What is a .IGES File And How To Open It (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .iges extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .iges file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .IGES file?

The file extension .IGES is from IGES Drawing File.The format of this file is text, and it is a 3D images related file.

What to know

There are currently 7 software that can open the .iges file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .IGES file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .IGES file on various operating systems.

How to open a .IGES file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .iges file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, Autodesk Fusion 360, Nemetschek Vectorworks, ideaMK IGSViewer, CADSoftTools ABViewer, CADEX CAD Exchanger and Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .IGES file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .IGES file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .iges file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the CADEX CAD Exchanger software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is Nemetschek Vectorworks and CADEX CAD Exchanger.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .IGES file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the CADEX CAD Exchanger software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .IGES file on Linux

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .iges file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the CADEX CAD Exchanger software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. The other software that you can use is CADEX CAD Exchanger.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .IGES file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the CADEX CAD Exchanger software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .IGES file?

If you are still unable to open the .IGES file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .IGES file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .igg – Dana Foy, .igi – Glare Technologies, .igm – Glare Technologies, .igma – PCS Systemtechnik, .ign – Adobe Systems. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .IGES file with the Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans, Autodesk AutoCAD 2020, Autodesk Fusion 360, Nemetschek Vectorworks, ideaMK IGSViewer, CADSoftTools ABViewer, CADEX CAD Exchanger programs on Windows, CADEX CAD Exchanger, Nemetschek Vectorworks programs on Mac and CADEX CAD Exchanger software on Linux.