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CIM File Extension

CimPack Design Drawing
  • Developer
    CIMEX Corporation
  • Category
    Graphic Files
  • Popularity
    3 (3 votes)

What is CIM file?

CIM is a file extension commonly associated with CimPack Design Drawing files. CIMEX Corporation defined the CimPack Design Drawing format standard. CIM files are supported by software applications available for devices running Windows. Files with CIM extension are categorized as Graphic Files files. The Graphic Files subset comprises 524 various file formats. The software recommended for managing CIM files is CimPack Software. Software named CimPack Software was created by CIMEX Corporation. In order to find more detailed information on the software and CIM files, check the developer’s official website.

Programs which support CIM file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support CIM files. CIM files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support CIM file

How to open file with CIM extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening CIM files on given system. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to CimPack Design Drawing files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install CimPack Software

Install software to open CIM file Problems with opening and working with CIM files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with CIM files being present on your machine. The solution is straightforward, just download and install CimPack Software. The full list of programs grouped by operating systems can be found above. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit CimPack Software website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update CimPack Software to the latest version

Update software that support file extension CIMIf you already have CimPack Software installed on your systems and CIM 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 CIM files are not compatible with CimPack Software. The most recent version of CimPack Software is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Associate CimPack Design Drawing files with CimPack Software

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate CIM files with latest version of CimPack Software you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Associate software with CIM file on Windows

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Clicking the CIM with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • Finally select Look for another app on this PC, point to the folder where CimPack Software is installed, check the Always use this app to open CIM files box and conform your selection by clicking OK button
Associate software with CIM file on Mac

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected CIM file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Open the Open with section by clicking its name
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with CIM extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Check the CIM for errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the CIM file is valid. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

Check CIM file for viruses
1. Verify that the CIM in question is not infected with a computer virus

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the CIM file hinders attempts to open it. Scan the CIM file as well as your computer for malware or viruses. If the CIM file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If the CIM file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the CIM file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

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 CimPack Software

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

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

Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with CimPack Design Drawing file. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle CIM files.

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