Data Format - IGES
Purpose and General Description
IGES, the Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, is a widely
used CAD data exchange specification. However, IGES is a very complex
specification and fully utilizing IGES data files requires expert
knowledge of the format.
An overview of the
IGES validation service
at NIST is available.
Many CAD systems import and export IGES including systems
from Parametric Technology Solutions / Computervision.
It is also possible to convert
IGES to VRML.
- The role of IGES
in CALS (this page also similarly summarises the role of STEP).
Information last updated on 17 March 1998
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