ZBB filename suffix is mostly used for ZEMAX Black Box files. ZEMAX Development Corporation defined the ZEMAX Black Box format standard. ZBB file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Windows system platform. ZBB file format, along with 206 other file formats, belongs to the Encoded Files category. The software recommended for managing ZBB files is ZEMAX. On the official website of ZEMAX Development Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theZEMAX software, but also about ZBB and other supported file formats.
The following listing features ZBB-compatible programs. ZBB files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.
Being unable to open files with ZBB extension can be have various origins. Fortunately, most common problems with ZBB files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.
Problems with opening and working with ZBB files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with ZBB files being present on your machine. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ZEMAX and install it on your device. 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 ZEMAX website and download the installer.
You still cannot access ZBB files although ZEMAX is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of ZEMAX installed, it may not support ZBB format. The latest version of ZEMAX should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.
If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate ZBB files with latest version of ZEMAX you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.
Selecting the first-choice application in Windows
Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS
If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the ZBB file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.
If the ZBB is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. 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 ZBB file is unsafe, proceed as instructed by the antivirus program to neutralize the threat.
If you obtained the problematic ZBB file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. 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. When downloading the file with ZBB extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.
Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.
If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with ZBB extension. In this case close the other applications.
Up-to-date system and drivers not only makes your computer more secure, but also may solve problems with ZEMAX Black Box file. It may be the case that the ZBB files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.
If you have additional information about the ZBB file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on ZBB file.