Solidworks Version Compatability

Question:  I have received my Solidworks model in the current version of Solidworks.  I have an older version.  Can the file be saved to the older version's format?

Answer:  At this date, no.  Solidworks does not have a Save down feature.  If you have a current version of Solidworks and need to work with someone who is using an older version, try Exporting your file to STEP format or IGES. 

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