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format file igs

What is an igs file and how do I open an igs file?

IGS is a 2D/3D vector graphics format based on the Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES). IGES was an initiative of the United States Air Forces' Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing (ICAM) project which ran from 1976 until late 1984. An IGS file is composed of 80-character ASCII records, a record length derived from the original punched card era. It can be used by many CAD programs as a standard ASCII text-based format for saving and exporting vector data, and can store wireframe models, surface or solid object representations, circuit diagrams, and other objects. The IGS format has become the default standard file format for transferring 3D model files between the different CAD software packages. Once a user has created a model file in one specific software to send it to another user who does not have that same program without any concern whether or not the recipient will have the ability to open or view the file.

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Detail igs file extension information:
File Type: igs
File Format: IGES Drawing File
Primary Association: CAD Files
Mime Type: application/iges, application/igs, application/x-iges, application/x-igs, drawing/x-igs, image/x-igs, model/iges