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AutoCAD 2018/AutoCAD LT 2018 Critical Update

by / Wednesday, 31 May 2017 / Published in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Electrical, AutoCAD Mechanical, Blog, Civil 3D

Autodesk discovered a mistake with the AutoCAD 2018.0.1/AutoCAD LT 2018.0.1 release that will cause the software to expire and no longer start on June 1, 2017. The issue was quickly resolved by releasing the AutoCAD 2018.0.2/AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 update. As this update fixes a defect that would cause the product to not start, it is critical for users who installed the initial 2018.0.1 Update to install the AutoCAD 2018.0.2/AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 Update as soon as possible and before June 1, 2017.

Here’s how to do so in three easy steps:

  • Step 1: Sign in to your Autodesk Account.
  • Step 2: Choose Product Updates on the MANAGEMENT page.
  • Step 3: You will see the option for the AutoCAD 2018.0.2 or AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 Update. Pick the option that is applicable to your product, download and install it. The AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update applies to the products listed below*.

Important Notes
The 2018.0.1 version is listed in About dialog for AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD LT 2018 as version O.61.0.0. Once updated to the 2018.0.2 version, it will be shown as O.72.0.0.

If you do not install the AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update by June 1, 2017, the product will not start and will display a pre-release product error message.

For users who never downloaded the 2018.0.1 Update, the originally released version O.49.0.0 does not exhibit this problem, and will work as expected past June 1, 2017. Even then, we still recommend updating it to the latest version, which is currently 2018.0.2 (displayed as O.72.0.0 in About dialog box).

*AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update applies to:

  • AutoCAD® 2018
  • AutoCAD® Architecture 2018
  • AutoCAD® MEP 2018
  • AutoCAD® Mechanical 2018
  • AutoCAD® Electrical 2018
  • AutoCAD® Map 3D 2018
  • AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2018
  • AutoCAD® Plant 3D 2018
  • Advance Steel 2018

AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 Update applies to AutoCAD LT 2018 only.

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