Upgrade Previous Version Project and Catalog Files - CADWorx - Help

CADWorx Spec Editor

20.1 (2020 R1)

CADWorx allows you to upgrade previous 2014 and later project and catalog files to the current project format. When you open a previous version catalog or project file, the software prompts you with the Open Catalog or Open Project upgrades message box. These boxes enable you to upgrade to the current version of the CADWorx Specification Editor.


Upgrades the selected file and makes it incompatible with older versions of the Specification Editor and CADWorx Plant. This upgrade places the new features into the original file. For example, the Material Assignment Setup transfer to the new Material Assignment Setup, but you can now assign them by component and size.

Save backup & Upgrade

Saves a backup of the original file and upgrades the selected file to the current CADWorx Specification Editor version. You can continue to use the original file by removing the .bak from the file extension.