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|Initial Graphics Exchange Specification
IGS, which stands for Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, is a widely used file format in the realm of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM). It was developed in the 1980s to enable the seamless exchange of 2D and 3D geometry data between different CAD software systems. The IGS file format serves as a neutral intermediary, allowing various CAD applications to communicate and share complex geometric models without compatibility issues.
IGS files are essentially text-based representations of geometric data, describing not only the shape and structure of objects but also attributes such as colors and layers. These files can encompass a wide range of information, including points, lines, curves, surfaces, and solids, making them versatile for sharing complex engineering and design information. One of IGS's key strengths is its ability to preserve geometry and topology regardless of the software used, ensuring that intricate details of a design are accurately conveyed.
Over time, IGS has been largely succeeded by more modern and capable file formats like STEP (Standard for the Exchange of Product Data) and native formats used by specific CAD software. However, IGES still retains relevance in certain industries and for legacy data conversion due to its wide adoption and compatibility. Despite its limitations in handling advanced features compared to newer formats, IGS remains an important piece of CAD history, playing a vital role in the evolution of data interoperability.
IGES Converter Capabilities
Currently our IGES converter can only convert from IGES files, our developers are working to allow converting to IGES files in future versions of our tools.
Yes! Our IGES conversion tools are 100% free to use.
No, you can convert as many files as you wish. We do not impose any conversion limits on our IGES conversion tools.
We aim to process all IGES conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files and significantly longer for some larger file formats, so please be patient.
Once your IGES file has been uploaded and we know the file format you wish to convert it to our bespoke conversion software will convert your IGES and make it available for you to download with a unique download Url.
Yes, of course it is! Your IGES, once converted is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our IGES conversion tools will run on any system with a modern web browser.
If you are having difficulty converting your IGES you can contact us and we will try to help where possible.