Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2017 Service Pack 1 Readme

Thank you for downloading Autodesk AutoCAD® Electrical 2017 Service Pack 1

This readme contains important information regarding the installation and contents of this Service Pack. It is recommended that you read the entire document before you apply the Service Pack to your product. Save or print this document for your future reference.

Contents

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.

32-bit Product
Service Pack
Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2017 AutoCAD_Electrical_2017_SP1_x86.exe

64-bit Product
Service Pack
Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2017 AutoCAD_Electrical_2017_SP1_x64.exe

This Service Pack can be applied to AutoCAD Electrical 2017 installed as a standalone application as well as AutoCAD Electrical 2017 installed from Autodesk Product Design Suite 2017.

Note: Unlike the previous service packs, this service pack DOES NOT include AutoCAD 2017 Service Pack 1. You are encouraged to install AutoCAD 2017 Service Pack 1 together with AutoCAD Electrical 2017 Service Pack 1. You may refer to the AutoCAD 2017 Service Pack 1 readme for more information on the issues resolved.

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Problems Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility

As a result of the detailed information that we received from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, we were able to identify and fix the problems listed below:

Project Tools

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General Service Pack Updates

The following defects have been fixed:

Catalog Browser

Panel Layout

Project Manager

Reports

Tagging

Terminals

Wire Sequence

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Before You Begin

Before you install this Service Pack, review the following information:

Back Up Custom Files

It is recommended that you create backups for all custom CUIx, MNR, and MNL files before you apply this Service Pack.

Administrator Privileges

During installation, you will be prompted for the original installation media or a network image. To apply this Service Pack, you must have administrator privileges to install and uninstall products. For cyber security reasons, after installing or uninstalling, it is strongly recommended that you return your User Account Control (UAC) to reduced, non-administrator privileges.

Network Deployment

Administrators can deploy this Service Pack over a network using the Deployment wizard.

About Your Product

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

Reboot

After you install this Service Pack, it is recommended that you reboot your system even if you are not prompted to do so.

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About Windows Command Line Switches

The following Microsoft Windows command line switches are built into this Service Pack:

Instructions about how to use the /e command line switch are included in the installation procedures that follow.

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Note: If you are also upgrading your operating system from Windows 7 or 8.1 to Windows 10, the order in which you apply the AutoCAD Electrical service pack, either before or after the upgrade, makes no difference.

Apply This Service Pack to a Stand-Alone Installation

Follow these instructions to install this Service Pack on a single computer.

  1. Download this Service Pack and save it to any folder.
  2. If required, insert the product media (for example, the AutoCAD Electrical installation disc).
  3. 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 distribution method applies only to administrative images created with the Deployment wizard.

  1. Navigate to the folder where the deployment is saved.
  2. Open the Tools folder under the Deployment folder, and launch the “Create & modify a deployment” setup.
  3. Follow the Install Deployment wizard with default settings, and click Create. Then click the Add Updates button.
  4. In the Autodesk AppModeDeployment Updates dialog box, click UPDATES, and then the Add button to the Service Pack that you want to add. Make sure the Status has changed to “Included” and the Add button becomes Remove. Then Close the dialog box.

Note: When the AutoCAD Electrical Service Pack is included in a deployment, the deployment will install the Service Pack.

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Uninstall This Service Pack

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10

  1. Click Start and then Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. In the left pane in the Programs and Features window, click View Installed Updates.
  5. Find the appropriate Service Pack in the list of updates. Click Uninstall.

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Thank You

We want to express our appreciation to all our customers who identified these issues and reported them to us. Your reports gave us the opportunity to improve the product for everyone's benefit. We also thank you for your continued business, and for your feedback regarding this release.

Respectfully,

The Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical Product Team

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