What is a .PIX File And How To Open It – BRL-CAD (Visual Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .pix extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .pix file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PIX file?

The .PIX file extension stands for BRL-CAD Raw Image File. The creator of this file extension is BRL-CAD. The file is a raster related file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .pix file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .PIX file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PIX file on your operating system/device.

How to open a .PIX file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

To open the .pix file on Windows, please follow these 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the BRL-CAD software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: BRL-CAD.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PIX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the BRL-CAD software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PIX file on Mac

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pix file on Mac.

1. The first step is to download the BRL-CAD software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: BRL-CAD.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PIX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the BRL-CAD software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .PIX file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .pix file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the BRL-CAD software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: BRL-CAD.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .PIX file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the BRL-CAD software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .PIX file?

If you cannot open the .PIX file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PIX file.pix – PCI Geomatics, .pix – Alias Systems, .pix – Argonaut Games. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PIX file with the BRL-CAD program on Windows, BRL-CAD program on Mac and BRL-CAD software on Linux.