·         Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

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

·         Microsoft® Windows Vista® Enterprise

·         Microsoft Windows Vista Business

·         Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

·         Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit

·         Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit

·         Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit

·         Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

·         Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

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Information for Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users

When you apply this update while running AutoCAD Map 3D, it is recommended that you do not click the "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" option. Instead, close AutoCAD Map 3D manually, and press "Ignore" at the prompt. It is also recommended that you reboot your system after installing the update.

Primary AutoCAD Map 3D Issues resolved by this Update

Display Manager

·         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.

·         FDO raster layers containing elevation data do not respect scale ranges.

FDO Create / Edit

·         Selecting a large number of features stalls AutoCAD Map 3D.

FDO Oracle

·         Crash occurs when memory runs out due to continued use of previews. 

FDO Raster

·         Transparency fails with PNG 8 files. 


·         Enabling the “Cache WMS data” option in the Data Connect dialog after connecting to a WMS service crashes Map.

·         Connecting to a WMS service fails with an unhandled exception while trying to read the WMS schema.


·         An error message is displayed when installing AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 Update 1 on a non-English version of AutoCAD Map 3D.

Raster Design

·         AutoCAD Map 3D crashes upon exiting when Raster Design is invoked within the session. 


·         OSNAP sometimes fails to work when digitizing a line by snapping to points. 

·         Grip stretch is cancelled when snapping to features symbolized by blocks.  

·         OSNAP sometimes fails to snap to features symbolized by blocks.

Topobase Interoperability

·         Memory not released when TBexporter.arx is loaded and used in AutoCAD Map 3D.


·         The Attribute option of the MAPTHEMTOPO command doesn't work when running from the CLI.


·         The ADERSHEET command mishandles MultiLeader and MLine entities.


·         Selection stops working after selecting features repeatedly within a session.  

Vector Symbolization

·         Crash occurs when adding custom hatch styles to a Map. 


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Primary AutoCAD Issues Resolved by This Update

·         Problems Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility

·         General Updates

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 commands and features:

·         2D Display

·         3D Navigation Tools

·         Annotation Scaling

·         Attributes

·         Customize User Interface (CUI)

·         DGN Support

·         External References

·         File Navigation

·         General UI

·         Graphic System

·         Hatch

·         Inquiry

·         Image

·         Layer

·         Open/Save

·         Other

·         Parametric Drawing

·         Partial Open

·         PDF Export

·         Ribbon

·         Selection

·         Selection Highlighting


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General AutoCAD Updates

The following AutoCAD defects have been fixed:


·         .NET applications built for AutoCAD 2010 may not run on AutoCAD 2011.

·         When opening multiple drawings, the minimize and maximize buttons may not always be visible.

·         You may experience a random exception when loading custom ARX applications.

2D Display

·         When using Software Acceleration, AutoCAD may become unstable.

3D Cache

·         When VSINTERSECTIONEDGES is set to “0” Camera preview can be extremely slow.  

3D Modeling

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when stretching along the Z axis of the Gizmo.

·         Using the Gizmo grip on a 3D model may not work correctly from the right-click menu.

3D Navigation Tools

·         Navigation Bar tooltips may cause AutoCAD to become unstable when switching between drawings.

·         Clicking on the “X” to close AutoCAD may fail if the drawing is maximized, and both the ViewCube® and SteeringWheels® function are enabled.

·         Orbiting 3D models does not degrade when Adaptive Degradation is checked in the Performance Tuner and uses the 3D Connexion device

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when using the Look tool in the WHEEL command.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when using 3D Orbit in degradation mode with 3Dconnexion devices.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when using the Walk tool in the SteeringWheel feature with degradation and when FPS is set to a limit of 30.

Annotation Scaling

·         Drawings containing 100 or more annotation scales cannot be reset.


·         Third party applications may fail when using "removeCmd" in custom ARX applications.


·         Multiline attributes in a dynamic block created in AutoCAD 2011 may not display in AutoCAD 2010.

Command Line

·         With Dynamic Mode set to “0” you may not be able to input Japanese or Chinese characters at the command line.

Customer Involvement Program

·         AutoCAD fails to start due to Customer Involvement Program on Windows 7 workstations with Windows 2008 Server on the same subnet.


·         When an Enterprise menu is loaded, the Workspace control in the CUI  Editor may be grayed out.

·         Unable to copy and paste toolbar controls in the CUI Editor.

·         When switching profiles that point to a CUIx file that cannot be found, AutoCAD may become unstable.

·         When using "^P" in a macro, the MENUECHO is not displayed properly.


·         AutoCAD will display a CER (Customer Error Report) dialog when exiting AutoCAD with a digitizer configured.

DGN Support

·         DGNIMPORT command may not work with the option to ignore external references.


·         Some AutoCAD Mechanical objects cannot be selected after being inserted as a block and exploded.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when using eTransmit on drawings containing multileaders.

Display Acceleration

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when a password protected screen saver displays on the screen.

Display Drivers

·         May have issues updating the Graphics Card drivers on Windows Vista or Windows 7.

·         Some display drivers may show up as certified even though they were not certified.


·         WBLOCK may be unable to save the drawing to the AutoCAD 2000 file format for “DWG” and “DXF”

External References

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when an External Reference is reloaded after XOPEN, EDIT, or SAVE.

Graphic System

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when opening multiple drawings in the same session when running out of video memory.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when opening large amounts of drawings.


·         Hatch may not display properly when dynamic blocks are part of the boundary and live preview is enabled.

·         Some hatch objects on a newly thawed layer may require a “REGEN” to display.  

·         Some custom hatch patterns may not display in the Ribbon Panel.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when using  grips to select hatches in some drawings.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when editing annotative hatch through the Ribbon.

·         Hatch Scale may revert to 1 when setting transparency and angle on a hatch pattern on a 64-bit operating system.


·         Welcome Screen Videos may not play on 64-bit operating systems.

·         Searching Online Help may be slow.


·         Changing layers transparently from the Ribbon will not update to the new layer when you complete the command.

·         Layer properties cannot be changed transparently from the Ribbon.

·         When a large amount of layers exist in the layer dialog, changing them in the Ribbon layer control will not update the layer dialog.

·         After setting a new layer current, focus is set to the "Name" Column.


·         Cascading license can't be checked out if one of the distributed server machines doesn't exist on the network.

·         AutoCAD cannot get a license from the distributed server when one of servers is stopped.


·         AutoCAD may become unstable when plotting a drawing with plot transparency set to "On".


·         Protein Materials values created on a 64-bit operating system will not work on a 32-bit operating system.

·         When FBXEXPORT is using the default settings, de-selecting the Insert as Block option in FBXIMPORT results in nothing being imported.


·         Mtext Paragraph spacing cannot be removed.

·         Text in AutoCAD Mechanical-created Fit dimension can change unexpectedly after DDEDIT.

Object DBX

·         Unable to export multi-line attribute values with Object DBX.

OLE (Object Linking & Embedding)

·         Drawings with OLE objects saved as a DXF file no longer contain OLE options.


·         AutoCAD may become unstable when using undo on large drawings.


·         FBX® files imported from Autodesk 3ds Max will not import unless materials are unchecked.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable if a drawing REGEN occurs after editing a block.

·         AutoCAD will not take advantage of the 3 gigabyte switch when enabled on a 32-bit operating system.

·         Color book values may not display properly in AutoCAD

·         Some PGP aliases may not function in AutoCAD LT.

Partial Open

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when SDI (Single Document Interface) is set to 1, while editing drawings with OPENPARTIAL are set to 1.

PDF Export

·         Adobe Reader may display a warning message “Cannot find or create the font “ArialMT” when opening PDF files created in AutoCAD.


·         AutoCAD may become unstable when publishing large drawings to PDF.

Raster Design

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when inserting some BMP images.

·         Saving with ISAVE, ISAVEAS, and ISAVE again may cause an error message that you cannot save the file.


·         AutoCAD may become unstable in a side-by-side install if the files tab path points to the Install Directory of AutoCAD 2010.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when Regional and Language Options are set to Turkish language.

·         Ribbon Fold Panels cannot be transferred in the CUI Editor.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable if you have a "." in your menugroup name.

·         While in a command, changing the workspace from the Quick Access toolbar will not work.

·         Loading custom toolbars from the Ribbon may fail.

Section & Flatten

·         All cut-away geometry in sectionplane may not display properly when selecting “Show Cut-away Geometry”.

Selection Highlighting

·         Selection Cycling displays when none should be visible.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable when holding control and hovering over intersections of lines.

·         Changing the Selection Cycling toggle from "Off" to "On" and then quitting AutoCAD may cause you to receive an error report.

·         AutoCAD may become unstable after using the "CapturePreviewImage" method


·         Crosshairs do not extend across the screen when set to 100% in isometric snap style.

Visual Lisp

·         Visual Lisp may display an error message when using ads_defun and ads_regfunc calls in AcApp.arx.

·         When using the lisp function, "vl-directory-files" may cause AutoCAD to become unstable if the directory path is long.

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General Installation Information

·         Before You Begin

·         About Windows Command Line Switches

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 CUI, 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:

·         /e – Extracts the MSP file from the update executable.

·         /q – Suppresses the completion message after the update is applied. This is useful if you use a script or batch file to apply this update to multiple computers.

Instructions about how to use the /e command line switch are included in the installation procedures that follow.

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Installation Instructions

·         Apply This Update to a Stand-Alone Installation

·         Apply This Update Through a Local Network

·         Apply This Update to a New Network Administrative Image

·         Uninstall This Update

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 Map 3D installation disc).

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

The following distribution method applies only to administrative images created with the Deployment Wizard. After you complete these procedures, subsequent deployments of your product will include this update.

In all cases, append this update to the deployment. The only time it is appropriate to merge an update is if you intend to distribute the deployment through a group policy object.

The patch (update) file that you download contains an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file, which you extract from the executable file using the /e (extract) switch. For an example of the syntax, see step 2, below.

1.    From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the update EXE file to your local computer.

2.    On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information and click OK.

<local_drive:>\<patch_name> /e <local_drive:>\< patch_name>.msp

3.    Insert the Autodesk media and launch setup.exe.

4.    Select Create Deployments. Click Next.

5.    On the Begin Deployment page, in the Specify the Deployment Location box, enter the shared network location where you would like to create an administrative image, or click Browse to find a location. Users install the product from this location.

6.    In the Specify a Deployment Name box, enter the name for your deployment.

7.    Continue through the Deployment wizard, and click Configure when allowed. On the Include Service Packs page, click Browse to find the update extracted in Step 2. Notice that the update has been added in the Service Packs Included in this Deployment box. Click Configuration Complete.

8.    Follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the update deployment.

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Uninstall This Update

Note: This update cannot be uninstalled when the product is installed from a deployment (also called an administrative image) with a merged 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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AutoCAD Files Patched by This Update

Depending on the product and the type of installation, this service pack updates the following files:

·         ac1st18.dll

·         acad.exe

·         acad.msi

·         AcadDM10.hdi

·         acadlt.exe

·         acadlt.msi

·         AcApp.arx

·         acblock.arx

·         AcBol.dll

·         AcCmMgr.arx

·         AcCui.dll

·         AcCustomize.dll

·         acdb18.dll

·         acdbmgd.dll

·         AcDgnIO.dbx

·         AcDgnUI.arx

·         AcEAttedit.arx

·         AcExperience.arx

·         acfbxio.arx

·         acge18.dll

·         acgs.dll

·         AcGsConfig.arx

·         AcLayer.dll

·         acmgd.dll

·         AcSceneUI.arx

·         AcSelCmdMap.xml

·         AcVMTools.arx

·         AcWelcomeScreen.dll

·         AcWindows.dll

·         AdApplicationFrame.dll

·         AdImaging.dll

·         AdIntImgServices.dll

·         adlmact.dll

·         adlmact_libFNP.dll

·         adlmcascade.dll

·         AdlmErrorCodes.xml

·         adlmerrorLog.dll

·         adlmint.dll

·         adlmint_libFNP.dll

·         adlmPIT.dll

·         adlmutil.dll

·         AdskHwCertificationDatabase.xml

·         anav.dll

·         aoem.exe

·         aoem.msi

·         Autodesk.AutoCAD.Interop.Common.dll

·         Autodesk.AutoCAD.Interop.dll

·         axutil.dll

·         dswhip.dll

·         FNP_Act_Installer.dll

·         heidi10.dll

·         LMU.exe

·         lmubase.dll

·         lmubase_std.dll

·         lmumain.dll

·         lmupipe.dll

·         lmupipe_std.dll

·         lmuui.dll

·         MC3.dll

·         MC3Res.dll

·         modlr18.dll

·         modlrrgn18.dll

·         OGSAtilIntegration-2_0.dll

·         OGSDeviceDX9-2_0.dll

·         OGSDevices-2_0.dll

·         OGSFBXAssetTranslator-2_0.dll

·         OGSGraphics-2_0.dll

·         OGSObjects-2_0.dll

·         OGSProtein-2_0.dll

·         OGSWin32Integration-2_0.dll

·         pc3edit.dll

·         pdffont10.hdi

·         pdfplot10.hdi

·         plcfmgr.dll

·         ProdData.dll

·         ProdDep_UserDep.mc3

·         ProdDep_UserInd.mc3

·         ProdInd_UserDep.mc3

·         ProdInd_UserInd.mc3

·         ProxyID.dll

·         QtCore4.dll

·         QtGui4.dll

·         QtNetwork4.dll

·         QtXml4.dll

·         RegisterToday.dll

·         szb10.hdi

·         tuner10.hdi

·         vl.arx

·         WSCommCntr2.exe


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