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BIMX File Extension

ArchiCAD BIMx 3D Scene
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What is BIMX file?

BIMX is a file extension commonly associated with ArchiCAD BIMx 3D Scene files. ArchiCAD BIMx 3D Scene specification was created by Graphisoft. Files with BIMX extension may be used by programs distributed for Android, iOS, Windows platform. BIMX file format, along with 622 other file formats, belongs to the 3D Image Files category. The most popular program for handling BIMX files is ArchiCAD, but users can choose among 3 different programs that support this file format. On the official website of Graphisoft developer not only will you find detailed information about theArchiCAD software, but also about BIMX and other supported file formats.

Programs which support BIMX file extension

Below you will find an index of software programs that can be used to open BIMX files divided into 3 categories according to system platform supported. BIMX files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support BIMX file

How to open file with BIMX extension?

Problems with accessing BIMX may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with BIMX extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The following is a list of guidelines that will help you identify and solve file-related problems.

Step 1. Get the ArchiCAD

Install software to open BIMX file Problems with opening and working with BIMX files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with BIMX files being present on your machine. This one is an easy one. Select ArchiCAD or one of the recommended programs (for example, BIMx Desktop Viewer, BIMx for iPhone, BIMx for Android) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support BIMX files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. If you want to download ArchiCAD installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Graphisoft website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Verify the you have the latest version of ArchiCAD

Update software that support file extension BIMXIf you already have ArchiCAD installed on your systems and BIMX files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why BIMX files are not compatible with ArchiCAD. The latest version of ArchiCAD should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open BIMX files to ArchiCAD

If you have the latest version of ArchiCAD installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage BIMX on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Associate software with BIMX file on Windows

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the BIMX file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the ArchiCAD installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open BIMX files box and clicking OK button.
Associate software with BIMX file on Mac

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the BIMX file and select Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • Finally, a This change will be applied to all files with BIMX extension message should pop-up. Click Continue button in order to confirm your choice.

Step 4. Ensure that the BIMX file is complete and free of errors

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper BIMX file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check BIMX file for viruses
1. The BIMX may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the BIMX file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the scanner detected that the BIMX file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.

2. Verify that the BIMX file’s structure is intact

If you obtained the problematic BIMX file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. It is possible that the file has not been properly copied to a data storage and is incomplete and therefore cannot be opened. It could happen the the download process of file with BIMX extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Verify whether your account has administrative rights

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ArchiCAD

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support BIMX files. Close all running programs and try opening the BIMX file.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ArchiCAD BIMx 3D Scene files. It may be the case that the BIMX files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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