Alternate file format for IronCAD 8.0?

I have been using IronCAD since TriSpectives 1.0. My current Version is IronCAD 8.0. Since I don't have the latest version I can not open the .ics files made with newer versions here at GrabCAD. I can import many different 3D formats, can anyone offer a solution?

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AS Cliff says, request a STEP, ACIS, or PARASOLID file. I prefer STEP.

 
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STEP has proven most reliable for me throughout the years. AP203 or AP214 work equally well. .SAT handles some geometry differently than .X_T so I usually try those second and third respectively. In rare cases where everything else fails, IGES sometimes works, sometimes as a solid, sometimes as surfaces.

 
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