AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 3 Readme
Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015 Service Pack 3 Readme

Thank you for downloading Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015 Service Pack 3.

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 this service pack to your product. Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015 Service Pack 3 also includes the following updates:

Because Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D is built on Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D, it is recommended that you also review the AutoCAD and AutoCAD Map 3D readme files. For reference, you should save these documents to your hard drive or print a copy.

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You can apply this service pack to the following Autodesk products running on all supported operating systems and languages. Be sure to install the correct service pack for your software.

You can also use Autodesk Application Manager to install the Live Update Maintenance Patches, which will automatically show the correct Hotfix or Service Pack for your product.

64-bit Product
Service Pack
Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 C3D2015_x64_SP3.0.exe

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The following issues have been resolved in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 3:

Export Civil 3D Drawing

Grading and Surfaces

Water Analysis

Vault and Data Shortcuts

Pipe Networks and QTO

Miscellaneous

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As you prepare to install this service pack, keep the following in mind:

Back Up Custom Files

It is recommended that you back up all custom CUIX, MNR, and MNL files before you apply this service pack.

Administrative Privileges

During installation or uninstallation, you may be prompted for the original installation media or a network image. In order to apply this service pack, you must have privileges to install and uninstall products.

Network Deployment

Administrators can deploy this service pack over a network using the Deployment Wizard.

Close the Application

When you are installing this service pack, a prompt with options to "Automatically close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" or "Ignore" may be displayed. It is required that you close Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015 before proceeding with the installation of Autodesk® AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2015 Service Pack 3.

Reboot

After you install, it is recommended to reboot your system even if not prompted.

About Your Product

After you install, product information displays in the About dialog box.

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Apply This Service Pack to a Stand-Alone Installation

Follow these instructions to install this service pack on a single computer.

  1. Download the service pack and save it to any folder.
  2. Close all running Autodesk applications.
  3. Insert the product media (for example, the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D installation disc) or make sure the installation source files are available.
  4. Find the folder where you saved the service pack and double-click the executable (EXE) file.

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Apply This Service Pack Through a Local Network

Follow these instructions to install this Service Pack on multiple computers using your local network.

  1. Download this Service Pack and save it to any shared folder on your local network.
  2. Find the shared folder where you saved the Service Pack, and double-click the executable (EXE) file.

Note: Installation through your local network using the CAD Manager Control Utility is not supported for this Service Pack.

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Apply This Service Pack to a Network Administrative Image

The following method of distributing Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 3 applies only to administrative images created with the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Network Installation wizard. After you complete this procedure, any new deployments of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 will have the update applied to them automatically. For complete information on updating a Network Administrative Image please see the Autodesk Network Administrator's Guide.

To apply Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 Service Pack 3 to an existing Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 administrative image:

  1. On the workstation where you initially created the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 deployment, open the Tools folder and double-click the Create and Modify a Deployment shortcut icon.
  2. On the Create Deployment > Configure page under Modification Options, select Create a New Deployment Using an Existing Deployment as a Template.
  3. Specify a new name for the deployment, review and make any other changes, then click Next.
  4. On the Create Deployment > License Agreement page, review the agreement and click Next.
  5. On the Create Deployment > Product Information page, review the license information and click Next.
  6. On the Create Deployment > <Deployment Name> page, click on Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 in the product list to open the Configure options.
  7. Under Service Packs, select Include Service Pack 3 from Autodesk.com and click Download.
  8. Select the option to append the service pack(s) to the deployment.
  9. Review and make any other changes and then click Create. Now any new deployments of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 will have the service pack applied to them automatically.

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Uninstall This Service Pack

Due to an issue with the Microsoft® Windows® operating system, the uninstall process may take longer than expected. For example, you may wait for several hours before the service pack is uninstalled. It is recommended to have the original installation source files for the uninstall to be successful. If the source files are unavailable, installing the following Microsoft hotfix prior to uninstalling the service pack will prevent the delay:

The removal of an update takes longer than expected in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

Follow these instructions to uninstall this service pack on a single computer.

  1. Insert the product media (for example, the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D installation disc) or make sure the installation source files are available.
  2. In Windows Control Panel > Uninstall a Program, select View Installed Updates.
  3. Under the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 heading, right-click on Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015 SP3 and choose Uninstall.

It is not possible to uninstall the service pack if the installation source is a network administrative image with service pack 3 merged.

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