What is a .PC3 File And How To Open It – Autodesk (Visual Guide)

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Have you downloaded a file with .pc3 extension, but you are not sure what it is? Perhaps you know what the file is, but you simply don’t know how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .pc3 file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .PC3 file?

The .PC3 file extension is AutoCAD Plotter Configuration File. This file extension was developed by Autodesk. The format of this settings related file is binary.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .pc3 file on 1 platform.

How to open a .PC3 file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .PC3 file on various operating systems.

How to open a .PC3 file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

There are 4 simple steps to open the .pc3 file on Windows.

1. In the first step you need to download the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Autodesk AutoCAD 2020.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PC3 file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

Still cannot open the .PC3 file?

If you cannot open the .PC3 file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .PC3 file.pc3 – Degas. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.


In this article you have learned how to open the .PC3 file with the Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 program on Windows.