Opening CGM files

Did your computer fail to open a CGM file? We explain what CGM files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your CGM files.

What is a CGM file?

The .cgm file extension is most 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.

Try a universal file viewer

In addition to the products listed above, I would suggest that you try a universal file viewer like Free File Viewer. It can open over 200 different types of files - and very likely yours too! Download Free File Viewer.

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