Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 Service Pack 2 Readme

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. For reference save this document to your hard drive or print a copy.

Contents

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.

32-bit Product
Service Pack
Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 ACM2015SP2_32bit.exe

64-bit Product
Service Pack
Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 ACM2015SP2_64bit.exe

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

Note:

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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 a number of problems. Updates were made to the following commands and features:

Dimension

Service Pack 2

Block

Service Pack 2

DB Connect

Service Pack 1

Design Center

Service Pack 1

Image

Service Pack 2

New Tab

Service Pack 1

Service Pack 2

Status Bar

Service Pack 1

Text

Service Pack 2

General

Service Pack 1

Service Pack 2

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General Service Pack Updates

This service pack also includes AutoCAD 2015 Service Pack 2. Please refer to the AutoCAD 2015 Service Pack 2 readme for more information on the issues resolved.

The following issues have been addressed by AutoCAD Mechanical 2015 Service Pack 2:

Bill of Materials (BOM)

Service Pack 2

Dimension

Service Pack 2

Symbols

Service Pack 2

AMSETUPDWG

Service Pack 2

Mechanical Layer

Service Pack 2

Section View

Service Pack 2

File Open

Service Pack 1

Detail View

Service Pack 1

Service Pack 2

Scale Area

Service Pack 1

Vault

Service Pack 1

Security Hotfix

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New CURSORBADGE System Variable

CURSORBADGE (System Variable)

Determines whether certain cursor badges are displayed in the drawing area.

Type: Integer
Saved in: Registry
Initial value: 2

1 - Turn off certain badges
2 - Turn on all badges

Badges that will be turned off:

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

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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 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 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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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 Mechanical 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: When the AutoCAD Mechanical Service Pack is included in a deployment, the deployment will install the Service Pack without the update files for Autodesk 360.

Note: The extraction of MSP from the service pack executable requires VC++ runtime redistributable 2010. Please make sure it is installed before extracting the MSP file.

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Uninstall This Service Pack

Windows 7 / Windows 8

  1. Start 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.

Respectfully,

The Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical Product Team

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