2021.1 Update

  • AutoLisp
    • The LISP data (LDATA) is now compatible between AutoCAD 2020 and AutoCAD 2021.
    • The string replacement for VBScript RegExp object with the new LISP engine now works.
  • Blockstream
    • The block preview on frozen layers displays correctly in the current drawing tab.
    • The locked viewport scale is no longer affected when zooming in or cancelling a command.
    • When docked and set to auto-hide, the Blocks palette hides and expands as expected.
    • When using the -INSERT command with the Repeat Placement option, pressing Enter or the Spacebar now ends the command.
  • Display
    • 3D solid objects display correctly in some special drawings.
  • DWG History
    • Signing in to Dropbox “Plus” or “Professional” account works from the Drawing History palette.
  • General
    • Occasional crashes when creating an array and then moving the cursor on grips in a new drawing.
    • Modifying some 3D solids using 3D object snaps and then resaving to AutoCAD 2013 format may cause drawings to be corrupted.
    • Occasional crashes when undoing parameter changes in the Parameters palette.
    • Occasional crashes when using 3DDWF with certain Civil 3D objects.
    • When Hatch Type is set to Solid, expanding the Properties panel in the Hatch Editor or Hatch Creation ribbon contextual tab may cause a crash.
    • Occasional hangs when using MEASUREGEOM in some drawings.
    • When SDI system variable is set to 1, double-clicking a DWG file now launches AutoCAD successfully.
    • The table format is now retained even if the data linked table is broken or wrapped.
    • The backup file is now created successfully when the drawing is saved as an old version in a OneDrive folder.
    • The PASTESPEC command keeps the correct cell format in an Excel table.
    • Blocks can now be purged in some drawings.
    • The dialog box about the unsupported objects for drawing compare now displays correctly.
    • The dynamic input options are now listed correctly when selecting some hatch patterns.
  • Graphic
    • Re-opening a DXF file with text fill color in dimension may cause the Dimension Style Manager to crash.
    • Occasional crashes when hovering the cursor on some 3D solids to snap to center.
    • Occasional crashes when expanding the Lights panel (Visualize tab) in the ribbon.
  • Multi-Monitor
    • Better support for command line, toolbars, and ribbon panels on a extended or different monitor.
    • Support for cold start & hot undocking of extended monitors.
  • Performance
    • Improved performance when opening external references with XLOADCTL system variable set to 2.
    • Improved performance when using Quick Measure in drawings with a lot of TrueType text.
    • Improved performance when switching layers while selecting some objects in a large drawing.
    • Improved performance when opening a drawing in Autodesk Civil 3D 2021 or AutoCAD Map 3D 2021.
    • Improved performance in plotting to PDF when drawings have polylines with linetypes containing letters.
  • Plot and Print PDF
    • Occasional crashes when plotting to port with a long name.
    • Occasional crashes when plotting with FoxIt driver and Adobe PDF driver installed in the same computer.
  • Plot and Publish
    • Improved publishing performance when plotting some Civil 3D drawings from the Sheet Set Manager.
    • The correct preview of the Plot to PDF or DWG now displays in drawings.
    • The correct color can now be plotted using old CTB plot styles and non-Autodesk PDF printer.
    • Plotting works for some special layouts on certain HP LaserJet plotters.
    • The transparency is now plotted correctly when plotting to longer custom paper size.
  • Quick Measure
    • The highlighted area using the Quick Measure option is now stable under custom UCS.
    • Improved display when using the Quick Measure option while pressing Shift+select to orbit areas.
  • Share View
    • Fixed ShareView failure with certain DWGs.
  • Table
    • Occasional crashes when editing a drawing with tables.
    • Occasional crashes when editing a table with PROPERTYPREVIEW enabled.