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    This is the biggest problem with SolidWorks. Files created in a newer version cannot be opened with an older version, and there is no way to save the files as the old type. It basically forces people/companies to upgrade every year to stay current. The only way is as zklemm mentioned to save it as a different file type in SolidWorks, than it can be opened in any version, but the part will no longer have all the features so it cannot be edited, although that shouldn't really be necessary for purchased parts. Parasolid (*.x_t) and IGS and STEP all work well, but really any format should be fine.
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    "features so it cannot be edited"

    Can you still "relate" to them?
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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    That sucks....Bullnerd.

    You tried importing each one?

    IGES STEP PARASOLID

    Solidworks is a little finicky.....If you download the zip folder...


    Open that folder outside of Solidworks...then drag and drop each file onto your desktop...then try and drag and drop one at a time into solidworks....

    I have trouble sometimes opening from a folder.

    Not sure if it will work.but it is worth a shot.

    If you have anyother ideas...I can get try and get you any format you need.
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    OK,this one worked by dragging and dropping like you said,X_B file.

    Two of the others open in mastercam whether I like or not.

    And the other one basically locked up SW,error saying ,no dice.
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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Man ,I have a long way to go with SW!
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    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Good Deal!!!

    You can bring any of the parts into an assembly and you should be able to mate them no problem.....
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    Been lurking around and decided to jump in here because I've been using SolidWorks for a while... Parasolids are THE BEST neutral format for SolidWorks because SolidWorks is a Parasolid modeler. I would put STEP next, then ACIS. IGES is at the bottom of my list - many times they come in as useless curves, or if you're lucky surfaces. If you're REALLY lucky and you sacrificed to the CAD gods, you will get a solid from IGES.

    Also - these neutral formats also have versions. I know, for example, that if you are saving a Parasolid so someone with SW 2009 can open your file, you need to save in Parasolid version 19.1, no later. You can do this by clicking Options under the Save button after you select the Parasolid filetyp (this goes for all other filetypes as well, and also when you're opening one too.) I am modeling a bunch of things myself and might start a small website devoted to this, not sure yet. At one time I had a 930 CV model but I can't find it now!

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    I was able to find one if you are in need.......I use alot of fasttrack models for spacing and just geting a scale on things.

    Thats is the 930 cv
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    Thanks Z - I just checked 3DContentCentral again again got file...
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    would somebody care to share a whole back-suspension frame?

    or a whole frame for that mather..?
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