|⇒ Category:||Data Files|
|⇒ Developer:||The OpenZIM Project|
📌 The following .ZIM format branch is associated with the archives generated in the OpenZIM constitution, a standard technical specification for opening, storing and handling Wiki content in offline-representation. Particularly, the .ZIM schema arranges and organizes references, articles, and other proper Wiki data in a compact viewform. At most, the .ZIM container is perfectly supported and maintained by multiple, diverse readers, such as ZIMReader and Kiwix. On the other hand, the developers are suggested to employ freeware ZIMLib C++ library to build-in OpenZIM content into their custom apps and services. The noted .ZIM specification is entirely compliant with all categories of major desktop infrastructures, as well as Android gadgets.
|⇒ Category:||Compressed Files|
|⇒ Developer:||Simulation Lab Software|
📌 This specific .ZIM file container is recognized as a Zip-encoded entity which includes a SimLab Composer 3D Scene .SIM item and its referential resource records. Therefore, the .ZIM technology is exploited to distribute and share custom 3D scenes with other SimLab users as one common file package. Ordinarily, .ZIM content is created with SimLab Composer, but may also be generated by other 3D-design toolkits and services, such as 3ds Max and SketchUp, with the interaction and involvement of the SimLab exporter plugin. SimLab Composer software bundle stands out as a custom toolkit for proficient 3D rendering, animation, and modeling purposes. Therefore, the .ZIM standard can be utilized for designing and opening various 3D product visualizations, architectural models, and training tutorials.
📌 .ZIM file objects can be revealed, opened and monitored by Kiwix, ZIMReader and ZIMLib toolkits, entirely oriented on exploration and maintenance of OpenZIM archives, designated for processing and sustaining custom Wiki content in offline mode. Kiwix suite is supported and operated by all desktop operating systems, as well as Android UI shell. In other preconditions, if the source .ZIM object corresponds to the SimLab Composer solution, it is suggested to make use of the aforementioned suite to uncover and view the outcome .ZIM file layout and build-up. Also ordinary .ZIM samples can be handled as the typical .ZIP format categories after manual adjustment of the aforementioned file extension to outcome .ZIP value. This corresponding file branch is also maintained by Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, either contemporary or legacy.