FIG File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a FIG file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .FIG files.

What is a FIG file?

The .fig file extension is usually associated with the Xfig file format. The FIG files contain line drawings that are stored as vector images. These files may contain shapes, lines, splines, arcs, arrows and text objects as well as images, patterns and colors.

The .fig file extension is also used for REND386/AVRIL graphic data files, Lahey Fortran linker options files, ATOS files, Cabri figure files, DeskMate drawing files and Super Nintendo game-console ROM image files.

How to open FIG files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension FIG for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different FIG openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension FIG

While we know of one file format using the .FIG file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .FIG file.

Various viewers for this file format

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

MATLABMATLABUser submitted
Snes9X SNES EmulatorSnes9X SNES EmulatorUser submitted
Cabri II PlusCabri II PlusUser submitted
ImageMagickImageMagickUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
TransCADTransCADUser submitted
CadpacCadpacUser submitted
Find-itFind-itUser submitted
WinFIG ApplicationWinFIG ApplicationUser submitted
MaptitudeMaptitudeUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with FIG-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with FIG-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!