The Format Conversion button in the Convert Menu brings up the Format Conversion panel, which is a front end to a number of direct conversion functions which translate an input file into output of another (or the same) format. These are direct conversions, i.e., the data are converted directly and do not enter the main Xic database. This means that there are relaxed memory limitations, so almost arbitrarily large files can be translated. It is also possible to perform scaling, data windowing or clipping, and hierarchy flattening while translating.
Conversions can also be performed by reading in a hierarchy and using the explicit output conversion in the Export Control panel.