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    Changes that were made in Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks could cause the following problems in Vectorworks 2012:

     

        - Quick Look previews and Spotlight searching may fail for Vectorworks files

     

        - Vectorworks may crash on launch

     

    Replacing the shipping SecurityHelperTool in Vectorworks with an updated version will fix these issues.

     

    Steps to fix:

    1) Download a new version of the SecurityHelperTool tool from the bottom of this article.

    2) Unzip the tool.
    3) Navigate to the Vectorworks executable, right click on the executable and click on “Show Package Contents” 
     

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    4) Replace the SecurityHelperTool located in Contents/MacOS with the one you downloaded.
     

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    SecurityHelperTool.zip

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    Is it possible to still get the fixed Version of the  SecurityHelperTool. I can't find it anywhere and I really need it to fix Vectorworks 2012 from crashing on my mac. Tanks in advance.

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    4 hours ago, Asakash said:

    Is it possible to still get the fixed Version of the  SecurityHelperTool. I can't find it anywhere and I really need it to fix Vectorworks 2012 from crashing on my mac. Tanks in advance.


    Tool added back to the article. Apologies, this was an oversight.

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