.SIM File Extension

.SIM File Extension

File Type 1

Steam Game Backup Information File

Developer Valve
Popularity
3.9  |  31 Votes
Category Backup Files
Format Binary

What is a SIM file?

Backup information file used by Steam's backup service, which allows users to backup and restore games using DVDs or other external media; contains settings and other information for the backup, along with a corresponding .SIS file.

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SIM files are used to restore a backup from .SID game data files.

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Programs that open or reference SIM files

Windows
Updated April 26, 2010
File Type 2

SAP Tutor File

Developer SAP
Popularity
3.2  |  19 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is a SIM file?

Tutorial created by SAP Tutor, a program used to record, edit, and play interactive self-learning units; contains a lesson, which may include screenshot images, text instructions, and assessment questions; used to train employees how to operate software programs.

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SIM files may be played back using the SAP Tutor Player, which is bundled with the SAP Tutor package or available as a standalone program.

NOTE: The size of SIM files may vary depending on how many screenshot images are included in the tutorial.

Programs that open SIM files

Windows
SAP Tutor
Updated April 2, 2010
File Type 3

Aurora Image

Developer N/A
Popularity
2.7  |  7 Votes
Category Raster Image Files
Format Binary

What is a SIM file?

Graphic created or saved in the Aurora image format.

Programs that open SIM files

Windows
Mac
Updated April 2, 2010
File Type 4

SimLab Composer Scene

Developer Simulation Lab Software
Popularity
4.3  |  3 Votes
Category CAD Files
Format N/A

What is a SIM file?

A SIM file contains a 3D scene created by SimLab Composer, a 3D modeling, animation, and rendering application. It stores one or more objects and the surrounding 3D environment. SIM files may also include animations, materials, lighting effects, and annotations.

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Screenshot of a .sim file in SimLab Composer 10
SIM file open in SimLab Composer 10

SimLab Composer comes with various capabilities, including support for different types of models, 3D rendering, building VR scenes, and creating interactive VR training sessions. When saving a scene with SimLab Composer, the application creates a SIM file, which is the native SimLab Composer scene format.

To create a SIM file with SimLab Composer, select File → New, modify the scene, then select File → Save or Save As. After saving the file, you can close it, re-open it, then continue editing the scene in the file.

You can also export SimLab SIM scenes to other formats, such as .STL, .3DS, .DWF, .DWG, .OBJ, .DXF, .DAE, .3MF, .U3D, .USDZ, and .PDF. To export a SIM file with SimLab Composer, select File → Export.

How do I open a SIM file?

You can only open SIM 3D scene files with SimLab Composer (Windows and macOS). To open the file, select File → Open.

Programs that open SIM files

Windows
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Mac
Free Trial
Updated July 27, 2021
File Type 5

The Sims 3 Sim File

Developer Electronic Arts
Popularity
2.8  |  4 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is a SIM file?

A SIM file contains a "Sim", which is a virtual person created for The Sims 3, an open-ended life simulation game. It stores information about a pre-made or custom Sim person, which includes his or her personality and appearance. SIM files are typically used for sharing with other users and for backing up Sims persons.

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The .SIM file is one of three main file types, along with .PACKAGE and .SIMS3PACK, used in The Sims 3 to contain custom content. SIM files are typically compressed in a .ZIP or .RAR file and need to be decompressed before being installed. There are many programs available to extract archives, such as Apple Archive Utility, Corel WinZip, and PeaZip. After you extract the SIM file from the ZIP or RAR file using a decompression program, place the file in the following directory:

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims
  • Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\Users\[username]\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\SavedSims
  • macOS: /Users/[username]/Documents/Electronic Arts/The Sims 3/SavedSims

NOTE: If there is no "SavedSims" folder, you can create one.

Programs that open SIM files

Updated September 12, 2018
File Type 6

LogikSim Simulation File

Developer N/A
Popularity
2.0  |  1 Votes
Category Data Files
Format N/A

What is a SIM file?

A SIM file contains a circuit simulation created by LogikSim, an open source program used to test and design logic circuits. It stores a circuit design, which includes wire connection points and various components.

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Screenshot of a .sim file in LogikSim 0.6.4
SIM file open in LogikSim 0.6.4

SIM files are created and opened using LogikSim. The files are used to store all types of circuits, such as simple AND gates or complex computing systems. There is no other program that supports LogikSim SIM file type. But LogikSim is available to download for free.

NOTE: LogikSim is typically used by high school and college students to learn about circuits and how they work.

Programs that open or reference SIM files

Windows
Updated January 15, 2019

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