CGM File

What are CGM files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a CGM file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a CGM file?

A .CGM file is a Computer Graphics Meta file.

The .cgm file extension is commonly associated with CGM 2D graphics files. The Computer Graphics Metafile format is a vector graphics format that allows users to send 2D vector graphics across a variety of platforms without regard to any specific software application. The CGM file format is commonly used for technical applications such as engineering.

How to open CGM files

Important: Different programs may use files with the CGM file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your CGM file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different CGM openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: January 16, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of CGM files. Remember, different programs may use CGM files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

CorelDRAW Graphics SuiteCorelDRAW Graphics SuiteUser submitted
CorelDRAWCorelDRAWUser submitted
Corel PaintShop ProCorel PaintShop ProUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
progeCAD ProfessionalprogeCAD ProfessionalUser submitted
LibreOfficeLibreOfficeUser submitted
DaViewDaViewUser submitted
Integrated Software PackageIntegrated Software PackageUser submitted

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