The File Extensions Database

.BIMX File Extension

  • Developer by: GRAPHISOFT
  • Category: CAD Files

What is an .BIMX file?

.BIMX is BIM Explorer File

A BIMX file is a BIMx file created by GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD, an architectural CAD program. It contains a virtual architectural project that includes 3D models and 2D drawing sheets. BIMX files are created in ArchiCAD when a user exports the project to the BIMx format.

BIMX file open in GRAPHISOFT BIMx Desktop Viewer

BIMX files are often used by builders, clients, and consultants to view proposed models. The files allow you to view models interactively. You can walk through a building model and view construction details.

If you come across the BIMX file on your computer you can view it using several BIMx programs. The BIMx Desktop Viewer for Windows and macOS (OS X) comes with ArchiCAD. However, you cannot save BIMX files with this program, only view them. BIMX files can also be viewed with the BIMx apps for Android and iOS. To upgrade to the PRO version of the BIMx Android app you must purchase the "BIMx PRO" function pack available as an in-app billing option inside the app.

Programs that open BIM Explorer File
GRAPHISOFT BIMx Desktop Viewer
GRAPHISOFT BIMx Desktop Viewer

How to solve problems with BIMX files

  • Associate the BIMX file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any BIMX file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.BIMX files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the BIMX file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .BIMX is BIM Explorer File. Because only the current version supports the latest BIMX file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the GRAPHISOFT manufacturer website after an available .BIMX is BIM Explorer File update.
  • To make sure that your BIMX file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.