Thursday, April 29, 2010

AutoCAD 2010 and AutoCAD LT 2010 Update 2

Still using AutoCAD 2010 or AutoCAD 2010 LT? Then put your hands on Update 2 with a bunch of fixed defects. Make sure as always to try it out in your environment first before rolling it out to all your users. Keep sending in all those CER’s and remind your users about it. It makes a difference.

Here’s the fixes in Update 2:

  • When drawing  a closed heavy weight polyline with different width for each segment, the polyline cannot be closed properly.
  • AutoCAD may become unstable while dragging the cube and releasing the cursor at the top of the canvas. - 2D Drawing
  • Exploding a block using "NetExplode" API modifies the "Global width" property of the polyline. - API
  • AutoCAD may fail to start up on Windows 7 workstations with Windows 2008 Server on the same subnet. - Customer Involvement Program
  • Constrained attribute values may not extract properly based on drawing order. - Data Extraction
  • Restores the ability to use any extension when attaching DGN files. DGNIMPORT command with "Ignore all external references" option may not work. - DGN Support
  • AutoCAD may become unstable when stretching multiple dimensions with dimbreaks applied. Cyrillic characters in dimension text may cause AutoCAD to incorrectly report that the drawing is corrupt after running RECOVER. – Dimensions
  • When opening some DXF Files, you may receive a DXF error. - DXF
  • AutoCAD may become unstable when using eTransmit. – ETransmit
  • AutoCAD may become unstable when editing height values for arc-aligned text in the Properties Palette. - Express Tools
  • Xref's with true color gradients now display properly in 2D graphics modes. AutoCAD may display an error message about logic color -5 when attaching an xref. AutoCAD may become unstable when binding an xref. AutoCAD may become unstable when using right-click menu on an xref. - External References
  • After applying Vista SP2 or on Windows 7 it is not possible to double click and open a folder that is using DFS Namespace.  AutoCAD drawings saved in Vault may not display 2010 properties properly.  Opening drawing files from older releases of AutoCAD may take a while to open.  Unable to use asterisk "*" symbol on wildcard searches. - File Open
  • AutoCAD may become unstable when using older version ".SHX" fonts. – Font
  • AutoCAD may become unstable when more than one bubble is displayed and then closed. – General UI
  • AutoCAD may become unstable when double clicking on hatched areas in a drawing. – Hatch
  • Rotating an image with plines may appear to offset from the image.  AutoCAD session may hang when plotting drawings with rotated Mr SID images attached. – Image
  • Balloon notification in InfoCenter is blank when Windows 7 display Theme is set to Classic. – InfoCenter
  • Layer groups may not remain deleted after reopening the Layer Manager.  AutoCAD may become unstable when switching layouts if the Layer Description column is frozen.  Objects on "layer 0" in an external reference do not display when the layer is turned on from the current drawing. – Layers
  • Some of the linetypes with text do not display correctly. – Linetype
  • AutoCAD can be slow when updating OLE objects in Microsoft Word 2007. "Paste to Original Coordinates" is disabled in right-click context menu after copying objects from another open drawing. AutoCAD may become unstable when pasting drawing files into Microsoft Word. – OLE
  • Gizmo may not display while in 3D Orbit. - Organic Modeling
  • 64-bit AutoCAD may become unstable when using PRESSPULL on mesh object. – Osnap
  • AutoCAD may hang when plotting large images to PDF. – PDF
  • AutoCAD may become unstable when using the Property Palette. - Property Palette
  • Opening a linked drawing from a Microsoft Office product may cause the Quick Access Toolbar to no longer display. - Quick Access Toolbar
  • Opening drawings with dense hatch appear to hang at 31%. Some older drawings containing 3DSOLIDS do not display. – Recover
  • AutoCAD may become unstable when switching to the Render tab of the Ribbon when .NET 4 is on the system.  Legacy menu bar may display over the Ribbon when AutoCAD is not responding while opening large drawings.  AutoCAD may become unstable when using Clipping Boundary control in the Ribbon.  AutoCAD may become unstable when dragging a Ribbon Panel on Windows 7 64-bit operating system. – Ribbon
  • SECTIONPLANETOBLOCK  may not work correctly when the sectionplane is not intersecting an object.  After using the command SECTIONPLANE AutoCAD may become unstable.  SECTIONPLANE may not display all cutaway geometry. - Section & Flatten
  • Bigfont may not be converted properly when saving a DWG to 2004 file format. – Text
  • May not be able to restore minimized AutoCAD with VBA loaded. – Visual Basic
  • LISP incorrectly converts some Japanese characters to CIF. - Visual Lisp

After uninstalling Update 1 or Update 2 for AutoCAD 2010 or AutoCAD LT 2010, you will need to repair your AutoCAD 2011 or AutoCAD LT 2011 install.

After installing Update 2 the AutoCAD About dialog box will say “AutoCAD 2010 - English Version 3”.

Downloads found here:

AutoCAD 2010 Update 2
AutoCAD LT 2010 Update 2

Via Without A Net and Between the Lines

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