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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. Inventor support was dropped in version 2018.

You can download the XGL file viewer on Download.

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See also:
Tip 14075:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2025 (import/export/AnyCAD).
Tip 12184:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2020 (import/export/AnyCAD).
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).

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