Many a times during interfacing with other EPC organizations or vendors Caesar II file transfer becomes a necessity to reduce re-modelling time. And most of the time it happens that the Caesar II versions does not match. The caesar files with lower version (i.e., version 7.0) easily open in its higher version. But if the file received is of higher version (i.e., version 8.0) then it’s difficult to open in lower version. For opening such files into lower version there is a trick. One has to follow the neutral file methodology for such activities. In this article, the procedure for opening a caesar II file version 8.0 into caesar II vesion 7.0 will be explained. However it’s not suggested to use lower version of the software for a higher version file as due to chnages in codes the results of both versions will be different. So the same situation must be handled with utmost care.
Neutral file Conversion:
- Ask the neutral file of the higher version (8.0) from other contractor r vendor. The procedure for neutral file conversion is explained below in Fig. 1 and 2.
- The Caesar II neutral file will be created in the same folder where the original file is stored. Refer Fig. 2 to know the generated Neutral file.
Neutral file to Caesar II file conversion:
- Once you possess the Neutral file of higher version and saved in some known path, Open the Caesar II lower version (7.0). In a similar way again go to Interfaces—-Caesar II neutral file—-Convert Neutral file to caesar II input file. And follow the steps mentioned in Fig. 3
- Now Caesar II file is ready to open in your version of the software. Note that the load cases you have to prepare again.
The Caesar II version 2016 (8.0) file I could able to open in Version 2014 and Version 2013 R1 but it does not open on Version 2011 R1. It showed an error and conversion could not succeeded.