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Name Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES)
Version 5.x
Other names  
Identifiers MIME:  model/iges
PUID:  x-fmt/158
Classification Model
Description Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, or IGES, establishes information structures for the digital representation and exchange of product definition data. It supports exchanging this data among Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD and CAM, respectively) systems. IGES defines file structure and language formats to represent geometric, topographical, and non-geometric product definition data. These formats are independent of the modeling method used, and they support data exchange using physical media or electronic communication protocols.
Orientation Text
Byte order  
Related file formats None.
Technical Environment  
Released 01 Dec 1999
Supported until  
Format Risk  
Developed by None.
Supported by None.
Source The National Archives and Records Administration / The National Archives and Records Administration
Source date 02 Aug 2005
Source description Further information about this file format can be obtained at
Last updated 28 Aug 2012
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