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Downloading Vectorworks Augment3d Plug-in Using macOS

Symptoms/Issue

When downloading the "Vectorworks_20XX_Mac_A3D_Plugin_vX.X.X.XXX.zip" file, it extracts a folder titled "ETCAugment3dPlugin.vwlibrary" instead of maintaining just the .zip file.

Description/Explanation of Issue

Some versions of macOS will automatically extract .zip files within .zip files and present their contents. Vectorworks needs to see the .zip file for its installation process.

Fix/Solution

  1. Delete any folders titled "ETCAugment3dPlugin.vwlibrary".
  2. Launch Spotlight Search by pressing "⌘+space"
  3. Type "Archive Utility" and hit enter.

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  1. Once in Archive Utility, click on "Archive Utility" in the menu bar and navigate to "Preferences..."

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  1. Uncheck "Keep expanding if possible"

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  1. Close Archive Utility.
  2. Double-Click on Vectorworks_20XX_Mac_A3D_Plugin_vX.X.X.XXX.zip and it will extract Vectorworks_20XX_Mac_A3D_Plugin_vX.X.X.XXX.zip.
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