PerfectTablePlan Newsletter 80

PerfectTablePlan v6.2.1 released

PerfectTablePlan v6.2.1 is now available for Windows and Mac. This release adds enhancements and fixes bugs.

Improvements include:

  • PerfectTablePlan is now a 64 bit application on Windows (see below).
  • PerfectTablePlan is now a Universal Binary on Mac (see below).
  • Guest seating order is now preserved as far as possible when dragging between tables.
  • Fixed a crash bug related to adding new custom field values in the Advanced and Professional editions.

Find out more and download the new version from the release page:

>> Download v6.2.1 <<

This is a free upgrade for all customers with a v6 licence. Get your licence key resent here. If you have v5 or earlier, find out about upgrading here.

Contact us if you have any questions about licensing.

Please let us know if you have any issues with this release.

Windows support

PerfectTablePlan now supports Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11, 64 bit only.

Microsoft has been transitioning Windows from a 32 bit operating system to a 64 bit operating system since 2003. Previous versions of PerfectTablePlan shipped as a 32 bit application, which worked on both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows. But 32 bit Windows is quite rare now and there are potential compatibility issues with running a 32 bit application on 64 bit Windows (e.g. talking to printers). So we have transitioned PerfectTablePlan to a 64 bit application from this release onward. This means that PerfectTablePlan v6.2.1 won’t run on old 32 bit versions of Windows.

To check if your copy of Windows if 32 or 64 bit see: 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: Frequently asked questions or just try installing the new release (you will get an error message from the installer on 32 bit copies of Windows).

If you have an old 32 bit copy of Windows, then you will still be able to run PerfectTablePlan v6.2.0 or earlier. We wouldn’t recommend trying to upgrade an old PC to 64 bit Windows 11 and you do so very much at your own risk. Maybe treat yourself to a new PC with 64 bit Windows in the January sales!

Mac support

PerfectTablePlan now supports macOS 10.13 through to macOS 13.x, for Intel and M1/M2 ARM chips.

Apple have changed their hardware from using Intel chips to using their own ARM M1/M2 chips. Previous versions of PerfectTablePlan were Intel binaries on Mac. This means that newer Macs with Apple ARM chips were using Rosetta2 emulation to run PerfectTablePlan. This new release contains both ARM and Intel binaries together in a Universal binary, so it can run natively on both ARM and Intel Macs. This should make PerfectTablePlan run faster on ARM Macs, which should be noticeable when using automatic seat assignment for larger events.

PerfectTablePlan v7

We have started work on PerfectTablePlan version 7. Details to follow.


Our other two products, Easy Data Transform and Hyper Plan, are currently available at a discount for a limited period in the Winterfest sale.

Winterfest 2022

Easy Data Transform: Data wrangling software for Windows and Mac. Great for merging, de-duplicating and filtering guest lists and email lists. Find out more and download a free trial. 25% off for Winterfest.

Easy Data Transform

Hyper Plan: Flexible visual planner. Great for planning everything about an event that isn’t seating. Find out more and download a free trial. 25% off for Winterfest.

Hyper Plan

A number of quality products from other independent vendors are also available at a discount. Some of the products are Mac only.

And finally…

This is a bit out of date, but UK Prime Ministers have been more frequent than our newsletters recently:
Seating problem for Macron’s forum as European leaders refuse to be in same room as each other

Andy Brice
Oryx Digital Ltd