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BIM file format description

Many people share .bim files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .bim file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .bim files.

3 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bim - Zemax Binary Image Surface Data

The BIM data files are related to ZEMAX. BIM file is a Zemax Binary Image Surface Data. ZEMAX is the software that optical engineers and designers around the world choose for lens design, illumination, laser beam propagation, stray light, freeform optical design and many other applications.

Data files
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Zemax Binary Image Surface Data related extensions:
Zemax ASCII Glass Catalog
Zemax Annotations Data
Zemax Binary Glass Catalog
Zemax Scattering Distribution Data
Zemax Element Drawing Settings
Zemax OptiWave Data

.bim - PLINK Extended MAP File

The BIM data files are related to PLINK. BIM file is a PLINK Extended MAP File. PLINK is a free, open-source whole genome association analysis toolset, designed to perform a range of basic, large-scale analyses in a computationally efficient manner.

Data files
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PLINK Extended MAP File related extensions:
PLINK Basic Multiple-testing Corrections Data
PLINK Binary Biallelic Genotype Table
PLINK Cluster Membership File
PLINK Cochran Mantel Haenszel 2x2xK Test Report
PLINK Cochran Mantel Haenszel IxJxK Test Report
PLINK Segmental Copy Number Variant Data

.bim - GQT Variant Metadata

The BIM data files are related to GQT. BIM file is a GQT Variant Metadata. Genotype Query Tools (GQT) is command line software and a C API for indexing and querying large-scale genotype data sets like those produced by 1000 Genomes, the UK100K, and forthcoming datasets involving millions of genomes.

Data files
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GQT Variant Metadata related extensions:
GQT Index
GQT Variant Order Information
WAH-Encoded Bitmap

Naturally, other applications may also use the .bim file extension. Even harmful programs can create .bim files. Be especially cautious with .bim files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .bim file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .bim file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bi, bik, bil, bin, bkm, blm, bm, bmi, bom, bum, fim, gim, him, ibm, im

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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