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cadgile
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Registered: ‎07-12-2005
Message 1 of 11 (51 Views)

Save IV10 Template as IV9

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07-12-2005 10:56 PM
Hi All, we hare a design bureau and use 9 and 10. We created a drawing sheet template file for a customer using IV10 but they have just "asked" if they can have in version 9 also.

Are we able to save this back or does someone know of a good work around?

thanks
*Teun Ham \(IV9 SP3 / IV10 SP1\)
Message 2 of 11 (51 Views)

Re: Save IV10 Template as IV9

07-13-2005 02:01 AM in reply to: cadgile
There's no way to save it back in IV9 format.

You will have to re-create the whole thing...

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wrote in message news:4899788@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi All, we hare a design bureau and use 9 and 10. We created a drawing
sheet template file for a customer using IV10 but they have just "asked" if
they can have in version 9 also.

Are we able to save this back or does someone know of a good work around?

thanks
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cadgile
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎07-12-2005
Message 3 of 11 (51 Views)

Re: Save IV10 Template as IV9

07-13-2005 04:42 PM in reply to: cadgile
Ummm, does anyone else find that a little bit annoying?

We are often having to hop back and forth between versions to suit our clients...

Would it really have been that hard to have added this feature?
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stanfea1
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Registered: ‎08-17-2004
Message 4 of 11 (51 Views)

Re: Save IV10 Template as IV9

07-19-2005 11:51 AM in reply to: cadgile
Yes I find it very annoying. My main customer is using version 9, I just bought IV and of course get version 10. I cannot save files that they can open... I could see not supporting way , way back, but one generation, really.

Stan
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RonnieWilkins
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Registered: ‎04-07-2003
Message 5 of 11 (51 Views)

Re: Save IV10 Template as IV9

07-19-2005 02:03 PM in reply to: cadgile
I believe 7 and 8 or could it have been 8 and 9 could share files...

MDT and AutoCAD Mechanical have always been this way as well, so it's not new.
Ronnie Wilkins, Jr.
AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions
Sr. Solutions Developer
Autodesk Certified Instructor: Inventor
*Richard Hinterhoeller
Message 6 of 11 (51 Views)

Re: Save IV10 Template as IV9

07-19-2005 02:12 PM in reply to: cadgile
My, admittedly fuzzy, recollection is that 6.3 and 6.0 could.

Richard

rwilkins wrote:
> I believe 7 and 8 or could it have been 8 and 9 could share files...
>
> MDT and AutoCAD Mechanical have always been this way as well, so it's not new.
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cadgile
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Registered: ‎07-12-2005
Message 7 of 11 (51 Views)

Re: Save IV10 Template as IV9

07-19-2005 04:33 PM in reply to: cadgile
Not sure just because its "not new" we shouldn't be unhappy about it. Its just one of those "real world" issues that confront us that it would be nice if Autodesk addressed.

After all they are the ones writing the code....

Anyone know if Solidworks has this issue?
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dan_mayers
Posts: 404
Registered: ‎12-12-2003
Message 8 of 11 (51 Views)

Re: Save IV10 Template as IV9

07-19-2005 04:51 PM in reply to: cadgile
I have not personally tested it with SolidWorks, but it is very common for parametric modelers to not be backwards compatible between versions. I believe that SolidWorks has the same issue.

I agree, it is really frustrating though.

Dan
*John-IV8SP1
Message 9 of 11 (51 Views)

Re: Save IV10 Template as IV9

07-19-2005 06:46 PM in reply to: cadgile
A) You either buy a seat of IV9

B) Or they buy a seat of IV10

Either way it's a Win-Win situation. You win by being able to communicate
with your customer, and Autodesk Wins by getting more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

Why in the world would Autodesk change this scam, er I mean scheme???!??!!

wrote in message news:4905512@discussion.autodesk.com...
Yes I find it very annoying. My main customer is using version 9, I just
bought IV and of course get version 10. I cannot save files that they can
open... I could see not supporting way , way back, but one generation,
really.

Stan
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RonnieWilkins
Posts: 453
Registered: ‎04-07-2003
Message 10 of 11 (51 Views)

Re: Save IV10 Template as IV9

07-20-2005 12:11 PM in reply to: cadgile
The whole reason why it is not possible for older versions to read newer versions is because the underlying architecture of data (the file) has been revamped to try and improve speed and stability. Also, they add new entities and new entity formats that older products just can't read.

Speaking of backwards compatibility, I'm wondering if Word 2004 files will be read by older versions...the underlying architecture of the file is now suppose to be xml, not a proprietary format as in the old days.

I agree it would be great, but at the same time I'd rather have time spent programming new functionality instead of time spent making the product backwards compatible.
Ronnie Wilkins, Jr.
AMS CAD + CAFM Solutions
Sr. Solutions Developer
Autodesk Certified Instructor: Inventor

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