File Extension Library

.ZGL File Extension

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

What are .ZGL files and how to open them?

Can't open .ZGL 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 .ZGL file.

What is a .ZGL file extension?

.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 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.)