AutoCAD 2007 and AutoCAD LT 2007 Service Pack 2 Readme

This Readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of this service pack. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document before you apply the service pack to your product. For your reference, you should save this Readme to your hard drive or print a copy.


Contents


Who Should Install the Service Pack?


It is not necessary for you to have Service Pack 1 installed in order for Service Pack 2 to run properly. All updates included in Service Pack 1 are included in Service Pack 2. Service Pack 2 can be installed if Service Pack 1 is already installed on non-Vista machines. Microsoft Windows Vista users should see the note below.

Service Pack 2 is for the following Autodesk products running on all supported operating systems and languages. Be sure to install the correct service pack for your software.

Product Service Pack
AutoCAD 2007 AutoCAD2007SP2.exe
AutoCAD LT 2007 AutoCADLT2007SP2.exe
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit® Series Structure 3.0 (1) AutoCAD2007REVSU30SP2.exe
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit® Series Structure 4.0 (1) AutoCAD2007REVSU40SP2.exe
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit® Series Building 9.0 (2) AutoCAD2007REVITS90SP2.exe
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit® Series Building 9.1 (2) AutoCAD2007REVITS91SP2.exe

 

(1) WARNING: Patching a Revit Series 3.0 deployment using a Revit Series 4.0 MSP (Microsoft Patch) file (or vice-versa) may succeed but will corrupt your deployment.

(2) WARNING: Patching a Revit Series 9.0 deployment using a Revit Series 9.1 MSP file (or vice-versa) may succeed but will corrupt your deployment.


Supported Operating Systems

This Service Pack can be used with the following operating systems:


Information for Windows Vista Users

This service pack allows you to run the Autodesk products listed above on machines running Microsoft Windows Vista. While these products can be installed on a Vista machine, Service Pack 2 must be installed after installation of the product in order for it to run.

NOTE: Due to a limitation in Service Pack 1, Service Pack 2 cannot be installed on Windows Vista with SP1 already installed. To install SP2, first uninstall and reinstall AutoCAD and then apply SP2 (without installing SP1).


Primary Issues Resolved by the Service Pack

Problems Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility

As a result 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 feature areas.

General Updates

Other changes included in this service pack include the following updates.

3D Navigation

Customize User Interface

Dimensioning

External References

Fields

Hatch

Internet

Materials and Lighting

Modify

Multiline Text and Text

Networks

Performance

Plotting and Publishing

Security

Solid Modeling

Startup, Save, Open and Close


General Installation Information

Before You Start

As you prepare to install the service pack, keep these points in mind:

About Windows Command Line Switches

Two Microsoft® Windows® command line switches are built into this service pack:

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


Installation Instructions

Apply This Service Pack to a Stand-Alone Installation

Follow these instructions to install a service pack on an individual computer.

To update a stand-alone installation

  1. Download the service pack and save it to any folder.
  2. Insert the product CD (for example, AutoCAD).
  3. Find the folder where you saved the service pack and double-click the executable (EXE) file.

Apply This Service Pack Through a Local Network

You can use Communication Center to apply this service pack 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: The CAD Manager Control Utility can be installed from the product installation CD by selecting Network Deployment and then selecting the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools 4.0 link in the Media Browser.

 

Apply This Service Pack to a Network Administrative Image

The following distribution methods apply only to administrative images created with the Deployment wizard. After you complete these procedures, any subsequent deployments of the product will include the service pack updates.

The patch (service pack) 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.

To add the service pack to a new administrative image

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

    WARNING: You must install the correct service pack for your software. Installing a service pack intended for a Revit Series product other than the product you are using (Series 9.1 on 9.0 and vice-versa, or Series 4.0 on 3.0 or vice-versa) may install but will corrupt your AutoCAD deployment.

  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. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click All Programs (or Programs) > Autodesk > Deployment Wizard.
  4. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Create an Administrative Image. Click Next.
  5. On the Create Administrative Image page, in the Select Autodesk Installer (MSI) File box, enter the path to acad.msi (or acadlt.msi), the MSI file that you use as the basis for your administrative image. You can find this file on your product CD-ROM in cdrom:\Bin\acadFeui (or cdrom:\Bin\acltFeui).
  6. In the Administrative Image Location box, specify the shared network location where you want to create an administrative image, or click Browse to find a location. Users install the product from this location.
  7. In the Apply a Service Pack box, enter the path for the patch (the location you entered in step 2, including the file extension .msp). You can also browse to locate the MSP file. Click Next.
  8. If you are using Group Policy (GPO) for this deployment, select the "Group Policy Objects will be used to distribute the deployment" option. Click Next.
  9. Follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the service pack deployment.

To add Service Pack 2 to an existing deployment that does not include Service Pack 1

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

    WARNING: You must install the correct service pack for your software. Installing a service pack intended for a Revit Series product other than the product you are using (Series 9.1 on 9.0 and vice-versa, or Series 4.0 on 3.0 or vice-versa) may install but will corrupt your AutoCAD deployment.

  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. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click All Programs (or Programs) > Autodesk > Deployment Wizard.
  4. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Modify an Administrative Image. Click Next.
  5. On the Modify Administrative Image page, in the Select an MSI File list, select an Autodesk installer MSI file from a shared network location that contains the administrative image you want to modify. Users install the product from this location.
  6. In the Apply a Service Pack box, enter the path to the patch (the location you entered in step 2, including the file extension .msp). You can also browse to locate the MSP file. Click Next.
  7. If you are using Group Policy (GPO) for this deployment, select the "Group Policy Objects will be used to distribute the deployment" option. Click Next.
  8. Follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the service pack deployment.

To add Service Pack 2 to an existing deployment that includes Service Pack 1

If you added Service Pack 1 to your deployment using Group Policy Objects, then you can add Service Pack 2 to that deployment without using Group Policy Objects by using the following procedure:

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

    WARNING: You must install the correct service pack for your software. Installing a service pack intended for a Revit Series product other than the product you are using (Series 9.1 on 9.0 and vice-versa, or Series 4.0 on 3.0 or vice-versa) may install but will corrupt your AutoCAD deployment.

  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. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click All Programs (or Programs) > Autodesk > Deployment Wizard.
  4. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Create an Administrative Image. Click Next.
  5. On the Create Administrative Image page, in the Select Autodesk Installer (MSI) File box, enter the path to acad.msi (or acadlt.msi), the MSI file that you use as the basis for your administrative image. You can find this file on your product CD-ROM in cdrom:\Bin\acadFeui (or cdrom:\Bin\acltFeui).
  6. In the Administrative Image Location box, select an Autodesk installer MSI file from a shared network location that contains the administrative image you want to modify. Users install the product from this location.
  7. In the Apply a Service Pack box, enter the path for the patch (the location you entered in step 2, including the file extension .msp). You can also browse to locate the MSP file. Click Next.
  8. Unselect the "Group Policy Objects will be used to distribute the deployment" option. Click Next.

    NOTE: If a message reading, “The specified Administrative Image already exists. Do you want to overwrite it?” is displayed, then click Yes.

  9. Select the Modify a Deployment option and select the deployment from Step 6.
  10. Follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the service pack deployment.

If you added Service Pack 1 to your deployment WITHOUT using Group Policy Objects, then you cannot add Service Pack 2 to that deployment. Instead, install from the existing deployment and then add SP2 using Live Update, or create a new deployment with only SP2 applied (without applying SP1).


Files Patched by This Service Pack

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

Copyright ® 2007 Autodesk, Inc.