How can I open a very large iges file?

I have a 700 mb iges file and I need to open it to use it as a reference for another assembly thar I working on, but it seems that it's imposible to open it.
Any suggestions?

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It may take some time, but it should open.
Two issues that may prevent it from working are:
1 - Errors in the iges file which cause it to fail.
2 - Lack of RAM which can cause SolidWorks to shutdown.

You could try to open in another program which is better accustomed to handling large files. Something like Design X may open it quicker and allow you to check it for errors before moving to SolidWorks.

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