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Files made with future version of solidworks

By Adeleke Ilias on 03 Feb 23:27 4 answers 4506 views 2 comments

I have some files which i would like to open but can't as they were created with a future version of solidworks. Is there any way they can be opened by me. I use SW_09

4 answers

  • Tony
    Tony about 2 years ago

    Hi Adeleke, I'm no expert but here goes.
    Save the newer file in question as a .step file somewhere in a different directory, Then open this file in the older version of solidworks, then save it as a .SLDPRT.
    You may lose some functions such as mates for assemblies, but individual files work fine. Good luck.

  • Cliff Behrend
    Cliff Behrend about 2 years ago

    If you post files as a request somone with save in format you can use

  • Cliff Behrend
    Cliff Behrend about 2 years ago

    You will lose features but may be able to get them back with feature recognition
    I would try to .x_t files parasolid
    I have had good luck with this method SW 2011-2010

  • Cliff Behrend
    Cliff Behrend about 2 years ago

    Insert
    Featurework
    Recognize features

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