IGES Import for AutoCAD gives AutoCAD the ability to import geometric data from IGES files.
IGES is a neutral file format which is widely used to exchange 2D and 3D data between various CAD systems. IGES Import for AutoCAD reads 2D and 3D geometry stored in IGES files and creates corresponding 2D and 3D objects in the active AutoCAD drawing.
IGES Import for AutoCAD is powered by the widely used 3D InterOp technology from Spatial. 3D InterOp is the industry standard for proprietary and neutral CAD file format data exchange and is used in almost all the major CAD systems. Besides data exchange 3D InterOp also offers powerful repairing and healing features which are extensively used in IGES Import for AutoCAD. Repairing involves checking the file for corrupted data and fixing the invalid data. Healing corrects the differences in precision. IGES Import for AutoCAD also creates a detailed log file which is extremely useful in identifying data translation problems and aids in locating and fixing errors.
IGES Import for AutoCAD can read IGES files up to version 5.3.
IGES Import for AutoCAD is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into AutoCAD and adds a new submenu called "IGESImport" to the AutoCAD menu.