Autodesk AutoCAD MEP 2015 Service Pack 1 Readme

Thank you for downloading AutoCAD® MEP 2015 Service Pack 1

This readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and use of the Service Pack. We strongly recommend that you read the entire document before you apply the Service Pack to your product. For reference, save or print this document.


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.

32-bit Product
Service Pack
AutoCAD MEP 2015 AutoCAD_MEP_2015_SP1_32bit.exe

64-bit Product
Service Pack
AutoCAD MEP 2015 AutoCAD_MEP_2015_SP1_64bit.exe

This Service Pack can be applied to AutoCAD MEP 2015 installed as a standalone application as well as AutoCAD MEP 2015 installed from the following Autodesk Design Suites.

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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, several problems were identified and fixed. Updates have been made in the following commands and features:

DB Connect

Status Bar

New Tab

Design Center


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General Service Pack Updates

The following defects have been fixed:

AutoCAD MEP Updates

MV Part

Shape Manager

AutoCAD Architecture Updates


Display Themes

AutoCAD Updates

3D Modeling





Security Hotfix


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New CURSORBADGE System Variable

CURSORBADGE (System Variable)

Controls the display of visual aide badges near the cursor.

Type: Integer
Saved in: Registry
Initial value: 2

1 - Turn off all new badges
2 - Turn on all badges (Default)

Badges that will be disabled:

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Note: The Autodesk 360 (AdSync) patch will automatically be installed with the AutoCAD MEP Service Pack.

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Before You Begin

As you prepare to install this Service Pack, keep the following in mind:

Back Up Custom Files

We recommend that you back up all custom CUIX, MNR, and MNL files before you apply this Service Pack.

Administrative Privileges

During installation, you will be prompted for the original installation media or a network image. To apply this Service Pack, you must have administrative privileges to install and uninstall products.

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 will display in the About dialog box.


After you install this Service Pack, we recommend that you reboot your system even if you are not prompted.

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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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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 MEP 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. After you complete these procedures, subsequent deployments of your product will include this Service Pack.

The patch (Service Pack) file that you download contains an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file, which you extract from the executable file using the /e (extract) switch.

  1. From the Autodesk Product Support website, download the Service Pack EXE file to your local computer.
  2. On the Start menu (Windows), click Run. Enter the following information and click OK.

    <local_drive:>\<patch_name> /e <local_drive:>\< patch_name>.msp

  3. Insert the Autodesk media and launch setup.exe.
  4. Select Create Deployments. Click Next.
  5. On the Begin Deployment page, in the Specify the Deployment Location box, enter the shared network location where you would like to create an administrative image, or click Browse to find a location. Users will install the product from this location.
  6. In the Specify a Deployment Name box, enter the name for your deployment.
  7. Continue through the Deployment wizard, open and configure the deployment in the product configuration page, click Add to find the Service Pack extracted in Step 2. Notice that the Service Pack has been added in the Include Service Pack(s) from Local Drive or Local Network box. Close and return to the product list.
  8. Follow the instructions in the Deployment wizard to complete the Service Pack deployment.

Note: The extraction of MSP from the service pack executable requires VC++ runtime redistributable 2012. Please make sure it is installed before extracting the MSP file.

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Uninstall This Service Pack

Windows 7 / Windows 8

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs.
  3. Click Programs and Features.
  4. In the Programs and Features window, in the left pane, 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. Their 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.


The Autodesk AutoCAD MEP Product Team

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