Vectorworks 2018 Service Pack 5 Download Page
These downloads will update all English-language Vectorworks 2018 products (Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Machine Design, Fundamentals, and Renderworks) to version SP5. If you are currently using a version of Vectorworks prior to 2018, you must first install version 2018 and then update it to 2018 SP5 using this updater.
Vectorworks 2018 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 2018" (if your Finder is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as "Vectorworks 2018.app")
Make sure your Windows executable is named "Vectorworks 2018" (if Windows is configured to show application file extensions, your file name will display as "Vectorworks 2018.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". Do not simply drag the files to your desktop while browsing the archive, or the update will fail.
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 2018 SP5 update.
International customers should contact their local distributor for pricing and availability.
To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2018 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 2018, or are not sure that your update will work, please contact:
Email email@example.com 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 - 1600 MB
Updater for Windows - 1500 MB