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Technology Update: Vista Compatibility

VectorWorks 12.5.1 on the Vista Operating System

  • The VectorWorks line of software products has achieved Works with Windows Vista Logo Certification from Microsoft. However, there are a few issues to be aware of when using VectorWorks 12.5.1 on the Vista operating system:
  • You’ll notice some cosmetic problems when using the Organization dialog box to change layer and class visibilities under Vista. We’ve identified the issues, and they will be fixed in an upcoming maintenance release.
  • You should be aware that many drivers for important hardware components, such as video cards, audio devices, and USB ports, among other things, may not work under Windows Vista. These drivers should be frequently updated, especially if performance seems to be buggy.
  • VectorWorks depends on QuickTime for Windows, as QuickTime is not considered fully compatible with Vista by Apple. The QuickTime functionality we depend on has proven reliable in our internal testing, and we have received few reports of any difficulty from our user base.
  • For customers who plan to adopt Vista, we recommend carefully selecting hardware with good current and continuing Vista support to minimize chances of problems related to the Vista transition.


VectorWorks Series A

  • When launching VectorWorks 12.5.0, you may be prompted for an Administrator password to resolve a permissions issue. Updating to VectorWorks 12.5.1 will resolve this issue.
  • If you choose to continue using VectorWorks 12.5.0, the attached document has instructions on how to resolve this issue.
  • Cosmetic issues related to using VectorWorks 12.5.x in conjunction with Microsoft Vista are most likely caused by an limitations between graphics card drivers and Microsoft Vista. Please refer to the graphics card manufacture website for Microsoft Vista compatible drivers.


VectorWorks Series B License

  • VectorWorks 12.5.1 is required for all series B licenses running on Microsoft Vista. The current version of HaspHL dongle drivers supplied on the installation DVD, version 5.12, is compatible with Microsoft Vista. Other compatible dongle drivers can be found at http://www.aladdin.com/support/hasp.asp. Please use Hasp4 version 4.102.5.22 for Hasp4 dongles and HaspHL version 5.22 for HaspHL dongles.
  • Cosmetic issues related to using VectorWorks 12.5.x in conjunction with Microsoft Vista are most likely caused by an limitations between graphics card drivers and Microsoft Vista. Please refer to the graphics card manufacture website for Microsoft Vista compatible drivers.


VectorWorks Series C License

  • The supported HASP License Manager, for both Hasp4 and HaspHL dongles, is HASPHL ver. 8.31 and can be found on the VectorWorks installation DVD or downloaded from Aladdin.com.
  • There have been some reports of the HASP License Manager icon not being visible in the Task Bar.
  • Currently, the Aladdin Monitor application is not supported while using Microsoft Vista.
  • Cosmetic issues related to using VectorWorks 12.5.x in conjunction with Microsoft Vista are most likely caused by an limitations between graphics card drivers and Microsoft Vista. Please refer to the graphics card manufacture website for Microsoft Vista compatible drivers.
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