BMI file format description

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

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bmi - Blaise Metafile

The BMI data files are related to Blaise. The BMI file is a Blaise Metafile. Blaise is a flexible and powerful computer-assisted interviewing (CAI) system and survey processing tool for the Windows operating system.

Data files
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Blaise Metafile related extensions:
Blaise Database
Blaise Data Model
Blaise Dataview File
Blaise Database BFI Data
Blaise Interview Specification
Blaise Database BJK Data

.bmi - Autodesk 3D Studio Max BMI Plugin

The BMI data files are related to Autodesk 3D Studio MAX. The BMI file is an Autodesk 3D Studio Max BMI Plugin. 3D Studio is a 3D graphics modeling and rendering program.

Autodesk 3D Studio MAX
Data files
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Autodesk 3D Studio Max BMI Plugin related extensions:
Nikon Capture IPTC Data
Unreal Engine Spanish Language Data
GEOS Dictionary Data
ENVI Surface View Path Data
CineStyle Color Correction Data
Autodesk 3D Studio Max Macroscript

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

Can't open a .bmi 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 .bmi file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

bi, bim, bki, bli, bm, bmk, bml, bmo, bmu, bni, fmi, gmi, hmi, mbi, mi

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

CoCreate Document
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WindLDR Bookmarks File
Blink Archive

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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