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The platform was built in the past (say 1 week ago), and project was developed in a longer past (say 1 year ago), is the following usage of tenses correct:

The platform that we eventually built did not exist when I developed the projects.

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  • No, we do not have the idea of past and longer past. There are merely two things in the simple past.
    – Lambie
    Feb 11, 2020 at 4:12
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    Although the grammar in your question is far from correct, I think I know what you mean and your actual sentence is fine. Feb 11, 2020 at 5:26
  • @stevekeiretsu The grammar is absolutely fine. He might want to take out the "that".
    – Lambie
    Feb 11, 2020 at 20:06
  • @Lambie when I commented the question said something like "The platform that we eventually happened". Feb 11, 2020 at 20:08
  • @stevekeiretsu I see. Thanks.
    – Lambie
    Feb 11, 2020 at 21:15

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"The platform that we eventually built did not exist when I developed the projects."

This is correct grammar and use and is completely clear.

If in the context of the speech, "the platform" is already determined (this means a listener would know which "platform" you meant), you should consider leaving out the determiner "that we eventually built", and just say "The platform did not exist when I developed the projects.".

If the platform is determined by context and you still wish to emphasis that you built it: "The platform, which we eventually built, did not exist when I developed the projects."

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Maybe the simplest option which gives a sense of time order is

After developing the project we built the platform.

There is no question that both actions took place in the past and one followed the other.

Of course

Last year we developed the project, last week we built the platform.

also works, but that's too easy😁

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