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Converting PLY to CGM

PLY or "Polygon File Format" is an extension used for storing data collected with 3D scanners. It is also known as "Stanford Triangle Format" because it was created at Stanford University in the mid-1990s, with a design inspired by Wavefront's OBJ vector format. A PLY file contains a 3D description of an object through a list of nominally flat polygons, as well as info regarding color, transparency, textures etc.

CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile) is a format that contains vector graphics information (clip art, drawings) associated with graphics design or CAD programs. As opposed to other types of metafiles, such as EMF or WMF, CGM files are not only supported by Windows, but can be used on different platforms too. They are encoded using binary, character-based of clear-text encoding.

So, how to change PLY into CGM?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert PLYs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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reaConverter is quick to download, install and launch, and you don't need to be an IT specialist in order to understand in a few minutes how it operates.

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Load PLY Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .ply files you intend to convert into .cgm because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select PLYs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .cgm files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select CGM as Output Format

Then pick the CGM as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert PLY to CGM via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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