The File Extensions Database


.ZBB File Extension

  • Developer by: ZEMAX Development Corporation
  • Category: Encoded and encrypted Files

What is an .ZBB file?

.ZBB is ZEMAX black box data

The zbb file extension is associated with the ZEMAX, an optical and illumination design and CAD software for Microsoft Windows operating system.

The zbb file stores prescription data for a range of surfaces.


How to open:

Use ZEMAX to work with *.zbb files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .zbb file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

How to solve problems with ZBB files

  • Associate the ZBB file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any ZBB file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.ZBB files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the ZBB 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 .ZBB is ZEMAX black box data. Because only the current version supports the latest ZBB file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the ZEMAX Development Corporation manufacturer website after an available .ZBB is ZEMAX black box data update.
  • To make sure that your ZBB file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.