A lower software version may be run using a higher version license by creating a text file named level.txt within the installation folder of the earlier product version.

Level.txt file

The level.txt text file should have two lines, described as follows:

NOTE: This process may not work when versions are separated by more than one major release, in which case the license file for the older version should be requested.

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Example: Running SAP2000 v14 using a v15 license

Some additional procedures which concern running SAP2000 v14 using a v15 license are listed as follows:

To use SAP2000 V15 license to run SAP2000 V14 with the add-on module license (Bridge, Staged Construction, Off Shore), SAP2000 V14.2.5 and SAP2000 V15 Ultimate license is required.

NOTE: The *.ini file takes precedence over the level.txt file, therefore it may be best to leave the field for the program level blank in the *.ini file.

To use SAP2000 V15 license to run SAP2000 V14 with the add-on module license (Bridge, Staged Construction, Off Shore), SAP2000 V14.2.5 and SAP2000 V15 Ultimate license is required.

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