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    Saving Revit file back to a previous version

    Hello All,

    Is it possible to save a Revit file created in 2017 version to save back or open in Revit 2015 or 2016?
    Some of my customer still uses lower versions and they are not able to use the files created in 2017 version.

    Please let me know if there is any possibility to achieve this.

    Thanks in advance

    #2
    That's a big fat no, sorry
    There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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      #3
      Revit is not able to save backwards. Never has been and probably never will be.
      Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


      chad
      BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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        #4
        As much maligned as the move to Subscription is, this is one one the reasons Autodesk is moving in that direction.
        If everyone is on Subscription, they will all have "access to" the latest version.
        No more excuses for firms to stick with an old program.

        Although, the way maintenance has been priced lately, I've never understood why firms didn't upgrade anyway.
        (With the possible exception of 2017 due to the Text changes)
        Dave Plumb
        BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

        CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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          #5
          Originally posted by DaveP View Post
          I've never understood why firms didn't upgrade anyway.
          Almost without exception upgrading to latest version has been slow and difficult on any project past stage 2 for me...

          typically Engineers (or other consultants) not willing to make the upgrade either because of
          1. Too large and slow moving it team to make the change
          2. Not wanting to risk models getting corrupted (...i know...)
          3. (also a reason I've cited) some of the many Plugins we rely on not being immediately available
          4. people trying to "skip a version" ie. I'll go from 16-18. this is pretty common for it guys to do.

          Because all versions need to be the we're only as quick as the slowest team member.

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            #6
            I'll grant you #3 - we do have to wait until mid-summer for all the plug-ins to catch up.
            But all the other reasons just boil down to laziness or inaccurate mythology.
            Dave Plumb
            BWBR Architects; St Paul, MN

            CADsplaining: When a BIM rookie tells you how you should have done something.

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              #7
              Originally posted by DaveP View Post
              I'll grant you #3 - we do have to wait until mid-summer for all the plug-ins to catch up.
              But all the other reasons just boil down to laziness or inaccurate mythology.
              I like to wait 6 months just to let everyone else find the bugs. Haha
              Actually most firms ive worked at seem to be stuck on that 2 year cycle. Ive only just started in 2017 but still have a few 2015 projects. :-/
              There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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                #8
                Originally posted by DaveP View Post
                inaccurate mythology.
                I've never heard that term, I'm going to use it.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by DaveP View Post
                  But all the other reasons just boil down to laziness or inaccurate mythology.
                  ...and that, as we all know, is the crux. This game is not, and never will be, about software.

                  It's about people. Worse; people-acting-in-their-interests-for-their-businesses-interests.

                  I've had to fire-fight version-control on two projects in the last month alone.

                  The gravy train has properly derailed. There are too many "experts" (firms and individuals) who haven't the first idea - or interest - in what they're doing (when it comes to working with others in Revit).



                  As it is, I now find myself actually leaning toward wanting Autodesk to FORCE-install updates (with no ifs, no buts, always, like a daily-build no-run-check). :hide:

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