Procedure for opening a Caesar II file version 8.0 into its lower version Caesar II Version 7.0

Many a time during interfacing with other EPC organizations or vendors Caesar II file transfer becomes a necessity to reduce re-modeling time. And most of the time it happens that the Caesar II versions do not match. The caesar files with the 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 the lower version. For opening such files into the 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 version 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 changes 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 vendors. The procedure for neutral file conversion is explained below in Fig. 1 and 2.
Procedure for making Neutral file from caesar II file
Fig. 1: Procedure for making Neutral file from caesar II file
  • 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 in the same path of original file.
Fig. 2: Neutral file in the same path of the original 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
Generation of Caesar II file from Neutral file.
Fig. 3: Generation of Caesar II file from Neutral file.
  • 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 succeed.

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4 thoughts on “Procedure for opening a Caesar II file version 8.0 into its lower version Caesar II Version 7.0

  1. The Caesar II version 2016 (8.0) file able to open in Version 2011 if you revise the CII file. For examp, when you convert CII file to C2 file use Caesar II ver 2011, It showed an error “Error processing SIF&TEES section, line #1752, let’s open CII file and delete rows 1572 to rows before “#SIF&TEES” and save. It’s work for me.

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