IGES to DXF
"Hi, I am looking for help to convert my DXF files to IGES. Have drawings on Swedish Saab JAS39 Gripen and JA37 Viggen in DXF files. Need it to milling molds. Does anyone know how to convert an IGES file into DXF using Autodesk? Thanks in advance. " --Jonas
Two moths ago, a guy asked for help in forum. As known to all, most CAD programs have the ability to export in various file formats including IGES. Even the ancient version of CadKey I use has an IGES converter module. If you happen want to open IGES files in AUTOCAD, IGES to DXF is ideal for shops running G-code programs. Using it, we can convert CNC compatible format IGES to AutoCAD DXF.
IGES is the abbreviation of Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, which is a file format which defines a vendor neutral data format that allows the digital exchange of information among Computer-aided design (CAD) systems. The official title of IGES is Digital Representation for Communication of Product Definition Data, first published in January, 1980 by the U.S. National Bureau of Standards as NBSIR 80-1978. Many documents (like early versions of the Defense Standards MIL-PRF-28000 and MIL-STD-1840) referred to it as ASME Y14.26M, the designation of the ANSI committee that approved IGES Version 1.0. Using IGES, a CAD user can exchange product data models in the form of circuit diagrams, wireframe, freeform surface or solid modeling representations. Applications supported by IGES include traditional engineering drawings, models for analysis, and other manufacturing functions.
One of the unique features of the IGES standard is that it was the first ANSI Standard to be documented using itself. Since Version 4.0, all of the technical illustrations for the printed version of the standard have been generated from IGES files. The electronic publishing system (LaTeX) integrates raster images generated from IGES files into the PostScript sent to the laser jet computer printer, so text and images are printed on the same page for subsequent use as camera-ready copy for commercial publication. Beginning with IGES Version 5.2, this is how the standard was generated, and Version 5.3 (the most recent ANSI approved version) is available as a PDF document.