IGES Support

Does anyone know of a way to import an IGES file into Blender?
I realize this is a relatively old file format and I’m under the impression that Blender does not currently natively support IGES. However, this being 2014 and all, I was hoping there might be some converter or plugin or something that would work.

I have extensive 3D modeling experience with engineering packages such as Pro/E, SolidWorks, etc. I would really like to try Blender as it is free and open source and I can therefore model at home (without paying exorbitant fees).
However I need a reason to use it and my current project involves creating some 3D images using an imported spine model. The spine model I have is only in IGS format.

Please help. Thanks.