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Learn how to convert IGS to BREP with CAD Exchanger
An IGS extension (Initial Graphics Exchange) is a 2D or 3D CAD vector file that can store wireframes, surfaces, solids, etc. IGS is mainly used for exchanging CAD drawings based on the Initial IGES (Graphics Exchange Specification) format.
The IGS file structure is based on the ASCII text-based format, which is used in numerous CAD software applications for delivering high-end graphics.
Among CAD applications that support IGS extension are Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Fusion 360, Dassault Systemes CATIA, and Autodesk Inventor.
A Brep file is a 3D model stored in the boundary representation (also known as B-rep). The Brep format is a part of Open CASCADE Technology (OCCT).
The Brep structure is made up of two major components:
It comprises three-dimensional data such as vertices, edges, wires, faces, shells, solids, compounds, edge and face triangulations, polylines on triangulations, space location, and orientation.
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