.PCH File Extension

.PCH File Extension

File Type 1

Nastran Punch Output File

Developer MSC Software
Popularity
3.1  |  17 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Text

What is a PCH file?

Output file created by MSC Nastran, a structural analysis program that enables you to test the integrity of different structures such as spacecraft or buildings; contains different types of data output depending on the card (similar to a command) that is run.

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An example of a card is XYPUNCH, which will create an output of the X and Y-axis data, e.g., magnitude vs. frequency. The contents of the PCH file created from this card would consist of two types of data. The first type would resemble the .F06 file, with mode shapes, static displacements, and grid point stress data, but in alternate format from the F06 file. The second type of output would display magnitude vs. frequency, which helps plot the response curve in a spreadsheet.

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Programs that open or reference PCH files

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Updated January 24, 2014
File Type 2

Precompiled Header File

Developer N/A
Popularity
2.7  |  9 Votes
Category Developer Files
Format Text

What is a PCH file?

Contains programming code referenced by a source code file, often using an #include preprocessor directive; may reference other header (.H) files and other resources.

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PCH files are used by Microsoft Visual C++ and other software development programs, such as Apple Xcode. PCH files used by Xcode are called Prefix Header files and are typically named "[name]_Prefix.pch."

Programs that open or reference PCH files

Updated August 24, 2015

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