Well, I see that Open Newer Version is only for Windows. I am running on a Mac Mini M1 so I guess it’s back to the keyboard. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has Mac M solution for opening newer versions of SU models in SU 2017 make? Or perhaps some hints on how to clean up Collada files for SU use.
Nab, Thanks for pointing that out!
I assumed Legacy Save is only to allow already open newer models to be saved in a legacy format. I have only SU2017 Make, so I cannot open newer models to save them to Legacy formats.
Perhaps I’m misunderstanding,
Will Legacy Save allow me to convert newer files prior to opening them in SU2017?
Or will Legacy Save allow me to open newer models in SU2017 then save to the 2017 format?
If so GREAT! I’m IN!
If not, then Legacy Save does not serve as a suitable alternate solution to Open Newer Version.
no idea. haven’t put my hands on SU17 since… 2018 ?
I’d say… try. I agree the description makes me think of a saving tool, but as the standard save as already allows you to legacy save… on the other hand, in the original open newer version tool, when she selects a file, it immediately opens a "save in legacy mode " window so…
While I mentioned the Legacy Save, because I’ve not Make 2014 in quite some time, I forgot that there actually was two different extensions - there was also an extension to open newer versions in Make 2014, and it was the latter extension that I used. I had not actually used the Legacy Save…I’m not sure why now since it’s been so long. My apologies for any confusion.
Perhaps @eneroth3 will get a notification of this thread and will join the conversation to better explain how to use the Eneroth Legacy Save.
You have all suggested several extensions that allow one to save to an Older version once you Open in a Newer version. That is not what I seek however. I seek the reverse! I only have an older version SU 2017 make, so I’m unable to open the Newer version in the first place much less save back.
After a thorough search, the only extension I could find that will allow an Older version of sketchup to open a Newer version file is “Open Newer Version” which is windows only. I’m running on a Mac M1.
So I’ve pivoted to using Collada files as an alternative for now.
I found some great tips for cleaning up Collada files right in Sketchup help.