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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

AutoCAD 2013 Service Pack 2 Now Available (and recommended to download immediately)



I know, let's call it OccasionalCAD. I don't know if that's because it occasionally works, or occasionally crashes.  And, for the special occasions, you can try to plot without crashing.

Read the whole Readmefile. There's a lot of stuff that's been fixed. Oh, and it even (hopefully without crashing) works with Windows 8 now.  I guess with Microsoft hitting sales of 100 million copies, it was time to release Autodesk software that works with Windows 8.  Prepare for Service Pack 3 for that perfect storm. 

Source/Link: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=21764214&linkID=9240618

You can apply this update to AutoCAD 2013 running on all supported operating systems and languages. Consult the readme file for installation instructions and more details on the primary issues resolved by this update. Be sure to install the correct update (32-bit or 64-bit) for your software and operating system.
This Service Pack can be applied to AutoCAD 2013 installed as a standalone application as well as AutoCAD 2013 installed from the following Autodesk Design Suites.
  • AutoCAD Design Suite 2013
  • Autodesk Building Design Suite 2013
  • Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2013
  • Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2013
  • Autodesk Plant Design Suite 2013
  • Autodesk Product Design Suite 2013
Note: The following Windows 8 operating systems are officially supported for 32-bit and 64-bit AutoCAD 2013 with Service Pack 2:
  • Windows 8 Standard edition
  • Windows 8 Enterprise edition
  • Windows 8 Professional edition 

AutoCAD 2013 SP2 (32-bit) (exe - 32429Kb)
AutoCAD 2013 SP2 (64-bit) (exe - 41353Kb)
Readme (htm - 61Kb)

Problems Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility
As a result of detailed information from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, a number of problems were identified and fixed. Updates have been made in the following commands and features:
3D Navigation Tools
Occasional crash related to navigation tools.
Autodesk 360
Crash with long file path in the Autodesk 360 folder.
Occasional crash when opening AutoCAD with the InfoCenter off.
Block 
Occasional crash when clicking a block table grip with only one row of values available.
Command Line 
Crash when switching Input Method Editor (IME) after canceling a command when DYNMODE is set to 0 and the command window is docked.
DGN Support 
Fatal error when scrolling the DGN linetype in the Properties Palette.
Dimensions 
Occasional crash when grip-editing annotative dimensions.
MLEADER
Occasional crash when using MATCHPROP with multileaders.
OLE  
Occasional crash when closing the application with a drawing that contains an OLE object.
OPTIONS
Occasional crash when changing or switching profiles in Options.
Plot 
Occasional crash when plotting with a wipeout in the drawing.
PDF Underlay
Crash when specifying other PDF file from Saved Path field in External Reference palette.
General 
Occasional crash when opening AutoCAD drawings in Windows 8.
Occasional crash due to using Intersection object snaps on lightweight polylines.
Some corrupt drawings crash when opened or saved and are not fixed automatically.
Exiting the Text Editor while previewing text style causes a crash.

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