File Extension Library


.ZGL File Extension

  • Developer by: AVEVA Group plc
  • Category: 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE Files

What is an .ZGL file?

.ZGL file extension is created by AVEVA Group plc. .ZGL has been classified as 3d graphics, CAD-CAM-CAE Files.

.ZGL is Compressed XGL 3D CAD model

The zgl file extension is associated with the XGL 3D CAD model file format supported by various 3D graphics applications.

The zgl file stores compressed 3D models in XML OpenGL API text format.

The ZGL format is a compressed version of the XGL file format.

The XGL file format is an old 1990s and early 2000s 3D file format developed by RealityWave Corp. for their 3D server & viewing products. The company and file format was folded in AVEVA Corp.

A few CAD programs were designed during this time period to export XGL and ZGL files for viewing within the RealityWave software, such as Solid Edge. ZGL is the most efficient file format to convert from AVEVA PDMS software (using their 'rvm2zgl.exe' program).


How to open:

Some programs can open and view *.zgl files.

How to convert:

Several 3D model conversion tools can handle this format and convert it to other formats.

How to Open .ZGL file on different platforms

Open .ZGL File on Windows

  • Right-click a .ZGL
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .ZGL file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .ZGL files" Press "Ok"

Open .ZGL File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ZGL file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .ZGL File on Linux

Right click on the .ZGL file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .ZGL File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ZGL file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .ZGL File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .ZGL files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ZGL files

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