How to convert the file from IGS to 3DMAP?
To successfully convert the IGS file to 3DMAP, you should install one of the applications from the list. After installing the software, open the program and select the file you want to convert (file-name.IGS). The next step is to select the target format from the list, in this case 3DMAP (usually converters allow you to convert to several different formats, so check out their features - maybe one of the available formats will suit you more than 3DMAP).
What is a file conversion?
A data conversion is normally an automated process to some extent. The effect of the operation of one program is automatically the input product of another application. If that does not happen we need to help the process a little bit and convert the file on our own, e.g. IGS to 3DMAP. To obtain a matched structure of the data, it is necessary to use an appropriate converter.
Program for converting IGS files to 3DMAP files is a kind of a "binary code translator" compensating for the differences in the code or translating it in such a way so that another application could use it. For us, as users, the visible change will be only another file extension. (After converting the file, it will be the extension 3DMAP, while before this step we had the IGS file). For the programs, the difference is on a much higher level – either the application will be able to open a new 3DMAP file, or not.