AutoCAD P&ID 2009® Update 1 Readme

Thank you for downloading AutoCAD P&ID 2009 Update 1.

This update contains resolutions to problems reported by customers of AutoCAD P&ID 2009. It also contains resolutions to issues encountered in AutoCAD 2009 (on which this product is based).

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


All users of AutoCAD P&ID 2009 should install this update, even if you are not experiencing problems documented in this Readme. This update resolves issues that could cause future problems with projects, data, and AutoCAD P&ID drawings.  

NOTE: The AutoCAD P&ID 2009 Update1 contains AutoCAD Update 1 and Update 2. You do not need to install those updates separately.

32-bit Update
64-bit Update
AutoCADPID2009lockedUpdate_1_32.msp AutoCADPID2009lockedUpdate_1_64.msp

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You can use this update with the following operating systems:

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When you apply this update while running AutoCAD, 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 manually before you install this update.

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Problems Reported with Migration

Problems Reported with Using the AUDIT Command

Problems Reported with Copying, Saving, and Moving Drawings

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Problems Reported with the AutoCAD 2009 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:

  • 3D Visual Styles
  • Annotation Scaling
  • External References (xref) Palette
  • Partial Open
  • PLOT
  • Properties Palette
  • Raster Images
  • Remote Text (rtext)
  • Blocks
  • Menu Browser
  • PLOT
  • Properties Palette

General AutoCAD 2009 Updates

The following defects have also been fixed:

3D Navigation Tools

  • When you use the ViewCube in some drawings, AutoCAD freezes.


  • When a .NET function with a LispFunction attribute has the return type as object, an exception is thrown in AutoCAD.
  • If you create a wipeout object through .NET API, a fatal error may occur.

Annotation Scaling

  • A drawing that contains a large number of anonymous blocks and copies of annotative entities created in AutoCAD 2007 or an earlier release opens slowly in AutoCAD 2009.
  • A scale is infinitely enumerated when you insert a drawing that contains the same scale as a block or an external reference (xref).
  • The scale of annotative text changes when you use LISP entmod() to change the properties of the annotative text.


  • When you attempt to display a tooltip of a multiline text (mtext) attribute that contains 281 characters or more, AutoCAD crashes.
  • When you move a block using an insertion grip, mtext attributes move incorrectly.
  • When the default value of an mtext attribute in a block contains a field, you cannot edit the attribute text to replace the field with other data.
  • When a drawing contains xrefs, the -ATTEDIT command fails.

Autodesk Buzzsaw

  • In the File Navigation dialog box, when you use the Add a Buzzsaw location shortcut option, AutoCAD crashes.


  • When you insert or redefine a block that contains attributes on a locked layer, AutoCAD crashes.
  • When you change the scale of a block through the Properties Palette, an attribute displays incorrectly.
  • When you copy and paste a dynamic block, associative hatches do not work.
  • After you redefine a block definition, associative hatches in dynamic blocks display incorrectly.
  • When you open a drawing, a polyline in a block may have a very large width.
  • After you open a drawing, some dynamic blocks lose their dynamic properties.

Data Extraction

  • Data Extraction cannot finish operations in some cases.
  • The Data Extraction Combine Record Mode > Sum values option does not work correctly.

DGN Support

  • When you import some DGN files, AutoCAD crashes.


  • If alternate units is on and you edit dimension text, the alternate units text is duplicated.

Export a Layout to Model Space

When you export a layout to model space the following occurs:

  • The linetype scale changes.
  • Dimension arrowheads do not display.
  • Text does not rotate correctly.
  • Drawing properties are lost.
  • If .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 is installed and you use the EXPORTLAYOUT command on some layouts, AutoCAD may stop responding.

External Reference ESW

  • The External References palette does not display when auto-hidden and used with the XREF or IMAGE commands.


  • When you use the FIND command, AutoCAD does not remain zoomed into an object.
  • The FIND command performs slowly when you search for text.


  • Rollover highlighting does not go away.


  • When you recreate a hatch boundary, it consists of separate line segments rather than a closed polyline.
  • When you bind a drawing with an xref that contains annotative hatches, AutoCAD crashes.


  • When you plot, objects in an xref are not correctly hidden.
  • When you use the HIDE command with a drawing that contains text, some objects may not be hidden.


  • When you attach a corrupted raster image to a drawing, AutoCAD crashes.


  • When you zoom to a locked viewport, the Layer palette updates


  • When you attempt to switch layouts in drawings, an Out of Memory crash may occur.


  • When you import a 3DS file with texture, AutoCAD may crash.

Menu Browser

  • You cannot access the menu browser in a non-English version of AutoCAD using the shortcut Alt+Key.


  • Some menu macros do not work.

Multileader (mleader)

  • When created on a rotated UCS, an mleader does not respect POLAR or ORTHO settings.
  • Mleader custom arrowheads are not brought over to the drawing from the Tool palette.

Multiline Text (mtext)

  • When you drag and drop a drawing while the In-Place Text Editor is active, AutoCAD crashes.
  • When some of the values in the In-Place Text Editor are changed, AutoCAD crashes.
  • Some mtext objects with double byte characters display as a single line.
  • When you edit mtext in a viewport, it may be duplicated in other viewports.


When you attempt to save a file with a long file name, AutoCAD may crash.

  • When you drag and drop a file from Windows Explorer into the AutoCAD title bar while in Single Document Interface (SDI) mode, AutoCAD may crash.
  • When you attempt to open multiple files from Windows Explorer, only the first selected file opens.

Object Snaps

  • Osnaps on polylines and mesh objects do not work correctly.

Partial Open

  • When the OPENPARTIAL system variable is set to 1 and you use the PURGE command, drawings may become corrupted.


  • When you plot upside-down, an OLE object does not plot correctly.
  • A drawing that contains hatches and gradients may plot slowly.
  • When plot area is set to View, AutoCAD LT may crash.

Properties Palette

  • In the Properties palette, the Dimension Style control may display an incorrect dimension style name.


  • In the Publish dialog box, the Publish To setting always defaults to DWF format even if you select a different setting.
  • When you attempt to publish multiple sheets with PUBLISHCOLLATE=1, only the first sheet of the set is plotted.

Quick Properties

  • When you change the theme of your operating system while running AutoCAD and then click the Quick Properties window, AutoCAD crashes.
  • When you edit multiple mtext objects through the Quick Properties palette, AutoCAD crashes.


  • When you open some valid drawings, you are prompted to use the RECOVER command.


  • When you use the RENDER command with certain drawings that contain textured objects, AutoCAD crashes.
  • When you render some drawings, AutoCAD runs out of memory.


  • When acad.CUI is loaded as a partial CUI, some buttons in the mtext ribbon contextual tab fail.
  • On a ribbon panel, you may not be able to move items between rows.
  • A ribbon panel continues to display after it is removed from a ribbon tab.
  • A button image used on a ribbon panel that is loaded from a resource DLL file lacks a transparent background.
  • If you transfer a ribbon panel and a tab, buttons display small.
  • Enterprise, main, and partial CUI files display multiple ribbon tabs in workspaces.
  • You cannot control a ribbon tab when you use more than one non-AutoCAD CUI file.
  • A ribbon tab and/or menu macro may not function properly when referenced from multiple CUI files.
  • If you load a CUI file that references a missing BMP file, a fatal error displays.
  • If the ribbon is displayed and you select portions of a mtext object that contains multiple formats, the mtext object becomes distorted.


  • When you select objects in groups, AutoCAD may crash.


  • When you edit text with space before or after the text within a table cell, AutoCAD crashes.


  • When you move text to a new position within a drawing, it disappears.

Tool Palettes

  • When you attempt to edit the properties of multiple Tool Palette tools, an Out of Memory crash may occur.

Visual LISP

  • The AutoLISP Redraw function fails to hide or highlight objects.


  • When you zoom while inserting some blocks, AutoCAD crashes.

Known Issues with the AutoCAD 2009 Updates

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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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.

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Apply This Update to a Stand-Alone Installation

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

To Update a Stand-Alone Installation

  1. Download the update and save it to any folder.
  2. If required, insert the product media (for example, the AutoCAD P&ID installation disc).
  3. Find the folder where you saved the update and double-click the Microsoft Patch (MSP) file.

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.

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, you should 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 (GPO).

The patch (update) file that you download is a Microsoft Patch (MSP) file.

To add this update to a new administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the update MSP file to your local computer.
  2. Insert the Autodesk media and launch setup.exe.
  3. Select Create Deployments. Click Next.
  4. 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.
  5. In the Specify a Deployment Name box, enter the name for your deployment.
  6. Continue through the Deployment wizard, and configure when allowed. On the Include Service Packs page, click Browse to browse to the update. Notice that the update has been added in the Service Packs Included in this Deployment box. Click Configuration Complete.
  7. Follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the update deployment.

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 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 update in the list of updates. Click Uninstall.

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Depending on the type of installation you choose (32-bit or 64-bit), the AutoCAD P&ID Update 1 updates the following files:

  • ac1st17.dll
  • acad.exe
  • AcApp.arx
  • AcAuthEnviron.arx
  • AcCui.dll
  • AcCustomize.dll
  • acdb17.dll
  • acdbmgd.dll
  • AcDgnIO.dbx
  • AcDim.arx
  • AcDwfMarkupCore.arx
  • AcDwfMarkupUI.arx
  • AcDx.dll
  • AcEplotX.arx
  • acETransmit.dll
  • AcExportLayout.dll
  • acge17.dll
  • acgex17.dll
  • acgs.dll
  • acISMui.arx
  • AcLauncher.exe
  • AcLayer.dll
  • acmgd.dll
  • AcMgdInternal.dll
  • AcMPolygon17chs.tlb
  • AcMPolygon17cht.tlb
  • AcMPolygon17jpn.tlb
  • AcMPolygon17kor.tlb
  • acmted.arx
  • acopm.arx
  • AcPEXCtl.arx
  • AcPlotGui.arx
  • AcProject17.dll
  • AcPublish.arx
  • AcPurge.arx
  • AcQP.arx
  • acrender.arx
  • AcRibbon.dll
  • AcSignCore16.dll
  • AcTcTools.arx
  • AcTp.arx
  • AcVMTools.arx
  • AcXrefEsw.arx
  • AcXrefService.arx
  • AcXrefVaultUI.dll
  • ad32lw.exe (64-bit only)
  • AdDwfPdk.dll
  • AdDwfPdkCommon.dll
  • AdDwfPdkEPlotCommon.dll
  • AdDwfPdkEPlotCore.dll
  • AdDwfPdkEPlotRenderer.dll
  • AdImaging.dll
  • adlmdll.dll (32-bit only)
  • AdMigrator.exe
  • AdskScInst.dll
  • adui17.dll
  • AdWindows.dll
  • alias.exe
  • axdb.dll
  • dswhip.dll
  • Dwffont9.hdi
  • dwfplot9.hdi
  • Dwfxplot9.hdi
  • gdiplot9.hdi
  • hpgdi9.hdi
  • lpnidc.dll (32-bit only)
  • lspsurf.exe
  • mentalray9.hdi
  • modlr17.dll
  • Nexus.dll
  • oletohdi9.dll
  • pdffont9.hdi
  • pdfplot9.hdi
  • plotgrad.dll
  • pm9.dll
  • PnIDAssetTool.dll
  • PnIDDwgValidation.dll
  • PnIDGuiUtilMgd.dll
  • PnIDMain.arx
  • PnIDObjects.dbx
  • PnIdUiCmds.arx
  • PnPDataLinks.dll
  • PnPDataObjects.dll
  • PnPProjectManager.arx
  • PnPProjectManagerMgd.dll
  • PnPProjectManagerUI.dll
  • ProdData.dll
  • slidelib.exe
  • textfind.arx

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