IGS File

What are IGS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IGS 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 an IGS file?

IGS files have multiple uses, and Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) Data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) Data

Files that contain the .igs file extension are most commonly associated with 2D and 3D vector graphic images. The IGS file format is based on the IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification) standard. This standard is used by various CAD (computer-aided design) applications.

IGS files are saved in a text-based ASCII format. This allows for the saving and exporting of vector data. In addition, the IGS format has become the standard file format for transferring 3D model files between different CAD programs. This allows a user who has created a model file in one application to send it to a user who does not have that same software program without worrying whether the recipient will be able to open the file.

How to open IGS files

We have identified two IGS openers that are compatible with this specific type of IGS file.

Programs that open Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) Data files

Last updated: December 11, 2022

All known file formats using extension .IGS

While Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) Data is a popular type of IGS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .IGS file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.

Indigo Renderer Scene

We know that one IGS format is Indigo Renderer Scene. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

IGS opener for Windows

We have identified one IGS opener that is compatible with this specific type of IGS file.

Indigo RendererIndigo RendererVerified

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

MillMillUser submitted
RhinocerosRhinocerosUser submitted
MastercamMastercamUser submitted
ABViewerABViewerUser submitted
Adobe AcrobatAdobe AcrobatUser submitted
EdgecamEdgecamUser submitted
TruTops ConvertTruTops ConvertUser submitted
3D-Tool3D-ToolUser submitted
AutoCADAutoCADUser submitted

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