Notice to Autodesk Mechanical Desktop Customers

 

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1, 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

Installation Instructions

Issues addressed by Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1

Miscellaneous Notes

Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 download location

 

Prerequisites

 

The approximate size of Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 is 14.5 MB.

 

You must have a minimum of 100 MB of free disk space for temporary file creation.

 

Service Pack 1 is historical and may be applied to Mechanical Desktop 2007 regardless of whether Hotfix1 has been applied or not. You must have administrative privileges to be able to install Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 on Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home.

 

Installation Instructions

 

  1. Download the Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 installer for the applicable product and version:

 

For...

Download

Mechanical Desktop 2007 (AIS 11)

mdt2007_ais11_swl_SP1.exe

Mechanical Desktop 2007 (AIP 11)

mdt2007_aip11_swl_SP1.exe

Mechanical Desktop 2007 - AIP for Routed Systems 11

mdt2007_AIPR11_swl_SP1.exe

Mechanical Desktop 2007 - AIP for Simulation 11

mdt2007_AIPS11_swl_SP1.exe

 

Note: This Service Pack 1 will update all language versions. In previous releases, there were separate Service Packs for each language. This is not the case for Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1.

 

  1. Double click the installer to run it.
  1. Once Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 installation is complete, a message informing you that the update has been successfully applied is displayed.

 

To verify if the Service Pack is properly installed, start Mechanical Desktop 2007 and at the command prompt, enter AMVER.  A text window is displayed and should report "Mechanical Desktop 2007 SP1." It is recommended that you restart Microsoft Windows after installation of the Service Pack.

 

Note: Once a service pack is applied, you cannot remove it by running an automatic uninstall program. To undo service pack changes, you will need to uninstall, and then reinstall the product.

 

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.

 

For additional information please refer to Chapter 3 of the Network Administrator's Guide.

 

The Network Installation Wizard requires a patch be an .MSP file.  To extract the .MSP file from the Service Pack:

 

  1. In the Windows Start menu, click Run
  2. In the Open box, type cmd and click OK. The command window is displayed.
  3. Change directory to the folder containing the patch executable.
  4. Type the name of the patch followed by /e and then an output path for the .MSP file (for example, to extract the Mechanical Desktop 2007 (AIS 11) patch type mdt2007_ais11_swl_SP1.exe /e c:\temp\SP1.MSP).
  5. Copy the SP1 MSP file to a deployment location.

 

You can now use that file to patch through the Network Installation Wizard.

 

Issues addressed by Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1

 

This service pack includes AutoCAD 2007 Service Pack 1. For information on the issues addressed by AutoCAD 2007 Service Pack 1, please refer to the Readme at http://usa.autodesk.com/getdoc/id=DL7974178.

 

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

 

Fatal Errors Fixed:

 

 

Bill of Materials, Part List & Balloons:

 

 

Standard Parts & Features:

 

 

Symbols & Dimension:

 

 

2D Structure:

 

 

Inventor Link:

 

 

API:

 

 

Other issues fixed:

 

 

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

 

 

Important Information for Vault Users:

 

If you are using Autodesk Vault 5 with Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2007, you should install the Autodesk Vault 5 Service Pack 1.  You can obtain this Service Pack from the Autodesk Support web site.

 

Miscellaneous Notes

 

Mechanical Desktop 2007, Mechanical Desktop 2007 Hotfix1, and Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 use the same file format. All drawing files created in any of these versions are interchangeable.

 

Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 download location

 

You can download the Mechanical Desktop 2007 Service Pack 1 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