.igs

File Type Generic IconIGES Drawing File
File Format Standard
Usage Referenced by an application; not meant to be opened manually; may run a program or script when opened
Rank ★ ★ ☆  Average
Description

An IGS file is a drawing that may contain either 2D or 3D vector graphics. It is saved in the Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) format, which uses plain text to represent wireframe models, surfaces, diagrams, and other objects.

The IGES format is a standard file format for transferring vector graphics between programs. Therefore, IGS (IGES) files can be imported and exported by many different CAD programs.

Important: The STEP (.STP) file format is now more common than the IGES format.

Open With
Windows

IconIMSI TurboCAD for Windows

IconAutodesk AutoCAD with IGES Import plug-in

IconAutodesk Fusion 360

macOS

IconIMSI TurboCAD for Mac

IconNemetschek VectorWorks

IconFreeCAD

Unix

IconFreeCAD

Updated April 25, 2012
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