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    The below charts show the OS compatibility for unsupported legacy versions of Vectorworks software. For more recent version compatibility, see THIS ARTICLE instead.






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    I use an old version of Vectorworks 12.5 running on Mac OS 10.6.8, which I still use from time to time when working from home and useful in these Covid times. The iMac that I run it on is an 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo, and I am planning to upgrade the OS as the machine still works perfectly well. Does anyone know the latest operating system that VW12.5 will operate on on? I can upgrade the iMac as far as El Capitan.


    Any help gratefully recieved!


    S Dyson UK

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    Just for confirmation, I have looked at the legacy list that Vectorworks show on the website, but unfortunately it does not go back as far as version 12.5 which was the version preceding 2008. S Dyson

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    @S Dyson - even though the chart doesn’t go back as far as version 12.5, since version 2008 is shown as being only supported up to macOS 10.6, it’s safe to assume that would also be the case for version 12.5.

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    I use Vector Works 2009 and have just updated my MackBookPro 2011 to OS X El Capitan and SSD discs. Is VW 2009 still compatible with the new updated system?

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    I use an old copy of Vectorworks on My MAcPro 5.1. My current system is 10.12.6 Sierra.  The Mac Pro has an interesting setup. 

    I can put 4 different Hard drives in a Mac Pro, and because of that I can run different versions of the MAC OS. When I need to do drawings and

    I pull up one of my other operating systems on a different hard drive and boot from that system which then runs the different software .

    To do this you just need to create a boot disk on the mac and match the Vectorworks software to the OS you have

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