Is there any way to use Solidworks 2010 64 bit to run Solidworks 2011 32 bit files?

I heard that Solidworks 2010 cant run Solidworks 2011 files. But is there any way to make it happen?

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No, SolidWorks is not backwards compatible.Once a file has been saved in SolidWorks 2011, it cannot be opened in SolidWorks 2010 unless it is exported as a neutral file (i.e. Parasolid). Note that when importing a neutral file all feature data history is NOT included.

 
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The only way is to save the 2011 files out as a parasolid prefered (STEP,IGES) and import them into 2010.

 
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Save the 2011 files as parasolid or step and open in 2010

You can try feature recognition to get parametric function back

64-32 is not relevant to the files only to Solidworks installation

 
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I have done this when customer cant read future version

 
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