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Monday, September 13, 2010

Certified Hardware XML Database Update - Autodesk Hardware Update




Published date: 2010-Sep-07 
ID: DL7440746
Applies to:
AutoCAD® 2011
AutoCAD® 2010
AutoCAD® 2009
AutoCAD® Architecture 2011
AutoCAD® Architecture 2010
AutoCAD® Architecture 2009
AutoCAD® Civil 2010
AutoCAD® Civil 2009
AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2011
AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2010
AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2009
AutoCAD® ecscad 2011
AutoCAD® ecscad 2010
AutoCAD® ecscad 2009
AutoCAD® Electrical 2011
AutoCAD® Electrical 2010
AutoCAD® Electrical 2009
AutoCAD® Inventor® Simulation Suite 2010
AutoCAD® Land Desktop 2009
AutoCAD® Map 3D 2011
AutoCAD® Map 3D 2010
AutoCAD® Map 3D 2009
AutoCAD® Mechanical 2011
AutoCAD® Mechanical 2010
AutoCAD® Mechanical 2009
AutoCAD® MEP 2011
AutoCAD® MEP 2010
AutoCAD® MEP 2009
AutoCAD® P&ID 2010
AutoCAD® P&ID 2009
AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2009
AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2010
AutoCAD® Raster Design 2010
AutoCAD Raster Design 2009
AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2010
The current version of the Hardware Certification Database is 18.1.0.6. If the local version of your database is older than the current version, then your database should be updated.  For a complete list of supported graphics cards and drivers you can visithttp://www.autodesk.com/autocad-graphicscard.
You may need to update your database if:
  • You have new graphics hardware.
  • You have a new driver version for your graphics hardware in the graphics hardware list.
  • The status of your graphics card has changed in the database, e.g., the Status has changed from Supported to Certified.
  • Autodesk or the graphics hardware vendor has resolved issues with your graphics hardware.

Update Instructions

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges and have the user account controls (UAC) disabled on your Microsoft® Windows® operating system to complete the update process.
For AutoCAD® based products:
1. Execute 3DCONFIG command.
2. In the resulting dialog, click on "Check for Updates".
3. If a new version of the graphics card and driver database is available, you will be able to update it.
4. If a newer driver is available and you would like to install it, click on the "Get Download Info" button.
You will be taken to the AutoCAD Certified Hardware List page with all the available drivers for your card displayed.
5. Review the drivers, download the latest certified driver by clicking on the corresponding blue arrow icon.
Changes from the Previous Database (18.1.0.5)
Nvidia®
  • Adds support for the new Nvidia® Quadro 4000, and 5000 graphics card driver version 259.12 for XP, XP64, Vista, Vista 64, Win7, Win7 64 operating systems
  • Adds support for Nvidia® Quadro FX graphics cards driver version 259.12 for XP, XP64, Vista, Vista 64, Win7, Win7 64 operating systems
  • Adds support for Nvidia® Geforce graphics card driver version 258.96 for XP, XP64, Vista, Vista 64, Win7, Win7 64 operating systems
  • Adds support for Nvidia® FX2800 in the Dell M6500 graphics card driver version 189.21 for XP, XP64, Vista, Vista 64, Win7, Win7 64 operating systems

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