I have creo view express 5.0 loaded with Creo 5.0 and creo view 5.0 will not load any creo 5.0 .prt, .asm or .drw files is the a problem with creo view express 5.0.
@BenLoosli, actually that's not correct. Windchill is not required. Creo View Express ships with Creo Parametric and is capable of opening Creo Parametric files directly.
I can load a Creo 4.0 part file with creo view express 5.0 but not a creo 5.0 part. is there a version issue that PTC does not know about the creo 5.0 version i have loaded is 22.214.171.124 the thing that i noticed is that the build for creo view express shows as Creo 4.0
Creo View Express 5.0 installation package is available on Creo 126.96.36.199 installation media:
That is not the version of Creo View Express that ships (is bundled) with Creo Parametric 188.8.131.52. I just did a clean install of Creo Parametric with Creo View Express and Creo View Express 5.0 F000 Build 13 was installed.
I also created a simple part in Creo Parametric 5.0 and then successfully opened this part in Creo View Express 5.0. It would seem that when Creo Parametric 5.0 was installed on your computer the newer version of Creo View Express (5.0) was not installed.