Notice to Autodesk Mechanical Desktop Customers

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Mechanical Desktop 2009 Service Pack 2, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues pertaining to the following products:

This README file highlights what has been fixed or addressed, where to download the update, and how to install it.

Contents

Prerequisites

32-bit

64-bit

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Microsoft Windows XP Professional, SP2, & SP3

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Microsoft Windows XP Professional, SP2

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Microsoft Windows XP Home, SP2, & SP3

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Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise, SP1

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Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise, SP1

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Microsoft Windows Vista Business, SP1

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Microsoft Windows Vista Business, SP1

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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, SP1

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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate, SP1

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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, SP1

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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, SP1

Installation Instructions

Before you begin to install, ensure that ...

Standalone installation

NOTE: If you are using Windows Vista, do not select the Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete option. Instead, we recommend that you manually close Mechanical Desktop 2009 before you install this update.

  1. Download mdt2009_swl_sp2_x32.exe for the 32-bit version or mdt2009_swl_sp2_x64.exe for the 64-bit version of the Mechanical Desktop 2009 Service Pack 2 installer. This patch can be installed on all flavors of Mechanical Desktop 2009 in :
    • Autodesk Inventor Suite 2009
    • Autodesk Inventor Professional 2009
    • Autodesk Inventor Routed Systems Suite 2009
    • Autodesk Inventor Simulation Suite 2009
  2. Double click the installer to run it.
  3. Once Mechanical Desktop 2009 Service Pack 2 installation is complete, a message informing you that the update has been successfully applied is displayed.

Network deployment

It is not possible to create a new deployment tree based off an existing one. If you wish to keep a copy of your original Deployment tree, copy the original to another location prior to making changes.

To add the service pack to a new administrative image

  1. Insert the product install disc and launch Setup .exe.
  2. Select Create Deployments.
  3. Continue through the deployment wizard until you come to the Configuration page.
  4. In the Configuration of Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2009 page, select Network license and specify your license server location.
  5. Click Next until you come to the Include Service Packs page.
  6. Click the Updates are available. button. If this button is not enabled please follow the steps in Note.
  7. In the Manage Patch Folder dialog box,
    1. Click Action type
    2. Select <Add to patch folder>
    3. Click the Update Patch Folder button.
    The patch will be downloaded to <your deployment location>\AdminImage\ServicePacks folder.
    Once the download is completed, you will receive a message stating that your local patch folder has been updated.
  8. Click Close on the Manage Patch Folder dialog.
  9. Back in the Include Service Packs. page, click the Browse button to locate your patch file (step 7).
  10. Verify that the service pack has been added to the Service packs included in this deployment box.
  11. Continue through the configuration or click Configuration Complete.
  12. Click Create Deployment to start your deployment creation.

To apply the service pack to an existing administrative image

  1. Browse to the location containing the existing administrative image.
  2. In the Tools folder, double-click the <Create & modify a deployment>  shortcut to launch the deployment wizard.
  3. Click the <Modify an existing deployment> option.
  4. Continue through the deployment wizard until you come to the Configuration page.
  5. In the Configuration of Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2009 , click Next until you come to the Include Service Packs page.
  6. Click the Updates are available. button. If this button is not enabled please follow the steps in Note.
  7. In the Manage Patch Folder dialog box,
    1. Click Action type
    2. Select <Add to patch folder>
    3. Click the Update Patch Folder. button.
  8. The patch will be downloaded to <your deployment location>\AdminImage\ServicePacks folder.
    Once the download is completed, you will receive a message stating that your local patch folder has been updated.
  9. Click Close on the Manage Patch Folder dialog.
  10. Back in the Include Service Packs. page, click the Browse button to locate your patch file (step 7).
  11. Verify that the service pack has been added to the Service packs included in this deployment box.
  12. Continue through the configuration or click Configuration Complete.
  13. Click Create Deployment to modify your existing deployment. 

Note

If the Updates are Available button is not enabled or not working, follow the procedure outlined below to manually download the patch and create the deployment.

  1. Download the service pack .exe file from Autodesk Product Support website.
  2. Extract the .msp file from the service pack .exe file :
    • 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. Click Browse to locate the .msp file you extracted in step 2.
  4. Verify that the service pack has been added to the Service packs included in this deployment box.
  5. Continue through the configuration or click Configuration Complete.
  6. Click Create Deployment to start your deployment creation. 

After you install the Service Pack

Uninstalling this Service Pack

NOTE: This service pack cannot be uninstalled if it has been installed via a network deployment, with a merged update.

Windows XP

  1. On the Start menu, click Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In Windows XP, select the Show Updates option.
  4. Locate the appropriate service pack in the list of updates and click Remove.

Windows Vista

  1. On the 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. Locate the appropriate service pack in the list of updates and click Uninstall.

Issues addressed by Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2009 Service Pack 2

This service pack includes AutoCAD 2009 Update 2. For information on the issues addressed by AutoCAD 2009 Update 2, please refer to the Readme at http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/index?siteID=123112&id=2334435&linkID=9240618.

The following AutoCAD Mechanical issues are resolved by this Service Pack:

 

Fatal Errors:

Bill of Materials, Parts List & Balloons:

Standard Parts & Features:

Layer/Layergroup :

GOST Standard :

Other issues fixed:

The following Mechanical Desktop issues are resolved by this Service Pack:

Miscellaneous Notes

Mechanical Desktop 2009, Mechanical Desktop 2009 Service Pack 1, and Mechanical Desktop 2009 Service Pack 2 use the same file format. All drawing files created in any of these versions are interchangeable.

Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2009 Service Pack 2 download location

You can download the Mechanical Desktop 2009 Service Pack 2 installer through Live Update or obtain it at the following location:

http://www.autodesk.com/mechdesktop-updates

We want to thank all our customers who identified these issues and reported them to us. These reports give us the opportunity to improve the product and provide you, our customers, with the best possible solution in mechanical design. Autodesk would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued business and for the feedback regarding the content of this update release.

Thank you, once again, for your commitment to Autodesk products.

Respectfully,
AutoCAD Mechanical Team