i see no problem there. Visualize - former Bunkspeed - was designed as an stand-alone application, compatible with many CAD-systems and file formats. So i've got no problem opening up even older versions of SWX files. And in the other direction Visualize will NOT write back the files.
There is only one - maybe important - thing i have found: In SWX 2017 the Viz 2018 add-in is not shown up. So there will be no possibility to export SWX animations to Visualize.
this is not the case ,
you will have to SAVE ADVANCED instead of EXPORT ADVANCED and all the animation capture should still work it just wont automatically import into Visualize.
Hi Gabriel ,
it is absolutely compatible , SOLIDWORKS Visualize can open any file that SOLIDWORKS can.
SOLIDWORKS 2018 can open SOLIDWORKS 2017 files so Visualize can do the same