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    VWX 2019 SP1.1

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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    When drawing a polyline, closing it beachballs the app and it becomes unresponsive.
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    WWDC happened - OpenGL gone

    A year away from making a decision to go either Vulcan or Metal.... thats ridiculous.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Thanks.. That is very helpful!
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Not only that, when updating multiple licences on multiple machines its a pain to do. It was easier to download the update, send to all the computers and then run it without having to open, run then close Vectorworks again. This makes an IT admin job more hassle. PS i could not find the SP1 download anywhere on the VW website
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    That is it in a nutshell. Bad Customer service and management. They knew of issues back in July... there really no excuse for Vectorworks not emailing VSS users about the issue. God knows I get inundated with emails of conferences in America, new features and case studies etc. Why not a clear and concise one about non compatibility with Mojave? Its easy to do! Then of course the issue that they do not set about fixing problems, that they discovered in July.... in order to make it more compatible or even alert Apple of issues, which it seems they have only just done. Lucky I only upgraded one machine to Mojave and installed 2019 on it. Then discovered the issues. The rest of our 30+ computers are fine. But that is not the point here. There was no adequate awareness to consumers. To be honest our Architectural office has been getting fed up with issues like this and has already instigated a switch to another Nemetchek CAD suite, in the last month.
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    WWDC happened - OpenGL gone

    I thought that Apple announcing external graphic card support with OS X 10.13 meant that 3rd party drivers would be allowed, nvidia does still need a work around but can be used. So the future 3D software and rendering suites will be using GPU rather than CPU.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Revert to High Sierra or get another machine with it on it. I tried parallels desktop, with an installation of OSX 10.13 and there was weird zooming and selection issues. So do not waste your time with that. I now just screen share to a spare iMac with OSX 10.13 and Vectorworks 2018. Works as well as can be expected over the network.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Fanboy attitudes like yours Aspect_Design do not help, the fact that other packages, for example ARCHICAD (version 22), have been working closely with Apples betas and is very useable, apart from a few minor bugs. They do not recommend upgrading but at least have work arounds in place and development ongoing. Vectorworks met Mojave with silence, in the most part. Unless of course you were a member on here. Yet they have been aware of it for 3 months, 3 months with no movement or further information. Not developing at least a workable 2018, with minor bugs, is very poor regardless.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Well, the link article in the original post (linked at the top) says that they knew about the bugs and poor compatibility from before the 12th of July..... What month are we almost coming into???
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Agreed, as VSS subscribers, an email would have been the minimum notice, not to upgrade. Like I said... lacking in support.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Thats exactly it. The amount of money our company, had invested and continues to do so, 30+ licences with subs, we expect better, quicker software updates and support, both are lacking. So much so that we have already started a refresh process with another CAD package.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    I don't know why its like this, there are software developers have made their packages compatible, already, including Dark Theme Interfaces etc. Beta and Developer versions of Mojave have been available for months.
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    WWDC happened - OpenGL gone

    Thats a relief! ūüôā Thanks Jim.
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    Vectorworks is REALLY SLOW lately!

    Thats exactly the issue i think. Not using the GPU for processing or at least sharing the load with the CPU. OpenGL being an outdated Render Engine also does not help. Metal 2 would create smaller file sizes and faster workflows. I can see why Apple are forcing this change onto Vectorworks, as currently they are struggling with OpenGL it seems. Yet no news if VW are actually going to move to Metal or not.


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