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02-26-2012 04:29 PM
A friend send me a file done in version 7.0.10247.
When I opened it in version 8 I got a message that if I save the file in version 8 then it no longer be able to open in version 7.
Aren't the Scetchup versions comparable with each other?
What changes could have been done in 8 that cannot read version 7 files?
02-26-2012 05:14 PM
SketchUp has a history of forward compatability locks. I've got drawings that were done back on version 6 and when I view them on 8 it asks me to convert them forward.
So the solution... why don't you upgrade to the current version? It makes everything viewable and you don't have the backwards compatable issues any more.
Here's a case where updating has really got no downsides.
02-26-2012 06:35 PM - edited 02-28-2012 09:43 PM
I do have the curent version, Matt.
The file that I got was made in version 7.
If I was to make changes and then save it in 8, if I send that file back to person that gave me, he wont be able to open it.
02-26-2012 08:44 PM - edited 02-26-2012 08:46 PM
I just downloaded the release 8 sketchup and if you do a file "save as" you will get the following:
so you should be able to save your drawing in any of the past formats it would appear.....
02-28-2012 03:21 AM - edited 02-28-2012 03:33 AM
Your friend should upgrade to the current version, it's free and has no downside. He probably already has, maybe it is just an old file.
You are talking about an issue that exists with any software. If you save it with a later version you can't open it in the old version because you may have used features that do not exist in the earlier version. I know of no software that has backward compatibility.
P-toad is correct you can save as an earlier version but I see no reason to do so.