Readme for the AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD LT 2002 Service Pack
AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD LT 2002 Service Pack 1
The AutoCAD® 2002 and AutoCAD LT® 2002 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 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
Please read the following information to take advantage of this service pack.
Who Should Install the Service Pack?
This service pack is for the English-language locked and unlocked versions
of AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD LT 2002 running on English-language and
non-English-language operating systems. This service pack should not be
installed on other versions of AutoCAD or AutoCAD desktop applications.
If you have been experiencing some specific product performance problems,
they may have been fixed with this service pack. See "Summary of AutoCAD 2002
and AutoCAD LT 2002 Service Pack Fixes".
Locked and Unlocked Service Packs
If you download the service pack using Live Update, the service pack
version that you need is automatically identified. 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 or trial version of AutoCAD 2002 or AutoCAD LT 2002
- International version of AutoCAD 2002 (The international version contains
the word "International" on the product label affixed to the outside of the
AutoCAD 2002 package and the word "locked" on the CD label.)
and install the unlocked version of the service pack in all other instances.
Important Instructions for Repairing Your AutoCAD Installation
If you uninstall any AutoCAD 2002 extensions after you've installed this
service pack, you must "repair" the AutoCAD installation to reinstate the
To repair AutoCAD:
- On the Start menu (Windows), click Settings > Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
- Do one of the following:
- For Windows® 98 and NT: In the Add/Remove Program Properties dialog box,
on the Install/Uninstall tab, select AutoCAD 2002. Click Add/Remove.
- For Windows 2000: In the Add/Remove Programs dialog box, select AutoCAD
2002, and then click Change.
- In the Add/Remove Application dialog box, select Reinstall AutoCAD 2002,
and then click Next.
- In the AutoCAD 2002 Setup dialog box, select Repair Errors in My AutoCAD
NOTE: If you select this option, by default you also
restore your shortcuts. If you do not want to restore your shortcuts, clear
the corresponding check box.
- In the Start Installation dialog box, click Next to start the
- In the Backup Files dialog box, click Next to automatically back up all
the files, or do one of the following:
- In the Please Select Files to Back Up list, click Clear All. Then press
CTRL and select the specific files you want to back up. Click Next to back
up the files.
- In the Please Select Files to Back Up list, click Clear All. Then press
SHIFT and select a range of files. Click Next to back up the files.
- In the AutoCAD 2002 dialog box, after the program has added the
components, click Finish.
- If prompted, restart your computer.
General Usage Information
Once this service pack is applied, you cannot run an automatic uninstall to
remove the service pack. You should make a copy of all the files that the
service pack installs. That way, you can delete the service pack files manually
if you want to restore AutoCAD 2002 or AutoCAD LT 2002 to its pre-service pack
During the installation of the service pack, your user profile is changed to
<Unnamed Profile>, and the acad.mnu, acad.mns,
acad.mnr, acad.mnl, and acad.mnc files might be recompiled.
Any toolbar or menu customizations that were part of your former user profile
could be lost. You can easily switch back to the named profile after the service
pack installation. However, to ensure that you can restore your menu settings
later, be sure to back up all your menu files before the update. See "Important
File Backup Information".
Download progress may not be indicated during the update.
If you would like to notify users in a network installation of this service
pack's availibility, but you have disabled Live Update notifications, you can
use the Bulletin Board in the Today window.
Summary of AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD LT 2002 Service Pack 1 Fixes
- A random crash that occurred when you switched between drawings has been
- The defunct Redspark icon and link have been removed from the standard
AutoCAD dialog boxes.
- When an active viewport is set to Current, it is now highlighted.
- Tessellation of the edges of small 3D geometry features has been refined.
- Exploding proxy objects no longer result in duplicate text objects.
- OLE object frames no longer appear in layouts where they were not
- Markup text in a metric drawing is now scaled properly.
- Text window flashing no longer occurs when you list objects in a viewport
located on a layer that is either frozen or off.
- Small arcs that are output to DWF format are no longer converted to
- Handles are no longer renumbered when an AutoCAD Release 12 DXF file is
- Performing a transparent pan or zoom from the DTEXT command no longer
results in a fatal error.
- The problem causing a randomly occurring license error has been resolved.
- The erroneous invocation of the Selection box when a tablet is calibrated
has been fixed.
- A random cursor is no longer displayed when a Wintab driver is used.
- With certain digitizers, commands are no longer issued twice for every
- The second button on a puck no longer issues random pick points in certain
- The ordinate dimension value no longer changes after panning in a
- Reassociated radial dimensions no longer display an incorrect value.
- PostScript drivers no longer limit the available paper sizes.
- The Add-a-Plotter wizard no longer crashes when you use a PostScript
driver and you select a 48-inch roll.
- Performance has improved when plotting to DWF drawings that contain nested
Issues Related to English Versions of AutoCAD Running on Non-English
- Certain non-English content on the Autodesk Today page can now be viewed
- The installation no longer stalls when specifying a double-byte folder
- Copying BIGFONT text no longer causes a fatal error.
- Double-byte share names in UNC paths are now recognized on client
workstations and servers that contain the same locale settings.
- AutoCAD no longer crashes when you copy a layout containing an OLE object,
perform an Undo, and then save the drawing.
- In certain situations, the Look In list is no longer blank in the Open
- After using the HIDE command, you can now select a 3D solid edge.
- After using the HIDE command, you can now snap to dimension geometry.
- Snapping to dimension geometry after the HIDE command is issued no longer
causes a fatal error.
- Dimensions no longer turn white after the HIDE command is issued.
- Binding certain xrefs no longer causes a system failure.
- An access violation no longer occurs when you perform reference editing on
an xref that contains a VBA script.
- Some drawings that have xrefs containing hatches no longer crash when
Live Update Deployment Instructions
On network-deployed AutoCAD installations, there are no Live Update
notifications on the Autodesk Point A portion of the Today window. As a result,
you must download updates from the Point A site using an Internet browser and
then manually apply them at each workstation.
During the installation of an update, AutoCAD should not be running on any of
the client machines, or else the installation image on the server may be
It is also strongly recommended that you apply the update to the
administrator machine first. (This is the computer from which the network
deployment was installed.) Once you apply the update on the administrator
machine, start applying the update on client systems. You must apply an update
to each client machine before running AutoCAD.
During the installation of an update, you are prompted for the original
installation CD or network image. Make sure that each computer is connected to
the network location where the installation image resides. After you have
applied an update to the network image, you need to apply an update to each
newly created client you set up.
Important File Backup Information
You cannot run an automatic uninstall to remove this service pack. It is
strongly recommended that you make a copy of all files installed with this
service pack. That way, you can restore AutoCAD 2002 or AutoCAD LT 2002 to its
pre-service pack state.
Depending on the product and the type of installation, this service pack
updates the following files in the following directories for AutoCAD 2002 and
AutoCAD LT 2002:
Common Files\Autodesk Shared Directory