Vectorworks 2009 Service Pack 5 Download Page
These downloads will update all English-language Vectorworks 2009 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 2009 SP5 (Build 115703). If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2009, you must first install version 2009 and then update it to 2009 SP5 using this updater.
Vectorworks 2009 SP5 must be applied using this downloadable updater. You cannot install this update by installing with a prior version DVD and requesting that it check for updates.
Make sure your Macintosh executable is named "Vectorworks 2009" (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as "Vectorworks 2009.app").
Make sure your Windows executable is named "Vectorworks2009" (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as "Vectorworks2009.exe").
For Windows users it is important that you decompress the zip file in the following manner: Right click the zip archive you download from this page, and select 'Extract All.' If using XP, click the 'Next' button twice to extract the files; or if using Vista click 'Extract.' Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.
Vectorworks 2009 SP5 Series E updates will require that you re-activate your license after you install. For SP5 this involves a new one step process which is easier than prior releases of Vectorworks 2009. It does, however require that you activate Vectorworks using an internet connection which allows Vectorworks to access a web server without firewall or proxy server security restrictions. If you have trouble activating, please first check your local and network firewall or other network security settings.
Vectorworks 2009 SP5 sends information to NNA about application crashes to allow us to improve application quality. If you object to this functionality you must disable it in your application preferences.
This updater will ask for the current location of your Vectorworks installation and will update it in place. It modifies only files which were originally installed with the product and leaves other files untouched. If you have customized Vectorworks since installing, you should make a backup prior to installing the 2009 SP5 update.
Landmark users should note that the previously released plant database update (see this location) is not included in any Vectorworks 2009 service pack online updater and must be applied separately according to the included instructions.
To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2009 SP5 updater, please visit this page.
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. See the exceptions mentioned above.
If you do not have version 2009, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-646-4223.
Download the appropriate updater listed below. Depending on your platform, you may need to unzip files or mount a disk image.
Quit Vectorworks and all other running applications including your web browser.
To install, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You must remain connected to the Internet during the entire update process. You may be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to SP5.
Launch the Vectorworks application you have updated and choose 'Check for Updates' again to ensure you are up to date. [Please note that running the updater downloaded in step 2 a second time does not accomplish this goal and is unnecessary.]
Updater for Macintosh - 249 MB