You're probably trying to open a .GEN file. The .GEN file is the main database file in binary format. It can only be opened with the same version (64k, 128k, 256k, etc.) as the original version used to create it.
To know this version is possible if you still have the .SES file (text file that can be opened with Notepad). It is the session file which contains information about the version used, and also all the commands used to create the database.
Therefore, it can be used to recreate the database in any version you desire.
The .GEO file is also a text file representing the database. The version is also mentioned ther and it can be used to recreate the database using any version.
In other words, if you have the .ses or the .geo file, this would be a great help to identify the proper version with which to open the .GEN file or to recreate the database entierly.
I see you already contacted your SolidWorks reseller about this problem. The discussion will continue through your SolidWorks reseller.
Hi Marco, just curious, what types of analysis are you using COSMOSM for still if you're on 2013?
Let us know if Julien's suggestion works. That seems to be how I remember it, but it has been a long time.
Thanks, yes I am in contact with the Italian reseller; anyway with the your procedure, now I can read the database, but not lunching the analysis the Cosmos crash without a reason
I am doing the stress analysis of a old job done with Cosmos M, so all the database were created in Cosmos and can not converted in Simulation 2013. moreover the Cosmos library of elemet include brick element which aren't available in Simulation and that is a pity !!
OK. For this crashing problem, contact your VAR. This will be handled through Support.
Why bricks? Why won't tets work? Just curious.