With new releases of software come new issues to resolve. For the 2012 software releases, Autodesk is quick to react and has already provided several downloads you may be interested in. Whether you are experiencing some irregular behavior in a drawing, a tool doesn't seem to work the way it used to, or performance seems to have taken a dip, you should take a look at what's available. It is always in your best interest to keep up to date on updates and hotfixes provided for your design software.
What 2012 Hotfixes and Updates are Available?
AutoCAD 2012 Performance Slowdown Hotfix (32/64 bit)
This hotfix is suitable for all AutoCAD 2012 verticals and will fix the slowdown caused by the layer control update available in the ribbon. Download Hotfix and ReadMe file here.
Autodesk 2012 Block Editor Save Corruption Hotfix
This hotfix prevents possible loss of data that may occur if the drawing is saved while the Block Editor is open in AutoCAD® 2012-based products. Download Hotfix and ReadMe file here.
Autodesk 2012 Content Explorer Service Hotfix
This hotfix applies to the Autodesk 2012 Content Explorer Service (Public and Personal) and addresses the following issues:
- Users performing searches in Content Explorer may encounter incorrect paging results.
- Indexing problematic DWG files would require the Content Service to be restarted.
- Searching on a network drive that is configured to use a substitute path may not return any results.
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Network License Hotfix
This hotfix addresses a possible issue with AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 pulling the incorrect license at launch. This hotfix should be applied to all machines that have AutoCAD Civil 3D 2012 installed, regardless of whether it was installed as part of a suite or as a point products (not part of a suite). Download Hotfix and read reference information here.
Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis 2012 Hotfix (localized Civil 3D and Map 3D versions Only)
This hotfix will address a connection issue between Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis and Civil 3D and/or Map 3D. Only affects localized (non-North American) versions of Civil 3D and Map 3D. Download Hotfix here.
What Else Is There?
A lot actually. There are several other hotfixes and updates available, but for more specific purposes. You can find all of those for download at this location.
Also, don't forget what additional resources may be available. For instance, you might have a plugin or 3rd party software that requires an extension be installed within Civil 3D. You can find those downloads here. Maybe you also need to coordinate with your surveyors (or perhaps, are a surveyor) and work directly with the instruments used in the field. Utilize these plugins provided by Autodesk Survey Equipment Partners. We can't forget those of you utilizing Autodesk design software outside North America either. For you, Autodesk also provides Country Kits for download.
Lastly - and this I can't forget - if you aren't sure what you might need, but are looking for what all is available for the current or previous releases of your Autodesk design software (be that AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Map 3D, Navisworks, or of the many other options) you should visit Autodesk's general support page to find what you want and/or need.