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Why is Labview so bad in downwards compatibility?

Status: New

I installed LabVIEW 2020 on my PC and my friend is working with LabVIEW 2016 every time I open his projekt now it gets upconverted and if I downconvert it to 2016 I can only do it via the special option, which does not even allow me to overwrite the original 2016 files. Iam stuck with 2020 since I did not buy SSP GREAT, how is this in any way userfriendly? Its worse then the compatibility of Word with Libre office.


That was Bryans original post 12 years ago, its still the same.

Proven Zealot

So, what's the idea?

Knight of NI

And your LabVIEW 2020 license will work for LabVIEW 2016 or any earlier version.  So, yes, you can install LabVIEW 2016.

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