Vectorworks 12.5.3 Updater

These downloads will update all English-language Vectorworks 12.x products (Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version 12.5.3. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 12, you must first install version 12 and then update to 12.5.3 using this updater.

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 12.5.3 update.

Fixes and improvements in the 12.5.3 update include:

  • A small number of specific Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard) issues related to patterns, printing, and a crash in some common dialogs.
  • A fix for a rare case on the Mac where a multi-step sequence of minimizing and expanding Vectorworks documents could ultimately result in the disk file becoming corrupt and losing user data.
  • A fix for the 4GB RAM incompatibility seen under some configurations of Windows.
  • The final IFC/Space object functionality previously released in beta form for Vectorworks 12.5 users. This IFC export and import capability has passed level 1 certification from the International Association for Interoperability, the governing body for the IFC file format, and has undergone a host of bug-fixes and improvements since that certification.

Step 1
Determine if you have the correct version for updating. The updater will update all English-language Vectorworks 12.x products to 12.5.3.

If you do not have version 12.x, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact sales@nemetschek.net or call 410-290-5114. International customers should contact their local distributor.

Step 2
Quit all other applications, except your web browser, and then download the Updater. Note: you must remain connected to the internet when you run the updater, as it will download support files as part of the update process. Because of this, users behind proxy servers or very restrictive firewalls may experience problems.

Step 3
To install the update, run the updater application and follow onscreen instructions. You will be asked to identify which copy of Vectorworks you want to update to 12.5.3. On the Mac you will be asked to authenticate using an administrator account.

Step 4
Restart your computer.