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Drawing Template downlevel conversion

Drawing Template downlevel conversion

Can I save a SW 2017 drawing format to a template (.slddrt) then insert it into a SW 2015 blank sheet?

Thanks - Dave

Contractin' Dave
Mechanical Design Engineer
25 years in the contracting world

RE: Drawing Template downlevel conversion


RE: Drawing Template downlevel conversion

Try to save it out as a DXF and then open that DXF in 2015 and save it as a drawing template. You will have to relink any fields that reference anything in drawing or file properties.

RE: Drawing Template downlevel conversion

Thanks GRF - tried it, lost all fields as you mentioned and lost all formatting. Not worth the effort to fix as I have access to 2017. I didn't want to convert all of the models to 2017 but it is what it is...


Contractin' Dave
Mechanical Design Engineer
25 years in the contracting world

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