How can I save a file as a previous version?

I have 2010 version of solidworks but my friend has 2009 version,he can not open my files. how can I save my models and open them with his version?

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use Parasolid (x.t.) or IGES. May be at SW2013 they create such function for saving file. I hope

 
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Use a step file, but if is assembly mates will be lost!

 
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There is no option for this unfortunately. It is simply an inconvenience designed to force users to upgrade to newer versions.

 
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Save it as a Parasolid (x.t.) this will at least give him the full geometry just no history...

 
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