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IsFutureVersion Method (IModelDocExtension)

Gets whether this document is for a future version of SolidWorks.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function IsFutureVersion() As System.Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IModelDocExtension
Dim value As System.Boolean
value = instance.IsFutureVersion()
System.bool IsFutureVersion()
System.bool IsFutureVersion(); 

Return Value

True if the document is for a future version of SolidWorks, false if not



As of 2012 SP5, loading future file versions is supported, and ISldWorks::OpenDoc6 no longer throws a swFileLoadError_e.swFutureVersion error.

Use IModelDocExtension::IsFutureVersion to determine:   

  • how to obtain the correct version history of a document. If a future version document is loaded in an older version of SolidWorks, IModelDoc2::VersionHistory and IModelDoc2::IVersionHistory return the version history of the part template, not the version history of the future version document. To get the version history of a future version document, use ISldWorks::VersionHistory or ISldWorks::IVersionHistory to get the version history from its file. 
  • whether a component is for a future version of SolidWorks and should be hidden in the user interface of older versions. Although they can be loaded, future version components may not be actionable in older versions of SolidWorks.

See Also


SolidWorks 2012 SP5, Revision Number 20.5

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