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Opening old versions of archicad.

Hi All,
Another question, probably related to my last one. I have been working on archicad 11 for the last ten years, and finally got a new laptop Lenovo ThinkPad with specs that exceed the requirements for archicad 23 for when I need to upgrade. Can archicad 11 pln files be opened in archicad 23? If not, what is the newest archicad that would still open archicad 11 files? Please advise!

Andre in Scottsdale

Barry Kelly
Yes it can open files back to version 10.
You may need to do some work to fix a few issues as many things have changed.
In the reference guide you will see a section about migrating old files.


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