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I purchased the student version of solidworks for the class I take, but this is not helping me with homework, in assembly drawings when I do one at home and cannot open it in class because my version is higher than theirs? Can I save my 2011 version to a 2010 version?
Welcome to SolidWorks forums Linda.
No you can't save 2011 into 2010 but you can save as parasolid/iges/step and then open them in 2010. But please note that these will dumb body files only and not parametric. If you just want to show your work to your professor/teacher, then you can open the files in your e-drawing and save as e-drawing.exe file which they can open easily. OR ask them to install free e-drawing viewer and then they can open your files.
You might also find this post helpful for your future reference
eDrawings can open SolidWorks files from the same release or earlier.
So for example, eDrawings 2009 can open SolidWorks files from SolidWorks 97Plus through SolidWorks 2009. But it cannot open SolidWorks 2010 files or later.
If you attempt this, you will see this error message:
"Files created after SolidWorks 2009 are not supported."
(BTW, SolidWorks 2009 can't open SolidWorks 2010 files either, and will issue a similar error message if you try.)
However, within a given release, all service packs are compatible with each other. In other words, eDrawings 2009 SP0 can open a file saved from SolidWorks 2009 SP5.
Paul KaiserManager, eDrawings
just save your breath and load up edrawings 2010- its free anyway- just go to http://www.edrawingsviewer.com/
Yea thanks, a client of mine couldnt open my edrawings, and the error he was getting was vauge, I thought this was the case
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