.PRC File Extension

.PRC File Extension

File Type 1

Product Representation Compact File

Developer Adobe Systems
Popularity
3.8  |  44 Votes
Category 3D Image Files
Format Binary

What is a PRC file?

A PRC file is a 3D model saved in the Product Representation Compact (PRC) format. It contains a 3D representation of a mechanical product or assembly. Previous versions of Adobe Acrobat allowed users to convert many 3D model file types to the PRC format, so the models could be embedded in .PDF files.

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Adobe Systems developed the PRC file format to allow engineers, architects, and other CAD software users to more easily share 3D models with each other, as part of PDF-based documentation workflows. Each PRC file contains a product's structure, geometry, and product manufacturing information (PMI).

Adobe Acrobat Pro Extended 8 and 9 and Adobe Acrobat 3D allowed users to create PRC files and embed them in PDF files. Current versions of Acrobat do not allow users to create new PRC files, but they can still open, view, and embed previously-created PRC files.

How to open a PRC file

You can open a PRC file and view the model it contains in Adobe Acrobat (multiplatform), Adobe Reader (multiplatform), and Foxit Reader (Windows). You can also use Adobe Acrobat to embed a PRC file in a PDF, to more easily share the file with other users.

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Programs that open PRC files

Updated January 26, 2022
File Type 2

Mobipocket eBook File

Developer Mobipocket
Popularity
3.5  |  36 Votes
Category eBook Files
Format Binary

What is a PRC file?

Digital eBook saved in the Mobipocket "Mobi" format; may be saved as a protected or unprotected file; protected PRC files include DRM copyright protection that limits the devices on which the file can be opened.

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PRC files can be viewed on a PC using Mobipocket Reader Desktop or transferred to a smartphone or PDA. Unprotected PRC files can also be viewed on the Amazon Kindle portable reading device.

Programs that open PRC files

Updated February 7, 2019
File Type 3

Palm Resource Code File

Developer Palm
Popularity
3.0  |  11 Votes
Category Executable Files
Format N/A

What is a PRC file?

Installer package for a Palm OS application; may also be used for Palm OS program or system updates; can be installed on a Palm Pilot from a Mac or Windows computer using the HotSync Manager within the Palm Desktop program.

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NOTE: The ".prc" extension is sometimes used for Palm OS text documents as well.

Programs that open or reference PRC files

Windows
Mac
Updated February 7, 2019
File Type 4

Corel Presentation

Developer Corel
Popularity
2.0  |  6 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is a PRC file?

Multimedia slide show created with Corel Presentations (part of Corel WordPerfect Office); much more commonly seen with the .SHW extension (for Presentations 3.0 and versions 7 through X5).

Programs that open PRC files

Windows
Updated August 13, 2010
File Type 5

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Parameter File

Developer Bandai Namco
Popularity
2.0  |  1 Vote
Category Game Files
Format Text and Binary

What is a PRC file?

A PRC file is a character parameter file used by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a popular fighting game for the Nintendo Switch. It controls how in-game characters walk, run, jump, and land, as well as other characteristics. PRC files are used by fighters, assist, and spirit characters.

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Screenshot of a .prc file in Smash Ultimate Tools
PRC file open in Smash Ultimate Tools

Each Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character is linked to a PRC file that controls how that character moves and functions within the game. For example, each playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is associated with the file named fighter_param.prc, which controls:

  • How each playable character runs, walks, jumps, and lands
  • Each playable character's weight and height
  • Each playable character's shield radius and duration

Non-playable characters, such as assist and spirit characters, are also associated with PRC files. These characters' PRC files control what boosts they provide to playable characters.

Common PRC Filenames

fighter_param.prc - Controls playable characters' characteristics.

Generate_Param_Assist.prc - Controls the items assist characters generate.

How to open a PRC file

You can use the ParamXML utility included in paracobNET (Windows) or the parameter-editing tools available at Smash Ultimate Tools (Web) to open and edit PRC files. ParamXML also allows users to convert PRC files to .XML files.

If you want to use an edited PRC file to control playable characters' behavior in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you must name the file fighter_param.prc and place it in the game's fighter/​common/​param directory.

Programs that open PRC files

Windows
Updated March 10, 2021

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