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As you can probably imagine, we're unable to maintain an ever increasing number of prior versions. For the next release we're considering dropping support for some of the older DWG file readers and exporters, 2004-2006 (inclusive).
I think dropping support for 2004-2006 could be an issue for government clients. Government/Infrastructure projects typically have a very long scope (6-10 years). Frequently, these projects stick with the software that was used from the project's inception. This could be deal breaker for firms and government agencies dealing with older legacy data.
The main concern would be for anyone who needs to install a 2004-2006 object enabler (where a later version of the OE doesn't exist) against future versions of Navisworks. Let us know if the gov/inf projects you're referring to fall into this category. However most third-party AutoCAD-based apps I'm aware of have released at least a 2007 OE, so again should be OK. 2b1af7f3a8