Last week, a prospective BricsCAD client asked if IGES files could be imported and exported from BricsCAD.
The short answer is No. There is no native command in BricsCAD to do this - like IGESIMPORT and IGESEXPORT in AutCAD. The only easy (and freeware) way to accomplish this is via the DXF format using an intermediate freeware software called FreeCAD, an Open Source parametric 3d modeler.
There are some limitations though, in using FreeCAD. It can handle 2d and 3d wireframe objects but not 3d solids. You export DXF from BricsCAD, import it into FreeCAD and export it back as IGES files. In the same manner, the IGES file is to be imported into FreeCAD, exported out as DXF and then imported into BricsCAD.
Commercial design software like Solidworks, IronCAD, Geomagic Design (Alibre) and others have built-in translators for import/export of IGES data, including solids. If you are looking for something to run with BricsCAD and free of cost, FreeCAD is the option.
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