Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015 Geolocation Online Map Hotfix

This hotfix fixes the issue where the Online Map stopped displaying since October 29th, 2014.

Description of Problem

The Geolocation online map provided by Bing® stopped downloading on October 29th, 2014, when Bing changed its server-side connection protocol.

This hotfix ensures that the connection protocols are compatible with the protocols currently used by the Bing servers. After applying this hotfix, the online map correctly downloads and displays in Autodesk AutoCAD 2015.

Affected Products


Installation Instructions

To install this Hotfix

You must have administrative privileges on your Microsoft® Windows® operating system to complete the installation process.

This installation process requires you to modify an installed product, which may cause Windows security warnings to appear. For all Windows security warnings that appear during installation, click Continue.

We recommend that you update your Autodesk applications with the latest service packs or updates.

1.        Close all software applications.

2.        Navigate to the folder where your Autodesk product is installed.

For AutoCAD 2015: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2015

3.       Right-click AcGeoLocationUI.arx and click Properties.

4.        Click the Versions tab and verify the file version.

    1. If the version number of AcGeoLocationUI.arx is then, proceed with installation.
    2. If the version number of AcGeoLocationUI.arx is or greater, this hotfix has already been applied and you do not need to proceed with the installation.

5.     Right-click AcGeoLocationUI.arx. Rename it as AcGeoLocationUI.bak,

6.     Download the Hotfix to a location on your local computer.

7.     Extract the downloaded zip file.

8.     Copy the extracted file (AcGeoLocationUI.arx) from step 7 (from the x86 or x64 sub-folder) depending on whether you have 32-bit or 64-bit software) to your product installation folder i.e. to the folder specified in step 2.

9.       Repeat steps 3 and 4 and verify that the file version of AcGeoLocationUI.arx is or greater.


To remove this Hotfix

1.       Close all software applications.

  1.    Navigate to the folder where your Autodesk product is installed,

For AutoCAD 2015: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2015

  1.    Delete AcGeoLocationUI.arx (the file you downloaded and installed).
  2.    Rename AcGeoLocationUI.bak to AcGeoLocationUI.arx.