- CGM scales and maintains resolution.
- CGM is editable for drafting & publishing.
- CGM is an excellent printing format.
- CGM is an efficient container
for large amounts of graphic primitives.
What is a CGM made of?
CGM files typically contain elements like polygons,
lines, and text with properties attributed to elements such as color,
Binary CGM efficiently combines text, vector graphics, raster cells and
industry specific extensions at an arbitrary or specific scale.
CGM History & Profiles
CGM version 1 developed by ANSI and ISO in 1986
(ISO 8632:1987). Designed as a graphical file exchange and printing format for
CGM version 3 defined in 1992 (ISO 8632:1992). Enhances CGM with advanced
primitives such as splines and polybezier curves, & tiled raster for image
CGM version 4 defined in 1999 (ISO 8632:1999). Adds application structuring
so that a CGM file can contain non-graphical information such as part numbers,
descriptions, signatures, notes, etc. This gives CGM files intelligence,
so that you can drill into a graphic for more detailed information. Ideal for Web