Q: Is the new version compatible with older version and can I use same rooms in different editions?

A: ODEON file sets including directivity patterns and room models are forward compatible, so it is possible to load old room sets from version 3, 4, 5...., into newer versions. The file set is not backward compatible. If insisting on loading a room into an old version from a new one, it is better to use the "File|Open room and repair" rather than the normal "File|Open room". Also it is recommended to make a backup copy before reloading into other versions.

Compatibility between different Editions is not a core facility in ODEON, so a bit of care and effort is required if loading a room created in another Edition. If loading a room in another Edition than the original, make a backup copy in the original Edition and open the room with the "File|Open|Room and repair" option.

Industrial
Is not capable of handling "single point response" result- and auralisation- files along with a number of acoustical parameters.

Auditorium
Can´t handle line, surface or multi surface sources. Any such source should be erased before attempting to load a room created in Industrial or Combined into Auditorium. Rooms created in the Industrial Edition does not have information about "Receiver pointing towards Source" in the JobList, so this has to be specified before calculations can be made.

Combined
Can read sets from any edition of ODEON. Only the facilities available in the original edition will be available. To make all options available the "Open|Room and repair" option should be used. Rooms created in the Industrial Edition does not have information about " Receiver pointing towards Source" in the JobList, so this has to be specified before calculations can be made.