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Thread: crv files can no longer be opened by older versions

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Cleveland TN

    Default crv files can no longer be opened by older versions

    Just as an FYI, I was attempting to assist a member by sharing a file, he has VcarvePro7.5. He was unable to open my crv file so finally I fired off an email to Vectric concerning this (I have 8.024, doesn't matter if it is VcarvePro or Aspire, I tried both) and this is the reply:

    Hello Joe,
    You will not be able to save a CRV file that they could open, I am afraid, but you would be able to export out any vectors as a DXF file (Ctrl +A to select all the vectors).
    "File > Export > Selected Vectors to DXF"
    I hope that this helps.
    Mark MORAN
    Support Manager
    2005 PRT Alpha 48x96
    2013 Colombo 3hp spindle
    Indexer (converted lathe)
    Aspire 9.0

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    iBILD Solutions - Southern NJ


    Yes. You cannot open a v8 file if you are only running v7.5.

    However, you can open a v7.5, if you have v8. This is how it's been since the beginning.

    As Mark points out, select the vectors and export them as an EPS or DXF. Then he can import them into his version. You won't be able to transfer the toolpaths, but that usually isn't a big deal.

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    , On


    Too bad... Lots of graphics programs let you "save as" older versions.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012


    This isn't something new, and it certainly isn't an Aspire exclusive.
    The way they've handled it is pretty much an industry-wide standard.

    Heck, in many instances, new platforms aren't backwards compatible at all.

    I was aware of this right out the gate because the free projects Vectric posts are always done in the latest software.
    So I won't be able to grab any of those freebies anymore.

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