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michael john williams

12.5 uk version


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yes as it will have uk version items, check out:


and this is what we got from cu:

You will have to register to get your free VW12.5 CD. (if you are on VW12).

Please do this now. Go to http://www.unlimited.com/3ddesign/vectorworks.html

Do not update off the Nemetschek web site as it is not a UK Standards version.

You only need to register one of your VW12 serial numbers to get the cd.

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The email we posted above we received from:

Richard Furber

Apple Solutions Expert Architecture



who directed us to the CU site as the NNA UK rep for the upgrade discs

the CU site also says 12.5 has UK drawing standards and the current 12 version we have is a UK version with Ideal Standard and Twfford sanitaryware

I must say we have received the disc today and there is no UK version written on them and so I am reluctant to install, especially as our current intalled 12 is a UK version.

Also the disc is DVD which is a problem for our older pcs with CD drives only.

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Hmm, didn't know there were UK versions of VW floating around. Didn't think Computers Unlimited were up to it.

In any case, one way around your CD/DVD problem is to create a disc image of the DVD and open it off your hard drive or a network. You create disc images in Mac OS X with Disk Utility. Dunno how you do it in Windows.

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Well installed and no problems so far!

Also has come with Bjects Metric which includes Armitage Shanks, Ideal Standard, Jeld Wen, etc.

CU have also emailed me AEC UK Standard to add to the standards folder.

I presume this means I have the UK version and I will let you know how I get on.

How are you getting on? Have you converted your pre 12.5 to 12.5 files ok?

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