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IGES File Extension

IGES file extension is created by Developer, also known as IGES Drawing File. IGES has been classified as 3D Image Files. You can open and render the contents of this file in a Text Editor. You can open IGES files in Nemetschek Vectorworks program.



IGES Drawing File Type

IGES Drawing File Type
Extension .iges
Developer Not Available
Popularity 5.0 (39 Votes)
Mime Type application/iges
Default Program Nemetschek Vectorworks
Category 3D Image Files
Format Text
Updated 6/1/2024

What is a IGES File Type?

The IGES standard comes from the ICAM (Computer Assisted Integrated Manufacturing) project of the United States Air Force (USAF) in the 1970s. It was first used in the manufacture of aerospace parts. However, it is extended to other industries, such as automobile and machinery, after the release of the first official version of the Apos; IGES in 1980. The data files stored in the IGES are saved as IGES or .IGS files.

Although still in use today, the use of the IGES standard has significantly decreased since the late 1990s. The release of more efficient formats, such as STEP and Parasolid, and the lack of development (the last official release of D' IGES was released in 1996) are reasons for this.

You can open various CAD programs on Windows, such as Autodesk Fusion 360, IdeMK IGSViewer, and CADSoftTools ABViewer. You can open the IGES files in MacOS with Nemetschek VectorWorks and CADEX CADExange, or you can download the files in ShareCAD.org or CADEX Exchange Cloud and view them in a web browser.

Although IGES files are generally open to CAD software, they can also be opened to apos; help from a text editor since they are saved in text format. The content, however, will appear as text instead of dapos; a visual representation of dapos; a part. You can use Microsoft Wordpad, which comes with Windows, or Apple TextEdit, which comes with MacOS, to view plain text in the IGES files.

Many programs that can open IGES files can also convert them into d' other formats. CAD Exchange, for example, can open IGES files and save them in another format, such as .STP, .STEP, .JT, .SAT, .BREP or .STL.



Free online IGES Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .IGES (IGES Drawing File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to IGES, merge, split and compare the IGES files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.



IGES Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the IGES Drawing File .IGES File Extensions while opening the .IGES files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open IGES Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for IGES Drawing File on your system such as Nemetschek Vectorworks.
  2. Associate default Nemetschek Vectorworks Nemetschek Vectorworks program for *.iges (IGES Drawing File) files.

    Associate IGES Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.IGES (e.g example.iges) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Nemetschek Vectorworks Nemetschek Vectorworks program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .iges files.

    Associate IGES Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.IGES (e.g example.iges) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Nemetschek Vectorworks Nemetschek Vectorworks program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Nemetschek Vectorworks extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related IGES File Extensions

IGES default file extension is .IGES and other similer related extensions are:



All Platform Software Programs for IGES File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the IGES files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open IGES File on Windows

Software License Developer
Autodesk 3ds Max image. Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 for Windows Commercial Autodesk
CADSoftTools ABViewer image. CADSoftTools ABViewer 10 for Windows Commercial CADSoftTools
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Autodesk AutoCAD image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 for Windows Commercial Autodesk
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for Windows Open Source BRL-CAD
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows Commercial ACD Systems
AutoDesSys formZ image. AutoDesSys formZ 7 for Windows Commercial AutoDesSys
FreeCAD image. FreeCAD 0.15 for Windows Open Source FreeCAD
Autodesk Fusion 360 image. Autodesk Fusion 360 1 for Windows Commercial Autodesk
Autodesk Inventor image. Autodesk Inventor 2020 for Windows Commercial Autodesk
Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans image. Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans 5 for Windows Commercial Okino Computer Graphics
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks image. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks 2019 for Windows Commercial Dassault Systemes

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen IGES File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Autodesk 3ds Max image. Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 for MacOs Commercial Autodesk
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Autodesk AutoCAD image. Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 for MacOs Commercial Autodesk
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for MacOs Open Source BRL-CAD
AutoDesSys formZ image. AutoDesSys formZ 7 for MacOs Commercial AutoDesSys
FreeCAD image. FreeCAD 0.15 for MacOs Open Source FreeCAD
Autodesk Fusion 360 image. Autodesk Fusion 360 1 for MacOs Commercial Autodesk
Nemetschek Vectorworks image. Nemetschek Vectorworks 000 for MacOs Free Trial Nemetschek Vectorworks
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks image. Dassault Systemes SolidWorks 2019 for MacOs Commercial Dassault Systemes
SuiteProfiler image. SuiteProfiler 000 for MacOs Paid SuiteProfiler

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen IGES file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux Commercial Adobe
BRL-CAD image. BRL-CAD 7 for Linux Open Source BRL-CAD
CADEX CAD Exchanger image. CADEX CAD Exchanger 000 for Linux Free Trial CADEX CAD Exchanger
FreeCAD image. FreeCAD 0.15 for Linux Open Source FreeCAD

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen IGES file on Web

Software License Developer
Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans image. Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans 5 for Web Commercial Okino Computer Graphics
ShareCAD.org image. ShareCAD.org 000 for Web Free ShareCAD.org

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen IGES file on iOS

Software License Developer

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen IGES file on Android

Software License Developer

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

IGES file extension icon image.About IGES - IGES Drawing File

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Updated 6/1/2024


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