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So... Apple has been spreading a rumor that an all-new iMac Pro will be available on 12.14 In the meantime, I have a Late 2013 Mac Pro ("Trash Can"), with the AMD D700 graphics cards, on which both Vectorworks 2017 and 2018 seem to have a lot of issues, primarily graphics issues, I believe. Working in 3D, geometry is often invisible. Working in 2D, including Top/Plan view and on sheet layers, just moving around can be very tedious, especially when it comes to scroll zooming. Among other things. I tested my computer with the Cinebench software (as suggested here: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/articles.html/articles/tech-bulletins/user-success-hardware-benchmark-results-r699/ ) and (assuming I used it correctly...) came up with a CPU score of about 1190, and a GPU score of about 82. So, plenty of power, right? I'm wondering if others using Late 2013 Mac Pros also have similar issues? But, mostly, I'm wondering about the upcoming iMac Pro... Can the iMac Pro be expected to be a good fit for Vectorworks? Regardless of its issues, my current computer does crank out Renderworks renderings very speedily, which I do a fair amount of, so, I don't want to give up that capability. But I'd love to be able to do the day-to-day modeling and construction drawings without having to run through the mud. So, any thoughts on the anticipated viability of the iMac Pro when it comes to Vectorworks would be greatly appreciated! Some specific questions are: Is Vectorworks 2018 not yet officially supported on 10.13 High Sierra? (It doesn't seem to show up here: http://www.vectorworks.net/sysreq ). What's the most amount of RAM that Vectorworks can use (especially in the context of renderings) and, if it makes a difference, in the context of the iMac Pro?
I'm trying to ascertain which iMac I should buy in the next few weeks. My late 2012 iMac works well for most tasks but bogs down in multiple pane mode and when doing final quality renderworks. I make a lot of open GL animations and often have to have long waits. I guess the fastest video card might help here. I understand 2d work is a function of single core speed. Does the 4 additional cores but slower clock speed justify spending an additional $1300 for the comparable iMac Pro?