In an effort to continuously improve Autodesk products AutoCAD 2009 and AutoCAD LT 2009, we have are now releasing the AutoCAD 2009 Update 2 after customer beta testing at Autodesk MyFeedback (http:\\myfeedback.autodesk.com).
This update is to address customer reported issues through product support, discussion groups, subscription support, emails, and reported to the Product Feedback form on Autodesk.com reached by going to www.autodesk.com then selecting Contact Us > Feedback > products or (Autodesk Product Feedback Form) which goes directly to the product team members email and in most cases is responded to.
This update also addresses issues reported by customers sending in the Customer Error Report CER reports. CER reports are the dialog that shows up when you crash Autodesk products and asks for any detailed information what you were doing and you email. We then get this anonymous information and look at what the xml stack trace tells us and determine the culprit and then determine a possible fix and prioritize it. I cannot stress enough if you want to get a problem fixed to be sure to send in each and every CER report whenever you get one. Make sure to add any additional information and your email so we can follow up. Also when you enter your email, you will be notified when your problem has been corrected.
This new AutoCAD 2009 Update 2 is now available on the Updates & Service Packs for AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT page and well as notification soon in your AutoCAD Communication Center Live Update feature. Don't forget to read the ReadMe document as it contains some important information such as supported products, install and uninstall steps as well as known issues.
Updated location of available Update 2 downloads:
AutoCAD® 2009 Update 2 (please note Update 2 includes all fixes in Update 1)
AutoCAD 2009 Update 2 - 32bit (exe - 23635Kb)
AutoCAD 2009 Update 2 - 64bit (exe - 30498Kb)
Readme (html - 58Kb)
So what’s in it?
Updates have been made in the following commands and features:
- 3D Visual Styles
- Annotation Scaling
- External References (xref) Palette
- Partial Open
- Properties Palette
- Raster Images
- Remote Text (rtext)
- Annotation Scaling
- Menu Browser
- Properties Palette
The following defects have also been fixed:
3D Navigation Tools
- When you use the ViewCube in some drawings, AutoCAD freezes.
- When a .NET function with a LispFunction attribute has the return type as object, an exception is thrown in AutoCAD.
- If you create a wipeout object through .NET API, a fatal error may occur.
- A drawing that contains a large number of anonymous blocks and copies of annotative entities created in AutoCAD 2007 or an earlier release opens slowly in AutoCAD 2009.
- A scale is infinitely enumerated when you insert a drawing that contains the same scale as a block or an external reference (xref).
- The scale of annotative text changes when you use LISP entmod() to change the properties of the annotative text.
- When you attempt to display a tooltip of a multiline text (mtext) attribute that contains 281 characters or more, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you move a block using an insertion grip, mtext attributes move incorrectly.
- When the default value of an mtext attribute in a block contains a field, you cannot edit the attribute text to replace the field with other data.
- When a drawing contains xrefs, the -ATTEDIT command fails.
- In the File Navigation dialog box, when you use the Add a Buzzsaw location shortcut option, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you insert or redefine a block that contains attributes on a locked layer, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you change the scale of a block through the Properties Palette, an attribute displays incorrectly.
- When you copy and paste a dynamic block, associative hatches do not work.
- After you redefine a block definition, associative hatches in dynamic blocks display incorrectly.
- When you open a drawing, a polyline in a block may have a very large width.
- After you open a drawing, some dynamic blocks lose their dynamic properties.
- Data Extraction cannot finish operations in some cases.
- The Data Extraction Combine Record Mode > Sum values option does not work correctly.
- When you import some DGN files, AutoCAD crashes.
- If alternate units is on and you edit dimension text, the alternate units text is duplicated.
Export a Layout to Model Space
When you export a layout to model space the following occurs:
- The linetype scale changes.
- Dimension arrowheads do not display.
- Text does not rotate correctly.
- Drawing properties are lost.
- If .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1 is installed and you use the EXPORTLAYOUT command on some layouts, AutoCAD may stop responding.
External Reference ESW
- The External References palette does not display when auto-hidden and used with the XREF or IMAGE commands.
- When you use the FIND command, AutoCAD does not remain zoomed into an object.
- The FIND command performs slowly when you search for text.
- Rollover highlighting does not go away.
- When you recreate a hatch boundary, it consists of separate line segments rather than a closed polyline.
- When you bind a drawing with an xref that contains annotative hatches, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you plot, objects in an xref are not correctly hidden.
- When you use the HIDE command with a drawing that contains text, some objects may not be hidden.
- When you attach a corrupted raster image to a drawing, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you zoom to a locked viewport, the Layer palette updates
- When you attempt to switch layouts in drawings, an Out of Memory crash may occur.
- When you import a 3DS file with texture, AutoCAD may crash.
- You cannot access the menu browser in a non-English version of AutoCAD using the shortcut Alt+Key.
- Some menu macros do not work.
- When created on a rotated UCS, an mleader does not respect POLAR or ORTHO settings.
- Mleader custom arrowheads are not brought over to the drawing from the Tool palette.
Multiline Text (mtext)
- When you drag and drop a drawing while the In-Place Text Editor is active, AutoCAD crashes.
- When some of the values in the In-Place Text Editor are changed, AutoCAD crashes.
- Some mtext objects with double byte characters display as a single line.
- When you edit mtext in a viewport, it may be duplicated in other viewports.
- When you attempt to save a file with a long file name, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you drag and drop a file from Windows Explorer into the AutoCAD title bar while in Single Document Interface (SDI) mode, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you attempt to open multiple files from Windows Explorer, only the first selected file opens.
- Osnaps on polylines and mesh objects do not work correctly.
- When the OPENPARTIAL system variable is set to 1 and you use the PURGE command, drawings may become corrupted.
- When you plot upside-down, an OLE object does not plot correctly.
- A drawing that contains hatches and gradients may plot slowly.
- When plot area is set to View, AutoCAD LT may crash.
- In the Properties palette, the Dimension Style control may display an incorrect dimension style name.
- In the Publish dialog box, the Publish To setting always defaults to DWF format even if you select a different setting.
- When you attempt to publish multiple sheets with PUBLISHCOLLATE=1, only the first sheet of the set is plotted.
- When you change the theme of your operating system while running AutoCAD and then click the Quick Properties window, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you edit multiple mtext objects through the Quick Properties palette, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you open some valid drawings, you are prompted to use the RECOVER command.
- When you use the RENDER command with certain drawings that contain textured objects, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you render some drawings, AutoCAD runs out of memory.
- When acad.CUI is loaded as a partial CUI, some buttons in the mtext ribbon contextual tab fail.
- On a ribbon panel, you may not be able to move items between rows.
- A ribbon panel continues to display after it is removed from a ribbon tab.
- A button image used on a ribbon panel that is loaded from a resource DLL file lacks a transparent background.
- If you transfer a ribbon panel and a tab, buttons display small.
- Enterprise, main, and partial CUI files display multiple ribbon tabs in workspaces.
- You cannot control a ribbon tab when you use more than one non-AutoCAD CUI file.
- A ribbon tab and/or menu macro may not function properly when referenced from multiple CUI files.
- If you load a CUI file that references a missing BMP file, a fatal error displays.
- If the ribbon is displayed and you select portions of a mtext object that contains multiple formats, the mtext object becomes distorted.
- When you select objects in groups, AutoCAD may crash.
- When you edit text with space before or after the text within a table cell, AutoCAD crashes.
- When you move text to a new position within a drawing, it disappears.
- When you attempt to edit the properties of multiple Tool Palette tools, an Out of Memory crash may occur.
- The AutoLISP Redraw function fails to hide or highlight objects.
- When you zoom while inserting some blocks, AutoCAD crashes.
Please keep sending in the CER reports and CIP data to improve Autodesk products for all.