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PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

Postby Frank Bell » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:36 pm

I checked the Applications section under System Report (System Report>Software>Applications) and found "No" under 64bit. I read an article by Ars Technica 4/11/18 where Apple will no longer be supporting 32bit apps in the near future. And, that developers have been notified of this move. Will PowerCADD be upgraded or is it already compatible? Bsased on the "No" in the Applications, it does not appear to be compatible. Thanks - Frank

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Re: PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

Postby Alfred Scott » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:01 pm

Frank,

The immediate restrictions are for the Mac app store. We are going to have to get to 64-bit eventually, but it’s a big job that will take time.

No reason to worry.

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Re: PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

Postby Derek » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:17 am

Alfred,

Apple announced High Sierra will be the last OS to support 32 bit "without compromise" and highly recommends distribution of applications outside of the Apple Store after June 2018 should be 64 bit. I hope the big job of converting PowerCADD and WildTools to 64 bit is well underway.

https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=06282017a

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Re: PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

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Re: PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

Postby Frank Bell » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:31 pm

Thanks Albert!

Thanks Derek and I like the "what me worry" photo from phansford for those old enough to remember that one! :D
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Re: PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

Postby Alfred Scott » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:03 am

Thanks, but my name is Alfred.

The key words to understand are “without compromise” which means that the next OS will warn you once that 32-bit apps are being phased out, you acknowledge receiving this news and keep on going. You won’t just fall off a cliff.

Of course we are working on this. It mainly affects the reading and writing of data to files.

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Re: PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

Postby Frank Bell » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:55 pm

oops...sorry Alfred.....I have a friend who's name is Albert and I mistakenly reverted to his name when typing.
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Re: PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

Postby Alfred Scott » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:59 am

We are making good progress on the conversion to 64-bit. Hard to explain, but there is a reorganization and modernization of internal stuff that will bring huge benefits over time.

This includes smoothing out the DWG translation process, compatibility with SketchUp, performance improvements, and many other things. It’s like cleaning up your office, getting in shape, losing weight, new clothes, etc.

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Re: PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

Postby patrickm » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:08 am

Alfred Scott wrote:We are making good progress on the conversion to 64-bit. Hard to explain, but there is a reorganization and modernization of internal stuff that will bring huge benefits over time.

This includes smoothing out the DWG translation process, compatibility with SketchUp, performance improvements, and many other things. It’s like cleaning up your office, getting in shape, losing weight, new clothes, etc.

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That certainly sounds exciting! Thanks for your efforts on our behalf.

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Re: PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

Postby Frank Bell » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:36 pm

Thanks Alfred!
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Re: PowerCADD 64bit vs 32bit

Postby Rob C » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:04 am

Good to hear. Can't wait to see it.
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