Our free and fast tool will convert most IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification) CAD files to a standard PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) 3D model file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple IGES files, up to 25 files at a time can be converted.
To convert your IGES file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a PLY file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the IGES to PLY conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your IGES to PLY.
The PLY file generated by our tool will be in the binary little endian format.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your IGES file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the IGES to PLY conversion has completed, you can download your PLY file straight away.
We aim to process all IGES to PLY conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the IGES file you submit to us. The resulting PLY file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our IGES to PLY tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our IGES conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.
Yes! Our IGES tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 IGES files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the PLY files individually or download them all in a single Zip file.
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IGES is an open file format used within CAD applications as a means of saving data in a format that can be opened and edited in other CAD applications. Its roots can be traced back to the mid-1970's where is was used by the United States Air Force.
The format itself is a human readable text-based format and contains data that can represent many different CAD elements such as points, lines, arc's and much more. IGES files can be opened with many modern CAD applications such as FreeCAD.
The PLY format is a 3D model format originally developed and released in 1994 with its primary use being to store three-dimensional data from 3D digital scanners. The format known as the Polygon File Format and also the Stanford Triangle Format can be either a binary or text based format.
The file format stores 3D geometric information such as vertices, faces, vertex normals, color and other custom data. The format is still in use with many PLY models available to download and PLY files can be loaded into most popular 3D applications such as Blender.
PLY files support per vertex color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the PLY file at the end of the conversion process.