Opening 2.49 projects in 2.5

I have created a model in 2.49 but want to use all the cool new features in 2.5.

How can I open the file so it opens correctly in the 2.5 default interface? That is, with the tool shelf on the left and the main tool buttons on the right?

You can open the file in 2.5 and just re-arrange the windows to how you like them, since the interface can be configured however one likes. If you are really set upon using 2.5’s default UI layout, go to the file menu and choose append, then select the objects from the file you wish to use.

Hope this helps,
Randy