PLC File

What are PLC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PLC 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 PLC file?

A .PLC file is a LPL Compiled Code file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open PLC files

Important: Different programs may use files with the PLC file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PLC file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different PLC openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 27, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

ArchiCADArchiCADUser submitted
SIEMENS STEP Programmable ControllerSIEMENS STEP Programmable ControllerUser submitted
PDF OwnerGuard License ManagerPDF OwnerGuard License ManagerUser submitted
RikCADRikCADUser submitted
Jet-AudioJet-AudioUser submitted
SilkMeterSilkMeterUser submitted
The Plastic Canvas Design StudioThe Plastic Canvas Design StudioUser submitted
PSPlotXPSPlotXUser submitted
Electronics Workbench UltiboardElectronics Workbench UltiboardUser submitted
MIKE ZeroMIKE ZeroUser submitted

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