STL to IGES Converter

Select files for conversion or just drag and drop them to the upload area

How to convert STL files to IGES online?

Step 1.

Upload STL-file

Click "Choose File" button to select a stl file on your computer. STL file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Step 2.

Convert STL to IGES

Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Step 3.

Download your IGES

When the conversion process is complete, you can download the IGES file.

FAQ

  • ❓ How can I convert STL to IGES?
    First you need to add file for conversion: drag and drop your STL file or click the "Choose File" button. Then click the "Convert" button. When STL to IGES conversion is completed, you can download your IGES file.
  • ⏱️ How long does it take to convert STL to IGES?
    Mesh conversion is pretty fast. You can change STL to IGES in a few seconds.
  • 🛡️ Is it safe to convert STL to IGES on AnyConv?
    Of course! We delete uploaded files immediately, and converted ones after 24 hours. No one has access to your files. File conversion (including STL to IGES) is absolutely safe.
  • 💻 Can I convert STL to IGES on Mac OS or Linux?
    Yes, you can use AnyConv on any operating system that has a web browser. Our STL to IGES converter works online and does not require software installation.

Information about STL and IGES file formats

Name STL IGES
Full name Stereolithography File Format Initial Graphics Exchange Specification
File extension .stl .iges
MIME type application/iges
Developed by 3D Systems Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing (ICAM)
Type of format
Description STL is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems. This file format is supported by many other software packages. It is widely used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and computer-aided manufacturing. STL files describe only the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object without any representation of color, texture or other common CAD model attributes. The STL format specifies both ASCII and binary representations. Binary files are more common, since they are more compact. The Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES) is a vendor-neutral file format that allows the digital exchange of information among computer-aided design (CAD) systems. Using IGES, a CAD user can exchange product data models in the form of circuit diagrams, wireframe, freeform surface or solid modeling representations. Applications supported by IGES include traditional engineering drawings, models for analysis, and other manufacturing functions.
Technical details An STL file describes a raw, unstructured triangulated surface by the unit normal and vertices (ordered by the right-hand rule) of the triangles using a three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. In the original specification, all STL coordinates were required to be positive numbers, but this restriction is no longer enforced and negative coordinates are commonly encountered in STL files today. STL files contain no scale information, and the units are arbitrary. The chief advantage of IGES is that it is unencumbered by licensing, i.e. it’s free. Which is probably why it’s still everywhere after all these years. But all meaningful development of IGES stopped in 1996 at version 5.3. It’s likely time to leave IGES behind for good. Especially in light of continued evolution of STEP.
File conversion STL conversion IGES conversion
Associated programs TurboCAD, GOM Inspect, STL Viewer, Geomagic Explorer, Parametric Technology Creo, Dassault Systemes CATIA, KeyCreator, MeshLab, SolidWorks, Pro/Engineer, CloudCompare, Blender, AutoCAD, 3D Studio Max, Autodesk Inventor, Mechanical Desktop ACD Systems Canvas 12, Actify SpinFire Professional, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor Fusion, ideaMK IGSViewer, IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 18, Nemetschek VectorWorks
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STL_(file_format) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IGES