Adam Duggan

Can you convert parts/assembly to an earlier version of Solidworks?

Question by Adam Duggan

I would like to use my University CAD work to build a portfolio, however I only have an old version of Solidworks that can't open the files. Is there anyway of converting the files or simply exporting them into a view-able format for display?

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4 Answers

Jonathan DeRoner
Answered on 11 Apr, 2017 07:16 PM

You can try a step file. Then when loading it in the early version, activate the "attempt feature recognition" option. Like this says, it attempts to recognize the features, but it won't always be successful. Even if it does show the recognized features, they may not be 100% accurate.

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Answered on 11 Apr, 2017 06:27 PM

Parasolid is the best format, but the feature tree will be lost.
SolidWorks is not able to export files as an earlier version.

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chakrabani mohan
Answered on 13 Apr, 2017 10:49 AM

an earlier version arrange some problems while compare to new version

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