AutoCAD Utility Design 2013 Readme

Thank you for using AutoCAD® Utility Design 2013.

This Readme contains important information about AutoCAD Utility Design 2013 that may not be included in the online Help. Because AutoCAD Utility Design is built on AutoCAD Map 3D and AutoCAD, links to the readme items about AutoCAD Map 3D and AutoCAD are included in this readme.

It is strongly recommended that you read this entire document before you install your Autodesk product.

Link to AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 Readme

Link to AutoCAD 2013 Readme


You are invited to help guide the direction of Autodesk design software.

If you participate in the Customer Involvement Program (CIP), specific information about how you use AutoCAD Utility Design is forwarded to Autodesk. This information includes what features you use the most, problems that you encounter, and other information helpful to the future direction of the product.

See the following links for more information.

When you join, you will be able to view reports that can help you optimize your use of AutoCAD Utility Design.

To turn the CIP on or off:

  1. On the InfoCenter toolbar, to the right of the Help button, click the drop-down arrow.
  2. Click Customer Involvement Program.
  3. In the Customer Involvement Program dialog box, select to start or stop participating.
  4. Click OK.

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Running AutoCAD Utility Design as AutoCAD or AutoCAD Map 3D

You can use the MENU command to run AutoCAD Utility Design as AutoCAD or AutoCAD Map 3D.

To Run AutoCAD Utility Design as AutoCAD:

To Run AutoCAD Utility Design as AutoCAD Map 3D:

To change to a corresponding workspace under Aud.cuix:

  1. Click the “Workspace switching” button on the Status Bar.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Choose “2D Drafting Workspace” to run as AutoCAD.
    • Choose “Planning and Analysis Workspace”, “Maintenance Workspace” or “Map Classic Workspace” to run as AutoCAD Map 3D

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Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 SP1

AutoCAD Utility Design 2013 requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 SP1 prior to completing the installation. For network deployments it is recommended that you update the client systems with the .NET Framework 4.0 SP1 prior to installation. This is a URL to Microsoft’s site to download and install .NET Framework 4.0.

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 requires Windows Imaging Component

If the Autodesk Installer prompts you to install the Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework, the .NET 4.0 Framework installer may prompt you to first install the Windows Imaging Component (WIC). This can occur if you do not have the latest Microsoft Windows updates or service packs. You are most likely to need WIC if you are running Windows XP SP2 without certain Windows Updates installed. If required, the Microsoft WIC installers are available at the following locations:

Installing AutoCAD Utility Design 2013 using the MSI file

Installing AutoCAD Utility Design 2013 using the MSI file may result in an invalid installation. You must use the setup.exe file to install AutoCAD Utility Design 2013.

Automatically Migrating Customized Settings

You cannot migrate user profiles and CUI files from previous releases of AutoCAD Utility Design. Workspace information in AutoCAD Utility Design 2013 has been changed from previous releases of AutoCAD Utility Design.

Catalog Import from MDB files on Win7 64bit machine

MBD file can be imported to catalog via FDO connection on 64bit machine if corresponding ODBC driver installed. The solution of install ODBC driver for Win7 64bit can be found here.

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AUDMATERIALEXPORT - This is a new command which exports material list information to a .csv format file. This can be used to populate an AutoCAD Table or to support other scenarios where material list data is required.

AUDVALIDATE - This is a new command that executes all configured validation on selected features.

AUDTABLECONFIG - This is a new command that is used with the Load Calculator feature which allows custom lookup tables to be defined as part of the configuration and accessed in rules.

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Industry Model Drawings

You cannot open an industry model drawing in multiple applications at the same time. For example, you cannot open the same industry model drawing in Infrastructure Administrator twice without closing the first instance.

Open AUD 2012 drawing in Infrastructure Administrator

Drawings created in AUD 2012 are not properly updated in Infrastructure Administrator. It is recommended that you open and save the drawings in the main client application (acad.exe) before opening them in Infrastructure Administrator.

Click Stay Connected menus without opening drawing

If no drawing is opened, clicking the Stay Connected menus on the InfoCenter toolbar will lead to a crash.

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