More on Service Pack 2

Well, I finally got in to my office for a few hours (leaving around lunch for the next happy client), and got access to my broadband connection here at the office. Yes, I’m on dialup at home. I realize that telling all of you this really lost me some geek points, but I may recover at least a few of them when I tell you that I was trying to troubleshoot an issue with cross sections yesterday. C’mon, it was a holiday! No geek should be on their computer on a holiday! Note: To regain a few more points, let me explain that I live in the middle of nowhere. Rural living has it’s perks, unfortunatly, technology isn’t one of them. I am, however, looking into satellite broadband, once I satisfactorily test it with VoIP and VPN connections.

So, since I’ve got my connection here, I could go ahead and download and install SP2. Everything installed fine, the program opened up ready to get back to work, so everything is kosher. I decided that I’d take a second to go back over the readme, and noticed something that disturbed me a bit. James and I talked briefly about it last night, but I don’t think the full implications set in until this morning.

Direct from the readme:

There is a known issue with the Part Lists in Autodesk Civil 3D drawing templates. Drawings created from Autodesk Civil 3D drawing templates may contain corrupt Part Lists. Creating Network References using these templates may cause Network Reference parts to be drawn with incorrect dimensions as compared to the shared Project Network. It is recommended that all Part Lists be deleted from the Autodesk Civil 3D drawing templates, and recreated with the New Parts List command. Dragging and dropping Part Lists between drawings is not recommended.

Hmmm, looks as if everyone who works with pipes will now have to create new Part Lists. OK, it’s a small PITA, but a necessary one. To be honest, I’ve been having problems (intermittent) with my Part List in my template, this just gives me a reason to do it now.

Have fun!

One comment

  1. John Frank says:

    I’m confused, not unusual. My c3d 2007 crashed and I dutifully sent my error report to Autodesk. A few minutes later I received an email stating they haven’t found a problem, but noticed I hadn’t installed sp2 yet. They gave me a link to download it and a readme. Here is a portion of it…

    “Important: The following standard template files (*.dwt) have been recreated due to issues found with Pipe Network Parts Lists. Some Network parts lists may be corrupt if you use .dwt files from the Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 release. The new template files will be posted at

    _Autodesk Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS Base.dwt
    _Autodesk Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS Classic.dwt
    _Autodesk Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS Extended.dwt
    _Autodesk Civil 3D (Metric) NCS Base.dwt
    _Autodesk Civil 3D (Metric) NCS Classic.dwt
    _Autodesk Civil 3D (Metric) NCS Extended.dwt

    Important: Version 1 of the Google Earth Extension is only compatible with Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 and Service Pack 1 or 1A and will be disabled after you install Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 2. In order to use the Google Earth Extension, after installing Autodesk Civil 3D 2007 Service Pack 2, you must download and install Release 2 of Google Earth Extension.”

    1. I followed the link to the civilcommunity but couldn’t find any templates. If I do find them do I have to rebuild?

    2. It states that sp2 will disable GE doesn’t it? I can’t find it in my add/remove programs either.