Mac OSx Catalina Garment Designer and Stitch Painter Compatibility

Stitch Painter 3 and Garment Designer 2.5 are not compatible with Mac OS Catalina (10.15). We are working on new 64-bit versions of the software that will be compatible with Mac OS Catalina.

As you may be aware, Apple plans to release macOS Catalina in October or November, an optional upgrade to their operating system. It’s important to note that Catalina is not compatible with 32-bit software programs, and they will not be able to run on it. Both Stitch Painter and Garment Designer are currently 32-bit apps. We have been working diligently on updating our software to be macOS Catalina compatible, but unfortunately, we are not yet ready.

We know we are not alone; there are many other developers dealing with the same upgrade issues, so we suggest you check in on all your favorite software prior to updating the Catalina. It is a major OS shift in the Apple development and we assume there will be a settling in period.

Because of this, for continued use of Garment Designer or Stitch Painter, it is important that you delay your optional upgrade to the new Apple OS and/or turn off your Automatic Operating System updater in your System Preferences until we’ve launched our new versions. For Garment Designer, this will be version 3.0, which was nearly complete before we had to shift gears to update for the upcoming Apple OS change. Stitch Painter will follow. We don’t yet have a release date, but as we continue to work on the upgrades, we will keep you updated via our newsletter email list and you will find updates on this Mac Catalina Compatibility Support Page.

It is our hope to release Garment Designer 3 by the end of 2019. Stitch Painter 3 will follow. Garment Designer 2.5 and Stitch Painter 3 will not have a 64-bit versions.

Our new upcoming version, Garment Designer 3 will be compatible with OSx Catalina and will offer various new features which have been in long term development. Upgrade costs will be determined prior to its release.

Purchased recently or planning a Software Purchase?

Cochenille generally provides reduced pricing or free upgrades to people who have purchased our software within small window of time from the new release. We plan to do the same with the release of Garment Designer 3 for those who have been using Garment Designer 2.5 and have upgraded to OS Catalina. If you are on Mac OS Catalina, you will need to upgrade to Garment Designer 3 after it’s release if you would like access to a compatible version of Garment Designer. We have added exciting new features to this version. Details about this will be announced closer the the release date.

If you’d like to be placed on a special email list for updates relating to this new release please email techsupport@cochenille.com.

As always, we appreciate your business, loyalty and patience.

The Cochenille Team