AutoCAD® Map 3D 2010 Update 1 Readme

Thank you for downloading AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 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 the update to your product. For reference, you should save this readme to your hard drive or print a copy.


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.

32-bit Product
AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 AutoCADMap3D2010lockedSP1.exe

64-bit Product
AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 AutoCADMap3D2010lockedSP1x64.exe

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This update can be used with the following:

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When applying 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, before you install this update, close AutoCAD Map 3D manually.

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Known Issues with This Update

The following are known issues in AutoCAD Map 3D 2010:

Issue: Cache files remain in MapCache directory.

Known Issue: If you close the program without saving your drawing, the cache files remain in the MapCache directory.

Workaround: To clear the MapCache directory, turn off autosave.

Issue: Intersection overlay does not create output file.

Known Issue: Doing an intersection overlay on a data set fails to create the output file.

Workaround: Currently, a workaround is not available.

Issue: Doing an overlay on certain data sets causes the program to display a "Duplicate Object" error.

Known Issue: Doing an overlay on the following data sets causes the program to display a "Dupticate Object" error message: Redding, Walton County, and SF_BIKE_NETWORK_CA83IIIF.

Workaround: Currently, a workaround is not available.

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Issues Resolved for AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 Update 1

This update includes the resolution of the following issues:



ADE Query



Display Manager

FDO Display Manager

FDO Oracle

FDO Raster



FDO SQL Server 2008


GIS Joins



Schema Editor


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Issues Resolved for AutoCAD 2010 Update 1

This update includes the resolution of the following issues:

2D Drawing

3D Modeling

3D Navigation Tools

Action Recorder

Annotation Scaling


Check Spelling


Data Extraction

DGN Support

Digital Signature



Dynamic Dimensions

Export Layout

External References

File Open

Find and Replace

General UI

Graphic System



Inquiry Tools

Keyboard Modifiers




Measurement Tools


Multileader (mleader)






Reference Edit


Section & Flatten



Visual Lisp



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Before You Begin

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

Backup 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.

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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 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, AutoCAD Map 3D).
  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 Communication Center to apply this update through your local network. Detailed instructions on how to set up patching through your local network are listed in the Communication Center tab of the CAD Manager Control Utility help.

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

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Apply This Update to a Network Administrative Image

The following distribution methods apply 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, please 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 a 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 information using the following syntax 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 Configure when allowed. On the "Include Service Packs" page, click "Browse" to browse to 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. On the Windows Start menu, click Settings > Control Panel.
  2. In the 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

  1. On the Windows Start menu, 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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This release updates all AutoCAD Map 3D 2010 files.

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