IGES file extension

Below you'll find information on
known file type that uses the .IGES file extension.

IGES Drawing File
Extension Added: January, 14th 2015
Last Updated: January, 14th 2015

Category:Vector Image Files
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The IGS file format is associated with the Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) project started by a group of corporations that both used and sold Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. The goal of the project was to come up with a file format that allowed seamless exchange of information between CAD programs.

IGS files contain 2D and 3D vector graphics. They're used by many of today's CAD programs as a standard way to save and export vector information. IGS files can store rigid object representations, surface models, circuit diagrams and wire-frame models.

The IGS format is based on the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) so it's possible to open IGS files with any text editor. However, for rendering all the image data stored in IGS files, it's mandatory to use a CAD application.

Autodesk Autocad with IGES import plug-in
Autodesk Inventor Fusion
Nemetschek Vectorworks
Oracle Autovue
Mac OSx
IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v6