Autodesk Inventor Student version
On the AutoCAD side you might see something like this.
So what do these messages mean? Basically you are trying to open an Inventor (or AutoCAD) file that was created in a newer version.
For Inventor, once a file is saved (or migrated) in a given version, it cannot be opened or saved to a previous version of Inventor without the loss of features and parametric data.
Is there a way to determine which version of Inventor created this file? Yes and no.
Unlike Inventor, (vanilla) AutoCAD does provide the user the ability to move back & forth between different versions of the software.
If a drawing is created in AutoCAD 2015, would I still see the “created with a more recent version of AutoCAD” message if I opened it up in AutoCAD 2013? The answer is no.
If you were unsure or said “yes”, then let’s first discuss the AutoCAD drawing (“DWG”) version. Every 3 years, Autodesk updates its (AutoCAD) “DWG” format to protect its internal structure from being copied by competitors and to support the current application requirements.
So what does that mean for you? As long as it falls under this guideline, different AutoCAD versions can work on the same file without the need to convert it back and forth.
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