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claire W

Crashing when zooming


I’m new to Vectorworks and just going through some education for it.  I am finding that when I try to zoom the software is crashing, this is when I’m trying with the mouse /  tool bar buttons. I get the message ‘Vectorworks 2018 application has stopped working’ 

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That machine is far below the minimum specifications needed to run Vectorworks. However, it might be possible to resolve the crashing:


Close Vectorworks completely


Download and install this driver: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22521/Intel-Graphics-Media-Accelerator-Driver-Windows-7-64-Windows-Vista-64-exe- If this driver does not allow installation, you may need to check the manufacturers website for the latest one, the one you have now is from 2011.


Reboot your machine completely, then relaunch Vectorworks.

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okay Jim thanks I'll give it a go.  If i was to purchase an new laptop, which is highly likely, what would be the minimum spec i need to run Vectorworks ?

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This explains the base requirements:

This explains components even further in detail:


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