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AUTOCAD 2018.1 - PRODUCT SHUTS DOWN WHEN USING DXF FILE WITH XREF

Your AutoCAD 2018.1 based product shuts down unexpectedly when you work with DXF files containing xrefs that have certain attributes.

Causes:

This issue occurs only if you have installed the AutoCAD 2018.1 Update.  
Later versions should not be affected.

Solution:

  1. Verify that the 2018.1 Update is installed. The About dialog box will display this version as 2018.1 – O.107.0.0.

    If you do not have Update 2018.1, do not install this hotfix.

  2. Close your AutoCAD-based product.

  3. Navigate to the product folder. For example:

    C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2018

    (Substitute the applicable product name.)
  4. In this folder, rename the acdb22.dll file to acdb_old.dll.

  5. Unzip the attachment in this article and copy the correct file to the location where you just renamed the acdb22.dll file:

    Copy file in this folder For this product on this OS
    ACAD X64 AutoCAD and AutoCAD-based product* 64-bit
    ACAD X32 AutoCAD and AutoCAD-based product* 32-bit
    ACADLT X64 AutoCAD LT 64-bit
    ACADLT X32 AutoCAD LT 32-bit
    *Does not include AutoCAD LT
  6. When you restart your product, you should be able to open DXF files with xrefs.

To remove this hotfix:

  1. Delete the copied file.
  2. Rename acdb22_old.dll file to remove the "_old."
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