Exported CGM file does not contain some fills or map types in Surfer!

Golden Software's CGM export was disabled in 2011. The older format did not support bitmaps. This means that bitmaps in any form will not be included in the exported CGM file. This includes (but is not limited to):


  • bitmap fill patterns
  • picture fill patterns
  • imported images
  • surface, image, or shaded relief maps


Current versions of Golden Software products do not support exporting to CGM files. Files should be exported to EMF, TIF, PNG, PDF, or other suitable formats, which will retain the images. If you would like CGM files to be imported, please contact us and include an example of the CGM file and information about the program where the file was created.


Updated September 18, 2017

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