- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 29 June 2001
MacCAD News: VectorWorks for Mac OS X news
Architosh today contacted Nemetschek North America regarding the anticipation of a native Mac OS X version of VectorWorks. As of this writing we have not heard a response. We believe the company may be putting the final touches on the much anticipated OS X version. Originally, if memory serves, Nemetschek promised a native version within one calendar quarter of Mac OS X's initial launch (which took place back in March). That means time is running out.
News from Rep Notes Summer Release
While we often speculate based on timing, industry news and rumors, nothing beats having a rep pass along info. Even if through a user. Sal Salerno wrote in yesterday with this news:
Great web site. Our school district is in the process of purchasing VectorWorks Spotlight and our distributor was told by Nemetschek rep that an OS X version would possibly ship as a free download or low cost install disk to current version 9 owners. They said OS X version would be ready later this summer. Even if it is not, the good news is that they are working on it.
Later this summer? That is clearly beyond the initial promise of a ship date. However, we can understand if VectorWorks for OS X misses what we think was the original planned launch date (Expo). The word from some other developers is that Apple still isn't finished on key code items in OS X which they need in order to complete applications like VectorWorks. This could be the reason for what may be a delay. Or, perhaps Nemetschek simply wants to wait for Expo.
Clearly this is speculation. And our readers have asked for it with increasing frequency as we approach the Expo time frame. However, Sal's email above isn't company fact. Nemetschek may indeed ship an OS X version by Expo. We just don't know at this point. And most likely Nemetschek will not announce such news prior to the show.
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