Convert IGES Files to KMZ


IGES vs KMZ Comparison

Property IGES KMZ
Extensions .igs, .iges .kmz
Name Initial Graphics Exchange Specification Google Earth Placemark
Geometry components

IGES to KMZ Conversion

The list below provides valuable resources, packed with detailed instructions and expert tips for converting IGES files to KMZ format using our converters. Review them now to simplify your IGES files conversion later.

IGS Initial Graphics Exchange File

A file format widely used in the fields of CAD (Computer-Aided Design), CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing), and CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering), as it enables to transfer of 3D models and designs across different platforms and applications. It has the following features:

  • Text Format: IGES uses a text format to store geometry data, which means it can be easily readable and editable. However, this also means that IGES files can become very large when exporting complex shapes or meshes with many faces.
  • Color Support: The IGES format supports color per assembly, enhancing the visual appeal of your 3D designs.
  • Transparency Settings: One limitation of the IGES format is the absence of an alpha component. This means that any transparency settings in your 3D design will be lost when saved in the IGES format.
  • IGES Converters: Autoconverter supports IGES format for reading and writing, however it can only work with triangulated mesh geometry. If you need to preserve smooth IGES surfaces you should use Autoshaper instead.

KMZ Google Earth Placemark File

A compressed file format that allows you to store and share geographical data with Google Earth and Google Earth Pro. Some of the benefits and features of KMZ files are:

  • ZIP Compression: KMZ files use ZIP compression to reduce the file size and bandwidth usage, making them faster and easier to download and upload compared to KML files.
  • Geometrical Support: KMZ files support point, line string, polygon, and Collada DAE model geometries, which can represent various features and objects on the map.
  • KMZ Converter: KMZ files can be imported and exported by our Automapki Application, which is compatible with AutoCAD, BricsCAD, and ZWCAD. This application enables you to convert your DWG entities, such as point, polygon, curve, polyface mesh, 3D solid, and raster image, to KMZ files, and vice versa.
  • Compatibility: KMZ files can be viewed and edited by various applications and software, such as Google Earth, Google Maps, ArcGIS, QGIS, and more.