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Critical Action Required: Install AutoCAD 2018.0.2/AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 Update

Heidi Hewett
May 22, 2017

A few weeks ago, we explained a mistake that was made with the 2018.0.1 Update, and quickly resolved the issue 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 now.

Here’s how to update AutoCAD in 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Sign in to your Autodesk Account.
Step 2: Choose Product Updates on the MANAGEMENT page.
How to Install the AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update

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 have installed the AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update already, the product will not start and will display the following pre-release product error message:

Installing AutoCAD 2018.0.2 will fix this errorIf you’re seeing this message – and are not a Beta user – simply follow the 3-step process listed above to install the 2018.0.2 Update.

  • For users who never downloaded the 2018.0.1 Update, the originally released version 49.0.0 does not exhibit this problem, and will work as expected past June 1, 2017. However, 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).

We apologize for the inconvenience. You can find more information about this update here. For any additional questions, please reach out to us by choosing Support in the upper right-hand corner of the MANAGEMENT page in your Autodesk Account.

*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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Heidi Hewett

Heidi Hewett has dedicated her career to educating people on the use of AutoCAD software. She began using AutoCAD as a student in 1986 and soon after earning her B.S. in Architectural Engineering, Heidi transitioned from an Autodesk customer to an Autodesk employee. During her career at Autodesk, Heidi has held a variety of positions including Product Support Technician, Training Specialist, and Senior Applications Engineer. In her current role as the AutoCAD Technical Marketing Manager, Heidi assists the marketing team in developing and delivering technical marketing material for AutoCAD. She continues to educate Autodesk customers, partners, and employees through Webcasts, seminars, and her AutoCAD Insider blog. It is her passion for education that inspired Heidi to earn an M.S. in Technical Communication and an M.A. in Information and Learning Technologies.


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  1. Avatarigmomark



    How do I get my lab computers to automatically update to fix problems. So far, 2018 is making me regret the new install.

    1. Leah E. FriedmanLeah E. Friedman



      Hi there! The best way to get a response to this question is to ask it in the AutoCAD forum. Please post it there, include @john.vellek in the message, and John will look right into it for you.

  2. Avatarmlang



    How is this issue resolved if the update was not applied before June 1??

    1. Leah E. FriedmanLeah E. Friedman



      Hi there,
      Just follow the 3-step process listed in the post. That will resolve the issue.

  3. AvatarHENRYHUIJBERS3172



    I have downloaded Autocad 2018 as part of BDS2018, but have not yet installed it.
    It is version
    What happens, when I install that after June 1?
    Do I have to instalkl this updat right after, before starting the programm?

    1. Leah E. FriedmanLeah E. Friedman



      Hi Henry,
      As you never installed the 2018.0.1 update, your version of AutoCAD 2018 will not present any issues on or after June 1 as it does not exhibit this problem. However, 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). Hope that helps!

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