Pline Area Hotfix

This hotfix repairs the area calculation problem of polylines positioned at a great distance from the origin.

Description of Problem

When a complex polyline with excessively large curves is positioned far from the origin, its area calculation is incorrect.

Affected Products

Prerequisite: Please ensure that Update 2 for AutoCAD 2011 is installed before you apply this hotfix.

Installation Instructions

To install Pline Area Hotfix

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

NOTE: 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. Close all software applications.
  2. Start AutoCAD 2011 and execute command "ABOUT".
  3. Verify the product version :
  4. Close AutoCAD 2011.
  5. Download the appropriate Hotfix for your product:
  6. Double-click downloaded zip file and extract the content to a temporary folder.
  7. Navigate to the folder where your Autodesk product is installed, for example, C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2011\.
  8. Rename the following 3 files by adding .bak to their filename:
  9. From the temporary folder used in step 6, copy all 3 files to the main program folder as follows:
  10. Start AutoCAD 2011

Uninstall: To remove this hotfix, delete the new files copied in step 9 and restore the files you renamed in Step 8 to their original names.

Known Limitations

This hotfix does not fix issues when calculating areas of the polylines including curves that are self-intersecting or contain interior loops.