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  1. Nice!!! +Maxon Yes, Yes @Pat Stanford & @Nicolas Goutte, an ETA based on where they and their suppliers are at.
  2. www.youtube.com/watch?v=59gAjXT7qyw Hope we get an ETA on a native version of Vectorworks with the evaluation of the M1 macs. I think the very low power draw of these chips is the most telling aspect of what's to come from Apple.
  3. Just to add to designedAF's comment, your slow start up time sounds like a spinning hard drive that has a fault? HD's don't always fail all of a sudden, they can die a slow death. If this is the case, you may be able to get a second lease of life out of your current machine, by just getting its HD replaced with an SSD.
  4. Thanks for the reply. I assume the aggressive steps taken over recent years were, to some extent, about getting developers prepared for Apple's own silicon. My hope was / is that after the transition, the OS will be more settled and less likely to break version compatibility on their own chips. We definitely appreciate all the unknowns, in the meanwhile, the only and better option will remain planning around Intel macs. And while I don't think the comparisons to Apple's last transition really stack up, we know Apple will be dropping support for Intel macs at some point. So the best we can ask, and hope, for from Vectorworks, is that there's some assurance universal binaries will remain until that eventuality. Then, at least, the only unknown in this transition will be Apple's actions, as per usual.
  5. @Ian Lane Is it possible Apple's upcoming A/S transition will see their OS become less of an issue in this regard? Also, does Vectorworks, Inc. have a policy on how long they will maintain Universal Binaries? There's a reasonable amount of FUD out there on how quickly developers might drop Universal support. If there's no formal policy, would it be safe to assume Universal Binaries will hang around as long as Apple is releasing their OS's for both platforms?
  6. www.macrumors.com/2020/08/24/apple-epic-court-battle-august-28-removal Looks like this dispute will be kept in check for the short term.
  7. The Epic versus Apple (and then Google) dispute has been in the mainstream media here in Australia. The dispute 'was' confined to the App store arrangements, but that was last week, now Architosh has added comment . . . architosh.com/2020/08/apples-threat-to-epic-will-hurt-mac-pros-in-aec This analysis is a little alarmist, right? Everything is going to be cool on the imminent Direct Link to TM . . . right?
  8. Yeah, it's a weird bug. We couldn't replicate it on two different computers with the same OS and VW versions, so it may be specific to certain graphics setups or something similar. Could be why you're not seeing it in SP6 Boh and Jens is.
  9. I had this issue in SP3, Julian couldn't trigger the bug on his own computer so it never got properly identified. After a lot of messing around, I found the issue went away if I undocked the snapping palette, it's worth a try! When SP4 was released, I could dock the snapping palette again without causing the bug, SP5.1 is working ok also.
  10. Information on the transition, particularly information that helps with navigating near term hardware purchases is what I'm hoping for here. Apple always makes timing a bit tricky, plus it appears the whole GPU rendering thing is finally coming to fruition on both the hardware and software sides of the equation. There are some interesting general discussions around ( GPU Rendering Thread), but they tend to go off on tangents. So I'm keen, which I think was the OP's intent, for any info / discussion, particularly from NV, that helps inform our mac orientated decisions.
  11. @SteveJ That is promising. I know it's to early for definitive answers about this transition, but a slightly different question; how long did VW support universal binaries after the last transition, and would that period likely be longer this time? I ask because, from the general commentary so far, it's assumed the more powerful machines will likely be the very last to switch over to Apple's own Silicon. That's going to leave the intel macs as the primary / better option for those needing to upgrade over the next 18 months or so. The length of the "universal" period would make the difference between whether to grab a regular iMac as a stopgap, or whether to purchase as planned?
  12. I like the approach they're taking for gauging user support / interest in new features.
  13. Ok, the problem is definitely new in 2020 then, 2019 is still working as expected.
  14. I'm still waiting for SP3 to make the move, but could it be you've hit the order button in the top bar without noticing?
  15. I wonder if this thread, https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/articles.html/articles/vectorworks-operating-system-compatibility-list-r533/, is definitive, or more a statement of intent about compatibility when it comes to the current editions, 2019 and 2020.

 

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