How to get 2015 file to open in 1.8.7 ?

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kohledfusion
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How to get 2015 file to open in 1.8.7 ?

Post by kohledfusion » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:03 pm

Aloha, I have files that were created in 1.8.7, but I also opened them in 2015. Once I opened them in 2015, I can no longer see any of my work when I open the file in 1.8.7, even though the work was done in 1.8.7. HD crashes trying to open the file.

So, I tried to export as DXF and DWG from 2015, then import back into 1.8.7. That doesn't work either.

Copy and Paste doesn't work, but I didn't expect that it would :)

Has anyone found a reliable way to get information from a 2015 file into an 1.8.7?

This is a really big problem for me, as I have decided to not upgrade at this time. I have a few files that I opened to see how they would work in 2015, and now cannot see any of the elements in 1.8.7. It seems that files opened in 2015 become permanently unusable in 1.8.7, even the items that were created in 1.8.7.

Thanks,
Erin
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Re: How to get 2015 file to open in 1.8.7 ?

Post by Beagle » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:35 am

the only way i have found.
export them in R12... *.dxf format and then reopen them in Turbocad-mac V8
export them their as R12 *.dxf and then backto 1.8.7
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Re: How to get 2015 file to open in 1.8.7 ?

Post by kohledfusion » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:15 pm

Thank you, Beagle! You just saved me hundreds of dollars in lost work! :D :D :D :D
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