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Trying to resurrect old Vectorworks version - possibly 2015/16


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tl;dr - I need some assistance identifying the sort of packaging that VW 2015 or 2016 was supplied in.


I'm thinking of returning to Vectorworks after 5-6 years away. I have a new Windows 11 PC that I would like to install Vectorworks on. Sounds like VW 2016 may be ok for this machine, but maybe not. I'm not looking to spend any money to upgrade.


Last time I installed Vectorworks was last year. Installed 2015 on a Windows 10 machine. But on my old Mac, I have both 2015 and 2016 installed, so must assume that I have 2016 available to me. I use to be part of VSS Select and last invoice I have is 2014 for a 2 year subscription, so that would tally with 2015 and 2016. It doesn't help that my original company that I purchased from, 3D Toolbox, folded after I believe the death of the owner and the original UK Vectorworks distributer is no longer a Vectorworks distributer that I can see. Oh, and my email has changed and old domain no longer exists but I do seem to have limited access to the old mailbox. So just the sort of thing that happens over the years.


Unfortunately, whilst I have pretty much all the boxes from 2008 through to 2014, I cannot locate my boxes for 2015 or 2016. Maybe they were download only, although that would not cover the license paperwork that I keep with the discs. Not helped by my old office being repurposed as a wfh office for my wife and being used as a bit of a dumping ground after a house clearance.


So I would be eternally grateful if someone could give me some hint of what we are looking for packaging wise (box, jewel case, digital download etc), size and colours. Its not helped by the VW packaging and colours changing on an annual basis.


I'm not sure if things vary by region, but I am UK based.





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I have found a copy of my 2014 and 2015 VW keys plus a download link for a Mac 2014-E series download - but I am PC now .


Can anyone please confirm if VW2015 and VW2016 were download installations which would explain why I cannot find any media boxes for these?


No sign of my 2016 key - I never really moved on to 2016 from 2014 and 2015 as my signature here reminds me. But I am not sure if 2015 will support Windows 11 even if I did find media or a download for it.


update - just found my login username in an old email so...

I have managed to log into the Vectorworks sso https://sso.vectorworks.net/accounts/login/ for my account, but no sign of service select info, just account info - was able to update an old stale email address.


What I really need is access to my old service select logon which hopefully has my keys and download links.


Sorry to babble, if I'm not going round in circles I'm hitting dead ends.





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An old 2015 design from my 17" Macbook running on Vectorworks 2016 on my Microsoft Surface Pro 8 running Windows 11 


Hopefully it will run smoothly when I get a bit more time to play. I will be pretty happy if what is basically a tablet might be able to do the stuff that my old Macbook 17" use to do.


Next a service pack update and then time to reload my old layouts and scripts.



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