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Convert a Drawing File from a Previous Version
Table of contents
- 1. Overview
- 2. Procedure
Drawings created prior to Intent 2009 can contain data stored in Intent Language v2, a.k.a. ISL2. In order to open these pre-2009 files in the current version, you must convert the Intent Language data to v3 using IntentUp.
- When opening an drawing containing obsolete ISL2 data, Intent automatically extracts this data to a file named <drawing_name>.v2.ikm in the same folder as the drawing. Intent does not read the v2 model, so no Intent Model is shown in the browser.
- Use IntentUp to convert the <drawing_name>.v2.ikm data to v3 language format, and save the file as <drawing_name>.v3.ikm, in the same folder as the drawing.
- Open the drawing again in AutoCAD. This time, Intent finds the v3 ikm file and replaces the v2 data with the v3 data. The Intent Model is displayed in the browser, indicating that the file is successfully converted.