Readme for the Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 Service Pack 1
Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 Service Pack 1
The Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 3.3 Service Pack 1 addresses a number of customer requests and fixes some problems. It includes the AutoCAD® 2002 and AutoCAD LT® 2002 Service Pack 1 fixes. 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 copy.
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 Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 running on English-language and non-English-language operating systems. This service pack should not be installed on other versions of Autodesk Architectural Desktop 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 Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 Service Pack 1 Fixes" and "Summary of AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD LT 2002 Service Pack 1 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 Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3
- International version of Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 (The international version contains the word "International" on the product label affixed to the outside of the Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 package and the word "locked" on the CD label.)
Download and install the unlocked version of the service pack in all other instances.
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 Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 to its pre-service pack state.
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 Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 Service Pack 1 Fixes
This update corrects the following defects found in the original shipping version of Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3.
Changes That Will Occur to Drawing Setup Default Values after Installing SP1
- Structural member styles that use shape offsets are now anchored to nodes at the insertion point, rather than being centered on the node.
- Performing the List command on an Area Group that has subsequently had another attached Area Group deleted from it will no longer cause a crash.
- Multi-component walls now display correctly in reflected ceiling plan display configurations, as set, with inner lines not shown.
- Copying layouts that contain Autodesk Architectural Desktop objects in paper space will no longer cause a crash.
- Converting a line, which extends in the -Z direction to a column, no longer causes a crash.
- 2D Sections and Elevations have been improved for drawings in which units are set to meters.
- The pushpin feature used in Add and Modify dialogs now works properly for computers running the Microsoft Windows XP operating system.
- Performance has been dramatically improved for drawings that contain columns on a column grid.
- Some rare circumstances that were unstable when exporting to an IFC file have been corrected.
- The Architectural Desktop Object Enabler 3.3 will now install properly, if you have an AutoCAD 2002 based product installed in addition to 3D Studio Viz 3 or 3i.
- A defect has been fixed which caused AEC dimension text to revert back to its previous location after it has been moved and the file has been saved and re-opened.
- The Sketch display representation of structural members now displays start and end offsets correctly.
Note: If you have modified the end offsets of structural members to compensate for the previous display defect, you will need to restore the appropriate values.
- A defect has been fixed which caused the swing indicator chevrons to appear incorrectly in elevations of glass panel doors.
- Stability has improved when deleting components from the styles of walls that contain sweep modifiers.
Installing SP1 with Building Systems Products
- After installing SP1, all of the drawing setup default values will be reset to what they were when the product was originally installed. In particular, the default layer standards and the layer standards drawing to auto-import will revert back to the original settings. To reset the Drawing Setup values back to your default values, open a drawing that contains the settings you would like to use, select Desktop > Drawing Setup, select the Save as Default check box, and click OK.
- Schedule Tables:
In order to assure that Schedule Tables are properly updated whenever a drawing is opened, the following line should be added to the AcadDoc.lsp file in the Support subdirectory (if the file doesn't exist, it can be created with any text editor, such as Microsoft® Notepad):
(command "TableUpdateNow" "All" "")
One side-effect of this change is that Autodesk Architectural Desktop will be demand loaded even if Demand load ObjectARX apps (on the Options > Open and Save page) is set to "Command Invoke."
- Column Grid Bubbles: Under normal circumstances, you can select the "leader" grip of a grid bubble, and stretch the leader to create additional segments. This will not work properly if more than one representation is currently displayed for Multi-view blocks. In order to display Dimension Labels properly, in the "Intl" and country-specific templates (DACH, Austria, Germany and Switzerland), the "General" and either "Plan1-100" or "Plan1-50" display representations are presented simultaneously.
The workaround is to use the Display Manager to temporarily turn off the second MvBlock representation in your current display set (leave the "General" representation ON), stretch the leaders as required, then turn the additional representation back on.
- Leaders: The default leaders that were shipped with the original product specify an invalid option keyword "_DIMSTYLE" in the imbedded Command String. This causes an error when the leaders are inserted.
The option keyword _DIMSTYLE needs to be replaced with _DIMENSION. You can download corrected replacements for these files from Point A at: http://support.autodesk.com/getdoc.asp?id=DL401844
- Stair Plan Representation: Stair styles which use a Solid Slab stringer (such as a concrete stair) should include a tread component in order to have the correct display in plan. The tread component can be of negligible thickness, such as 0.001" or 0.01mm, so it will not be visible in the model representation. Without this tread component the plan representation will be incomplete; the nosing lines will not appear when viewed from the top.
- Display problems on Windows XP: If you upgrade an existing computer to Windows XP, you may notice display "artifacts" when moving Autodesk Architectural Desktop objects. For example, the swing of a door may leave streaks when it is dragged along a wall, or the wall directional marker may produce speckles when the wall is moved. This is due to the operating system, and cannot be addressed in Autodesk Architectural Desktop. Note that the display problem is temporary; regen will produce the correct appearance. To avoid this kind of problem, you may need to upgrade your Display Adapter, either adding memory if possible, or purchasing a more recent model.
Summary of AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD LT 2002 Service Pack 1 Fixes
This update also includes the following list of fixes contained in the AutoCAD 2002 and AutoCAD LT 2002 Service Pack 1.
- A random crash that occurred when you switched between drawings has been resolved.
- 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 inserted.
- 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 circles.
- Handles are no longer renumbered when an AutoCAD Release 12 DXF file is read.
- 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 pick.
- The second button on a puck no longer issues random pick points in certain digitizers.
- The ordinate dimension value no longer changes after panning in a viewport.
- 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 xrefs.
Issues Related to English Versions of AutoCAD Running on Non-English Operating Systems
- Certain non-English content on the Autodesk Today page can now be viewed correctly.
- The installation no longer stalls when specifying a double-byte folder name.
- 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 dialog box.
- 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 closed.
Live Update Deployment Instructions
On network-deployed Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 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, Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 should not be running on any of the client machines, or else the installation image on the server may be corrupted.
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 Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3.
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