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Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

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04-24-2012 12:31 PM

Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?  I have the ability to upgrade to 2013 while others at my company are not able to, since they were not put on the subscription service.  If I upgrade will they still be able to open my files or can I back save to a previous version?  I know I can save it as different file type, like .iges or .step, then use feature recognition.  But I need them to have full editability to sketches and features.

Inventor has never been able to save a file as the previous versions.  You can open a old version in the newest but not the other way around.

 

Thanks,

Chris Hutchinson

Nope.. Files saved in newer versions cannot be opened natively in a previous version.

You can do the feature recognition but thats not a proper solution for a situation like you describe..

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Re: Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

04-24-2012 12:35 PM in reply to: dwyingling

Inventor has never been able to save a file as the previous versions.  You can open a old version in the newest but not the other way around.

 

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Chris Hutchinson

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Re: Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

04-24-2012 12:36 PM in reply to: dwyingling

Nope.. Files saved in newer versions cannot be opened natively in a previous version.

You can do the feature recognition but thats not a proper solution for a situation like you describe..

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Re: Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

04-25-2012 06:00 AM in reply to: dwyingling

Thanks for the information.  I figured that would be the case.

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Re: Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

04-25-2012 08:17 AM in reply to: chrishutchinson6900

"Inventor has never been able to save a file as the previous versions"

 

Some what correct There was one version you can go back to an older version and open new version in. Does any one remember what version?


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04-25-2012 08:57 AM in reply to: jletcher

might have been 5 & 5.3   there wasn't a file format change (not really saving to an earlier version)

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Re: Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

04-25-2012 09:02 AM in reply to: dwyingling

It was around version 7, but it was not a case of allowing versions to be saved backwards. It was that no changes were made to the Inventor modeling kernel in the new release, so there was no migration when the file was saved in the later version meaning they still opened in the previous release.

 

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Re: Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

04-25-2012 10:14 AM in reply to: Martin_Goodland

You guy's have been using Inventor for FAR longer than I have.  I didn't quit using MDT (started with it when it was called AutoCad Designer running in DOS & I still have the original box and media on a shelf) until Inventor 2009.   I was reluctant to transition, but now I'm only doing some 2D data sheet drawings in Autocad.  I think Inventor is a great tool and couldn't see myself using anything else.

 

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Re: Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

10-03-2012 09:00 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

I'm not an Inventor guru.  I'm actually filling in for the guru who is out today.  I'm not even an Inventor user so please bear with me.  I've got a client who opened a file in Inventor 2013 and saved it.  Now he's got to send it to someone else who has only Inventor 2012.  Is there any method whatsoever to convert a 2013 file back to 2012? 

 

Thanks in advance,

 

JP

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Re: Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

10-03-2012 09:04 AM in reply to: PorterCAD

Save Copy As type STEP (*.step)

Use Feature Recognition add-in from labs.autodesk.com in 2012

out of luck for drawings (*.idw or *.dwg)

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