I was told that if I had SW 2015 SP5 I'd be able to view 2016 files, but I'm not sure how to install SP5 or if that would even work.
Sorry no Service pack is there for student version. But if you post your files here then someone can convert them to parasloid, iges, step, etc. for you.
Check #18 of Forum Posting on how to attach files while replying to a post.
Ask the suppliers to send you step files
The last time I taught the class, Student edition 2015 was not able to open files I made in SW 2014 (said they were future version). I think the student edition is about 2 years further behind than indicated by the title.
You used SW2015 and couldn't open files created in SW2014? you must mean commercial license 2014 and student edition 2015
Yeah..that's what I wrote.
Interesting ... I'm not aware of it but thought the same year release (student and commercial) can be used to open files
How some students here could open files I created in SW2016 or 2015 few months ago?
Check these replies from Jim Wilkinson
If there are only a few parts/assemblies,may be you can open them using Onshape and then export them in neutral format (parasolid, iges, step...) and then open it in SWX '15 student version.
I have not tried it but I hope this will work.
Are you using the SW 15-16v or the 14-15v of Student SW ?
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