Autodesk AutoCAD 2017.1.1 and AutoCAD LT 2017.1.1 Update Readme

Thank you for downloading the Autodesk AutoCAD®2017.1.1 Update or the AutoCAD LT®2017.1.1 Update.

This readme contains important information regarding the installation and contents of this Update.

Important: This AutoCAD 2017.1.1 and AutoCAD LT 2017.1.1 Update contains all of the updates previously released for AutoCAD 2017 and AutoCAD LT 2017.

Updates to AutoCAD are now separate and independent of the updates for AutoCAD-based vertical products. You will need to install the AutoCAD update in addition to any applicable update for your vertical products.

This change enables Autodesk to release updates in a more timely fashion.

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Problems Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility

As a result of the detailed information that we received from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, we were able to identify and fix the problems listed below:


  • Occasional crashes when inserting some blocks a second time.


  • Occasional crashes when zooming out of a drawing following the 3D Orbit command.


  • Occasional crashes when purging DXF drawing files.

Web and Cloud

  • Occasional crashes when modifying the Online Options settings and signing in to Autodesk A360 from InfoCenter.


  • Occasional crashes when launching AutoCAD in Windows 10.
  • Occasional crashes when inputting the system time in long string format, and then using the DIM command.
  • Occasional crashes when switching layouts.
  • Occasional crashes when performing a 3D rotate in drawings containing a point cloud.
  • Occasional crashes when plotting to PDF using AccoreConsole.exe.
  • Occasional crashes when performing an Undo after detaching a reference using the External References palette.
  • Occasional crashes when PNG images were specified in a CUI resource file.


  • Occasional crashes when creating a 3D polyline after an Undo.
  • Occasional crashes when switching to the Top View in some AutoCAD Architecture drawings.
  • Occasional crashes when selecting some objects after using Wblock on certain drawings.


  • Occasional crashes when closing some xrefs after you edit the referenced drawings in place.

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General Update Content

The following defects have been fixed:


  • Xrefs on a frozen viewport layer would plot.
  • AutoCAD in Citrix might not default to the primary display adapter.

Open and Save

  • Opening a drawing file using an Excel hyperlink repositioned the AutoCAD application window.

PDF Import

  • Importing a PDF Underlay that was attached with a relative path could fail.

Security (In Service Pack 1)

  • Internal software security continues to be enhanced, closing potential exploits.


  • The Xref status incorrectly displays the "Needs reloading" message when the dataset is opened from a UNC path to a shared folder.


  • When opening drawings created with AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD might crash if the drawing was saved again.
  • Plotting with certain visual styles might produce incorrect results.
  • Migrating custom settings might fail.


  • All lines were displayed as continuous in Excel when they were pasted from AutoCAD 2017 with hardware acceleration enabled.
  • The linetype might be missed on the Ribbon when switching to the light theme.


  • Pressing a Function key during an active command would freeze AutoCAD after updating to the Windows 10 anniversary edition.
  • Publishing might degrade performance when opening some projects in the Sheet Set Manager.
  • Importing certain DGN files might fail.
  • The bubble notification needed to be closed twice when switching to a 3D Visual Style.
  • Customized Edit menu settings might be removed after installing 2017.1 Update.

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The following table lists the new features provided in 2017.1 Update:

New Feature or Feature Enhancement
Feature Comments
Import PDF Feature Enhancement PDFSHXTEXT is a command that you can use after you import a PDF file that contains SHX geometry. It converts any selected PDF geometry into multiline text objects that use a matching SHX font. Several popular SHX fonts are supported. However, Asian Big Font SHX geometry is currently not supported.




High Resolution Monitor Support(High Pixels per Inch) New Feature In the AutoCAD 2017.1.1 Update, common user interface elements, such as the Layer Manager, Command Line window, Property Palette, File Navigation dialog box, pick box cursor, grips, View Cube, and UCS icon, are correctly adjusted to the Windows setting for the display scale.
  • For the best results, use Windows 10 due to operation system limitations.
  • Use a compatible video card for the best results.
  • Some dialog boxes in vertical products are not optimized (see the Vertical Products section below).

    Object Selection Feature Enhancement Objects that are moved off screen during selection in remain in the selection set. All linetype gaps can be selected and available for object snapping when High Quality Geometry is turned on.




    3D Graphics Performance Feature Enhancement The performance and reliability of 3DORBIT is improved for rendered visual styles, especially for models with a large number of small blocks containing edges and facets.




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    The following are known feature limitations in the AutoCAD 2017.1.1 Update:

    ​Vertical Products

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    Uninstall This Update

    Windows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10

    1. Click Start and then Control Panel.
    2. Click Programs.
    3. Click Programs and Features.
    4. In the left pane in the Programs and Features window, click View Installed Updates.
    5. Find the appropriate update in the list of updates. Click Uninstall.

    Note: If you want to uninstall the main product, you will also need to uninstall this update.

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    Thank You

    We want to express our appreciation to all our customers who identified these issues and reported them to us. Your reports gave us the opportunity to improve the product for everyone's benefit. We also thank you for your continued business, and for your valuable feedback regarding this release.


    The Autodesk AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT Product Team

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