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Creating Drawings of Future Version Parts and Assemblies

You can create drawings of future version SolidWorks parts and assemblies in Service Pack 5 of the previous release, with some limitations.

You cannot:

  • Insert model items.
  • Access FeatureManager design tree data such as weldment cut lists and weld beads.

You can also create drawings of assemblies that contain both current and future version components.

You cannot open future version drawings in Service Pack 5 of the previous release.

Interoperability is only supported between consecutive releases. For example, you cannot open a SolidWorks 2014 file in SolidWorks 2012 Service Pack 5.

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