AutoCAD 2014 for Mac (full and LT) SP1 is here

AC 2014 logoI’m glad to announce that Service pack 1 for AutoCAD 2014 for Mac family which resolves compatibility issues on the new Mac OS X Mavericks, as well as the issues that have been reported while using the software on the latest versions of Mac OS X Mountain Lion. It also resolves problems reported by the Customer Error Reporting (CER) utility and other general problems identified after AutoCAD 2014 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2014 for Mac was made available. is available for download from within AutoCAD itself:

Be sure that you are connected to the Internet and launch AutoCAD. You will be notified that “Patch is available”, click on message to start downloading Service Pack, then follow instructions to install updates.

Here is the list of updates included in this Service Pack:

Problems Reported with the Customer Error Reporting Utility

As a result of detailed information from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting (CER) utility, a number of problems were identified and fixed. Updates have been made to the following features:

Block

  • Crash when making blocks in some situation.

Copy/paste

  • Crash when copy/paste in some drawings.

Drafting

  • Random crash during drawing and editing.

Startup

  • Crash at startup due to some user profiles missing.
  • Random crash at startup when getting the Displcay Card infomation.

View

  • Crash when click the viewport control label.

General Service Pack Updates

The following general changes and improvements have been made:

AutoCAD LT

  • Align command missing in LT.

Image

  • Image underlay shows twisted or white/black bands when zooming in canvas.

License

  • Cannot activate AutoCAD with some suite serial number, like Education Master suite serial number.

Other

  • System animation(scrolling or switching desktop) glitches after force quit AutoCAD in some situation.
  • Typo in lynda.com link in AutoCAD.
  • Mis-use of Lucida Grande font.

Plot

  • AutoCAD hangs when plotting drawings in some situation.
  • Plot stamp now shows the system time on local machine.
  • Image underlay is not fully displayed in plotted result.

Enhancement: Reset AutoCAD when startup

Now you can Reset AutoCAD at startup by holding Shift+click AutoCAD(or AutoCAD LT) icon. This helps in the case when you cannot start AutoCAD normally.

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One Response to “AutoCAD 2014 for Mac (full and LT) SP1 is here”

  1. That’s great, was interested in the image underlay improvements. I have an open ticket with Autodesk now (they haven’t solved it yet, just tell me they are working on it) trying to resolve and issue that when I have a raster image in model space scaled to the scale I want (I now that because I have vector lines on top in the drawing order) when exporting to pdf, the image is increased in size in only the x axis direction. This happens with both acad lt 2013 and 2014, and doesn’t happen with the exact same drawing on the pc version. What’s odd is that if I plot to paper form the mac version, same file, no distortion of size, plots perfectly. So it only happens when I do a pdf, all forms of pdf, either print to pdf, export to pdf, make a acrobat pdf, doesn’t matter. This is a huge problem for me, as I often have image background for colored elevations and plans.

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