Readme for the Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 Service Pack 1

Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 Service Pack 1

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 Service Pack 1, which addresses several known issues with Autodesk Civil 3D 2005.

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.

This Readme includes the following topics:

 

Issues Resolved for Autodesk Civil 3D 2005

Resolved Grading Issues
Changes to Grading
Resolved Grip Editing Issues
Resolved Points Issues
Resolved Surfaces Issues
Resolved LandXML Issues
Resolved Parcels Issues
Resolved Alignments Issues
Resolved Profile Issues
Resolved Corridor Issues
Changes to Subassemblies

Who Should Install the Service Pack?

This service pack, C3D2005_SP1.exe, is for the English-language locked and unlocked versions of Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 running on English-language and non-English-language operating systems.

General Information

Important: You cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove this service pack. To restore your version of Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 to its pre-service pack state, uninstall Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 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 the service pack and save it to any folder.
  2. Insert your Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 CD into your CD 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

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

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download <Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 Service Pack 1.exe> and <Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 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.

  2. 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:\C3D2005_SP1.exe /p c:\patchlist.txt

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

    *****
    ProductCode={5783F2D7-0208-0409-0000-0060B0CE6BBA}
    ProductVersionCandidate=7.26.0.100;7.26.0.108;7.26.0.110;7.26.0.118
    PatchTitle=Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 Service Pack 1
    PatchGUID={58CC83EF-1C4D-4A98-A9D2-6F71507A06CF}
    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=8238592
    PatchDesc=This Service Pack updates Autodesk Civil 3D 2005. The use of this software is subject to the terms and conditions contained in the software license agreement that accompanied Autodesk Civil 3D 2005.
    PatchDescLocation=\\\\your_server_name\\your_share_name\\subfolders\\readme_name.htm or ftp://your_server_name/your_share_name/your_path/readme_name.htm

    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.

  3. Open the patch list file. If there is more than one patch list, the lists are separated by asterisks (*****).
  4. Change the fifth line in step 3, PatchFileLocation, 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

  5. Change the last line in step 3, PatchDescLocation, 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>.htm

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

  6. Save and close the patch list file.
  7. Insert the Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 CD into you local computer's CD-ROM drive.
  8. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following:

    <your_CD-ROM drive>:\BIN\Installer\Support\CADManagerControl

  9. Double-click CMControl.exe.
  10. In the CAD Manager utility, in the product list, select Autodesk Civil 3D 2005, 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 patch list file location (the UNC network path).
    • 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.
  14. The registry file must be run at each workstation so the service pack can be applied. Distribute the registry file to each user (workstation). Each user should save the file locally and double-click the file from Windows Explorer to run it.
  15. At each workstation, the service pack must then be applied using the Communication Center.

NOTE: Once the registry changes have been applied to the client, the Communication Center in Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 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 2005 Network Administrative Image

The following two methods of distributing Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 Service Pack 1 apply only to administrative images created with the Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 Network Installation wizard. After you complete these procedures, any new deployments of Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 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 2005 Service Pack 1 to a new Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download <Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 Service Pack 1.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 Network Installation wizard patch, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > 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 c3d.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\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 Network Installation wizard to complete the deployment of this service pack.

To apply Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 Service Pack 1 to an existing Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 administrative image

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download <Autodesk Civil 3D 2005 Service Pack 1.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 Network Installation wizard patch, on the Start menu (Windows), click Programs > 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 the existing Autodesk installer file (MSI) from the shared network location that contains the administrative image you want to modify. Users install Autodesk Civil 3D 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.

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