Can I open Solidworks part ver 2013 in version 2012?
It looks like the common problem when opening future version in the current one.
Hi Khoi ,
In order to open a future version file in a older version , then you need you nee you convert into a neutral format file . In SOLIDWORKS 2013 , you can use parts and assemblies from the current release of the SOLIDWORKS software as components of an assembly in Service Pack 5 of the previous release.
Interoperability is only supported between consecutive releases. For example, you cannot open a SOLIDWORKS 2014 file in SOLIDWORKS 2012 Service Pack 5.
In Service Pack 5 of the previous release, in an assembly, you can do the following:
In multi-configuration models, for each configuration that you want to access in the older release, configuration data must first be generated and saved in the newer release.
This is applicable only with 2013 and 2012 SP 5.0. For other Versions only way is to saving as a Neutral file format such as IGES, Step, ParaSolid.
After Saving as Neutral format, You can open the file in Older version and also you can do Feature recognition on your file in order to extract your Feature Manager Design Tree.
I Think this will be useful!!!
Thanks & Regards,
only if 2012 is sp5. Even then there are limitations.
CATI Tech Notes: How to Open SolidWorks 2013 Files in SolidWorks 2012 SP5
Wow, thank you! At least I got the solution.
HI, I m having trouble, there are some parts and assemblies created in solidworks 2015 and I need to open these parts and assemblies in solidworks 2012, please help friends. What is the way I can open solidworks 2015 files on 2012?
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