Using the File - Open command in the current SIDRA INTERSECTION Version 9, old version Project files created using Version 8 (sip8 extension), Version 7 (sip7 extension), Versions 6.1 and 6.0 (sip6 extension) and 5.1, 5.0 and 4.0 (sip extension) can be opened (imported). The process of opening old version files involves conversion to the current file format and adding new parameters introduced in the current version, and therefore, it can be a slow process depending on the number of Sites in the Project. The Status Bar (bottom left corner of the user interface) will indicate the progress with importing of Sites and Networks into SIDRA INTERSECTION 9. Save the Project when importing of Sites and Networks is complete.
SIDRA INTERSECTION Project files created in the current version (sip9 extension) cannot be saved in earlier file formats
The File - Open command cannot be used to open old files with aap extension created using Versions 3.x or to import very old files with DAT extension. The Convert (Batch) function provides a batch facility for converting multiple old version Project files (sip8, sip7, sip6, sip, aap) to the current version (sip9). In the Convert (Batch) dialog, select multiple Project files using standard Windows file selection methods and click the Open button.
When the file conversion process using the Convert (Batch) function is completed, the new Project (sip9) files will be saved automatically. This process can take a long time depending on the number of Projects. You need to open the desired file (sip9) after the completion of the conversion process.