Notice to Autodesk Manufacturing Customers

In a continuing effort to provide high quality products, Autodesk has released a Hotfix to address two issues with AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 Service Pack 2 and Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2008 Service Pack 2.

This README file highlights what has been fixed or addressed, where to download the update and how to install it.

Contents

Prerequisites

Installation Instructions

Issues addressed by this Hotfix

Hotfix download location

Prerequisites

This hotfix should only be applied if you have installed AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 Service Pack 2 or Mechanical Desktop 2008 Service Pack 2 AND only if you had Service Pack 1 installed prior to installing Service Pack 2. If you have installed Service Pack 2 directly on an unpatched version of AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 or Mechanical Desktop 2008, you do not need to install this Hotfix.

If your AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 or Mechanical Desktop 2008 is patched with any Hotfix or Service Pack earlier than Service Pack 2, you also do not need to install this Hotfix.

You must have administrative privileges to be able to install this Hotfix on AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 or Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 2008 on Windows 2000, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Home or Windows Vista.

Installation Instructions

  1. Download for the applicable product and version:

 

For...

 

Download...

 

AutoCAD Mechanical 2008

 

2008_SP2_HF_x32.zip

 

Mechanical Desktop 2008 - AIS 12

 

2008_SP2_HF_x32.zip

 

Mechanical Desktop 2008 - AIP 12

 

2008_SP2_HF_x32.zip

 

Mechanical Desktop 2008 - AIP for Routed Systems 12

 

2008_SP2_HF_x32.zip

 

Mechanical Desktop 2008 - AIP for Simulation 12

 

2008_SP2_HF_x32.zip

 

AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 (64-bit)

 

2008_SP2_HF_x64.zip

 

Mechanical Desktop 2008 - AIS 12 (64-bit)

 

2008_SP2_HF_x64.zip

 

Mechanical Desktop 2008 - AIP 12 (64-bit)

 

2008_SP2_HF_x64.zip

 

Mechanical Desktop 2008 - AIP for Routed Systems 12 (64-bit)

 

2008_SP2_HF_x64.zip

 

Mechanical Desktop 2008 - AIP for Simulation 12 (64-bit)

 

2008_SP2_HF_x64.zip

Note: This Hotfix will update all language versions.

2.      Close all software applications.

 

3.      Find the product installation folder; for example C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ACADM 2008 for AutoCAD Mechanical 2008 and C:\Program Files\Autodesk\MDT 2008 for Mechanical Desktop 2008.

 

4.      Rename the affected original files.

·         In <product installation folder>\Acadm folder, right-click the file AcmPmDb32.exe and rename it AcmPmDb32.bak

·         In <product installation folder>\Acadm folder, right-click the file AcmPmOleDb.dll and rename it AcmPmOleDb.bak

·         In <product installation folder>\Acadm\gen folder, right-click the file genbas3.lsp and rename it genbas3.bak

 

5.      Unzip the file downloaded in Step 1 to any folder.

 

6.      Copy the files from the extracted folder in Step 5 and paste them to the product installation folder.

·         Copy and paste AcmPmDb32.exe to <product installation folder>\Acadm folder.

·         Copy and paste AcmPmOleDb.dll to <product installation folder>\Acadm folder.

·         Copy and paste genbas3.lsp to <product installation folder>\Acadm\gen folder.

 

Note: To remove this Hotfix, delete the new AcmPmDb32.exe, AcmPmOleDb.dll and genbas3.lsp files in the product installation folder and restore the files you renamed in Step 4 to the original names.

Issues addressed by this Hotfix :

The following AutoCAD Mechanical issues are resolved:

Hotfix download location

You can download this Hotfix from the following locations:

http://www.autodesk.com/autocadmech-updates

http://www.autodesk.com/mechdesktop-updates

We want to thank all our customers who identified these issues and reported them to us. These reports give us the opportunity to improve the product and provide you, our customers, with the best possible solution in mechanical design. Autodesk would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued business and for the feedback regarding the content of this update release.

Thank you, once again, for your commitment to Autodesk products.

Respectfully,

AutoCAD Mechanical Team