when i download a 2012 file from this, and try to open it, solidworks always says future version even though i have the 2012 version, any know whats wrong??

problems with solidworks

3 Answers

I've never seen this type of error, but could only suggest the download wasn't really a 2012 file. I have SW 2012, if you could copy and paste the download link I'll try it on my machine.

I'm guessing miss labeling on the part of the uploader.

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