BPMN file format description

Many people often share .bpmn files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .bpmn files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .bpmn files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .bpmn files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .bpmn file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.bpmn - Business Process Model and Notation Document

The BPMN document files are related to BPMN Editor. The BPMN file is a Business Process Model and Notation Document. A standard Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) will provide businesses with the capability of understanding their internal business procedures in a graphical notation and will give organizations the ability to communicate these procedures in a standard manner.

BPMN Editor
Document files
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Business Process Model and Notation Document related extensions:
ProPresenter 4 Document
Thinkfree Write Document
DEC DX Document
Wacom Bamboo Paper Document
FrontDesigner Panel Data
OpenOffice Draw Document

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

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

Based on searches conducted on our site in the past year, we have compiled a list of the most common misspellings. These frequent misspellings can cause confusion and hinder search accuracy. By providing this list, we aim to assist users in finding the correct information more easily and improving their overall search experience on our site.

These misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bpm, bpn, pmn

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

There is a possibility that the .bpmn filename extension is misspelled. To assist users in identifying potential errors, we provide a list of similar file extensions in our database.

Filename extensions similar to .bpmn:

Battle Planner Module
BehavePlus Moisture Scenario Data
SDL Trados AutoSuggest Dictionary
ArchiCAD Project Backup
Sybase PowerDesigner Business Process Model
Pegasus Mail Annotation Data

Operating systems

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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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