Readme for the Autodesk Map™ 2004
Service Pack 1


Autodesk Map 2004 Service Pack 1

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk Map 2004 Service Pack 1, which fixes or addresses a variety of issues discovered by customers or by Autodesk's internal testing team.

This Readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of this service pack. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire file 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.

NOTE: If you plan to use the Autodesk Network Installation wizard to deploy Autodesk Map 2004 Service Pack 1, you must first download and run the Autodesk Network Installation Wizard patch. For more information about the patch, see the associated Readme file.

Who Should Install the Service Pack?

Service Pack 1 is for the following Autodesk products, locked and unlocked, and running on all supported operating systems and languages:

  • Autodesk Map 2004
  • Autodesk Map Series 2004

This service pack is required for any Autodesk Map 2004, Autodesk Map Series 2004 and Autodesk Map 2004-based extensions.

Locked and Unlocked Service Packs

If you download the service pack using the Live Update feature in Communication Center, the service pack version that you need is automatically identified. If you have the same product in multiple languages, all applicable versions will be patched. Separate patches are needed for locked and unlocked versions.

If you decide to download the service pack manually, use the following guidelines to determine which service pack to download:

Download and install the locked version of the service pack if you are using one of the following:

  • Educational version of Autodesk Map Series 2004
  • International English version of Autodesk Map 2004 (The international version contains the word "International" on the product label affixed to the outside of the Autodesk Map 2004 package and the word "locked" on the CD label.)
Download and install the unlocked version of the service pack in all other instances.

General Information

It is recommended that you create a backup of all custom MNU, MNS, MNR, MNL, and MNC files before installing the service pack.

During the installation of this update, you will be prompted for the original installation CD or network image.

Once this service pack is applied, you cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove the service pack.

Download progress may not be indicated during the update.

Highlights of Service Pack 1

The following is a list of commands and features affected by this service pack:

  • Automation API
  • Classification
  • Database Connect
  • Drawing Cleanup
  • Import/Export
  • Map Plot Set
  • Query
  • Topology

Summary of Primary Issues Resolved for Autodesk Map 2004

  • Fixes the causes of several intermittently encountered crashes as follows:

    • when modifying and viewing superclass properties, and
    • when editing the Timestamp value after opening an Oracle table containing a Timestamp (Oracle DATE) column in the Data Viewer.

  • Topology name and description are now remembered and restored even if a create topology operation fails.
  • Drawing cleanup will now affect only the selected polyline(s), instead of automatically selecting the entire object.
  • The numeric boundary values in the Plot Boundary Selection dialog box are now displayed in numerical order.
  • Map property ranges are now applied automatically when creating an object.
  • Oblique Text Style will now appear when executing map queries.
  • The MapUtil object in the ActiveX API is now accessible via the Project.MapUtil property.

Summary of Primary Issues Resolved for AutoCAD 2004

  • Fixes the causes of several intermittently encountered failures, including ones in 3D Orbit, the Customize dialog box, and when dragging objects between drawings.
  • Corrects a problem with draw order when using the Bind option of the XREF command.
  • Fixes several problems with hyperlinks in DWF files. To take advantage of the fixes when viewing DWF files, download the latest version of the Autodesk Express Viewer from the Autodesk website.
  • Corrects the problem of the command line disappearing under some circumstances.
  • Fixes a problem so that a space or semicolon now acts correctly as an ENTER with the SETENV macro in the system registry.
  • Corrects other miscellaneous issues.

Files Patched by this Service Pack

Depending on the product and the type of installation, this service pack updates the following files for Autodesk Map 2004 and Autodesk Map Series 2004.

  • acad.exe
  • acadmap.arx
  • acbr16.dbx
  • AcClassify.arx
  • AcCvps.arx
  • acdb16.dll
  • acdim.arx
  • acEplotX.arx
  • AcETransmitUi.arx
  • acgs.dll
  • acismui.arx
  • aclacadr.dll
  • AcMapAnnotUi.arx
  • AcMapImpExpUI.arx
  • AcMapPropMan.arx
  • AcMapWorkspace.arx
  • Acmted.arx
  • acpexctl.arx
  • Acpi.arx
  • AcPublish.arx
  • acrender.arx
  • ade.arx
  • adlmdll.dll
  • adui16.dll
  • AmVbApi.dll
  • ase.arx
  • CdaC14ba.dll
  • color.dll
  • dlint8.dll
  • dwfplot8.hdi
  • gdiplot8.hdi
  • heidi8.dll
  • hpgdi8.hdi
  • ie80.dll
  • mtl8.dll
  • plcfmgr.dll
  • szb8.hdi
  • userdata.dll
  • wscommcntrui1.dll
  • xesgdi8.hdi

New Windows Command Line Switches

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

  • /emap - Extracts the Autodesk Map 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.
  • /eseries - Extracts the Autodesk Map Series MSP file from the service pack executable.

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

    • 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 local patch list functionality

      1. Insert the Autodesk Map 2004 CD into you local computer's CD-ROM drive.
      2. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download <Autodesk Map 2004 Service Pack 1>.exe and <Autodesk Map 2004 Service Pack 1 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:\V086_V124_ACAD_UNL.exe /p c:\patchlist.txt

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

        *****
        ProductCode={5783F2D7-0201-0409-0000-0060B0CE6BBA}
        ProductVersionCandidate=16.0.0.086
        PatchTitle=AutoCAD (R) 2004 Service Pack 1
        PatchGUID={DB131225-C756-4632-80F7-6AA4B7D68981}
        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=2426880
        PatchDesc=The AutoCAD (R) 2004 Service Pack 1
        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 step 3, 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 step 3, 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:>\CDROM:\BIN\ACADFeui\Support\CADManagerControl

      9. Double-click CMControl.exe.
      10. In the CAD Manager utility, in the product list, select Autodesk Map 2004, and then click OK.
      11. In the CAD Manager utility, on the 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 2.
        • 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 Autodesk Map 2004.

      Apply this Service Pack to an Autodesk Map 2004 or Autodesk Map Series 2004 Network Administrative Image

      The following two methods of distributing Autodesk Map 2004 Service Pack 1 apply only to administrative images created with the Autodesk Map 2004 Network Installation wizard. After you complete these procedures, any new deployments of Autodesk Map 2004 or Autodesk Map Series 2004 will have the service pack applied to them automatically.

      NOTE: In both of the following procedures, the patch (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 /emap or /eseries ("extract") switch.

      To add Autodesk Map 2004 Service Pack 1 to a new Autodesk Map 2004 or Autodesk Map Series 2004 administrative image

      1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download <Autodesk Map 2004 Service Pack 1>.exe to your local computer.
      2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run and choose one of the following, depending on which version of Autodesk Map you are installing. Then click OK.

        For Autodesk Map 2004 enter<local drive:>\<patch name>\ /emap <local drive:>\<patch name.msp>

        For Autodesk Map Series 2004 enter<local drive:>\<patch name>\ /eseries <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, the MSI file you use as the basis for your administrative image. This file is found on your product CD-ROM, in CDROM:\BIN\ACADFeui.
      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 Map 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 Network Installation wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.

      To apply Autodesk Map 2004 Service Pack 1 to an existing Autodesk Map 2004 or Autodesk Map Series 2004 administrative image

      1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download <Autodesk Map 2004 Service Pack 1>.exe to your local computer.
      2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run and choose one of the following, depending on which version of Autodesk Map you are installing. Then click OK.

        For Autodesk Map 2004 enter<local drive:>\<patch name>\ /emap <local drive:>\<patch name.msp>

        For Autodesk Map Series 2004 enter<local drive:>\<patch name>\ /eseries <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 box, 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 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 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.

      Copyright 2003 Autodesk, Inc.