How to open a file with .CGM extension?

File Type : Computer Graphics Metafile [Old Style]
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

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What is .CGM file extension?

Vector graphics format designed to support the needs of many graphics applications; originally used for clip art libraries, but newer revisions (based on the ISO/IEC 8632 standard) are now commonly used for CAD drawings. CGM files are encoded using one of three different methods: Binary encoding - Standard file encoding that enables software programs to read the file quickly and efficiently. Character-based encoding - Produces the smallest possible file size, which saves disk space and allows for faster data transfers. Clear-text encoding - Allows users to read and understand the contents of the file and modify the file using a basic text editor.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open CGMfiles:

  • IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe 2015
  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7
  • Corel Presentations X7
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2016
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • CADSoftTools ABViewer
  • PTC Creo View Express
  • Larson Software Technology VizEx Reader
  • IrfanView
  • IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe v8
  • Apple AppleWorks
  • Adobe Illustrator CC