Windows 8 Fatal Error Hotfix

This hotfix repairs the random fatal error occurring in different languages of AutoCAD Mechanical 2013 running on Windows 8 OS.

Description of Problem

Fatal errors happen occassionally in AutoCAD Mechanical 2013 that is installed on a non-English Windows 8 OS.

The problem can be found on the different languages of AutoCAD Mechanical 2013 below running on Windows 8 OS:

Affected Products

Prerequisite: Please ensure that Service Pack 2 for AutoCAD Mechanical 2013 is installed before you apply this hotfix.

Installation Instructions

To install Windows 8 Fatal Error 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 Mechanical 2013 and execute command AMVER.
  3. Verify the product version :
  4. Close AutoCAD Mechanical 2013.
  5. Navigate to the folder where your Autodesk product is installed, for example, C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2013\Acadm
  6. Right-click symbbautoenu.dll and rename it symbbautoenu.bak.
  7. Double-click on or and extract symbbautoenu.dll to the folder specified in Step 5.
  8. Right-click the new symbbautoenu.dll and select Properties. Confirm that it is version

To uninstall this Hotfix

  1. Delete the new symbbautoenu.dll file that you downloaded to the folder specified in Step 5.
  2. Restore the file you renamed in Step 6 to its original name.