How to convert and view IGS files

Introduction

IGS is a 2D/3D vector format file based on the Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES). It consists of text instructions and all lines are fixed 80 bytes length with 72 bytes of data.

It can be opened with desktop applications like e.g. Autodesk AutoCAD.

In case you need to view an IGS file in a browser or in a standard image or PDF viewer application, you can convert it to HTML, JPEG, PNG  PDF format with GroupDocs.Viewer for Java

How to convert IGS files

Convert IGS to HTML

To convert IGS files to HTML with GroupDocs.Viewer for Java use following code:

    Viewer viewer = new Viewer("sample.igs");

    HtmlViewOptions options = HtmlViewOptions.forEmbeddedResources("output.html");
    viewer.view(options);
    viewer.close();

The following screenshot shows the output HTML file opened in a browser.

Convert IGS to JPG

To convert IGS files to JPG with GroupDocs.Viewer for Java use following code: 

    Viewer viewer = new Viewer("sample.igs");

    JpgViewOptions options = new JpgViewOptions("output.jpg");
    viewer.view(options);
    viewer.close();

The following screenshot shows the output JPG file opened in a Windows Photo Viewer application.

Convert IGS to PNG

To convert IGS files to PNG with GroupDocs.Viewer for Java use following code: 

    Viewer viewer = new Viewer("sample.igs");
    PngViewOptions options = new PngViewOptions("output.png");
    viewer.view(options);
    viewer.close();

The following screenshot shows the output PNG file opened in a Windows Photo Viewer application.

Convert IGS to PDF

To convert IGS files to PDF with GroupDocs.Viewer for Java use following code: 

    Viewer viewer = new Viewer("sample.igs");
    PdfViewOptions options = new PdfViewOptions("output.pdf");

    viewer.view(options);
    viewer.close();

The following screenshot shows the output PDF file opened in an Acrobat Reader.

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GitHub Examples

You may easily run the code above and see the feature in action in our GitHub examples:

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