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:

General

Alignments

Corridor

Grading

Labels

Pipes

Points

Quantity Takeoff Reports

Survey

This Service Pack also includes resolution for the following AutoCAD issue:

Who Should Install This Service Pack?

This Service Pack, C3D2007_SP1A.exe, is for all versions of Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 running on English-language and non-English-language operating systems. Please note the following before installing this Service Pack:

General Installation Information

Important: You cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove this service pack. To restore your version of Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 to its pre-service pack state, uninstall Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 and reinstall it.

Windows Command Line Switches

The Windows command line switches built into this service pack are as follows:

Instructions about how to use these command line switches are included in the procedures that follow.

Applying this Service Pack to a Stand-alone Installation

  1. Download C3D2007_SP1A.exe and save it to any folder.
  2. Insert your Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 media into your media drive.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you saved the service pack.
  4. Double-click the executable file for the service pack to install it.

After you install this Service Pack, the Survey menu is removed from the Autodesk Civil 3D menu bar. To get the Survey menu to display on the menu bar, enter wscurrent at the command line, and then enter Civil 3D at the Enter new value for WSCURRENT command line prompt.

Applying this Service Pack Through Your Local Network Using a Patch List

Use this procedure if you want to use Communication Center to apply this service pack through your local network.

To apply this service pack through Communication Center using local patch list functionality

To configure a local patch list, follow the steps below.

  1. Before performing this procedure, make sure that the following requirements have been met on the machine that is used to do the local patch list configuration:- Civil 3D 2007 must be installed - Current update (service pack) must not be applied to Civil 3D 2007 - CAD Manager Control Utility 4.0 must be installed
  2. Launch the CAD Manager Control Utility.
  3. For Product, choose Autodesk Civil 3D 2007.
  4. On the Communication Center tab, choose "Receive Live Updates from local network" from the look up list.
  5. Browse to the shared folder that you will download the updates (this service pack) to using UNC path. The patchlist.npl file will be created automatically.
  6. Select the Manage Patches button. (This will only work if the current update\service pack has not yet been applied to Civil 3D 2007).
  7. Set the action type to Add to patch folder by using the action type icon and selecting the popup menu choice.
  8. Select the Update patch folder. This will download the update\service pack from the Autodesk server, and make it available for other users to access from the defined location.
  9. Apply the changes.
  10. At the bottom of the CAD Manager utility, in the drop-down list, select "Create .reg registry file". Then click OK.
  11. In the Save As dialog box, save the file to your system. Make a note of this location.
  12. The registry file is now ready to be made available to users.
  13. Install Updates from the Communication Center in Civil 3D 2007.
  14. NOTE: Once the registry changes have been applied to the client, the Communication Center in Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 will alert the users with a "Maintenance Update Available" notice. When the user clicks on the notice, a page will be displayed that says "Autodesk Live Update." This page contains instructions, a description of the patch, and an "Update" button that will start the patch download and install.

Applying this Service Pack to an Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Network Administrative Image

The following two methods of distributing Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 1A apply only to administrative images created with the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Deployment wizard. After you complete these procedures, any new deployments of Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 will have the service pack applied to them automatically.

NOTE: In both of the following procedures, the service pack file that you download contains an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file. You must extract that file from the executable file. To extract the MSP file from the executable, use the /e ("extract") switch.

To add Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 1A to a new Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download <Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 1A.exe> to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK.
  3. <local drive>:\<patch name>\ /e <local drive>:\<patch name.msp>

  4. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard patch, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > Autodesk > Deployment Wizard.
  5. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Create an Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  6. On the Create Administrative Image page, in the Select Autodesk Installer (MSI) File box, enter the path to c3d.msi, the MSI file you use as the basis for your administrative image. This file is found on your product media, in \BIN\Installer.
  7. In the Administrative Image Location box, enter an existing shared network location where you want to create an administrative image, or click Browse to navigate to a location. Users install Autodesk Civil 3D from this location.
  8. Select the Apply a Patch (Service Pack) to This Image option.
  9. In the Select Patch box, enter the path to the patch location (the location you entered in step 2, including the extension .msp ). You can also Browse to locate the MSP file.
  10. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.

To apply Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 1A to an existing Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 administrative image

NOTE: Before applying this Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 1A to the existing Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 administrative image, make sure that all client machines have already been updated with the Service Pack 1A.

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download C3D2007_SP1A.exe to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK.
  3. <local drive>:\<patch name>\ /e <local drive>:\<patch name.msp>

  4. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard patch, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > Autodesk > Deployment wizard.
  5. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Modify An Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  6. On the Modify Administrative Image page, in the Select An MSI File box, select the existing Autodesk installer file (MSI) from the shared network location that contains the administrative image you want to modify.
  7. Select the Apply A Patch (Service Pack) To This Image option.
  8. In the Select Patch box, enter the path to the patch location (the location you entered in step 2, including the extension .msp ). You can also Browse to locate the MSP file.
  9. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.

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