A few weeks ago, Autodesk explained that a mistake was made with the 2018.0.1 update and quickly resolved the issue by releasing AutoCAD 2018.0.2 / AutoCAD LT 2018.0.2*. As this update fixes a defect that would prevent the product from starting, 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 as soon as possible and before June 1st, 2017.


Here’s how to install the 2018.0.2 Update in three easy steps:

Step 1: Sign into your Autodesk Account

Step 2: Choose Product Updates on the MANAGEMENT page.

Step 3: You will see the option for the AutoCAD 2018.0.2 or AutoCAD 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 list below*

Important Notes:

The 2018.0.1 version is listed in About dialog for AutoCAD 2018 and AutoCAD Lt 2018 as version Once updated to the 2018.0.2 version, it will be shown as

If you do not install the AutoCAD 2018.0.2 update by June 1st, 2017, the product will not start and will display the following pre-release product error message:

For those who never downloaded the 2018.0.1 Update, the originally released version does not exhibit this problem and will work as expected past June 1st, 2017. Even then, we still recommend updating it to the latest version, which is currently 2018.0.2 (displayed at in About dialog box).

We apologise for the inconvenience. For any additional questions, you can contact Autodesk® bu choosing Support in the upper right-hand corner of the MANAGEMENT page in your Autodesk Account. Alternatively, please call the Majenta Solutions helpdesk on 01277 266 955 (option 2) or email us on autodesk.helpdesk@majentasolutions.com.

*AutoCAD 2018.0.2 Update applies to:

AutoCAD® 2018

AutoCAD® Architecture 2018

AutoCAD® MEP 2018

AutoCAD® Mechanical 2018

AutoCAD® Electrical 2018

AutoCAD® Map 2D 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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