Readme for the AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005 Service Pack 1


AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005 Service Pack 1

This Readme contains the latest 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.

Who Should Install the Service Pack?

Service Pack 1 is for the following Autodesk products running on all supported operating systems and languages:
  • AutoCAD® 2005
  • AutoCAD LT® 2005
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® Revit® Series 2.0
NOTE: Be sure to install the correct service pack for your software.

General Information

It is recommended that you back up all custom MNU, MNS, MNR, MNL, and MNC files before installing the service pack.

During the installation of this service pack, you will be prompted for the original installation CD or network image. Administrative permissions are required to install and uninstall products in order to successfully apply service packs.

Once this service pack is applied, you cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove the service pack. Uninstall the product and reinstall to undo the service pack changes.

The service pack may also be deployed by Administrators over the network using the Network Installation wizard.

Summary of the Primary Issues Resolved by the Service Pack

Actions That No Longer Generate Fatal Errors
  • Closing a sheet without saving it after adding a view and saving the resource drawing.
  • Exiting the program with the Customize dialog box open.
  • Using SHADEMODE with XCLIP on and textures enabled.
  • Switching to model space viewport with UCSFOLLOW set to 1.
  • Navigating to certain DWF™ files in Windows Explorer.
  • Using HYPERLINK in certain drawings with the application window maximized.
General Issues
  • A layer filter can now have a name that starts with an accented character.
  • In the Options dialog box, Profiles tab, clicking Add to List no longer incorrectly removes backslashes in a UNC path.
  • In DWF files, hyperlink fields with SHX fonts no longer fail.
  • A hatch no longer bleeds when you change the hatch type.
  • Using the PEDIT Spline option with a 3D polyline no longer generates an error when you use AUDIT or RECOVER.
  • A problem that caused the program to sometimes lock up during startup after menu or toolbar changes has been fixed.
  • An issue that caused the screen menu to collapse under certain circumstances has been fixed.
  • Edges on Architectural Desktop objects and other custom objects are now displayed correctly when SHADEMODE is set to Gouraud or Flat shading with edges on.
  • The message “Unable to find the asmm80enures.dll” is no longer displayed when modeler dlls are being loaded on computers with mixed language environment.
Block Issues
  • Changing properties of block attributes in BATTMAN no longer makes unwanted changes to color.
  • Blocks with similar names are now displayed correctly in the QSELECT list.
  • Property fields in a block attribute now resolve correctly after INSERT.
  • Block attribute text that contains fields now mirrors correctly.
  • The Save Changes prompt is now correctly displayed after you use the Write Block dialog box.
Dimension Issues
  • Child dimension styles are sorted correctly in the Dimension Styles Manager.
  • Issues with directions and positions of arrowheads and text have been fixed.
Plotting Issues
  • The “Command still active” message is no longer displayed when you try to close a drawing after you have canceled a PLOT command that was started with a maximized viewport active.
  • The CALCOMP8.HDI driver, which plotted only to file, now plots normally.
  • HIDEPRECISION can now be set for background plots.
Performance Issues
  • The Layer dialog box and the Plot dialog box now open faster.
  • Performance is improved for use of ETRANSMIT for part of a large sheet set.
  • A slowing of performance when multiple users are editing a sheet set at the same time has been improved.
  • A problem that caused the program to use 99% of the system resources if you are using VBA applications and have the View toolbar open has been resolved.
Text Issues
  • Switching from one text style with a Big Font to another no longer causes the SHX font to change unexpectedly.
  • Typing over selected multiline text in the text editor no longer applies the color of the selected text to the new text.
  • Misalignment issues with Japanese text have been resolved.
  • Issues with inappropriate display of Czech, Latvian, and other language characters have been resolved.
VBA Issues
  • Side-by-side installation of AutoCAD 2004 and AutoCAD 2005 no longer causes errors in VBA scripts.
  • A REVCLOUD conflict with VBAIDE has been resolved.
Xref Issues
  • Certain xrefs whose relative paths did not resolve now resolve correctly.
  • Relative paths for certain xrefs no longer change when xrefs are loaded.

Windows Command Line Switches

Three Microsoft® Windows® command line switches are built into this service pack.

  • /e - Extracts the MSP file from the service pack executable.
  • /p - Extracts a patch list from the service pack executable.
  • /q - Suppresses the completion message after the service pack is applied. This is useful if you use a script or batch file to apply the service pack to multiple computers.

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

  • Apply This Service Pack to a Stand-Alone Installation

    1. Download the service pack and save it to any folder.
    2. Insert the AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT CD.
    3. Navigate to the folder where you saved the service pack.
    4. Double-click the executable (EXE) file.

    Apply 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 a local patch list

    1. Insert the AutoCAD 2005 (or AutoCAD LT 2005) CD into your local computer.
    2. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the EXE file and the Readme.htm to a local server.

      NOTE: Make sure that all users who need to apply the service pack have access to this server.

    3. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information, and then click OK:

      \\<local server name>\<patch name> /p <patch list location name>\<patch list name>

      For example:

      c:\ACAD2005sp1SWL.exe /p c:\patchlist.txt

      The contents of the patch list file are similar to the following:

      *****
      ProductCode={5783F2D7-0301-0409-0002-0060B0CE6BBA}
      ProductVersionCandidate=16.1.63.10
      PatchTitle=AutoCAD (R) 2005 Service Pack 1
      PatchGUID={C198EACE-D53D-4756-9453-6019BE0283EE}
      PatchFileLocation=\\\\your_server_name\\your_share_name\\subfolders\\patch_name.exe or ftp://your_server_name/your_share_name/your_path/patch_name.exe
      PatchSize=177152
      PatchDesc=This Service Pack Updates AutoCAD (R) 2005 Locked.
      PatchDescLocation=\\\\your_server_name\\your_share_name\\subfolders\\readme_name.html or ftp://your_server_name/your_share_name/your_path/readme_name.html

      NOTE: If a patch list file already exists in this location, the new patch list information is added to the end of that file. The original file is not overwritten.

    4. Open the patch list file. If there is more than one patch list, the lists are separated by asterisks (*****).
    5. Change the fifth line in the patch list, PatchFileLocation, from:

      PatchFileLocation=\\\\<your_server_name>\\<your_share_name>\\<subfolders>\\<patch_name>.exe or ftp://<your_server_name>/<your_share_name>/<your_path>/<patch_name>.exe

      to one of the following:

      • If you want to make the service pack available from a file server, enter:
        PatchFileLocation=\\\\<your_server_name>\\<your_share_name>\\<subfolders>\\<patch_name>.exe

      • If you want to make the service pack available from an FTP server, enter:
        ftp://<your_server_name>/<your_share_name>/<your_path>/<patch_name>.exe

    6. Change the last line in the patch list, PatchDescLocation, from:

      PatchDescLocation=\\\\<your_server_name>\\<your_share_name>\\<subfolders>\\<readme_name>.html or ftp://<your_server_name>/<your_share_name>/<your_path>/<readme_name>.html

      to one of the following:

      • If you want to make the Readme available from a file server, enter:
        PatchDescLocation=\\\\<your_server_name>\\<your_share_name>\\<subfolders> \\<readme_name>.html

      • If you want to make the Readme available from an FTP server, enter:
        ftp://<your_server_name>/<your_share_name>/<your_path>/<readme_name>.html

    7. Save and close the patch list file.
    8. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following:

      <your_CD-ROM_drive>:\Bin\<acad or aclt>Feui\support\CADManagerControl

    9. Double-click CMControl.exe.
    10. In the CAD Manager utility, in the product list, select your product, and then click OK.
    11. In the CAD Manager utility, Communication Center tab, do the following:

      • In the Live Update Configuration list, select Enable Using Local Patch List.
      • In the Local Patch List Location box, enter the same local patch list location that you entered in step 3.
      • Click Apply to save these settings to your own system.

    12. At the bottom of the CAD Manager utility, in the drop-down list, select Create .reg Registry File. Then click OK.
    13. In the Save As dialog box, save the file to your system. Make note of this location.

    The registry file is now ready to be made available to users. Distribute and execute the file to users by implementing the method of your choice.

    NOTE: You must execute the service pack on each workstation that is running AutoCAD 2005 (or AutoCAD LT 2005).

    Apply This Service Pack to a Network Administrative Image

    The following two methods of distributing Service Pack 1 apply only to administrative images created with the Network Installation wizard. After you complete these procedures, any new deployments of the product will have the service pack applied to them automatically.

    The patch (service pack) file that you download contains an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file, which you extract from the executable file using the /e (extract) switch; see step 2 for the syntax.

    To add the service pack to a new administrative image

    1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the service pack EXE file 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 Network Installation wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click Autodesk > Network Installation Wizard.
    4. In the Network Installation 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 acad.msi (or aclt.msi), the MSI file that you use as the basis for your administrative image. This file is found on your product CD-ROM, in cdrom:\Bin\acadFeui (or cdrom:\Bin\acltFeui).
    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 AutoCAD (or AutoCAD LT) 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 file extension .msp). You can also browse to locate the MSP file.
    9. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Network Installation wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.

    To apply the service pack to an existing administrative image

    1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the service pack EXE file 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 Network Installation wizard, on the Start menu (Windows), click Autodesk > Network Installation Wizard.
    4. In the Network Installation 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 list, select an existing Autodesk installer file (MSI) from an existing shared network location that contains the administrative image you want to modify. Users install AutoCAD (or AutoCAD LT) from this location.
    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 file extension .msp). You can also browse to locate the MSP file.
    8. Click Next, and follow the instructions in the Network Installation wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.

    Files Patched by This Service Pack

    Depending on the product and the type of installation, this service pack updates the following files for AutoCAD 2005 and AutoCAD LT 2005.

    Installation Folder

    • acad.exe (aclt.exe for AutoCAD LT)
    • AcBGPlot.arx
    • AcBlock.arx
    • acdbmgd.dll
    • AcDcFrame.arx
    • acdim.arx
    • AcDorder.arx
    • acEplotX.arx
    • AcETransmitUi.arx
    • AcField.arx (AutoCAD only)
    • acgs.dll
    • AcLayer.dll
    • acmgd.dll
    • acmted.arx
    • acmted2.arx
    • acopm.arx
    • AcPEXCtl.arx
    • AcPlotGui.arx
    • AcPublish.arx
    • AcRevcloud.arx
    • AcSmNav.arx (AutoCAD only)
    • AcSmWizard.arx (AutoCAD only)
    • AcStd.arx (AutoCAD only)
    • AcVBA.arx (AutoCAD only)
    • adlmdll.dll
    • adui16.dll
    • Appload.arx (AutoCAD only)
    • Battman.arx (AutoCAD only)
    • dswhip.dll
    • heidi8.dll
    • psizewiz.dll
    • scree.dll (AutoCAD LT only)
    • acad.exe.config (aclt.exe.config for AutoCAD LT)

    DRV Folder

    • dwfplot8.hdi
    • szb8.hdi
    • wopengl8.hdi (AutoCAD only)

    Autodesk Shared Folder

    • acdb16.dll
    • AcGe16.dll
    • AcSmComponents16.dll (AutoCAD only)
    • ad16asm80.dll
    • atlst16.dll
    • iepictrd80.dll
    • modlr16.dll (AutoCAD only)

    Autodesk Shared Thumbnail Folder

    • AcDwfThmb16.dll
    • AcDwfThmbPrxy16.dll

    Copyright 2004 Autodesk, Inc.