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Dassault Strengthens Interoperability Bridge Between V5 & V6
7/26/2012

In the latest release, dubbed V5 to V5-6R2012, CATIA V5 users will be able to edit key features of V6 models from within the older version.   (Source: Dassault Systemes)
In the latest release, dubbed V5 to V5-6R2012, CATIA V5 users will be able to edit key features of V6 models from within the older version.
(Source: Dassault Systemes)

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naperlou
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Taking compatability to the nth degree
naperlou   7/26/2012 9:36:19 AM
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This is quite a feat for a software vendor. Usually there is some ability for a new version to use files from an old version. Being able to continue using the old version (updated) with new files is an advancement. It definitely shows sophistication in design of the software and data structures. It is often not effective to upgrade product versions in the middle of a design project.

Beth Stackpole
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Re: Taking compatability to the nth degree
Beth Stackpole   7/26/2012 12:54:43 PM
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I agree. I think Dassault and other CAD vendors have learned this the hard way from customer complaints over the years. This has historically been a big bone of contention, particularly among customers like A&D providers who have very protected development cycles.

 

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