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Vectorworks offers two distinct purchasing options. A perpetual license means you will own the software forever and can always use it, so long as your operating system remains compatible. You will be able to upgrade your license for up to 3 years at a discounted price. Current version perpetual licenses are eligible for enrollment into our Vectorworks Service Select maintenance plan, where you will receive free upgrades to the current version, the latest industry content, and exclusive training opportunities.
While subscription licenses are the exact same Vectorworks product as perpetual, they are rented on either a monthly or an annual basis. Once your rental period has expired, your access to Vectorworks will expire unless you renew for another term.
Subscriptions – You’ll be prompted to either sign into your existing Vectorworks account or to create a new one. Once you complete the purchasing process, you will receive your installation information via email at checkout. Your subscription will automatically renew on your specified renewal date, unless cancelled.
Perpetual – Once you finish the purchasing process, please allow 24-48 hours for processing. You will receive installation information and your serial number via email. Existing customers within the United States may purchase directly by calling Vectorworks, Inc. at 888-646-4223 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Existing customers from outside the United States may find a local distribution partner using our online map.
If you are not satisfied with your perpetual license for any reason, our return policy allows you to request a refund within 30 days of purchase. We offer a refund up to 30 days after purchasing a yearly subscription. Refunds are not available for monthly subscriptions, but they may be canceled at any time up to 4 days prior to your next renewal date.
Vectorworks subscriptions is an alternative to perpetual licensing and there is no conversion or credit provided when switching from one license type to another.
Yes, if you have a current trial version installed, you can convert it to a subscription license. Once you open Vectorworks, you will be prompted to enter a new serial number, which you obtain via email when you complete a subscription purchase online. You can also find your serial number in the Customer Portal under HOME.
Yes, you may install your perpetual or subscription license on up to two machines, but you can only actively use your Vectorworks license on one device at a time.
For additional questions, please review our purchasing policies.
Performance may vary depending on several factors, including hardware configurations and project types. This list represents the minimum guidelines to run Vectorworks products. Please check our system requirements
macOS 10.11, 10.12, 10.13, 10.14 or 10.15
64-bit Windows 7 SP1, 8, 8.1 or 10
64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) clocked at 2GHz or better.
1920 x 1080 or higher recommended
8 GB-16 GB or more
Dedicated OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 2GB-4GB of VRAM or more.
Project sharing requires high-speed network connections. Slower networks can still provide a satisfactory experience if you minimize transferring large amounts of data, such as committing changes to the project file or refreshing a local working file.
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