Thank you for downloading AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2013 and AutoCAD® P&ID 2013 Service Pack 1
This readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of the Service Pack. It is strongly recommended that you read the entire document before you apply the Service Pack to your product. For reference, you should save this document to your hard drive or print a copy.
Note: This service pack does not apply to AutoCAD Plant 3D 2013 Extension 1 (Subscription).
You can apply this Service Pack to the following Autodesk products running on all supported operating systems and languages. Be sure to install the correct Service Pack for your software.
AutoCAD Plant 3D 2013
AutoCAD P&ID 2013
AutoCAD Plant 3D 2013
AutoCAD P&ID 2013
When you apply this Service Pack while running AutoCAD Plant 3D or AutoCAD P&ID, 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 Plant 3D or AutoCAD P&ID manually, and press "Ignore" at the prompt. It is also recommended that you reboot your system after installing the Service Pack.
Fixes that apply to AutoCAD P&ID Only:
· An AutoCAD P&ID 2012 project using an SQL Server database and SQL Server Authentication could not migrate to AutoCAD P&ID 2013. Windows Authentication is not affected by this issue.
Fixes that apply to AutoCAD P&ID and Plant 3D:
· If a P&ID drawing is removed from a project and then added again, you cannot reconnect the off-page connectors.
· You could not log out of Autodesk 360 after signing in using the Options dialog box.
Fixes that apply to AutoCAD Plant 3D only:
Wye and lateral tee
fittings did not display correctly in isometric drawings. This fix requires an
update to the Iso style. You can copy the updated Iso style files from ISOProjectTemplates in
the program folder to the Isometric
folder in your project. Doing this will overwrite changes made to your existing
Updating Individual Project Iso Style Files: To avoid losing all changes to your Iso style, you can copy files directly from the ISOProjectTemplates folder in the downloaded ZIP to your project. Copy from the ZIP and overwrite files of the same name in your project. In doing so, you avoid losing customizations in files that are not updated in the hotfix (for example: changes to Iso.dwt will not be lost).
· Weld annotations near other welds did not always indicate the correct weld.
· If an isometric drawing split into two sheets, weld numbers would always reset for each sheet.
To set weld numbers to each sheet, you can now change the ContinuousIndexing value to "true" for the Index element in isoconfig.xml.
· Pipe supports (welded stanchions and dummy Legs) were disconnected in isometric drawings and the PCF file. Also, string dimensions for dummy legs used the attachment point instead of the elbow center.
· Some end types (for example: Lined Flange LFL, Triclover TC, and BPE from ASME catalogs) were not correct in isometric drawings and the PCF file.
· Welds connecting pipe supports to piping did not display in the isometric drawing. This fix requires that you change the port property of pipe supports to PL or BV (from Undefined_ET). Port properties for spec-based pipe supports can be modified using the catalog editor and added to pipesupports.pspx using the spec editor. The pipe supports catalog is CPak Common\SUPPORTS Catalog.acat in the content folder. You can use the properties palette to set the end type for non-spec pipe supports created using plantpipesupportadd.
· Some attributes did not display in the Insert Title Block Attributes dialog box. Also, duplicate attributes could be placed.
· Elevation annotations were added to the iso drawing at branch connections even if the elevation did not change.
· Olets added unnecessary coordinate information in the iso drawing. Also, plugs connecting to Olets displayed incorrectly.
· Valves would sometimes appear disconnected at flanged connections in the iso drawing.
· The dimension previews did not display clearly in Isometric DWG Settings.
· U elbows, Triclover elbows, pressure relief valves, and tapered crosses did not always display correctly in the iso drawing.
· The coordinates on connection annotations (cont'd on) were not always correct.
· Pipe supports that are combined (Supports on Supports) sometimes caused an additional iso sheet to be created.
· Elevation annotations unnecessarily displayed in spool drawings and with coordinate annotations.
· Insulation did not display on bent pipe.
· Dummy leg pipe supports did not position correctly (perpendicular to piping) when attached to pipe in the 3D Model.
· When attaching pipe supports to elbows, some supports did not snap to the bottom of pipe (BOP) as expected.
· Associative dimensions in paper space did not update correctly for plant objects.
· Performance was slow with a large number of line groups.
· Structural steel dimensions for some shapes were incorrect.
· Ortho annotations did not always display correct units and precision.
· Ortho drawings saved outside the project folder would not work.
AutoCAD 2013 Service Pack 1.1 is included in this service pack. For a list of primary issues resolved see AutoCAD_2013_and_AutoCAD_LT_2013_SP1.1_Enu.htm.
As you prepare to install this Service Pack, 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 Service Pack.
During installation, you will be prompted for the original installation media or a network image. In order to apply this Service Pack, you must have administrative privileges to install and uninstall products.
Administrators cannot deploy this Service Pack over a network using the Deployment Wizard. You can deploy this Service Pack as an additional file.
About Your Product
After you install the Service Pack, updated product information displays in the About dialog box.
After you install, it is recommended to reboot your system even if not prompted.
The following Microsoft Windows command line switches are built into this Service Pack:
· /e – Extracts the MSP file from the Service Pack executable.
· /q – Suppresses the completion message after the Service Pack is applied. This is useful if you use a script or batch file to apply this Service Pack to multiple computers.
Instructions about how to use the /e command line switch are included in the installation procedures that follow.
Follow these instructions to install this Service Pack on a single computer.
1. Download this Service Pack and save it to any folder.
2. If required, insert the product media (for example, the AutoCAD installation disc).
3. Find the folder where you saved the Service Pack and double-click the executable (EXE) file.
Follow these instructions to install this Service Pack on multiple computers using your local network.
1. Download this Service Pack and save it to any shared folder on your local network.
2. Find the shared folder where you saved the Service Pack, and double-click the executable (EXE) file.
Note: Installation through your local network using the CAD Manager Control Utility is not supported for this Service Pack.
Note: After uninstalling the service pack you must use the Reinstall option of the AutoCAD Plant 3D 2013 or P&ID 2013 installer.
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 Service Pack in the list of programs. Click Remove.
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 Service Pack in the list of updates. Click Uninstall.
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