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  • 2 weeks later...

I've been running on Sierra for a few weeks now and haven't had an issue until 10.12.3. When that was installed the operating system was crashing! It would should down and restart and perhaps with our without coincidence I was running VW at the time. I'm running a Mac Pro (Late 2013) with the following. Just be aware this may be an issue. Apple support hadn't heard of there being any issues and hardware as eliminated as the culprit.

Processor Name:    6-Core Intel Xeon E5

  Processor Speed:    3.5 GHz

  Number of Processors:    1

  Total Number of Cores:    6

  L2 Cache (per Core):    256 KB

  L3 Cache:    12 MB

  Memory:    32 GB

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15 hours ago, Benjamin Weill said:

Out of curiously, why?


OS upgrades ( clean installs don't have the problem) tend to mess with permissions settings to some extent, sometimes in applications and sometimes in the user folder. Reinstalling resets these to defaults and can avoid a lot of issues.

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  • 2 months later...

ok so i have upgraded to macOS Sierra & reinstalled VW

i seem to have spinning beach balls for everything or maybe its just me.


now i got this message for the first time ever, not doing anything different than i have since i got my mac pro (late 2013)

also, before i upgraded i did a selected sync for my dropbox and have cleared up HD space. now i have 309GB clear 



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  • 3 weeks later...

Some students on the german forum with their week macbooks complained about

VW SP3 using more and more RAM over time so that they have to restart VW after a while.


While it may stayed at 4 GB before, it would now increase over time until their 8 GB

RAM is exceeded for the same projects.


My VW needs 1,25 GB, without even any file opened.

Edited by zoomer
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