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How to open a solidworks future version file ?

By mandeep singh on 13 Nov 17:34 3 answers 31828 views 5 comments

Mostly people have to face this problem in solid works that one can not open a future version file in an older version of solid works..
Have anybody any solution.??
The aim is not to only open the file; but, i want all the features also.

3 answers

  • Kyle Ellison
    Kyle Ellison over 4 years ago

    They have also introduced a new feature into SolidWorks 2013. If you have Service Pack 4 for 2012, you will be able to open SolidWorks 2013 files. It's unclear if this will still work once a service pack is released for 2013 and the file is saved in that though.

  • Abdelrahman Gamal
    Abdelrahman Gamal over 3 years ago

    open it with solid edge and then save it as solid edge file then reopen it with solidworks

  • Stephen Nyberg
    Stephen Nyberg over 4 years ago

    I think that if you download an IGES or STEP file made from a future version of SW then the older version of SW will try and do a feature recognition and may be able to retrieve the features (New versions often have features that are not supported in older ones) when opening the file.

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