Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fatal Error Hotfix for AutoCAD 2009

Hot Off the Presses!

A new hotfix has been released which addresses random fatal errors that occur in the AutoCAD 2009-family of products.

Navigate to the following link to access the download:

Please read the readme file, which addresses how the hotfixes are supposed to be applied.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Jeff Lotan (one of our own Avatech NSC staffers) discovered you may have to turn off the digital signature validation (on by default) before exchanging one of the dll files (otherwise you cannot replace it per the instructions in the readme file) by doing the following:
  1. From the Windows desktop, press and hold the Windows key on your keyboard then then press the "R" key to bring up the Run dialog.
  2. Next to the Open label, type "ACSIGNOPT" and then hit the Enter key
  3. Uncheck (clear) the checkbox next to "Validate Digital Signatures and Display Special Icons"
  4. Log Out of Windows
  5. Log In to Windows
  6. Then replace the dlls as directed.
For help or if you have additional questions, contact the Avatech NSC!


Warren said...

After downloading the fix and reading the Install file, I find that file locations stated in install file are not the smae as where they are installed on my system.

I have AIS 2009 w/ACADM 2009 installed. Could some one please give me some hints as to where I am supposed to copy the files to?

I also have installed SP1. But according to the file versions I still need to replace the files. If you need to see list I can email a jpeg.

DarenCAvat said...

There is a multi-part answer here. 1. If you have AIS and you are trying to apply the acdb17.dll to AutoCAD Mechanical 2009, you should look at the readme file and replace the path under step 7, where it reads "..C:\Program Files\AutoCAD 2009". The path you will need to extract to is "..C:\Program Files\Autodesk\ACADM 2009.."
2. If you have aleady installed SP1, you should be downloading the files contained in the link labeled " (for 32-bit Windows) or fro 64-bit Windows).
The acsigncore16.dll is in the same location for all applications. This is for a standard installation of Windows only. It does not account for special settings or redirects your IT team might have invoked on your login, so I would check with them for more details.