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.
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- Zemax Binary Image Surface Data related extensions:
.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.
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- PLINK Extended MAP File related extensions:
.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.
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.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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:
blm, bin, gim, bkm, bi, nim, him, fim, bom, bik, vim, ibm, bum, bmi, bil
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
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- BSC Intermediate Object
- CDRWIN Binary Data File
- AIM Greyscale Image
- BizHawk Movie
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