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AutoCAD 2014 for Mac SP3 released for full and LT versions

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 14, 2014 by maximka2010


AC 2014 logo Yosemite-OS-X-Mac


 

 

 

 

 

I’m glad to announce that Service pack 3 for AutoCAD 2014 for Mac family which resolves compatibility issues on the new Mac OS X Yosemite is available for download from within AutoCAD 2014 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. You can also use “Check for updates” from AutoCAD 2014 menu to check for availability of the update manually.

SP3 also resolves problems reported by the Customer Error Reporting (CER) utility and improves the overall stability and usibility for AutoCAD 2014 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2014 for Mac.

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:

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:

CUI

  • Crash when reset defaults in Customize dialog.

Dimension

  • Crash when select a dimension if the dimension text has filled color.

Light

  • Crash when select light objects.

Open/Save

  • Several issues that may cause crash when save a drawing.
  • Random crash when quit AutoCAD.
  • Crash when replace missing shx fonts when open a drawing.
  • Crash when trying to open the recovered files from last crash quit.

Other

  • Random crash when load thumbnail in various UI dialogs or palettes.
  • Crash when right click, when CUI is not successfully loaded.
  • Crash when right click commandline window.
  • Crash when using localization keyboards.

Plot

  • Several issues that may cause plot crash.

Startup

  • WHIP crash when initiate drawing window.

Viewport

  • Crash when delete a named viewport.

General Service Pack Updates

The following general changes and improvements have been made:

Command Line

  • Command Line window always missing after re-launch AutoCAD.

Drafting

  • Small pause/lags after command completed, like trim, erase, etc.

Layer

  • After changing the setting of a layer in xref group, the layer list refreshed and target layer is out of view.

Mouse/Trackpad

  • On Yosemite, two fingers moving on Trackpad triggers zoom instead of pan.
  • Cursor gets stuck in dragging mode, and file sticking with the cursor cannot be dropped.

Other

  • Adaptive Degradation setting cannot be remembered.
  • Drawing window shows slim size when maximize window button clicked.
  • Welcome screen shows wrong drawing preview scale.

Xref

  • “Found at” browse button in the Reference Manager palette does not show correct file location.

To check the update installed correctly you can click menu AutoCAD 2014, select About AutoCAD, the dialog should show Product Version as “I.18.M.507”:

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Those who took part in Beta testing of SP3  should not worried about update as if you have installed Beta version, than it is the same as final release of update.

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

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 27, 2014 by maximka2010

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.