AutoCAD Architecture® 2009 Update 2 Readme

Thank you for downloading AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 2.

This readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of this update. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document before you apply the update to your product. For reference, you should save this readme to your hard drive or print a copy.

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You can apply this update to the following Autodesk products running on all supported operating systems and languages. Be sure to install the correct update for your software.

You do not have to install Update 1 in order to install Update 2. This update includes Update 1.

32-bit Product
Update
AutoCAD Architecture 2009 ACA2009SP2.exe
AutoCAD Revit® Architecture Suite 2009 AAS2009SP2.exe

64-bit Product
Update
AutoCAD Architecture 2009 ACA2009SP2.exe
AutoCAD Revit® Architecture Suite 2009 AAS2009SP2.exe

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You can use this update with the following operating systems:

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When you apply this update while running AutoCAD Architecture, it is recommended that you do not click the "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" option. Instead, close AutoCAD Architecture manually before you install this update.

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General Updates to AutoCAD Architecture

The following defects have been fixed in AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 2

Annotation scaling

Drawing management

GBXML

IFC

Schedules

Wall objects and opening endcaps

Miscellaneous





The following defects were fixed with AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 1 and are also fixed in AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 2:

AModeler

Drawing Management

IFC

GBXML

OMF

Wall Objects

Display System

Miscellaneous

Problems in AutoCAD Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility

As a result of 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 commands and features:

Update 1

Update 2

General Updates to AutoCAD

The following defects have also been fixed:

3D Navigation Tools

Update 2

.NET API

Update 1

Update 2

Annotation Scaling

Update 1

Update 2

Attributes

Update 1

Update 2

Autodesk Buzzsaw

Update 2

Blocks

Update 1

Update 2

Data Extraction

Update 2

DGN Support

Update 2

DIM

Update 2

Export a Layout to Model Space

Update 1

When you export a layout to model space the following occurs:

Update 2

External Reference ESW

Update 1

Find

Update 1

Update 2

Groups

Update 2

Hatch

Update 1

Update 2

Hide/Shade

Update 1

Update 2

Image

Update 2

Layer

Update 2

Layouts

Update 2

Materials

Update 2

Menu Browser

Update 1

Menu/Toolbar

Update 2

Multileader (mleader)

Update 1

Update 2

Multiline Text (mtext)

Update 1

Update 2

Open/Save

Update 1

Object Snaps

Update 2

Partial Open

Update 1

Plot

Update 2

Properties Palette

Update 1

Publish

Update 1

Update 2

Quick Properties

Update 1

Update 2

RECOVER

Update 1

Render

Update 1

Update 2

Ribbon

Update 1

Update 2

Selection

Update 2

Tables

Update 2

Text

Update 2

Tool Palettes

Update 2

Visual LISP

Update 1

ZOOM

Update 1

Known Issues with This Update

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Before You Begin

As you prepare to install this update, keep the following in mind:

Backup Custom Files

It is recommended that you back up all custom CUI, MNR, and MNL files before you apply this update.

Administrative Privileges

During installation, you will be prompted for the original installation media or a network image. In order to apply this update, you must have administrative privileges to install and uninstall products.

Network Deployment

Administrators can deploy this update over a network using the Deployment wizard.

About Windows Command Line Switches

The following Microsoft Windows command line switches are built into this update:

Instructions about how to use the /e command line switch are included in the procedures that follow.

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AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update Version Numbers

If you search for an update within the installed programs on your system, its displays by its version number. The following table contains version numbers for AutoCAD Architecture 2009 updates.

 

Product
Version Number
AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 1
2
AutoCAD Architecture 2009 Update 2
3

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Apply This Update to a Stand-Alone Installation

Follow these instructions to install this update on a single computer.

To Update a Stand-Alone Installation

  1. Download the update and save it to any folder.
  2. If required, insert the product media (for example, the AutoCAD Architecture installation disc).
  3. Find the folder where you saved the update and double-click the executable (EXE) file.

Apply This Update Through a Local Network

You can use Communication Center to apply this update through your local network. Detailed instructions on how to set up patching through your local network are listed in the Communication Center tab of the CAD Manager Control Utility help.

Note: You can install CAD Manager Control Utility from the product installation media. Select Install Tools and Utilities and then select the Autodesk CAD Manager Tools.

Apply This Update to a Network Administrative Image

The following distribution methods apply only to administrative images created with the Deployment wizard. After you complete these procedures, subsequent deployments of your product will include this update.

In all cases, please append this update to the deployment. The only time it is appropriate to merge an update is if you intend to distribute the deployment through a group policy object.

The patch (update) file that you download contains a MSP (Microsoft Patch) file, which you extract from the executable file using the /e (extract) switch. For an example of the syntax, see step 2, below.

To add this update to a new administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the update EXE file to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter information using the following syntax and click OK.

    <local_drive:>\<patch_name> /e <local_drive:>\< patch_name>.msp

  3. Insert the Autodesk media and launch setup.exe.
  4. Select Create Deployments. Click Next.
  5. On the Begin Deployment page, in the Specify the Deployment Location box, enter the shared network location where you would like to create an administrative image, or click Browse to find a location. Users install the product from this location.
  6. In the Specify a Deployment Name box, enter the name for your deployment.
  7. Continue through the Deployment wizard, and Configure when allowed. On the Include Service Packs page, click Browse to browse to the update extracted in Step 2. Notice that the update has been added in the Service Packs Included in this Deployment box. Click Configuration Complete.
  8. Follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the update deployment.

To apply this update to an existing administrative image appended with Update 1

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the update EXE file to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information and click OK.

    <local_drive:>\<patch_name> /e <local_drive:>\< patch_name>.msp
  3. Browse to the location of the existing Administrative image.
  4. In the Tools folder, select the Create and Modify a Deployment shortcut.
  5. On the Begin Deployment page, you may change the name of the existing deployment in the Specify the Deployment Name box.
  6. On the Begin Deployment page, do one of the following:
  7. Continue through the Deployment wizard, and Configure when allowed. On the Include Service Packs page, in the Service Packs Included in the Deployment box do the following:
  8. Follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the update deployment.

Uninstall This Update

NOTE: This update cannot be uninstalled when the product is installed from a deployment (also called an administrative image) with a merged update.

Windows XP

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Settings > Control Panel.
  2. In the control panel, click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. In the Add or Remove Programs window, select the Show Updates option.
  4. Find the appropriate update in the list of programs. Click Remove.

Windows Vista

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. In the Programs and Features window, in the left pane, click View Installed Updates.
  5. Find the appropriate update in the list of updates. Click Uninstall.

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Depending on the product and the type of installation, this service pack updates the following files:

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