AutoCAD 2020.1 Update is Now Available

Check your Autodesk Desktop App to see if the AutoCAD 2020.1 Update is now enabled for you as there are some good feature enhancements as well as fixes for reported problems.
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AutoCAD 2020.1 Update Release Notes

New Feature and Feature Enhancement Summary

Blocks Palette

  • Drag and drop actions now apply the settings for Scale and Rotation
  • The display of thumbnail images is improved
  • Tooltips can now be suppressed with the TOOLTIP system variable

Text on Layer
Sets a default layer for text and multiline text objects with the TEXTLAYER system variable.

Standards for Multileader
Extends the Standards feature to support multileader styles.

Security
The SECUREREMOTEACCESS system variable has been expanded to control whether ObjectARX programs are restricted from uploading to internet locations or remote servers.

3D Translators
The translators used for importing several external 3D formats have been updated. These include Creo and Granite, SolidEdge, NX, Parasolid, JT, and Rhino.


Problems Reported Through the Customer Error Reporting Utility

As a result of the detailed information that we received from customers who used the Customer Error Reporting Utility, we were able to identify and fix several defects including the following:

Blocks

  • Occasional crashes when using the BLOCKNAVIGATE system variable to specify paths and file names for blocks and drawings.
  • Occasional crashes when inserting DXF files from the Blocks palette.
  • Occasional crashes when using WBLOCK and selecting a field in some drawings.
  • Occasional crashes when launching AutoCAD if the Blocks palette displays a corrupted drawing in the Other Drawing tab.

Plot and print PDF

  • Occasional crashes when plotting to a PDF file when an included font name is more than 31 characters long.

General

  • Occasional crashes when changing the visual style in the Model Documentation mode.
  • Occasional crashes when grip editing multiple objects.
  • Occasional crashes when opening drawings that contain corrupted linetypes.
  • Occasional crashes when opening certain drawings and then switching from model to a paper space layout.
  • Occasional crashes when opening DXF files that do not include any layouts.
  • Occasional crashes when with the SHAREVIEW command for drawings containing zero-length objects.
  • Occasional crashes when switching to different layouts in drawings that contain geographic location information.

The following defects have been fixed:

Dimension

  • A preview might not display in the Dimension Style dialog box for the Annotative dimension style.

Display

  • The objects might not display after editing a block and switching from paper space to model space.

Performance

  • Opening some drawings takes longer than in previous versions.
  • Plotting some drawings to PDF is slower than expected.

Quick Measure

  • Quick Measure does not support rotated UCS orientations even when the XY plane of the UCS is parallel to the XY plane of the WCS.
  • Quick Measure doesn't work on some AutoCAD Mechanical custom objects.
  • Quick Measure results are partly hidden if the current layer is turned off.

Share View

  • With the SHAREVIEW command, drawings can be clipped incorrectly on the right side.

Underlays

  • External references cannot be detached when inserted multiple times.
  • PDF and DWF files might not display in the block editor.

General

  • The results might be incorrect when using PASTESPEC to insert a table.
  • Changes to the Default Scale List in the Options dialog box, User Preferences tab, aren't retained.
Thank You

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 quality of the product. We also thank you for your continued business and for your valuable feedback regarding this release.

Respectfully,

The Autodesk AutoCAD Product Team

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