We’ve been working with Apple and their Big Sur beta from the day they released news of their upcoming 11.0 version of macOS in June. Our engineers have been working diligently to determine how it would affect performance of Vectorworks 2020 and Vectorworks 2021. On August 25, 2020, we received Big Sur beta 4 and were able to test Vectorworks 2020SP5 and our upcoming release of Vectorworks 2021SP0 and verify all previously reported issues have been resolved.
In accordance with our commitment to quality and performance, see below for the latest updates. And feel free to download Vectorworks 2020SP5—specifically geared toward improving your experience with our software.
PLEASE NOTE: Before upgrading your version of Vectorworks, check back here often to get the full scope of Apple macOS Big Sur official compatibility —it’s currently only available as betas and will not be publicly available until Fall 2020.
Open Issues: We have been able to expand testing to our beta testers. The increased testing has revealed the following issues in Vectorworks software. These issues affect Vectorworks 2020SP5 and the upcoming release of Vectorworks 2021SP0.
- No reported issues at this time.
Special note for older versions: Through our testing we have discovered several issues that Big Sur causes when trying to work with Vectorworks 2019 and prior versions.
As a result, we do not recommend upgrading to Big Sur if you are using Vectorworks 2019 or earlier. If you are planning a move to Big Sur, please be aware that our recommendation is to upgrade to Vectorworks 2021, which is fully compatible with Big Sur.