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viewing model in 2000i2 that was made in 2001


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Does anyone know if it is possible or know a round about way of viewing a model or an assembly in 2000i2 that was made in 2001??


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Pro/Engineer 2001 does not provide reverse compatibility for older versions of Pro/E. Although the new release of Pro/E named Wildfire does. Pro/Engineer 2001 models can be saved as STEP files though, and 2000i2 will open those...hope this helps.


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There is one very interesting procedure which we can make use of to open the pro/E models in lower version

In the higer version

* group all the feature except default datum planes

* create a UDF using the group(see that basic prompts is only for the default datum planes)

In the lower version

*create a new file (required.file)

* create a dummy UDF

*copy the header of this UDF file into the higer UDF file

*place the edited UDF in the current lower version part(it will be placed as a group)

*un group it

Now we have the higer version file in the lower version.It works well for the .prt files i have not tried for .asm and .drw files.We are just fooling the software by copying the header!!