Readme for
Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Service Pack 2A
Autodesk Land Desktop Companion 2007 Service Pack 2A
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 2A 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 2A 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 2A and Autodesk Civil Design 2007 Service Pack 2 over these previously installed service packs. This updated Service Pack can be installed onto the release version, Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2.

This Readme includes the following topics:

 

Resolved Issues In Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 Service Pack 2A

General
  • Applying Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2 no longer causes the program to randomly become unresponsive.
  • Opening drawings from the Most Recently Used list no longer causes multiple drawings to open.
  • Opening a drawing attached to an email or by double clicking on a drawing in windows explorer no longer opens multiple drawings in one session.
  • Opening multiple drawings no longer causes project data to be open in both drawings.
  • Creating a network deployment and applying a patch with the "Group Policy Objects Will Be Utilized To Distribute This Deployment" checkbox selected, no longer causes install issues.
  • Using the Quick Select option now displays the expected results. Previously the properties for Easting, Northing, Elevation, Number, and Description were not included.
Labels
  • Using the Project Settings > Editing Label styles no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
Points
  • The program no longer closes unexpectedly when you preview a drawing before plotting.
  • Using the Points > Create Points - Surface > On Grid command now produces the expected results. Previously if you used this command with a shift-right click and then canceled the command, the UCS was left in an incorrect state.
Terrain Model Explorer
  • Surface edits are maintained and applied when saving a surface as a new surface.

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
  • Total Volume Output records now display the correct date.

Resolved Issues In Autodesk Survey 2007 Service Pack 1

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

Survey
  • Deleting figures in the Panorama view no longer causes the program to close unexpectedly.
  • Using the MCS and C3 figure commands now produce expected results. Previously these commands did not recognize the CLOSE command and the MCS command would use the point before the command as part of the curve instead of starting with the point after the command.

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
  • Editing slope tags no longer causes grading lines to be removed.
Labels
  • Attempting to grip edit a curve whose label exists on a locked layer no longer causes the program to terminate unexpectedly.
Parcels
  • An issue with breaking parcel lines using the Break Lines\Curves command has been resolved.
Points
  • The program no longer terminates unexpectedly when listing multiple point groups using the List Points dialog box.
  • When importing points from a .csv file, the Format Manager (Points > Import\Export points > Format Manager) now handles information in user-defined fields as expected.
  • An issue with exporting points to a delimited file has been resolved. The program no longer adds a space after every delimiter in the point file.
  • Creating points by selecting grid coordinates on a surface no longer creates the points in the opposite quadrant.
  • An issue with the Format Manager Point File Format dialog box displaying invalid characters has been resolved.
Projects
  • An issue with changing the project path while attempting to open a Land Desktop project has been resolved. When you attempt to open a Land Desktop project, browsing to select a new project path location no longer causes the program to terminate unexpectedly.
Terrain Model Explorer
  • The program no longer terminates unexpectedly when a new text style is selected using the Contour Style Manager's Text Style tab.
  • An issue with not being able to set new surfaces as current surface has been resolved.
  • An issue with calculating grid volumes has been resolved. Calculating grid volumes now displays accurate results.
  • An issue with the Select Surface dialog box displaying after adding contour data to an unbuilt surface has been resolved. Now the Contour Weeding dialog box is displayed instead of the Select Surface dialog box.
  • An issue with the Create Surface dialog box displaying after invoking the Add Breakline commands has been resolved. The Create Surface dialog box no longer displays after invoking the Add Breakline command.
  • An issue with adding a breakline to a newly created surface has been resolved.
  • An issue with closing a newly created surface has been resolved.

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
  • Editing a cross section template now functions as expected. Changes made to a cross section template now apply as expected to the selected station instead of to the entire station range.

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

Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2A 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:

  • Stability issues reported with the Customer Error Reporting (CER) utility.
  • Memory consumption issues.
  • Multiple publishing and plotting fixes including DWF publishing and Publishing to MapGuide.
  • ESRI SHP file editing via Feature Data Objects (FDO).
  • Improved performance for Oracle data stores accessed via FDO.

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

  • When connected to a feature source, the new user interface allows you to reduce the amount of data being retrieved by filtering your query data. After you click Add to Map in the Data Connect dialog box, the Feature Source Query dialog box displays, letting you edit the queried data before adding it to your Map. See the Autodesk Map 2007 online Help for more information on connecting to Feature Source Providers.

Display Manager

  • Stylizations for individual map layers will continue to be applied even if the data source for any one layer cannot be found
  • Using AutoCAD blocks to stylize GIS point data in 3D now works
  • Support for symbol rotation in point styles for GIs layers has been restored
  • Adding hatch styles to topology elements no longer causes a fatal error

Publishing and Plotting

  • A memory leak when plotting grid surfaces has been corrected
  • GIs layers draped over 3D surfaces can be published to DWF
  • Several issues involving plotting and publishing legends have been resolved
  • Publishing large raster layers to DWF has been fixed
  • A possible fatal error under certain circumstances during background plotting and publishing has been fixed
  • Plotting and publishing with checked out features no longer causes fatal errors
  • The color chips in Legends are now visible when publishing
  • Deleting a style used in a legend is no longer causes fatal errors
  • A problem when publishing to DWF that could cause edited features in an unsaved drawing not to publish correctly has been fixed

Stability and Usability

  • Some potential instabilities that could be encountered after connecting to SQLServer have been corrected
  • Removing a data source after losing a network connection no longer causes fatal errors
  • Checking out large numbers of features simultaneously no longer causes a fatal error
  • A stability problem with undo operations after hiding GIs layers has been corrected
  • Drag and drop of layer files containing raster layers now works
  • Multiple redundant messages are no longer displayed when creating new instances of multipoint features
  • Panning or zooming during refedit no longer generates multiple redundant error messages
  • Data from GIs layers displays properly when using the mouse wheel to zoom
  • Reloading a drawing that was saved after changing the active version of a data source no longer causes a fatal error

Globalization

  • Adding data from SDF files located in folders on the desktop when using the Japanese version of Windows now works.
  • Theme rules are maintained when using data containing characters from some Asian languages as well as accented characters from European languages.

Performance Improvement

  • Numerous issues that significantly improve the overall performance of Autodesk Map 3D 2007 have been addressed in this service pack.

 

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.

  • 3D DWF
  • Blocks
  • Calculator
  • Command line
  • External references
  • Fonts
  • Grip tools
  • Hatching
  • Materials
  • Modify
  • Multiline text (Mtext)
  • Navigation
  • Object snaps
  • PDF Export
  • Plot and Publish
  • Properties palette
  • Raster image
  • Recover
  • Render
  • Startup, Save, Open and Close
  • Toolbars
  • User Coordinate System (UCS)
  • Views
  • Visual styles
  • Workspaces

General Updates

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

3D Navigation

  • Intellimouse scrolling with ZOOMWHEEL set to 1 now works as expected when in Orbit modes.
  • 3DORBIT performance has been improved.

Customize User Interface

  • The '\' character is consistently recognized when used in macros.

Dimensioning

  • Diameter symbol is correctly displayed when Unit format is set to Windows Desktop.

External References

  • Constant reload of relative external references has been resolved.
  • IMAGEATTACH of CMYK images no longer result in Invalid Image warnings.
  • DWF files produced with Revit Structure 2 or 3 can now be attached to AutoCAD drawings.

Hatch

  • Migrated drawings containing custom hatch patterns now work correctly.

Internet

  • Opening drawing from an Internet site by means of i-Drop or File > Open now operates as expected.

Materials

  • Materials applied to flat, or nearly flat, shells now display correctly.

Modify

  • The following operations now perform correctly in files saved in AutoCAD 2000 and Release 14 file formats from AutoCAD 2007:
    • Copy and Paste
    • Cut and Paste
    • Block and Insert
    • Wblock and Insert
    • Drag and Drop operations
  • STRETCH command used on polylines with opposing normals works as expected.

Multiline Text and Text

  • %%D and %%P Mtext characters from Korean and Chinese SHX bigfonts display correctly.
  • Lines of text containing spaces that use a bigfont text style display correctly.
  • Multiline text containing stacked fractions problems corrected when TSPACETYPE is set to 2.
  • Text width corrected when using MTEXT with the \T option.
  • During a spell checking process, the replacement of extended characters with '?' has been resolved.
  • Several issues fixed that allow Japanese MTEXT objects created in 2006-based drawings to display correctly when opened in AutoCAD 2007.
  • SHX font flow, in bi-directional operating systems, now go in the right direction.
  • Two key strokes are needed to enter any non-Unicode special symbols defined in Bigfont SHX files. In addition, two keystrokes are now required to remove these symbols.

Networks

  • Network License Manager updated so restricted users can successfully start the network version of AutoCAD on certain localized operating systems.

Performance

  • A number of improvements made to use memory more efficiently.
  • Significant improvements made in the speed of opening certain types of drawings created in MAP and Civil 3D products.
  • Sheet Set Manager field evaluation has been improved to allow for significantly faster opening and publishing of the drawings.

Plotting and Publishing

  • Raster images now plot correctly if they are part of the block inserted in the table cell.
  • Bitonal transparent raster images no longer loose transparency when plotted.
  • Line weight of certain objects is correctly interpreted when plotting to PDF files.
  • FIELDEVAL setting now maintained after publishing drawings.
  • Special non-ASCII characters are now correctly interpreted in the Plot Styles (STB and CTB files).

Note: If you created a plot style file in an AutoCAD 2007 product with non-ASCII characters in the style name or description, then you will have to rename those characters and resave the plot style file.


Security

  • Drawing properties are now encrypted during password protection of drawings when you select that option. If you are exchanging drawings with customers using the 'Encrypt drawing properties' feature, they must also install this service pack 1.

Solid Modeling

  • Improvements made to allow editing of very large solid models.

Who Should Install these Service Packs?

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

General Installation Information

  • It is recommended that you create a backup of all custom CUI (menu customization) files before installing the service packs. These files are located in your \Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Autodesk\Autodesk Land Desktop 2007\R17\enu\Support folder.
  • During the installation of one or both of these updates, you may be prompted for the original installation media or network image.
  • Note that after you install this service pack on a system with Autodesk Raster Design, you must do a Repair of Autodesk Raster Design 2007.
  • You may experience problems installing the service pack with older versions of the Windows Installer service. If during the installation, you receive an error with a code of 2727, make sure you update the Windows Installer service to its latest version from the Microsoft web site. For more information, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893803. The download of the new version is available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=889482FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C.

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 2A (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 2A 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\2.0.

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\2.0 and click Remove.

Windows Command Line Switches

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

  • /e - Extracts the ASP file from the service pack executable.
  • /p - Extracts a patch list 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 the service pack to multiple computers.

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 2A executable file (LDT2007_SP2A.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 2A, 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 2A 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 2A 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 2A through the 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
  1. Launch the CAD Manager Control Utility.
  1. For Product, choose Autodesk Land Desktop 2007.
  1. On the Communication Center tab, choose "Receive Live Updates from local network" from the look up list.
  1. 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.
  1. Select the Manage Patches button. (This will only work if the current update\service pack has not yet been applied to Land Desktop 2007).
  1. Set the action type to Add to patch folder by using the action type icon and selecting the popup menu choice.
  1. 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.
  1. Apply the changes.
  1. At the bottom of the CAD Manager utility, in the drop-down list, select "Create .reg registry file". Then click OK.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, save the file to your system. Make note of this location.
  3. The registry file is now ready to be made available to users.
  4. 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 2A 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 2A to a new Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 administrative image
  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download LDT2007_SP2A.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>

  1. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > Autodesk > Deployment Wizard.
  2. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Create An Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Select the Apply A Patch (Service Pack) To This Image option.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2A to an existing Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 administrative image
NOTE: Before applying this Autodesk Land Desktop Service Pack 2A to the existing Autodesk Land Desktop 2007 administrative image, make sure that all client machines have already been updated with the Service Pack 2A.

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_SP2A.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>

  1. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > Autodesk > Deployment wizard.
  2. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Modify An Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  3. 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.
  4. Select the Apply A Patch (Service Pack) To This Image option.
  5. 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.
  6. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.

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