Adrian wrote:A current version can open any version of a file created with a older version but an older version can't read a file created with a newer version. That's true of many software packages not just Vectric.
CRV files (of the correct versions) can be read by Cut2D and VCarve but any 3D data/VCarve only toolpaths will be ignored by Cut2D. Only Aspire can read CRV3D files.
All of the other software I own, the files can be saved to an earlier release. There's no reason it can't be done. A simple .stl file would probably work.
Maybe, maybe not. I have two programs that will "save to an earlier version" and when that is selected they both start telling me how features included in the running version will not be saved to the earlier version.
You also made a good point about saving in a different format. I think the issue with Vectric products is that they are saving toolpaths which are not all that generic. EPS, STL etc are available, but when it comes to a "monthly" project a lot of the folks want the toolpaths. Otherwise all that would need to be done is save the geometry as a neutral format like EPS.
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