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older version compatibility

AU_9950108
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older version compatibility

Hi,

I have created an assembly in CREO 8.0. Is there any way to open that in older(7.0 / 6.0) version?

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Short answer is no. Since inception Creo has been always forward compatible but never backward. A single exception existed briefly for a single release a long way back. I think it was R18 and R19.

 

As a workaround you can export the Creo 8 files in the Creo neutral file format and then you can open them in an older version. You will not have access the model history when using this technique.

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Involute Development, LLC
Consulting Engineers
Specialists in Creo Parametric

Thank you for quick response. We have a floating licence and using creo 8.0
now. We want to downgrade to CREO 6.0. Could you please suggest how can we
do that?

Install Creo 6 and use the same license file you are using for Creo 8. This will enable the use of Creo 6 or 8. If you want 6 only then remove 8 and install 6.

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Involute Development, LLC
Consulting Engineers
Specialists in Creo Parametric

I don’t find the installation media file. Could you please help me with
that? Is there any download link or page?

You can download here.

 

https://support.ptc.com/appserver/cs/software_update/swupdate.jsp 

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Involute Development, LLC
Consulting Engineers
Specialists in Creo Parametric
BenLoosli
23-Emerald II
(To:AU_9950108)

Why do you want Creo 6? It is at end-of-life and has no further support.

If you must go down from Creo 8, use Creo 7 which has a 3 year life, until Creo 10 comes out in 2023.

 

Prior to Creo7, there was a GCRI that you could use to open newer files in an older version, limited to 2 or 3 versions. This plug-in was dropped at Creo 7 due to the data structure changes for multi-body parts.

 

GCRI = Granite Cross Release Interchange

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