Important Updates to AutoCAD 2018 You Ought to Know


For those of you that have already installed your AutoCAD 2018 software, there are some important updates you should know about and get used to. Let’s dive into them.

I recommend installing AutoCAD 2018.0.2 as soon as possible to avoid little things like:

Error Messages…

…and Crashing…

(…just to name a few.)

See the readme file link if you would like to review the issues that are fixed with these updates.

How Do I Update My Software

The easiest way to update your AutoCAD 2018 is to use the Autodesk Desktop App from your desktop icon.

autodesk desktop app

You can also use your system tray   at the bottom of your screen.

system tray

Once the app is opened, click on the AutoCAD icon (if updating by that specific product only) on the left vertical side. You will see all of the available updates to the right. From there you can download and install your updates.

Once your products have been installed, you will see the message that “Your available updates have been installed.”

autodesk desktop app

You can also download them from your Autodesk account or off one of the Autodesk update links online.

One important thing to remember is that updates to AutoCAD are separate and independent of the updates for AutoCAD-based vertical products. You will need to install the AutoCAD update in addition to any applicable update for your vertical products.

Autodesk tries very hard to keep the products up to date as quickly as they can, so always watch for updated fixes, and remember to report bugs to Autodesk when you run across them.

To our customers,

We want to express our appreciation to all our customers who identified these issues and reported them to us. Your reports gave us the opportunity to improve the product for everyone’s benefit. We also thank you for your continued business, and for your valuable feedback regarding this release.

Respectfully,

The Autodesk AutoCAD Product Team

And remember: AutoCAD 2018 is a new file format again, and files shared with older versions will need to be saved backwards again.

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