Many of our customers often wait to start using the newest releases of Autodesk and other software products until a service pack has been released. If you happen to work for one of these companies it’s time to start pushing for your new installs. Autodesk has been releasing the service packs for a variety of their programs. What is a service pack:
A service pack (in short SP) is a collection of updates, fixes and/or enhancements to a software program delivered in the form of a single installable package. Many companies, such as Autodesk, typically release a service pack when the number of individual patches to a given program reaches a certain (arbitrary) limit. Installing a service pack is easier and less error-prone than installing a high number of patches individually, even more so when updating multiple computers over a network.
Service packs are usually numbered, and thus shortly referred to as SP1, SP2, SP3 etc. They may also bring, besides bug fixes, entirely new features.
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