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MacOS 10.12 Sierra Compatibility

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I see the OS preference, but why would you need to set the preference to "Minimize" into the dock when clicking the yellow button already does that.  And if you set the OS preference to Zoom the window, why would you do that when option clicking the green button or choosing Window/Full Screen already does that.


The bad thing is that when you click the green button and forget to hold the option key your drawing goes behind the left palettes and hides the OS menu bar.  To get out of it you have to pull your basic tool palette out of the way , hold your mouse at the top of the screen until the green button appears and click it again, then move your palette back.


It seems the Vectorworks settings and the new OS settings do not play very well together.



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The green + should trigger Macs Fullscreen Mode, which I personally dislike since it hides the menu bar. Double clicking on the title bar should expand/contract the main drawing window, if you have all palettes docked then it should bring them along with it. This was to bring things in line with the Apple-dictated Mac standard from a year or two ago.

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As of Vectorworks 2017 SP2, we now officially support the macOS Sierra 10.12 operating system. Make sure to visit http://www.vectorworks.net/support/downloads/product-updates to find the latest service pack for Vectorworks 2017, or use the Check for Updates function directly in the application under the Vectorworks or Help menus.


If you encounter any issues you believe to be related to the Sierra OS update after you install 2017 SP2, please post in the troubleshooting subforum here:



For specifics on what this update includes (in this version there were around 400 fixes and improvements), visit this page: http://www.vectorworks.net/downloads/notes/2017SP2_Notes

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