AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Service Pack 2 Readme
2016 Service Pack 2 Readme
Thank you for downloading Autodesk® AutoCAD®
Civil 3D® 2016 Service Pack 2.
This readme contains the latest information regarding the installation and
use of this service pack. It is strongly recommended that you read this entire
document before you apply this service pack to your product. For reference,
you should save this document to your hard drive or print a copy.
This service pack contains the fixes included in Autodesk®
AutoCAD® 2016 Service Pack 1 and Autodesk® AutoCAD®
Civil 3D® 2016 Service Pack
1. For information about the fixes included in those service packs, see the
following readme files:
AutoCAD® 2016 Service Pack 1 Readme
AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2016 Service Pack 1 Readme
You can apply this service pack to the following Autodesk products running on all
supported operating systems and languages. Be sure to install the correct
service pack for your software.
You can also use Autodesk Application Manager to install the
Live Update Maintenance Patches, which will automatically show the correct hotfix
or service pack for your product.
Note: It is not required that you install Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D
2016 Service Pack 1 prior to installing this service pack.
|Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016
(with or without Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Service Pack 1 installed)
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The following issues have been resolved in Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016
Service Pack 2:
- An issue with the Profile.CreateFromFeatureLine styleId parameter has been
resolved so that a profile style can now be applied as expected.
- An issue where three LabelStyleCollection.Expressions (CantCriticalPointsLabelStyles,
AreaLabelStyles, and FlowSegmentLabelStyles) would display an InvalidOperationException
has been resolved.
- The Label.SetReferenceTextTarget method now works as expected for a surface
Export to DWG/DGN
- An issue has been resolved where the display order of objects would change
when the drawing was exported to DWG or DGN.
- Having Quick Properties enabled no longer causes a selection issue with
AutoCAD Civil 3D objects, where the drawing would lose focus and a second
click was required to run a command.
Grading and Feature Lines
- A change in behavior has been introduced which enables you to create feature
lines without specifying a site for them. To create feature lines outside
of a site, select the <None> option from the site selection list when
you are creating feature lines. Selecting the <None> option adds the
feature lines to their own top-level collection on the Prospector tab in Toolspace,
underneath the drawing name.
Feature lines that are created outside of a site
do not interact with each other, so you do not need to specify the style priority
for them like you do with feature lines that exist in the same site. They
also do not interact with other objects that they cross, such as alignments,
parcels, or survey figures.
There are some restrictions on using these feature lines in previous versions
of the software:
- These feature lines cannot
be moved or copied to a site.
- In a drawing that contains such feature lines, you must create a new
site for any new feature lines that you want to add to a site.
- An issue has been resolved where extra vertices were created on some feature
lines which impacted the ability to create grading projections from those
feature lines. To resolve this issue, run the AUDIT command in any affected
drawings after installing the service pack.
Hydraflow Storm Sewers
- An issue has been resolved where the junction loss was not calculated in
Hydraflow Storm Sewers when the flow was supercritical.
- An issue has been resolved where parcel labels and tables within an xref
would become corrupted if the source drawing was modified.
- An issue has been resolved where having the object enabler loaded would
cause new objects to be added to a drawing when it was saved, which caused
a prompt to be displayed that the drawing needed to be recovered when it was
- An issue has been resolved where proxy warnings would appear in Autodesk®
AutoCAD LT® when opening a drawing that contained AutoCAD
Civil 3D objects even though the AutoCAD Civil 3D object enabler was installed.
Note: To download and install the fixes for the object enabler, go
to the AutoCAD
Civil 3D 2016 Object Enabler website.
- The point creation commands At Alignment Geometry and Profile Geometry Points
now honor the specified start and end stations.
Pipe Networks and Pressure Networks
- An issue has been resolved where user-defined structure descriptions would
change to Null Structure when the part was moved or the invert was changed.
- An issue has been resolved where pipe invert grips were in the wrong location
and had incorrect inverts, and these pipes could not be swapped for other
- The Set Sump Depth structure rule now runs as expected without displaying
- Synchronizing data shortcut pipes and structures no longer causes the drawing
layer settings to revert to the settings specified on the Object Layers tab
of the Drawing Settings dialog box.
- Linking to a pipe network or pressure network data shortcut in the Link
to a Data Shortcut dialog box and then using the UNDO command no longer causes
- Issues have been resolved with how negative and positive elevation ranges
in surface analysis are calculated for a volume surface when there are gaps
in the elevation ranges or overlapping elevation ranges.
- An issue has been resolved with surface analysis where the volume reported
in an elevation range was inaccurate if the elevation range exceeded the highest
or lowest elevation.
- An issue has been resolved where survey figures were exported incorrectly
from the survey database.
Autodesk® InfraWorks® 360 Interoperability
- Alignments and corridors which contain compound spirals are now exported
as expected to IMX.
- An issue has been resolved where an entire Autodesk InfraWorks 360 model
would be opened after selecting the Area Of Interest option in the Open InfraWorks
360 Model dialog box.
- A drawing with xrefs attached to it and saved with the Save As command can
now be checked into Vault.
- Performance has been improved when checking in files into Vault, refreshing
Vault projects, opening read-only drawings that have xrefs attached, and logging
into a Vault database that contains several projects.
- On the Uses tab of the Preview pane in Vault, duplicate drawings no longer
appear in the list of files for a drawing that has xrefs attached.
- An issue has been resolved where point groups in drawings in a Vault project
would always be marked with an out-of-date icon in Prospector.
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As you prepare to install this service pack, keep the following in mind:
Back Up Custom Files
It is recommended that you back up all custom CUIX, MNR, and MNL files before you apply this service pack.
During installation or uninstallation, you may be
prompted for the original installation media or a network image. In order to apply this service pack, you must have privileges to install and uninstall products.
Administrators can deploy this service pack
over a network using the Deployment Wizard.
Close the Application
When you are installing this service pack, a prompt with options to "Automatically
close applications and attempt to restart them after setup is complete" or
"Ignore" may be displayed. It is required that you close Autodesk AutoCAD
Civil 3D 2016 before proceeding with the installation
of Service Pack 2.
After you install, it is recommended to reboot your system even if not prompted.
About Your Product
After you install, product information is displayed in the About dialog box.
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Apply This Service Pack to a Stand-Alone Installation
Follow these instructions to install this service pack on a single
- Download the service pack and save it to any folder.
- Close all running Autodesk applications.
- Find the folder where you saved the service pack and double-click the
executable (EXE) file.
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Apply This Service Pack Through a Local Network
Follow these instructions to install this service pack on multiple computers
using your local network.
- Download this service pack and save it to any shared folder on your local
- Find the shared folder where you saved the service pack, and double-click
the executable (EXE) file.
Note: Installation through your local network using
the CAD Manager Control Utility is not supported for this service pack.
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Apply This Service Pack to a Network Administrative Image
The following method of distributing Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Service
Pack 2 applies only to administrative images created with the Autodesk AutoCAD
Civil 3D 2016 Network Installation wizard. After you complete this procedure,
any new deployments of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 will have the update applied
to them automatically. For complete information on updating a Network Administrative
Image please see the Autodesk
Installation Administrator's Guide.
To apply Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 Service Pack 2 to an existing Autodesk
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 administrative image:
- On the workstation where you initially created the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil
3D 2016 deployment, open the Tools\ApplyUpdates folder and double-click the
Update - [deployment name] shortcut icon.
- On the Updates tab on Application Manager, select Civil 2016 SP2 and click
Add, then close the Application Manager.
- Now any new deployments of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 will have the service pack applied to them automatically.
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Uninstall This Service Pack
Due to an issue with the Microsoft® Windows®
operating system, the uninstall process may take longer than expected. For example,
you may wait for several hours before the service pack is uninstalled. It is
recommended to have the original installation source files for the uninstall
to be successful. If the source files are unavailable, installing the following
Microsoft hotfix prior to uninstalling the service pack will prevent the delay:
The removal of an update takes longer than expected in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
Follow these instructions to uninstall this service pack on a single
- Insert the product media (for example, the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D installation disc) or make sure the installation source files are available.
- In Windows Control Panel > Uninstall a Program, select View Installed Updates.
- Under the Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 heading, right-click on Autodesk
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 SP2 and choose Uninstall.
It is not possible to uninstall the service pack if the installation source
is a network administrative image with Service Pack 2 merged.
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