Learn about opening older year versions of SOLIDWORKS files, and what can happen when you do so.
- [Lecturer] When it comes time…to open older versions SOLIDWORKS files…the process can be very easy, but you want to be careful.…Let's walk through it right now together.…I'm going to go up to my Open menu…and navigate to a part that I downloaded earlier.…Here you can see that I've got a stainless steel ball valve…that I downloaded as a SOLIDWORKS part…off McMaster-Carr website.…I'm going to go ahead and click Open.…Immediately when opening we can see…that we get a warning across the top…that says Older version file.…
This means that unlike 2017 SOLIDWORKS, which I'm using,…this part was created in SOLIDWORKS 2016 or something older.…Let's see what happens when we save this file.…I'm going to click Save and immediately I get a warning here…that says this is an older version file,…and again, it's notifying me that we're going to…be converting it to a 2017 version.…The reason that this warning comes up…is that because once we save this…as a 2017 version file type…those who are using SOLIDWORKS 2016 or older…will have limited capabilities…
- Opening files from different versions of SOLIDWORKS
- Importing models from online sources
- Importing 3D files
- Importing 2D files
- Exporting 2D and 3D files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Imported Geometry
Imported geometry sources1m 56s
2. Working with 3D Geometry
3. Working with 2D Geometry
4. Exporting from SOLIDWORKS
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