Linetype Hotfix

This hotfix repairs a problem in which linetypes unexpectedly display as continuous in AutoCAD® products after the installation of a Service Pack.

Description of Problem

The installation of a Service Pack causes linetypes to display as continuous.

Affected Products

(1) Apply this patch only if the installation includes AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 or AutoCAD Mechanical Desktop 2008.

(2) Apply this patch only if the installation includes AutoCAD 2008.

(3) Apply this patch only if the installation includes AutoCAD MEP 2008.

Available Versions

The following versions of this Hotfix are available:

Install only the version that is applicable to your system.

Installation Instructions

To install the Linetype Hotfix

You must have administrative privileges on your Microsoft® Windows® operating system to complete the installation process.

NOTE: This hotfix should only be applied after installing AutoCAD 2008 Service Pack 1 or corresponding service packs for other affected products. This installation process requires you to modify an installed product, which may cause Windows security warnings to appear. For all Windows security warnings that appear during installation, click Continue.

  1. Launch your AutoCAD based product.
  2. Select Help > About.
  3. Click the Product Information button.
  4. On the Product Information button, locate the product version.
  5. Exit your AutoCAD based product.
  6. Close all other software applications.
  7. Find the product installation folder; for example c:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2008.
  8. In this folder, select the acad.exe file or the acadlt.exe file. Re-name the affected file as follows:
  9. Download the appropriate zip file and extract the acad.exe file or the acadlt.exe file to a temporary folder; for example, c:\Temp.
  10. Locate acad.exe or acadlt.exe in the temporary folder and copy it to the product installation folder found in Step 7.

NOTE: To remove this hotfix, delete the new acad.exe file or acadlt.exe file that you copied to the product installation folder and restore the file you renamed in Step 8 to its original name.