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  1. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Good call.
  2. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    My post was May 24th. Have your balls been spinning ever since? Well, then there really is no hope. Top of the line Mac and all is still not good for you. We should really give up all hope. Thanks for saving me 4 grand on a new Mac meanwhile. I honestly thought that would be the answer.
  3. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    MAC compatibility ‘coming soon’.
  4. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Intriguing post but can you please explain what you are running, on what and how???...
  5. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    VW 2019 and Mojave need better graphics and CPU. Beach ball is mainly graphics card related. Close all other windows including Safari, Preview and Mail. Try running no other apps at all apart from VW and it will be somewhat better until you upgrade the Mac
  6. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Just a reminder (to me included) that this thread is about Mojave compatibility....
  7. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    I had a look at your website - www.cad.ch. Truly excellent. Well done indeed!! I must admit - Using OSX Mojave took me to the edge of tolerance with Vectorworks and caused me weeks of lost production time. However, whenever I dip into Windows, as I have on and off for 30 years, it takes me over the edge within an hour. So... as long as VW supports Mac, I will stick with what I have used for over 25 years. I have tested Autocad and Revit often and run out of patience in a short time. I just love the option of a 'drawing board' feel in Vectorworks when a quick 2d plan is needed and then working up into 3d with ease not far short of Sketchup for usability. From day one the choice was Archicad or VW on Mac and the vote went for VW. As for Revit, I remember the day when Autodesk bought out the developers and then gradually persuaded architects to wean away from Autocad. Just like DWG, they have tried to make RVT a file standard to squeeze out opposition. They would have succeeded but have not, which says a lot for the quality of alternatives that have so far prevented them from doing so. As for BIM. Well MiniCad had very good 3d and object modelling from early on. Then Sketchup arrived with its outstanding ease of use. Autocad bought Revit as they could see strong opposition from easier 3d modellers. BIM is very late compared to auto manufacturers adoption of object modelling. Vectorworks have gradually added BIM capability but these additions have added power while reducing usability to some degree. However the basic ease of MiniCad is still buried in there when needed.
  8. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    SP3 for OSX Mojave rocks. Go for it. Worth the wait... (read my other posts to see how significant this acknowledgement is.)
  9. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    For most tasks. Sure. Old Macs never die, PCs just fry...
  10. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Yes. It looks like the four months of pain is over. Great job team.
  11. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    OK this end. Need a good graphics card, SSD and Ram to spare however.
  12. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    I just downloaded today VW2019 SP3. It seems a great improvement so far...Well done development team!!!
  13. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Reduced from 90 to 20 secs? Similar to my experience. I am still reviewing my options with hardware and CAD software for serious work as my ‘solution’ is only a way to get some work done temporarily. The long term solution rests with the software/hardware providers. So far I have heard no real admission that there is a serious issue or timeframe to deal with Apple’s new direction with Metal over OpenGL. There will be more technical rebuttals here but my view of Operating systems and productivity software is that they should quietly serve the brain in the background with few if any glitches not occupy the brain. I am an architect not a programmer. That is why I chose Mac and Vectorworks years ago over windows and Autocad etc.
  14. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Have you tried turning off every other app - mail, preview, safari, photo, one drive, dropbox etc? For me it reduced the spinning ball times. Mojave seems more CPU/ GPU/RAM hungry. Yes it is a pain to reopen and close other apps but at least you can some drawing done. Is you partner’s Mac faster/more RAM/more graphics RAM?
  15. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    I have found a way to get jobs out with Mojave and Vectorworks Architect. Turn off all other apps, especially Onedrive, Mail, Photos, Preview that I used to dip in and out if for reference to current projects (client instructions, site photos, permit PDFs etc). That way all CPU, RAM and Video is used exclusivley by the Finder and VW. I have had no crashes or spinning balls for two days. Not a scientific study but it has worked for me for the first time in two months so worth a try for busy architects

 

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