Archicad Terminology

Archicad Files

Please note Archicad files come in the following formats:

PLN = standard Archicad file format (extension) containing a single standalone Archicad Project

BPN = a backup file which gets automatically created once you save your Archicad file

MOD = an Archicad module file

TEAMWORK = these files can only be accessed by connecting to a Graphisoft BIM Server

PLA = Archicad Archive, used to archive old projects and potentially contains all linked objects and textures (similar to an Adobe Indesign package)

LCF = Library Container File


For other commonly used abbreviations please refer to the table.


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