Readme for the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 1A
Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 1A
In a continuing effort to provide high quality
products, Autodesk has released the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 1A.
This Readme contains information regarding the installation and use of this
Service Pack. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document
before you apply the Service Pack to your product. For your reference, you should
save this Readme to your hard drive or print a copy.
This Readme includes the following topics:
Issues Resolved for Autodesk Civil 3D 2007
This Service Pack resolves the following issues:
Memory usage has been improved when performing the following functions:
labeling, masking of pipe objects, regenerating drawings, and plotting.
Using the Alignment Grid View on multiple drawings no longer causes the
program to close unexpectedly.
Label text masking now plots as expected when using named plot styles.
The text height on an xref label now scales as expected in a paper space
An issue with zooming to a surface or to an assembly has been resolved.
When you open a drawing that has been migrated from Autodesk Civil 3D 2006
to Autodesk Civil 3D 2007, the Display tab of the Profile Style dialog box
now displays the 3D Chain component type in the Component Display list.
An issue with drawings not showing existing ground profiles due to alignments
containing problematic geometry has been resolved.
An issue with running Audit has been resolved. Audit no longer removes the
points and all of the styles from the drawing when it encounters an issue
with an individual style.
Clicking on a parcel area label now responds as expected.
Tangents displayed in a horizontal geometry profile band are now correctly
represented (displayed and annotated) as tangents instead of curves.
When two or more station equations are added to an alignment, the profile
view data band now reflects accurate station values.
An issue with invalid parcel creation when deleting alignment segments has
Slope values for the following subassemblies now migrate correctly:
LinkOffsetAndSlope, LinkSlopeAndVerticalDeflection, LinkSlopeToElevation,
When creating cul-de-sacs that are modeled with the corridor object,
the offset from the arc now computes correctly when the offset point
is located at exact center of the arc.
Accessing the Subassembly Properties dialog box no longer causes the
program to become unresponsive.
Civil 3D 2006 drawings containing subassemblies with slope values now
Transitions using relative elevation criteria are now created correctly.
Previously, the projections were sometimes created with incorrect
Several issues that prevented drawings containing problematic grading
geometry from opening have been resolved.
A performance issue with grading into a surface has been resolved.
For example, grading a pond into a surface now completes in a more
acceptable amount of time.
Pasting a grading surface into a corridor surface then saving now
responds as expected.
An issue with opening a drawing containing grading feature lines,
after closing another drawing, has been resolved.
An issue with parcel labels not scaling correctly in paper space has
been resolved. Parcel labels now display as expected in paper space.
An issue with using the Undo command to remove parcel labels that
had just been added has been resolved. The problem occurred if you
later added more Parcel labels to that site. This issue caused the
program to terminate unexpectedly when you tried to save the drawing,
or when you tried to reopen the drawing if it saved successfully.
An issue with pipes in a Profile View when connected structures
are displayed as a solid has been resolved. Note that in the Structure
Style dialog box, the "Enable part masking" check box
is now hidden when the structure is being displayed as a solid.
It is recommended that you use the “Display as boundary” option
in the Profile tab of the Structure Style dialog box. The performance
of this option is significantly faster than when the “Display as
solid” option is used. Note that the “Display as boundary” option
is the default for new styles, but existing styles from Autodesk
Civil 3D 2006 are set to “Display as solid".
An issue with structures displaying as blocks in Profile Views has
been resolved. Masking now works as expected.
An issue with drawings containing pipe networks that are parallel
to sample lines has been resolved. Drawings containing pipe networks
that are parallel to sample lines no longer terminate unexpectedly.
An issue with pipe network references creating dependent object data
(such as alignments and profiles) has been resolved. Now when you
create a pipe network reference, dependent objects do not get created.
Calculating volumes when more than one material is a structure type now
Incremental volume values for materials in the Select Materials reports
are now reported correctly.
Fill factors are now applied correctly for structure type materials and
Switching the type for a material in the Material List tab of the Sample
Line Group Properties dialog box now works as expected.
The program responds as expected when deleting shapes from materials and
adding shapes to materials in the Material List tab of the Sample Line
Group Properties dialog box.
Volume tables now display accurate values for structure type materials,
and also react dynamically when editing volume related information.
The list of available corridor shapes now displays accurately in the Select
Corridor Shape list in the Quantity Takeoff Criteria dialog box.
Modifying and updating multiple dependent Survey Networks now produces accurate
When inserting figures into a drawing with different zones, the program no
longer closes unexpectedly.
When creating a figure from 3D objects in the drawing, vertex elevations displayed
during an inverse or mapcheck now display accurately.
When using the Export to Field Book command, figures that are created from
objects containing non-tangent curves using the Create From Object command,
now export and reimport correctly.
The Traverse Analysis command now finds the closing side under the following
A closed loop traverse is run where the starting station's coordinates are
known and a reference direction and observations to the final station are
taken. The traverse proceeds to the last station where closing observations
are taken to the first station. For a four-sided traverse, the definition
is as follows:
Initial station = 1
Initial backsight = 4
Stations = 2-4
Final foresight = 1
Icons displayed in the Survey Points collection now accurately represent
the current state of items in the Control Points collection.
The Survey tab now opens as expected in Toolspace when you use a survey
Issues with zooming or panning to an object from the Prospector or Survey
tab when a UCS is in use in the drawing have been resolved.
The Create Figure From Object/Update Figure from Drawing command now assigns
the proper elevation values.
This Service Pack also includes resolution for the following AutoCAD issue: