Readme for the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3

Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3. Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 contains all the updates that were included in Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 1A, therefore it is not necessary to install Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 2 and 1A. This service pack also includes the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Network Administrative Image Utility.

Service Pack 3 also contains all the fixes included in the AutoCAD 2007 Service Pack 1 and the Autodesk Map 2007 Service Packs 1, 2, and 3.

Important: This Service Pack is intended for all versions of Autodesk® Civil 3D® 2007 including those that already have Service Pack 2 and 1A installed. This Service Pack is for English-language and non-English-language operating systems.

Important: A new version of the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Extension for Google Earth will be released that supports Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3. If you have installed an earlier version of Autodesk®Civil 3D® 2007 Extension for Google Earth™, you must uninstall it before running Civil 3D with Service Pack 3.

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:

Known Issues in Autodesk Civil 3D 2007

Issues Resolved in Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3

This Service Pack resolves the following issues:

General

Data Shortcuts

Alignments

Project Management

Cross Sections/Cross Section Views

Corridors

Grading

Inquiry

Pipes

Points

Plots

Profiles/Profile Views

Surface

Survey


This Service Pack also includes resolutions for the following AutoCAD issues:

 

Issues Resolved in Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 2

This Service Pack resolves the following issues:

General
Alignments

Corridor

Grading

Labels

LandXML

Plots

Pipes

Points
Profiles
Project Management
Prospector

Surfaces

Survey

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

Issues Resolved in Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 1A

Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 2 includes all the fixes that were included in Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 1A. Service Pack 1A resolved the following issues:

General

Alignments

Corridor

Grading

Labels

Pipes

  • 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.
  • 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.
Points
  • Points modified in the Prospector tree and drawn by point groups other than the All Points point group now update appropriately.
  • An issue with using the Point Editor to change point styles, point label styles, or point layers has been resolved. The Point Editor now responds appropriately when you change these items.
  • An issue with opening a new drawing using a 2006 drawing template has been resolved. Drawings that have an external data reference in the point settings can now be updated successfully.

Quantity Takeoff Reports

Survey

Primary Issues Resolved in Autodesk Map 3D 2007 Service Packs 1, 2 and 3

Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 also includes the fixes that were included in Autodesk Map 3D 2007 Service Packs 1,2, and 3.

Autodesk Map Service Packs 1,2, and 3 include more than 40 fixes with significant improvements in the following key areas:

Filtering Query Data from the Data Connect Dialog Box (New User Interface)

Display Manager

Publishing and Plotting

Stability and Usability

Globalization

Performance Improvement



Primary Issues Resolved in AutoCAD 2007 Service Pack 1

As a result detailed information from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, a number of problems were identified and fixed. Updates have been made in the following feature areas.

General Updates

Other changes included in this service pack include the following updates.

3D Navigation

Customize User Interface

Dimensioning

External References

Hatch

Internet

Materials

Modify

Multiline Text and Text

Networks

Performance

Plotting and Publishing

Security

Solid Modeling

Who Should Install This Service Pack?

This Service Pack, C3D2007_SP3.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_SP3.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
    - The current update must not be applied to Civil 3D 2007
    - The 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 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.

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 3 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 3 to a new Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 administrative image

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

    <local drive>:\<patch name>\ /e <local drive>:\<patch name.msp>

  3. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard patch, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > Autodesk > Deployment Wizard.
  4. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Create an Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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.

To apply Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 3 to an existing Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 administrative image without any previous service packs applied

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

Important: You cannot apply this Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack to an existing administrative image that already has Service Pack 1, Service Pack 1A, or Service Pack 2 applied to it. In order to have an administrative image with Service Pack 3 applied to it you must create a new administrative image and apply Service Pack 3 to it. Service Pack 3 contains all the fixes that have been released to date for Civil 3D 2007.
  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download C3D2007_SP3.exe to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK.

    <local drive>:\<patch name>\ /e <local drive>:\<patch name.msp>

  3. On the computer where you installed the Deployment wizard patch, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > Autodesk > Deployment wizard.
  4. In the Deployment wizard, on the Welcome page, select Modify An Administrative Image, and then click Next.
  5. 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.
  6. Select the Apply A Patch (Service Pack) To This Image option.
  7. 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.
  8. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.

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