Legacy Features and the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform

When you open SOLIDWORKS models that contain non-C2 continuous features, you can keep the legacy features or upgrade them to the latest version.

Models created in SOLIDWORKS 2008 or earlier might contain non-C2 features that the 3DEXPERIENCE platform does not support. When you open such models, the software warns you about these non-C2 features, and lets you update them to the current version of SOLIDWORKS or keep the legacy non-C2 features intact.

Recommendation: Update the legacy features to the current version of SOLIDWORKS, which converts them to C2 features so they are supported on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
The update can change the design. The feature can change and downstream features may fail.

If you keep the legacy data, the non-C2 feature data is retained.

This update affects these features:
  • Surface fill
  • Delete face that uses the Delete and Fill option
  • Capping an extruded surface
  • Shut-Off surfaces in molds
  • Dome
  • Extrudes created using 3D Sketch