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What are the XGL and ZGL files?

A - answer XGL is a text file format containing OpenGL 3D information written in XML. ZGL is a compressed version of XGL file.

Both these formats are used for communication of 3D designs over the internet - eg. by Autodesk Inventor, Mechanical Desktop and Autodesk Streamline.

You can download the XGL file viewer on

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applies to: Inventor · MDT6 ·

See also:
Tip 10303:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2016 (import/export).
Tip 9778:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2015 (import/export).
Tip 9398:CAD formats supported in Inventor 2014 (import/export).
Tip 7988:CAD formats supported by Inventor 2012 (import/export).
Tip 7515:CAD formats directly supported in Inventor 2011 (import/export).

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