How to convert iges files to PDF files

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How to convert iges files to PDF files
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IGES is a 2-D or 3-D image layout used by many image editing programs such as AutoCAD. However, you are going to be hard pressed to find many other programs that accept the IGES format. Due to this, it is wise to save the file as a PDF. Most word processors accept the PDF format (although you are not able to edit the document) and Adobe even has a free-to-download PDF software, giving anyone with an internet connection the ability to view the IGES file.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • AutoCAD software

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  1. 1

    Launch AutoCAD. Either double-click the desktop icon or select "Start," "All Programs" and choose the AutoCAD software title.

  2. 2

    Click "File," "Open" and choose the IGES file you want to convert to PDF. Click "Open" and the file loads onto the screen.

  3. 3

    Select "File," "Save As," then when the save window appears, title the document and choose a save location.

  4. 4

    Click the format pull-down option and select "PDF." Click "OK" and the IGES file saves as the portable document format (PDF) file.

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