Open IGS File – What is and How to View – Format and Programs


  • Type: Graphics
  • Description: 3D Image
  • Extension: .IGS
  • Format: Binary
  • Developer: N/A


Did you receive an attachment with the .IGS extension? Here you will learn how to open, create, view, edit and convert a .IGS file. We will see how to instructions and recommend programs readers, viewers, editors and software related to this format.


What is a .IGS File

A IGS contains 2D/3D vector graphics data and is based on Initial Graphics Exchange Specificate or IGES.

IGS Files are used by several CAD programs. These files are standard text files and are used for saving the vector data of graphics and also for exporting them.

These files can be used to store wire frame models, solid object representations or surfaces, circuit diagrams as well as other such complex objects.

In the year 1979 the IGES format was first introduced and has since then become a common standard which is used commonly for transferring, storing and exporting three-dimensional models data between CAD applications.


How to open IGS Files


You can do it following these steps:

  1. Search for your .IGS files
  2. Tap on it (mobile device) or double click on it (computer).
  3. Select the program from the drop down list.
  4. Confirm your selection.


Category: Data Files
File format: Proprietary.
Open with Windows: Autodesk AutoCAD with IGES Import plug-in, Nemetschek VectorWorks, Cimmetry Systems AutoVue, Informative Graphics ModelPress Publisher or Reader, IMSI TurboCAD.
Open with Linux: N/A

How to convert IGS files

It is not possible to convert this format to another type. We don’t have any information about an online converter. Also, there are not specific programs in our database to convert this format.


It is safe to delete it?

Yes, you can delete it. There is not any risk for your computer or mobile device.


How to create it

It can’t be created manually.


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