Autodesk AutoCAD 2017.1 and AutoCAD LT 2017.1 Update Readme

Thank you for downloading the Autodesk AutoCAD®2017.1 Update or the AutoCAD LT®2017.1 Update.

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

Update of Other Language Packs- Be sure also to install the updates of all language packs being updated.

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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The following table lists the new features provided in this 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 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 below).

    Object Selection Feature Enhancement Objects that are moved off screen during selection 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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    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:




    Web and Cloud


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    General Update Content

    The following defects have been fixed:


    Open and Save

    PDF Import



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    The following are known feature limitations in the AutoCAD 2017.1 Update:

    ​Vertical Products

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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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