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kennedad
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cgm files

Post by kennedad » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:06 pm

Anyone know how to open a cgm file? It's listed as openable on the Xnview site but I get "format cannot be determined" error message. The msg suggests enabling "display all image file types" in Options>General. I did - no luck.

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Re: cgm files

Post by Clo » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:11 am

:arrow: kennedad

:) Hello ! Welcome aboard !

• From my old Tuto :
cgm---- CGM ----cgm---- Windows only, external third-party plugin needed (http://www.cadsofttools.com)
• Thus you need to install the appropriate plug-in…

:mrgreen: Kind Regards,
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Re: cgm files

Post by Drahken » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:05 am

I never installed any plugins beyond what's available on xnview's downloads page, yet I can open .cgm files without error messages.
That being said though, the images don't render worth a darn. Some come out blank, some come out scrambled.
...So it seems that xnview does have some plugin that opens .cgm files, but not one that actually reads them correctly. (I always grab the minimal ver of xnview & the full plugins pack, zip file in both cases.)
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Re: cgm files

Post by kennedad » Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:09 pm

Thank you so much for the quick response Clo :)

The good news is the CAD softplugin works perfectly except for one little detail. All images are black and white, the color is lost in translation. Waiting for CADsoft support to respond. I know the files are OK. MS Word imports them perfectly.

Thanks again

A

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Re: cgm files

Post by Clo » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:06 pm

:arrow: kennedad

:) Hello !

• Good to hear their answer… It'll be useful for Pierre (our Author) in order to fix the display of that format
according to the CADsoft's notices 8)

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Re: cgm files

Post by kennedad » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:51 am

CADSoft found a bug in their cs_cgm.dll plugin. They VERY quickly fixed the bug, uploaded a new version (7.4) that works perfectly. Their responsiveness was impressive.

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