Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture 2018.0.3 Update Readme

Thank you for downloading the Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture® 2018.0.3 Update

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


Note: Updates to AutoCAD Architecture are separate and independent of the updates for AutoCAD product. You will need to install the AutoCAD Architecture update in addition to any AutoCAD Update.

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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 several defects with the following results:

User Interface

  • Fatal error caused due to unwanted increase in Windows graphic objects during AEC object insertion.

Project Navigator

  • Creating a new view from the Project Navigator in a zero doc state crashes the application.

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General Update Content

The following defects have been fixed:

External Reference

  • Architecture object components set to display ByLayer, displays the xref layer properties instead of the parent file layer properties.
  • Multi-View blocks in external reference file display in color while plotting.


  • Few contextual tabs like Block Editor or Text Editor are missing from the ribbon and CUI after migrating from a previous release.

Object Enabler

  • Fixes file version issues for Object Enabler in AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP 2018 non-English products and AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP installed as part of Autodesk Suites.

External Reference

  • The viewport layers do not stay frozen on MVBlocks.
  • AEC objects in xref with display override frozen in viewport still plot.

Dialog Box

  • Detail Component Manager dialog box does not remember size and location.
  • Wall Style Properties dialog box does not remember size and location.


  • LandXMLSDK.Aec.dll has been rebuilt with compiler security flags.

Export To AutoCAD

  • ExporttoAutoCAD using bind option does not migrate all architecture specific layers.
  • AutoCAD 2018 file format is missing in the application menu.


  • BLDGSECTIONLINEGENERATE and 2DSECTIONRESULTREFRESH produces unexpected results when geometry is added to a building.
  • When section is generated on solids, some geometry is not shown in the section result.

User Interface

  • Wall objects are not displayed in 3D realistic view for some drawings.

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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.

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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 quality. We also thank you for your continued business, and for your valuable feedback regarding this release.


The Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture and MEP Product Team

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