It will overwrite it Inger. I have done it by mistake because it does have the same extension. It will strip all the columns and rows out and convert them to containers. If you save and close you will not be able to open in RSD.
I think what Inger means is that V3 doesn't overwrite the actual program V2.5, so V2.5 can still be used alongside V3, but V3 does overwrite any project file created in previous versions of RSD project files. as you say ,,, once a project file has been opened in V3 it cannot be opened in any previous version of RSD, unless you have a backup of the Project file,
Which I think is what Byron is asking, so no Byron V3 doesn't overwrite V2.5 you can use & have both open at the same time, BUT you cannot open a project file from V2.5 with V3, then go back to V2.5 on that project file UNLESS you have a back=up project file.
With both those apps installed, if you double click on an .rsd file, it will be opened in SD3. However, if you right click and choose 'open with', you can open your old .rsd files in RSD.
If you try opening an SD3 file in RSD, you will get an error about invalid file or so. If you happen to open an old RSD project in SD3, it will be opened, and converted on the fly. But if you dont't save, just quit the programme, your old file is safe. But because it is so easy to make a mistake there, the RSD-made files should be kept separated from the SD3-made ones. And I would also advise you to make a backup of what you don't want to have converted.
I find it a pity that both those programmes share the same file extension. It causes quite some confusion, to put it mildly.
The easiest way that I've found here, is to first create a backup of your initial project, give it a new name. Then you open one version in SD3 and the other version in RSD. In SD3 you can edit the rows and columns and change them to containers, and if some styling gets lost (my experience is that it does), you will have the RSD version to look at to get it right again. Also, if you want to get rid of some of the redundant containers from the SD3 version, make sure you 'lift' any contents up above that container (in the elements tree) before deleting it. Otherwise also the contents will go down the drain.
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