They are engineering services provider company.. they wanna convert 2018 sldprt files should be open in 2008 solidworks. is there any method to make compatible with solidworks2008
if you do a search or backwards compatibility, you'll find the answer is, you will not be able to get a 2018 file into 2008 with a feature tree intact. You can however save as a X_T (parasolid). IGES or STEP will also work. But these files will only have solids and/or surfaces in the feature tree. If you were wanting to change them you would need to use direct editing techniques.
Can you send me the download link for solidworks 2008.
Senthil E. wrote: Can you send me the download link for solidworks 2008.
Senthil E. wrote:
Do you have SWX2108 or SWX2008?
As Bjorn Hulman just told you, 2018 files cannot be saved in a format that 2008 can use, except as a dumb solid. If you have SWX2018 then save the files as a Parasolid (*.x_t or *.x_b). If you are sending this to a person that only has SWX2008 they will be able to open it.
I do not think you will find any official site for downloading SWX2008.
I have 2018 version.
then you cannot save them backwards into SW2008...
but, like others have said, you can do a parasolid save and then open them in SW2008
Upload the files to 3D ContentCentral maybe. Customers then have options to download in various formats.
Like all has said before me. "Bjorn HulmanSteve Calvert" You cannot back save solidworks files. You can save the file into a parasolid file and then they can open it back into 2008 SW from the 2018 SW.
anybody checked with that backward version how it will be look like..
If saved as a X_T, X_B, iges, step the parts will look exactly the same. with an STL the parts would be made up of hundreds or thousands of triangular faces.
There is NO backwards compatibility to an older version of Solidworks that keeps features & the feature tree intact like it would be in your 2018. Even the "backward compatible" feature that has been in 2016 & 2017 doesn't give you any type of tree. If you save your files as a parasolids or step file then open that back up in 2018 is what it would look like in 2008. There will only be bodies in the tree & no features that can be directly edited. As for drawing files the only way to open those up is to either save them as a DXF or DWG file format & open them that way. They will no longer be linked to any models but will be dumb 2d drawings. If it's not a complex file then the company you're sending the files to may be better off remodeling them back up in 2008 if they need the features & drawings.
Just my two cents but I find it surprising that a modern day company would still be using a version that old.
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