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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Autodesk Services & Support - Certified Hardware XML Database Update

Autodesk - AutoCAD Services & Support - Certified Hardware XML Database Update

...not for Revit users....

Published date: 2011-Jan-18
ID: DL7440746

Applies to:
AutoCAD® 2011
AutoCAD® 2010
AutoCAD® 2009
AutoCAD® Architecture 2011
AutoCAD® Architecture 2010
AutoCAD® Architecture 2009

The current version of the Hardware Certification Database is 18.1.0.8. 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 visit http://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 (18.1.0.7)

Nvidia®

  • Adds support for the new Nvidia® Quadro & Quadro FX graphics card driver version 265.70 for XP, XP64, Vista, Vista 64, Win7, Win7 64 operating systems
  • Adds support for Nvidia® Quadro FX Mobile graphics cards driver version 261.27 for XP, XP64, Vista, Vista 64, Win7, Win7 64 operating systems
  • Adds support for Nvidia® Geforce graphics card driver version 260.99 for XP, XP64, Vista, Vista 64, Win7, Win7 64 operating systems

AMD®

  • Adds support for the AMD® Fire Pro graphics card drivers version 8.773.1 for XP, XP64 (618), Vista, Vista 64, Win7, Win7 64 (1043) operating systems
  • Adds support for the AMD® Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics card drivers in Toshiba laptops for XP, Win7, Win7 64 operating systems

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