This is a blog post by Cat McClintock from PTC.
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Have you ever tried to hang on to a seat of really old software?
If you have valuable intellectual property, it might seem like a good idea. Why lose data to new software that isn’t upward compatible? That is, software that can’t open files created in previous versions.
For product designers who use CAD, upward compatibility matters. They rely heavily on past years’ models to serve as the foundation for this year’s work. Reusing designs saves money and is key to meeting time-to-market goals. It also ensures quality as parts that performed well in the past are incorporated into new products.
Which may explain why one of our former colleagues has maintained an old workstation with a seat of Pro/ENGINEER 7.