Vipul Thube

how to convert file from higher version to lower version

Question by Vipul Thube

I want to convert solidworks 2016 to solidworks 2015?is it possible.

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Chris Back
Answered on 12 Jan, 2017 02:46 PM

I don't think converting is possible. But if you have ServicePack 5 of 2015 then you should be able to at least open a 2016 model in 2015...will be limited in what you can do with it but you can at least view the file...don't remember if it lets you save out as a step file or not while in 2015. Other options would be find a program that can open a SW file and save out as a STP file to reopen in SW2015 or go back to model source and try to get them to save out as a STP so can be imported into SW2015.

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Tarik C
Answered on 12 Jan, 2017 06:27 PM

Did you tried to open the file with a text editor and see if the version is mentioned in the text?

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Ehsanul Haque
Answered on 13 Jan, 2017 02:34 PM

This is not possible. Solidworks 2015 disabled this feature.

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Tarik C
Answered on 13 Jan, 2017 06:27 PM

The only way is to save on step format (ap 204 or 209 if you can).

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Answered on 24 Jan, 2017 09:48 AM

you can upload it to
the seit will provide you the model with older version
try it

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