AutoCAD 2012 for Mac Service Pack 3 Readme

Thank you for downloading AutoCAD® 2012 for Mac® Service Pack 3

This update resolves compatibility issues that have been reported while using the software on the latest versions of Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Mac OS X Lion (10.7.4), and Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8). It also resolves problems reported by the Customer Error Reporting (CER) utility and other general problems identified after AutoCAD 2012 for Mac Service Pack 2 was made available.


Problems Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility

As a result of detailed information from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting (CER) utility, a number of problems were identified and fixed. Updates have been made to the following features:

3D Modeling

External Reference

Graphics System

Object Enabler

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General Service Pack Updates

The following general changes and improvements have been made:

Annotation Scaling


Dynamic Input


General UI








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Apply This Service Pack

To install this AutoCAD 2012 for Mac Service Pack 3, do the following:

  1. Close all applications before you begin to install the update.
  2. Launch AutoCAD for Mac and verify Service Pack 2 is installed.

    At the command prompt, type _vernum and press Enter to verify the update was installed. The version number should be "F051.M.203".

    If it is not installed, download AutoCAD for Mac Service Pack 2 and install it before installing Service Pack 3.

  3. Double-click AutoCAD2012ForMacSP3.dmg to mount the volume.
  4. Double-click AutoCAD2012ForMacSP3.pkg in the new mounted volume to run the installer.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  6. Launch AutoCAD for Mac after the installation has completed.
  7. At the command prompt, type _vernum and press Enter to verify the update was installed. The version number should be "F051.M.309".

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Uninstall This Service Pack

This update replaces files from the original installation of AutoCAD for Mac and cannot be uninstalled separately.

To uninstall this update, do the following:

  1. Close AutoCAD for Mac.
  2. In Finder, navigate to Applications > Autodesk > AutoCAD 2012 and double-click Remove AutoCAD.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Reinstall AutoCAD for Mac from the original product media or download.

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Thank You

We want to express our appreciation to all our customers who identified these issues and reported them to us. Their reports gave us the opportunity to improve the product and to provide you with the best solution in general design and drafting. We also thank you for your continued business, and for your feedback regarding this release.


Autodesk AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Product Team

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