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macOS Catalina (10.15) Compatibility

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I'm new to the Forum. 


Just wanted to report that I have just downloaded Catalina and it has made Vectorworks 2018 pretty much unusable. The main problem is that drawn information is not visible in the design layer on most drawings I open, although it is visible in the sheet layers. Occasionally when opening an existing drawing no information appears at all - not even the editing window. 


I'm using a 2019 iMac, 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 with 128mb of Ram. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. 


Thank you 

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Unfortunately you will either need to upgrade to 2019 or 2020, or roll back your OS to Mojave.  2018 is not guaranteed to work in Catalina, and will more than likely not have a patch coming out.

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Thank you Rob,


This is disappointing to know as VW 2018 isn't that old !


I did do some reading before installing Catalina but I could only find information on compatibility with 2019. I guess I will have to revert back to Mojave. 



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Hopefully you are on Service Select and therefore will not be adversely affected by the new OS release.


Service Select gives you huge freedom particularly on the Mac platform to jump on to the latest version that is supported on Catalina and not be inconvenienced by the additional cost.

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Thanks for your response. I am not on Service Select, I will look into it. 


Just by way of an update, I have removed all of the cache and plists and rebooted VW (the uninstall function will not work). This has improved things slightly, the design layers are working now. It's a little slower than it was previously and drawings cannot be opened from VW only from the Finder. It appears to be be just about useable but its not ideal.

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