Readme for the Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 Service Pack
Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 Service Pack 1
The Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 Service Pack 1 addresses a number of customer
requests and fixes some problems. This service pack should improve the performance
of your product.
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
This Readme includes the following topics:
Who Should Install
the Service Pack?
This service pack is for the English-language locked and unlocked versions
of Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 running on English-language and non-English-language
operating systems. This service pack should not be installed on other versions
of Autodesk Land Desktop, AutoCAD, or other AutoCAD desktop applications.
If you have been experiencing some specific product performance problems, they
may have been fixed with this service pack. For more information on the specific
fixes, see Summary of the Autodesk Land Desktop
2004 Service Pack 1 Fixes.
Important: You cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove this service
pack. All files are affected by the installation of this service pack. To restore
your version of Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 to its pre-service pack state, uninstall
Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 and reinstall it.
Locked and Unlocked Service Packs
The following Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 Service Pack 1 versions are available
on the Autodesk website:
- LDT2004_SP1_SL.exe (locked version)
- LDT2004_SP1_UL.exe (unlocked version)
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 or trial version of Autodesk Land Desktop 2004
- International version of Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 (The International
version contains the word "International" on the product label
affixed to the outside of the Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 package and the
word "locked" on the CD label.)
- Download and install the unlocked version of the service pack in all other
You must install Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 on your machine prior to installing
the Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 Service Pack 1.
Note: You should run Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 at least once prior
to installing this service pack. On machines that are used by multiple users,
each user should log in and run Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 prior to installing
the service pack. If you install the service pack without first running Autodesk
Land Desktop 2004, then you must run a batch file to update the Windows Registry.
For more information, see Updating the Windows Registry.
To install the service pack, follow the instructions below.
Domestic single-user and International single-user versions: To install
Service Pack 1, browse to the location of the service pack using Windows Explorer
and then double-click the file.
Client-based network licensed versions: To install Service Pack 1 to
client workstations, log on to each client's workstation, browse to the location
of the service pack using Windows Explorer, and then double-click the file.
Note: To verify that the service pack has been installed, start Autodesk
Land Desktop 2004 and select Help > About Autodesk Land Desktop and then
click the Product Information button.
Updating the Windows Registry
In order for Autodesk Land Desktop 2004, Service Pack 1 to operate properly
after installation, one of the two conditions must occur:
- Each user should run Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 at least one time prior
to installing this service pack, or
- Each user should run the LdtRegUp.exe file available from the Service
Pack website if Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 was not run at least one time prior
to installing the service pack
Failure to do so could result in Autodesk Map running when attempting to run
Autodesk Land Desktop 2004.
To run LdtRegUp.exe:
- Download the LdtRegUp.exe file from the Service Pack website.
- Double-click the file to run it.
for Repairing Your Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 Installation
If you uninstall any Autodesk Land Desktop 2004, Autodesk Map 2004, or AutoCAD
2004 extensions after you have installed this service pack, you must repair
the Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 installation to reinstate the service pack. For
more information about repairing your installation, see the Autodesk Land Desktop
2004 Installation Guide help file.
Summary of Autodesk Land
Desktop 2004 Service Pack 1 Resolved Issues
Resolved Issues with Architectural Desktop Drawings
Resolved Issues with the Windows NT Operating System
- The Terrain Model Explorer menus are now displayed correctly when using
Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 on a Windows NT operating system.
- Browse buttons, such as for selecting a point file to import, or for creating
an XDRef, are now working correctly when using Autodesk Land Desktop 2004
on a Windows NT operating system.
Resolved Issues with the Windows XP Operating System
- In the the Drawing Setup dialog box, the buttons on the Load/Save Settings
tab, and the Browse button on the Text Style tab, now work correctly when
using Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 on a Windows XP operating system.
Resolved Issues with XRefs
- You can now use the XRef Manager button on the AutoCAD application window
to manage XRef drawings in Autodesk Land Desktop 2004. Previously, this caused
an exception error.
Resolved Issues with AutoCAD Tool Palettes
- You will no longer experience a crash when you click an .atc file you have
dragged onto a Tool Palette.
Resolved Issues with Export to AutoCAD
- You can now change the way that the Export to AutoCAD command handles xrefs.
In this service pack, a new AEC Editor tab has been added to the AutoCAD options
dialog box which you can use to change some of the Export to AutoCAD settings.
By default, the Export to AutoCAD command in Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 would
bind all attached xrefs. By clearing the Bind Xrefs check box on the AEC Editor
tab, you can prevent xrefs from being bound.
Resolved Issues with LandXML
- The number of description keys to export is now listed correctly in the
LandXML Export dialog box when you select the Include Description Key Definitions
check box in the LandXML Export Points dialog box.
- If a LandXML file that you are attempting to import is missing critical
data, such as the start point of a parcel, the Import LandXML command now
warns you of the missing data rather than displaying a run-time error.
- The LandXML Import Point Filters dialog box now has the correct title.
Resolved Issues with Description Keys
- A defect in Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 caused description keys to ignore
the capitalization, or case, of description key codes. For example, a description
key named TOPO was treated the same way as topo. With this service pack, the
description key codes are once again case-sensitive.
Resolved Issues with XDRefs
- XDRef overrides for points are now working correctly. Previously, the overrides
appeared as a period (.) for elevations and were blank for descriptions.
Resolved Issues with Point Formats
- Using the Points > Import/Export Points > Format Manager command to
create new User Point File formats no longer causes exception errors.
Resolved Issues with Surfaces
- The Offset by Elevation, Copy by Slope, and Copy by Grade commands on the
Terrain > Contour Utilities menu now offset contours correctly.
- The Edit Breaklines command now correctly respects multiple vertex elevation
Resolved Issues with ActiveX Components
- With this service pack, late binding of Autodesk Land Desktop 2004 ActiveX
objects now functions correctly. Attempts to access methods or properties
on late bound objects resulted in errors. Certain programming languages, such
as VLisp, bind to COM Object via a mechanism referred to as “late binding”
to access an Active X object through its IDispatch interface. In order for
late binding to work, the COM Object itself has a version that must match
the version of the type library, otherwise an error will result when methods
or properties of the COM Object are called. In Autodesk Land Desktop 2004,
there was a mismatch between the AeccApplication object and the type library.
This has been corrected in this update to Autodesk Land Desktop 2004.
Programming languages using “early binding” as their default mechanism for
COM object access are working as expected in Autodesk Land Desktop 2004. These
languages include VB, VBA and C++.