Vectorworks 8.5.2 Updater

The 8.5.2 release contains several fixes for problems discovered by Diehl Graphsoft, our beta testers, and our users. These fixes have been thoroughly tested and we are confident that the 8.5.2 product is more stable, reliable, and functional than 8.5.1 and previous versions. We recommend that all users of Vectorworks upgrade to version 8.5.2.

As with any complex product, it is possible that 8.5.2 introduces changes in behavior which could affect your work, so when planning the upgrade, please choose a time which would not prevent you from meeting existing deadlines should you experience problems. It is also prudent to make sure your Vectorworks data files are well backed-up when upgrading your software or operating system.

Release Notes

The Release Notes file describes all changes made since the 8.0.1 version shipped.

Downloadable Updaters

The Mac and Windows updaters will update the installed version of Vectorworks 8.5.1 to Vectorworks 8.5.2.


Please be aware that if you have modified Workspaces or Plug-Ins which shipped with Vectorworks, your changes will be overwritten by any updates to those files provided by Vectorworks 8.5.2. Please back up your existing Vectorworks installation before applying this update to avoid losing your changes.

In some cases, files which have been modified since the original installation will prevent the 8.5.2 update from completing successfully. If you experience problems because of modified files, you should install Vectorworks 8.5.1 from your original CD and update that copy.

To install on either platform, run the updater and follow all instructions.

Reporting Problems

If you need assistance with Vectorworks 8.5.2, send your question to our standard technical support email address: If you wish to report a problem and do not need a reply, please describe the problem you are having as accurately as possible along with your machine and operating system configuration and send it to our bug submission address: Please report only one problem per email.


The Mac files are MacBinary and BinHex encoded versions of the updater application.

[Win]VectorworksWin852Update.exe (3.2 MB)
[Mac] VectorworksMac852Update.hqx (6.3 MB)
[Mac]VectorworksMac852Update.bin (4.6 MB)