What is a .PLA File And How To Open It – Graphisoft (Guide)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .pla extension. It is important to know how to open this file – in order to be able to work with it. Fear not, in this article we will show you how to easily open the .pla file in few simple steps on various systems.

What is a .PLA file?

The .PLA file extension is from ArchiCAD Project Archive. The developer of this file extension is Graphisoft. The file is a CAD software file.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .pla file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .PLA file?

Below you can find an easy to understand, step-by-step guide to open the .PLA file on your operating system/device.

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

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .pla file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .PLA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .PLA file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .pla file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD software. This software will be used for opening the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .PLA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

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

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .PLA file?

If you cannot open the .PLA file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .PLA file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .pla – SanDisk, .pla – iriver. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .PLA file with the GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD program on Windows and GRAPHISOFT ArchiCAD program on Mac.