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Vectorworks Viewer 2021 overwrites user folder

Ross McLee


We have a limited number of network licenses for our small team. Sometimes we just need to review each other's work, so the free viewer seemed like a good idea... however:

  • The viewer install overwrites/reuses the local user setting folder for vectorworks so I have lost my personal settings.
  • The executable appears as the same name in the (windows) start menu so it is difficult to tell which app you are launching
  • The default app to open vwx files is set to the viewer.
  • After launching the viewer app the license settings for VW 2021 are lost and need to be re-entered.


I'm sure there will be other similar effects from the 'duality'. I would strongly recommend that the VW Viewer is considered as a standalone app and not piggy back on existing installations.


The support team in the UK were, as always, great in fixing this.

Thank you.


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