This article covers the basics of installing Vectorworks on both Mac and Windows operating systems. For information on how to install a Site Protection Server, click HERE. instead.
First, download the Vectorworks installer for your license. Normally you would do this from your Service Select downloads page. After downloading, double click (Mac) or Right Click > Extract (Windows) to expand the installer.
Double click in the Vectorworks 2018 Installer icon:
The installer will appear. Click Continue.
Enter your Vectorworks serial number, name and your company/school/organization name in the specified boxes. You must fill out these boxes in order to continue. When complete, click Next.
Once you have real the End User License Agreement, check the box denoting this and click Next.
Next you will see the Readme, like with the EULA, you can click "View Larger" to expand it for easier reading. Once complete, click Next.
Next, you will see the default path for Vectorworks to install to. This should normally not be modified. Click Start.
You may be asked to enter a name and password. This is your operating system login name and password, not your Service Select credentials:
During installation, you can click the play icon to watch a video covering the improvements added in Vectorworks 2018:
Installation may take a few minutes. You can choose to Launch Vectorworks immediately, as well as to register your product if you have not done so before. Once complete, click Finish.
Installation is now complete. It is not mandatory, but feel free to keep a copy of the installer for your records. This installer will be available to download later.