File Extension Library

.CGM File Extension

  • Category: Vector Image Files
  • Format: Text and Binary

What are .CGM files and how to open them?

Can't open .CGM file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .CGM file.

What is a .CGM file extension?

.CGM file extension has been classified as Vector Image Files. The format of .CGM file is Text and Binary

.CGM is Computer Graphics Metafile

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.
  • List of all softwares that can open the Computer Graphics Metafile
    IMSI TurboCAD Pro
    ACD Systems Canvas X 2019
    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2018
    Corel PaintShop Pro 2019
    Corel Presentations X9
    Autodesk AutoCAD 2018
    Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
    CADSoftTools ABViewer
    PTC Creo View Express
    Larson Software Technology VizEx Reader
    IMSI TurboCAD Deluxe
    Apple AppleWorks
    Adobe Illustrator CC 2019

    How to fix problems with .CGM files

    1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CGM files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CGM file format
    2. You need to check the .CGM file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)