AutoCAD 2017.1 Update Released

Sept 19, 2016 – Autodesk released AutoCAD 2017.1 Update and Cleanup Utilities

Jump Kit

The Framework for Civil 3D
Get More

Templates Only

See The Framework Work
Get More

Become a Member

Master Civil 3D
Get More

Autodesk Civil Videos

Free Civil 3D Training
Get More

Framework Videos

Free Civil 3D Videos
Get More

AutoCAD 2017.1 Update applies to
all AutoCAD based 2017 products.

The update does include new AutoCAD 2017 core features and commands. See the table below.
You might want to note the large dialog box limitations you may experience after the install at high resolutions. See the last line of this post.

AutoCAD 2017 Clean up Utilities

The AutoCAD 2017 Scale List Cleanup Utility and AutoCAD 2017 Regapp ID Cleanup Utility were released at the same time.
These optional utilities are separate downloads and are available on the public AutoCAD download page.

AutoCAD 2017.1 Update

AutoCAD 2017.1 Update was released via the Autodesk Desktop App.
Update 2017.1 does not yet appear on the public Downloads page.

Here’s a link to the readme.

AutoCAD 2017.1 Update Features and Enhancements


New Feature
or Feature

Feature Comments

Import PDF

Feature Enhancement

PDFSHXTEXT is a command that you can use after you import a PDF file that contains SHX geometry. It converts any selected PDF geometry into multiline text objects that use a matching SHX font. Several popular SHX fonts are supported. However, Asian Big Font SHX geometry is currently not supported.



High Resolution Monitor Support(High Pixels per Inch)

New Feature

In the AutoCAD 2017.1 Update, common user interface elements, such as the Layer Manager, Command Line window, Property Palette, File Navigation dialog box, pick box cursor, grips, View Cube, and UCS icon, are correctly adjusted to the Windows setting for the display scale.

For the best results, use Windows 10 due to operation system limitations.

Use a compatible video card for the best results.

Some dialog boxes in vertical products are not optimized (see below).

Object Selection

Feature Enhancement

Objects that are moved off screen during selection remain in the selection set. All linetype gaps can be selected and available for object snapping when High Quality Geometry is turned on.



Feature Enhancement

Internal software security continues to be enhanced, closing potential exploits.

3D Graphics Performance

Feature Enhancement

The performance and reliability of 3DORBIT is improved for rendered visual styles, especially for models with a large number of small blocks containing edges and facets.



General Fixes


  • Fixed occasional crashes when inserting some blocks a second time.


  • Fixed occasional crashes when zooming out of a drawing following the 3D Orbit command.


  • Fixed occasional crashes when purging DXF drawing files.

Web and Cloud

  • Fixed occasional crashes when modifying the Online Options settings and signing in to Autodesk A360 from InfoCenter.


  • Fixed occasional crashes when launching AutoCAD in Windows 10.
  • Fixed occasional crashes when inputting the system time in long string format, and then using the DIM command.
  • Fixed occasional crashes when switching layouts.
  • Fixed occasional crashes when performing a 3D rotate in drawings containing a point cloud.
  • Fixed occasional crashes when plotting to PDF using AccoreConsole.exe.
  • Fixed occasional crashes when performing an Undo after detaching a reference using the External References palette.
  • Fixed occasional crashes when PNG images were specified in a CUI resource file.

General Updates


  • Xrefs on a frozen viewport layer would still be plotted.
  • AutoCAD in Citrix might not default to the primary display adapter.

Open and Save

  • Opening a drawing file using an Excel hyperlink was repositioning the AutoCAD application window.

PDF Import

  • Importing a PDF Underlay that was attached with relative path could fail.


  • The Xref status incorrectly displays the "Needs reloading" message when the dataset is opened from a UNC path to a shared folder.


  • When opening drawings created with AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD might crash if the drawing was saved again.
  • Plotting with certain visual styles might produce incorrect results.
  • Migrating custom settings might fail.

Known Issues

Vertical Products

  • Some AutoCAD vertical product dialog boxes may not be optimized for viewing at scales greater than 100% on high resolution monitors.