I think you can upgrade V9 files from X5 or X6 (I could be wrong but I seem to remember upgrading a load of V9 files when I first came here and I think we were on X5 or X6). You might still be able to download those from CNC.
now, my situation is this, by necessity, I've had to learn to run the cnc machine/and some gcode, however mastercam program is beyond me. If we need to get programming/mastercam work done, it's done by an outside source.
my only ambition has been to perhaps learn how use mastercam, and using the version already installed, and with the old hardware seemed the wisest choice, however, the software being stolen, I have not bothered to learn it.
This leaves you with 3 options:1. Upgrade to Mastercam 2018 or downgrade to Solidworks 2016. 2. Export the files out of Solidworks as a STEP, or a Parasolid (.x_t) so Mastercam can read it.3. Upload your sldprt file to Grabcad Workbench and then download it as a STEP so Mastercam can read it. (I've done this method flawlessly many times) Here's a tutorial on how to do it: How to convert CAD files in Workbench
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