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

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By Heidi Hewett

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.

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

Step 3:Ā 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 haveĀ 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 ā€“ and are not a Beta user ā€“ simply follow the 3-step process listed above to installĀ 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 updateĀ here. For any additional questions, please reach out to us by choosing Support in theĀ upper right-hand corner of the MANAGEMENT page in your Autodesk Account.

*AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update applies to:

  • AutoCADĀ® 2018
  • AutoCADĀ® Architecture 2018
  • AutoCADĀ® MEP 2018
  • AutoCADĀ® Mechanical 2018
  • AutoCADĀ® Electrical 2018
  • AutoCADĀ® Map 3D 2018
  • AutoCADĀ® Civil 3DĀ® 2018
  • AutoCADĀ® Plant 3D 2018
  • Advance Steel 2018

AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2 Update applies to AutoCAD LT 2018 only.

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6 comments

  1. HENRYHUIJBERS3172

    I have downloaded Autocad 2018 as part of BDS2018, but have not yet installed it. It is version 11.0.31.0. 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. Friedman
      Leah 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!

  2. mlang

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

    1. Leah E. Friedman
      Leah E. Friedman

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

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    igmomark

    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. Friedman
      Leah 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.

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