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Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:22:35 AM | revit latest version cannot be save to a lower version

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hi,

just wondering why is there a lower version file type when saving in a higher version of revit. Cause I found out that when i worked in a Revit 2010 and tried to open it in revit 2009 its not possible.Can anyone help me about this problem please thanks.

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Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 12:53:22 PM | revit latest version cannot be save to a lower version

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Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 1:53:27 PM | revit latest version cannot be save to a lower version

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this is not a problem, this is the way of Revit.

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Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 10:55:31 PM | revit latest version cannot be save to a lower version

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This is also called a profit center for Autodesk. If you want to collaborate and use the latest families, Subscription is the only real answer. Like it or not.


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Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 5:08:14 PM | revit latest version cannot be save to a lower version

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The real issue of not being able to save backwards to older versions of Revit has never been about profit or creating user frustration.

Instead it is about trying to take an updated database schema with new relationships between objects and trying to throw away and orphan objects in the 2010 database schema to conform to an older database schema.

If I created a database in MS Access called Tom.mdb and then decided to enhance it to Tom 2.mdb by adding all sorts of new tables, fields and relationships I cannot save Tom 2.mdb to the old Tom.mdb format without losing all the new stuff and possibly breaking the entire thing.  Even if both are done in the same version of Access.

It is the same with Revit which should be looked at as a database that happens to be able to do architectural graphic views/reports.

Personally the thing that made me understand Revit so well was the fact that I have been using databases for 25 plus years and have taken college level courses in database management.

 


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Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 3:00:25 PM | revit latest version cannot be save to a lower version

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Please Tom.  Let's not make excuses for AutoDesk.  The technical complexity of reverse compatibility is no reason that it should not be a feature of Revit, especially since XML and other share-based data formats have been around for years.  Also, you reference Access, a Microsoft product that is not only uber-proprietary but the offspring of one of the most controlling and license-paranoid companies in history.  The bar should be a little higher than that.  Access sucks anyway and MySQL is a better example of a data architecture that is both robust and open source.

 

Personally, I'm just waiting for Google to get into the BIM game with Sketchup which you know will end this discussion once and for all.


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