.PLC File Extension

2 file types use the .plc file extension.

PL/B Source File

Developer Sunbelt
3.6  |  5 Votes

What is a PLC file?

Program source code file created with Sunbelt PL/B; written in the PL/B programming language, a high-level, English-like language optimized for screen, file, and string manipulation.

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The PL/B language was developed by Datapoint Corporation in 1972 and was previously named DATABUS.

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Programs that open or reference PLC files

Sunbelt Visual PL/B
Sunbelt Visual PL/B

Archicad Teamwork Draft

2.5  |  2 Votes

A PLC file may also be a teamwork project draft created with GRAPHISOFT Archicad architectural designing software. It stores all model data and views from Archicad for a .PLP teamwork project but is stored on the user's local machine instead of hosted on BIMcloud. PLC files are similar to .PLN solo projects but connected to PLP files for sending and receiving updates to and from the teamwork project hosted on BIMcloud.

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Screenshot of a .plc file in GRAPHISOFT Archicad 26
PLC file open in GRAPHISOFT Archicad 26

GRAPHISOFT Archicad is a building information modeling (BIM) application for designing the appearance of various structures, such as homes, office buildings, and hotels. With the application, you can modify the appearance of the structure's interior, exterior, and landscapes.

Archicad also enables you to work remotely with a team of other users via its BIMcloud storage space. Through BIMcloud, you can create a PLP teamwork project file that each team member can edit. Archicad also allows each user working on the project to optionally save a draft of the teamwork project as a PLC file on their local machine, allowing them to edit the draft, then send it to the teamwork project when ready.

How to create a PLC file with Archicad

To create a PLC file, you must first open the PLP file by selecting File → Open → Open/Join Teamwork Project or Teamwork → Project → Open/Join Teamwork Project. If you have not already, you will be prompted to log in to BIMcloud; then, you can save a draft of the teamwork project as a PLC file to your local machine.

How to open a PLC file

You can only open PLC files with GRAPHISOFT Archicad in Windows and macOS. To open a PLC file, select File → Open.

How to convert a PLC file

Graphisoft Archicad can convert PLC files to various file types, including the following formats:

  • .PLN - Archicad Solo Project
  • .PLA - Archicad Project Archive
  • .DWG - AutoCAD Drawing
  • .DXF - Drawing Exchange Format
  • .IFC - Industry Foundation Classes File
  • .C4D - Cinema 4D Model
  • .3DS - 3D Studio Scene
  • .SKP - SketchUp Document
  • .OBJ - Wavefront 3D Object File
  • .STL - Stereolithography File
  • .PDF - Portable Document Format
  • .JPG - JPEG Image

Programs that open PLC files


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