.FIG File Extension

.FIG File Extension

File Type 1

Xfig Drawing

Developer Xfig
Popularity
3.2  |  11 Votes
Category Vector Image Files
Format N/A

What is a FIG file?

A FIG file is a line drawing created using either the Xfig or WinFIG applications. It is a vector image file that might include shapes, arcs, splines, arrows, and text objects. Users can also add images, colors, and patterns to their FIG drawings.

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Screenshot of a .fig file in WinFIG
FIG file open in WinFIG

The FIG format was originally developed for Xfig, a Linux-based drawing program released in 1985. Many other developers have expanded upon Xfig's capabilities and released their own versions of the program, which are available for Windows and Mac PCs. Of these newer applications, only WinFIG still allows users to open, edit, and create FIG drawings.

How do I open a FIG file?

You can open FIG files in WinFIG, a cross-platform vector graphics editor application.

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Programs that open FIG files

Windows
Mac
Linux
Free
Updated June 29, 2020
File Type 2

MATLAB Figure File

Developer The MathWorks
Popularity
3.7  |  7 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is a FIG file?

A FIG file contains a figure created by The MathWorks MATLAB, an application used for mathematical computations. It stores one or more plots or graphs, which are used to visualize data.

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In MATLAB, a figure is the window that contains graphics output from mathematical data. The figure function creates a figure (window), which allows users to insert plots and graphs. You can open a FIG file using the openfig(filename) function and save a figure as a FIG file with the saveas(fig,filename) function. In the MATLAB application interface, you can save a FIG file by selecting File → Save or you can export it to an image, such as .JPG or .PNG, by selecting File → Export.

Programs that open FIG files

Windows
Mac
Linux
Updated December 5, 2017
File Type 3

3ds Max Figure File

Developer Autodesk
Popularity
3.2  |  5 Votes
Category 3D Image Files
Format N/A

What is a FIG file?

3D model file used by 3ds Max, a 3D modeling and animation program; stores the figure structure for a biped, which is a two-footed figure; stores all link positions, twist links, and the scales for the current pose; allows modelers to save a biped's structure and then rig similar characters with the same poses.

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FIG files are often saved with .CAL files, which add pose adjustment information.

NOTE: FIG files do not contain actual skeletal mesh or animation data.

Programs that open or reference FIG files

Windows
Updated March 1, 2011

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