March 29, 2016

AutoCAD 2017 Hotfix 1

Here at Ideate, we pride ourselves on being proactive in keeping our customers informed of Autodesk product service packs and hotfixes. Yesterday, the Autodesk AutoCAD Product Team released Hotfix 1 for AutoCAD 2017. Per the Readme file, Hotfix 1 addresses the following issues:

• Layers of Xrefs that are frozen in viewports are plotting ellipses.
• In some languages the model documentation commands are not working.
• The number of hits for GetLineContainment is incorrectly counted.
• Xrefs show as needing reloading when opened from a network path to a  
shared folder.

The easiest way for you to download and install Hotfix 1 is via the new Autodesk Desktop App. If the new Autodesk Desktop App didn’t display a notification in your system tray, go to the Windows start button→All Programs→Autodesk→Autodesk Desktop App.

The Autodesk Desktop App replaces the older Autodesk Application Manager upon installing AutoCAD 2017. It is subscription aware and notifies you of service packs, updates, hotfixes, extensions, and learning content for your installed 2015-2017 products. You can categorize your updates for each product by selecting the product icon on the left Navigation Bar. Unfortunately, unlike the old Application Manager, you’re currently unable to tell the App to ignore undesired extensions.

Thank you for reading. For more information on other Autodesk products, and information on training and consulting for the various products Ideate services, visit our website at

ENI Application Specialist 
Daniel is an Application Specialist for Infrastructure Solutions at the Ideate Sacramento office. He is a California licensed Civil Engineer and LSIT with over 9 years land development design experience and 7 years Civil–GIS software consulting. Additionally, he provided 6 years of engineering support at a municipal public works department. At Ideate, Daniel assists Civil Engineering and Surveying firms in maximizing their utilization of AutoCAD Civil 3D through consulting, training, mentoring, and technical support. He conducts standard classroom and custom training on AutoCAD, Map 3D, and Civil 3D.