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How do I keep my data in vsn 10.2 while editing in 10.6 desktop?

Question asked by Fwalker1100 on Jan 7, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2019 by MidnightYell2003


I run the GIS portion of our CAD system. This CAD system only uses data that is developed from ESRI's vsn 10.2. Further, our CAD vendor has no plans to upgrade to a more current version although the CAD's mobile piece will eventually use ArcGIS Pro (which is a separate animal entirely).

My question: Is there a way that I can upgrade my workstation to ESRI 10.6 and still edit my feature classes in my 10.2 GDB? Essentially, I want the data to continue to operate in vsn 10.2 even after I edit and export it to a shapefile using my desktop vsn 10.6. The reason being is that after editing, I will need to export the data  to a 10.2 shapefile for CAD to consume. 

I am worried that exporting the data to a shapefile, using desktop 10.6, will convert the shapefile to version 10.6. 



Fay Walker