PLA File Type

- The quick facts

What are PLA files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PLA file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a PLA file?

PLA files have multiple uses, and ArchiCAD Archive is one of them.

ArchiCAD Archive

These files are project archive files that have been created by the ArchiCAD 3D modeling application. These files can contain a variety of CAD designs as well as library information that can be referenced by the designs in the PLA archive.

How to open PLA files

We have identified one PLA opener that is compatible with this specific type of PLA file.

Programs that open ArchiCAD Archive files


Last updated: March 17, 2022

More file formats using the PLA extension

Through our research of PLA files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Platinen Layout Program PCB Layout

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of PLA files. Remember, different programs may use PLA files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

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