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    Default Revit files perishable?

    I´m not sure where to put this exactly so sorry if this is not the right spot
    My company works with Autocad but the new extention is drawn in Revit
    For now we asked for .dwg files of the built and want to store the .rvt for later use
    Someone told me though that it´s not possible to open a 2015 version Revit file in Revit 2018, does this mean Revit files are perishable?
    Is this a bug or is this the default?

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    Default Re: Revit files perishable?

    Quote Originally Posted by sva840811 View Post
    I´m not sure where to put this exactly so sorry if this is not the right spot
    My company works with Autocad but the new extention is drawn in Revit
    For now we asked for .dwg files of the built and want to store the .rvt for later use
    Someone told me though that it´s not possible to open a 2015 version Revit file in Revit 2018, does this mean Revit files are perishable?
    Is this a bug or is this the default?
    You can open a 2015 file in 2018, but, you cannot open a 2018 file in 2015, etc. So, upward but not downward.

    I have always heard it recommended to upgrade versions one version at a time. Like save from 2015 to 2016, and so on, which is what I did when I was still keeping up RVT files from a facility I used to work for. All of my current clients are still on 2016, so I haven't had to upgrade any of their files.

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