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ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for Desktop support for AutoCAD version 2013 Patch

Published: July 18, 2013


This patch adds support for AutoCAD version 2013, as well as fixing several geometry issues for reading DGN and DWG CAD data in ArcGIS Desktop.


Esri® announces the ArcGIS 10.1 SP1 for Desktop support for AutoCAD version 2013 Patch. This patch will allow ArcGIS 10.1 Service Pack 1 customers to directly read AutoCAD version 2013 format. This addition will provide the ability to read Autodesk 2013 formats as a direct read, but not to write to this format. There are also improved support for Bentley’s Microstation V8 format, which is directly read in ArcGIS. The change has allowed support of additional geometry types like Shared Cells. It deals specifically with the issues listed below under Issues Addressed with this Patch.


Issues Addressed with this Patch

  • NIM085126 - MicroStation V8 DGN file displays incorrectly at 10.1, and many features do not convert to a geodatabase. Display and conversion of the data is correct at 10.0 SP4 and SP5.

    Description: This patch will allow ArcGIS 10.1 Service Pack 1 for Desktop to read AutoCAD version 2013 format along with better support the Microstation file format as a direct read data source.


Files Installed in this Patch

Under the Windows <ArcGIS Product Installation Directory>\bin folder:
  • Cad3DRenderer.dll
  • CadEngine.dll
  • CadFDB.dll
  • CadWorkspaceFactory.dll


Installing this patch on Windows

Installation Notes:

System Administrators: A technical paper is available that discusses the enterprise deployment of ArcGIS 10.1 setups using Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS), System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), and Group Policy, including additional system requirements, suggestions, known issues, and Microsoft Software Installation (MSI) command line parameters. Deployment in a lockdown environment is also covered. ArcGIS 10.1 Enterprise Deployment.

Installation Steps:

ArcGIS 10.1 Service Pack 1 for Desktop, Engine, or Server must be installed before you can install this patch.

  1. Download the appropriate file to a location other than your ArcGIS installation location.
    ArcGIS for Desktop ArcGIS-101SP1-DT-CAD-Patch.msp 31B5560BB4414A28A1120BD5F77B4C84

  2. Make sure you have write access to your ArcGIS installation location.

  3. Double-click ArcGIS-101SP1-DT-CAD-Patch.msp to start the install process.

    NOTE: If double clicking on the MSP file does not start the patch installation, you can start the patch installation manually by using the following command:

    msiexec.exe /p [location of Patch]\ArcGIS-101SP1-DT-CAD-Patch.msp

Patch Updates

Check the Patches and Service Packs page periodically for the availability of additional patches. New information about this patch will be posted here.


How to identify which patch is installed

To determine which ArcGIS products are installed, choose the appropriate version of the PatchFinder utility for your environment and run it from your local machine.

Getting Help

Domestic sites, please contact Esri Technical Support at 1-888-377-4575, if you have any difficulty installing this patch. International sites, please contact your local Esri software distributor.

Download ID:1990

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