IGES File Extension

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IGES Format

What is IGES file?

Full format name of files that use IGES extension is IGES Format. Files with IGES extension may be used by programs distributed for Mac OS, Web, Windows platform. IGES file format, along with 534 other file formats, belongs to the 3D Image Files category. TurboCAD supports IGES files and is the most frequently used program to handle such files, yet 11 other tools may also be used. TurboCAD software was developed by IMSI/Design, LLC., and on its official website you may find more information about IGES files or the TurboCAD software program.

Programs which support IGES file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open IGES files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. Files with IGES suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

How to open file with IGES extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening IGES files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to IGES Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the TurboCAD

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports IGES files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing TurboCAD or different compatible program, such as AutoCAD, Vectorworks, IGSViewer. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. If you want to download TurboCAD installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit IMSI/Design, LLC. website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of TurboCAD

You still cannot access IGES files although TurboCAD is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. The reason that TurboCAD cannot handle files with IGES may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using TurboCAD.

Step 3. Associate IGES Format files with TurboCAD

After installing TurboCAD (the most recent version) make sure that it is set as the default application to open IGES files. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Right-click the IGES file and choose Open with option
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the TurboCAD installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open IGES files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IGES file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with IGES extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Verify that the IGES is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper IGES file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. Verify that the IGES in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the IGES file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the IGES file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Verify that the IGES file’s structure is intact

Did you receive the IGES file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. When downloading the file with IGES extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open TurboCAD

If the systems has insufficient resources to open IGES files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with IGES Format file. It may be the case that the IGES files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

Conversion of a IGES file

File Conversions from IGES extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to IGES file
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