Jump to content
jblock

macOS Catalina (10.15) Compatibility

Recommended Posts

I’ve been struggling on with VW 2018 on Catalina. It just about works on newly created drawings but I have to switch computers and use Mojave if I want to open an older drawing.

 

It seems to be modifications to closed polylines that crashes the drawings on Catalina. Also opening older files from VW sometimes results in a blank screen (although they can be opened from Finder).

 

I have some sympathy with Nemetschek in that Catalina is an awful OS and has caused problems for other applications too. Having said that, although I will buy 2020 to allow access to completed work, it will be the last VW purchase.

Share this post


Link to post

I've been a loyal user of mc/vw since 1997.

 

Figure it out--we vw'18 users have been abandoned. And to those of you quick to point at Apple as the culprit I'd ask you why you have upgraded to Catalina. hmmm?

 

Sorry folks but I'm accustomed to getting a little more wear out of a release...my support of VW has ended with VW's lack of support of me.

 

 

Edited by zorkonius

Share this post


Link to post

I kinda agree with you. I have also used VW for many years. I think Nemetschek should offer more support to a product that is only 2 years old. 

 

It's equally true Catalina has broken other applications, so I do have sympathy with VW. But on balance I think it's more important to keep the OS up to date for reasons of security and I did not expect the 2 year old software to become obsolete. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Guest Steve
11 hours ago, Alvar said:

I’ve been struggling on with VW 2018 on Catalina. It just about works on newly created drawings but I have to switch computers and use Mojave if I want to open an older drawing.

 

It seems to be modifications to closed polylines that crashes the drawings on Catalina. Also opening older files from VW sometimes results in a blank screen (although they can be opened from Finder).

 

I have some sympathy with Nemetschek in that Catalina is an awful OS and has caused problems for other applications too. Having said that, although I will buy 2020 to allow access to completed work, it will be the last VW purchase.

VW 2019 is OK with Mojave now. I have delayed Catalina due to horrendous issues with 2019 when Mojave was released.  VW 2019 may be OK with Catalina now but I havn’t seen anyone confirm that yet. 

That is what I need to know.  

 

Down the line I will be interested to know whether VW 2020 works OK with Mojave and/or Catalina.  First things first however as above. 

Share this post


Link to post
Guest Steve

VW 2019 is OK with Mojave now. I have delayed Catalina due to horrendous issues with 2019 when Mojave was released.  VW 2019 may be OK with Catalina now but I havn’t seen anyone confirm that yet. 

That is what I need to know.  

 

Down the line I will be interested to know whether VW 2020 works OK with Mojave and/or Catalina.  First things first however as above

Share this post


Link to post
On 2/7/2020 at 1:46 PM, RonMan said:

I chose the Razor Chroma X. It has GB Ethernet and four USB ports . To get two FireWire ports I would have spent another $300. I didn’t see the value.

This is interesting.  I've got a 4k ultra fine monitor and 5k antra fine (both USB-C bought direct from Apple)

 

I get poor performance (MacBook Pro 16", Backmagic eGPU, Catalina).  I have been waiting 20+ minutes to "Edit section in place" and it's not even a complex model.

 

I wonder whether it's the amount of pixels I have with a 5k and a 4k screen together?   Maybe I should have gone for 2 x 4k or even just 2 x 1280?

 

Can that make a difference?  Driving me nuts...

Edited by Andrew Davies

Share this post


Link to post
4 hours ago, Andrew Davies said:

This is interesting.  I've got a 4k ultra fine monitor and 5k antra fine (both USB-C bought direct from Apple)

 

I get poor performance (MacBook Pro 16", Backmagic eGPU, Catalina).  I have been waiting 20+ minutes to "Edit section in place" and it's not even a complex model.

 

I wonder whether it's the amount of pixels I have with a 5k and a 4k screen together?   Maybe I should have gone for 2 x 4k or even just 2 x 1280?

 

Can that make a difference?  Driving me nuts...

Which graphics card are you using? I have the Radeon Pro WX-7100 and everything is fine. I would check your memory when using VW. Istats Menu lets you see what the GPU is doing. I also have an i9 in my MacBook Pro 15"

Share this post


Link to post

Hi

 

I am using a Blackmagic eGPU with a Radeon Pro 580 graphics processor with 8GB of GDDR5 memory

 

My MacBook Pro 16” has 32GB RAM

 

Had a bad VWX day - several crashes.  About 4 altogether.  Really not a complex file I am working on.  Just one referenced VWX file, no meshes etc.  Very frustrating.  Spent 3 hours doing what should have been no more than 1.

 

I’ve said it many a time, but VWX really needs updating / refreshing.  I am a long time user and just put up with the oddities and quirks.  Shame.

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


 

7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114

 

© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

×
×
  • Create New...