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Saving a file as older version

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi,

 

Is there any way to save ST7 part files as ST6 part? (I have not found that option myself). I need this because I have ST6 and it can't open ST7 files I receive from others. Or a more general question, how can ST6 open an ST7 file?

 

Thank you.

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Re: Saving a file as older version

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Solid Edge files are not backwards compatible and there is no function or utility to save them back to a prior version.  The only way to utilize a Solid Edge ST7 model in ST6 is to save to a neutral Parasolid file (recommended) or a translated files such as IGES or STEP.  Watch the Parasolid version because ST7 may generate a newer Parasolid version than what ST6 can read.  Drawings have to be saved out as DWG/DXF to be translated back in.



Ken

Production: ST10 MP7
Testing: SE 2019
http://Grundey.blogspot.com

Re: Saving a file as older version

Pioneer
Pioneer

Great points. Thank you very much Ken.