Convert TER Files to IGES


TER to IGES Conversion

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TER vs. IGES Comparison

Property TER IGES
Extensions .ter .igs, .iges
Name Terragen Heightmap Initial Graphics Exchange Specification
Geometry components

TER Terragen Terrain File

A proprietary file format native to Terragen, a software used for creating natural terrain scenery. Terragen is a tool that allows you to generate realistic and detailed landscapes, mountains, valleys, rivers, and more. Here are some of the key features of TER:

  • Terrain Recognition: TER is a specialized and powerful format for natural terrain scenery, as it can capture the complexity and diversity of natural landscapes. TER is particularly useful in the terrain recognition industry, where it can be used to analyze, classify, and model terrain features and characteristics.
  • TER File Converters: Autoconverter and Automesher Application are capable of reading and importing TER terrain data, thanks to the open asset import library. This allows for the seamless conversion of terrains from TER files into various other 3D file formats, such as STL, OBJ, SKP, DAE, STEP, and more.

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.