Readme for
Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Service Pack 2
Autodesk Land Desktop Companion 2007 Service Pack 2
Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion 2007 Service Pack 2
Autodesk Survey 2007 Service Pack 1

 

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

Important: If you have Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 and Autodesk Land Desktop Companion 2007 both installed on the same computer, you must also install the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3. For more information, see Installation Information for Side-By-Side Installs. It is also strongly recommended that you install the Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 before installing the Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design 2007 Service Pack 2 and Autodesk Survey 2007 Service Pack 1.

Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Service Pack 2 and Autodesk Civil Design 2007 Service Pack 2 contain all the updates that were included in Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 and Autodesk Civil Design 2007 Service Pack 1, therefore it is not necessary to install these service packs. You should simply install the Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Service Pack 2 and Autodesk Civil Design 2007 Service Pack 2 over these previously installed service packs.

This Readme includes the following topics:

 

Resolved Issues In Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Service Pack 2

General
Labels
Points

Terrain Model Explorer

Resolved Issues In Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion 2007 Service Pack 2

The Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design 2007 Service Pack 2 includes resolution for the following issues.

Cross Sections

Resolved Issues In Autodesk Survey 2007 Service Pack 1

The Autodesk Survey 2007 Service Pack 1 includes resolution for the following issues.

Survey

Resolved Issues in Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1

The Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 includes resolution for the following issues.

Grading
Labels
Parcels
Points
Projects
Terrain Model Explorer

Resolved Issues In Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion 2007 Service Pack 1

The Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion Service Pack 1 includes resolution for the following issue.

Cross Sections

Resolved Issues In Autodesk Map 2007 Service Packs 1, 2, and 3

Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 also includes the fixes that were included in Autodesk Map 3D 2007 Service Packs 1, 2, and 3.

Autodesk Map Service Packs 1, 2, and 3 include more than 40 fixes with significant improvements in the following key areas:

Filtering Query Data from the Data Connect Dialog Box (New User Interface)

Display Manager

Publishing and Plotting

Stability and Usability

Globalization

Performance Improvement



Resolved Issues In AutoCAD 2007 Service Pack 1

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 feature areas.

General Updates

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

3D Navigation

Customize User Interface

Dimensioning

External References

Hatch

Internet

Materials

Modify

Multiline Text and Text

Networks

Performance

Plotting and Publishing

Security

Solid Modeling

Who Should Install these Service Packs?

The Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2, the Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion 2007 Service Pack 1, and the Autodesk Survey 2007 Service Pack 1 are for the English-language locked and unlocked versions of Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 running on English-language and non-English-language operating systems.


General Installation Information

Important: You cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove these service packs. To restore your version of Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 (or Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion 2007, Autodesk Survey 2007) to its pre-service pack state, uninstall Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 (or Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion 2007 or Autodesk Survey 2007) and reinstall it. You should uninstall the products in the reverse order of installation.

 

Installation Information for Side-By-Side Installs

If you have additional AutoCAD-based products installed on your computer, you may need to apply additional service packs to ensure all the products continue to work properly after you install the Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 (or the Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion 2007 Service Pack 2 or Autodesk Survey 2007 Service Pack 1).

For example, if you have Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 installed on the same computer as Autodesk Civil 3D 2007, you must install both Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 and Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 to ensure both products continue to work properly.

There are issues with Autodesk Map functionality if you run Autodesk Map 2007 and Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 side by side. To resolve these issues, please remove the following entry from the Support File Search Path in Land Desktop: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\FDO.

To edit the Support File Search Path
  1. Enter Options at the command line.
  2. In the Options dialog box select the Files tab.
  3. Expand the Support Files Search Path, select C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared\FDO and click Remove.


Windows Command Line Switches

The Windows command line switches built into this service pack are as follows:

Instructions about how to use these command line switches are included in the procedures that follow.

 

Applying these Service Packs to a Stand-alone Installation

  1. Download the Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 executable file (LDT2007_SP2.exe) and save it to any folder.
  2. Insert your Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 product media into your media drive.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you saved the service pack.
  4. Double-click the executable file for the service pack to install it.
  5. After successfully installing the Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2, follow the same procedure above to install the Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion 2007 Service Pack 2 and Autodesk Survey 2007 Service Pack 1. Make sure you install the Land Desktop Service Pack 2 before installing the Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion 2007 Service Pack 2 and Autodesk Survey 2007 Service Pack 1.

 

Applying this Service Pack Through Your Local Network Using a Patch List

Use this procedure if you want to use Communication Center to apply the Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 through your local network.

NOTE: The Autodesk Civil 3D - Civil Design Companion 2007 Service Pack 2 and the Autodesk Survey Service Pack 1 cannot be applied using the Communication Center.

To apply the Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 through Communication Center using local patch list functionality

To configure a local patch list, follow the steps below.

  1. Before performing this procedure, make sure that the following requirements have been met on the machine that is used to do the local patch list configuration:
    - Land Desktop 2007 must be installed
    - Current update (service pack) must not be applied to Land Desktop 2007
    - CAD Manager Control Utility 4.0 must be installed
  2. Launch the CAD Manager Control Utility.
  3. For Product, choose Autodesk Land Desktop 2007.
  4. On the Communication Center tab, choose "Receive Live Updates from local network" from the look up list.
  5. Browse to the shared folder that you will download the updates (this service pack) to using UNC path. The patchlist.npl file will be created automatically.
  6. Select the Manage Patches button. (This will only work if the current update\service pack has not yet been applied to Land Desktop 2007).
  7. Set the action type to Add to patch folder by using the action type icon and selecting the popup menu choice.
  8. Select the Update patch folder. This will download the update\service pack from the Autodesk server, and make it available for other users to access from the defined location.
  9. Apply the changes.
  10. At the bottom of the CAD Manager utility, in the drop-down list, select "Create .reg registry file". Then click OK.
  11. In the Save As dialog box, save the file to your system. Make note of this location.
  12. The registry file is now ready to be made available to users.
  13. Install Updates from the Communication Center in Land Desktop 2007.

NOTE: Once the registry changes have been applied to the client, the Communication Center in Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 will alert the users with a "Maintenance Update Available" notice. When the user clicks on the notice, a page will be displayed that says "Autodesk Live Update." This page contains instructions, a description of the patch, and an "Update" button that will start the patch download and install.


Applying this Service Pack to an Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Network Administrative Image

The following two methods of distributing Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 apply only to administrative images created with the Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Deployment wizard. After you complete these procedures, any new deployments of Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 will have the service pack applied to them automatically.

NOTE: In both of the following procedures, the service pack file that you download contains an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file. You must extract that file from the executable file. To extract the ASP file from the executable, use the /e ("extract") switch.

To add Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 to a new Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 administrative image
  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download LDT2007_SP2.exe to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK to extract the ASP file.

    <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 Programs > Autodesk > Deployment Wizard.
  4. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Create An Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  5. On the Create Administrative Image page, in the Select Autodesk Installer (MSI) File box, enter the path to ldt.msi, the MSI file you use as the basis for your administrative image. This file is found on your product media, in \BIN\Installer.
  6. In the Administrative Image Location box, enter an existing shared network location where you want to create an administrative image, or click Browse to navigate to a location.
  7. Select the Apply A Patch (Service Pack) To This Image option.
  8. In the Select Patch box, enter the path to the patch location (the location you entered in step 2, including the extension .msp). You can also Browse to locate the ASP file.
  9. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.
To apply Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 to an existing Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 administrative image
NOTE: Before applying this Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 to the existing Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 administrative image, make sure that all client machines have already been updated with the Service Pack 3.
Important: You cannot apply this Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack to an existing administrative image that already has Service Pack 1, applied to it. In order to have an administrative image with Service Pack 2 applied to it you must create a new administrative image and apply Service Pack 2 to it. Service Pack 2 contains all the fixes that have been released to date for Autodesk Land Desktop 2007.
  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download LDT2007_SP2.exe to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK to extract the ASP file.

    <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 Programs > Autodesk > Deployment wizard.
  4. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Modify An Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  5. On the Modify Administrative Image page, in the Select An MSI File box, select the existing Autodesk installer file (MSI) from the shared network location that contains the administrative image you want to modify.
  6. Select the Apply A Patch (Service Pack) To This Image option.
  7. In the Select Patch box, enter the path to the patch location (the location you entered in step 2, including the extension .msp). You can also Browse to locate the ASP file.
  8. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.

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