Inventor General Discussion

Inventor General Discussion

Reply
Contributor
16 Posts
0 Kudos
Registered: ‎07-08-2008
Post 1 of 11
Accepted Solution

Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

7050 Views, 10 Replies
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..

Active Contributor
30 Posts
4 Kudos
Registered: ‎02-09-2011
Post 2 of 11

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.

 

Thanks,

Chris Hutchinson

*Expert Elite*
7,322 Posts
655 Kudos
Registered: ‎12-01-2004
Post 3 of 11

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..

Did you find this reply helpful ? If so please use the Accept as Solution or Kudos button below.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2015 Product Design Suite Ultimate
Windows 7 64 bit
Core i7 4820k processor (OC'd to 4.4Ghz), Nvidia GTX 770, 16G RAM


Contributor
16 Posts
0 Kudos
Registered: ‎07-08-2008
Post 4 of 11

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.

*Pro
1,986 Posts
404 Kudos
Registered: ‎05-18-2011
Post 5 of 11

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?


Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.

James Letcher
2012 Factory Design Suite ( will not load 2013)
What happen to my Inventor :-(
*Expert Elite*
28,621 Posts
2,126 Kudos
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Post 6 of 11

Re: Can you save files for 2012 in 2013?

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)

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2015 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015-SP1 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Valued Mentor
302 Posts
18 Kudos
Registered: ‎07-15-2005
Post 7 of 11

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.

 

Regards

 

Martin 


PDSU 2014 SP1.3
Windows 7 64bit SP1, Office 2007 Pro
Intel i7 980x, 24 Gb DDR3 RAM
Geforce 760GTX Graphics (Diver 337.88)
256GB SSD OS, 80GB SSD working folder
Space Pilot
Active Contributor
30 Posts
4 Kudos
Registered: ‎02-09-2011
Post 8 of 11

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.

 

Thanks,

Chris Hutcinson

Duke Energy

Charlotte, NC

Mentor
185 Posts
12 Kudos
Registered: ‎01-09-2007
Post 9 of 11

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

Jason Porter
Enceptia Technical Advisor & Civil Solutions Blogger
http://enceptia.com/author/jporter/
*Expert Elite*
28,621 Posts
2,126 Kudos
Registered: ‎04-20-2006
Post 10 of 11

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)

Please mark this response as "Accept as Solution" if it answers your question.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Autodesk Inventor 2015 Certified Professional
Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
Certified SolidWorks Professional
Inventor Professional 2015-SP1 64-bit
http://www.autodesk.com/edcommunity
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/DSG322/inventor_surface_tutorials.htm
Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Announcements
Are you interested in helping shape the future of the Autodesk Community? To participate in this brief usability study, please click here. Your time and input is greatly appreciated!