HOW TO OPEN 2016 FILES IN SW 2011 PROFFESIONAL?
I cannot be done. SolidWorks is not backwards compatible that way.
Check with Rick Becker - he may have those services available, for a Fee, not free but for a Fee...
So sorry to hear of your troubles with these files.
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"Next time your girlfriend can wear the dress!"
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And I will go and fix the files proudly. One can only hope.
Thanks for the recommendation.
Do you think this shtick will ever get old?
Like others have said SolidWorks is not backward compatible so you could not open the 2016 files directly in 2011. However, if you can have whomever sent you the 2016 files instead save out IGES, STEP or Parasolid files you could import these back into 2011 and at least have the geometry of the models to work with.
If they are not willing to do that you could contact your VAR and ask them to open and save out IGES/STEP/Parasolid files for you instead.
Ryan Dark wrote:If they are not willing to do that you could contact your VAR and ask them to open and save out IGES/STEP/Parasolid files for you instead.
Ryan Dark wrote:
If a person is only on 2011 then they probably don't have an active subscription with access to a VAR.
Yeah, they probably don't have subscription. I bet the VAR would help anyway. There is nothing lost in asking.
You're right; it's worth a shot.
Is it even likely to expect a VAR to still have 2011 loaded somewhere accessible?
They don't need it (but a lot of them do). They only need to open the 2016 file and save it out as a Parasolid.
They don't need to install 2011. They just need to save out to a neutral file from whatever version they have.
Save as, Parasolid (x_t or x_b), Options, Output as Version XX.X
Parasolid (x_t or x_b) version per SolidWorks release:
22 = 2011
23 = 2012
24 = 2013
25 = 2014
26 = 2015
27 = 2016
28 = 2017
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