PLN File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PLN file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PLN files.

What is a PLN file?

The .pln file extension is most commonly associated with the ArchiCAD design software. ArchiCAD is used to create architectural design projects. Files with the .pln extension are project files that contain a 3D model that has been created by the software.

The .pln file extension is also used for CTP scene definition files, Microsoft Flight Simulator flight plan files, Adobe InDesign plugin files and Psion Organizer spreadsheet files.

How to open PLN files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PLN for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PLN openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PLN

While we know of one file format using the .PLN file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PLN file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PLN files. Remember, different programs may use PLN 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
Home Plan ProHome Plan ProUser submitted
MasterCookMasterCookUser submitted
GnumericGnumericUser submitted
Dodge View ApplicationDodge View ApplicationUser submitted
Sagent SolutionSagent SolutionUser submitted
RikCADRikCADUser submitted
RocPlaneRocPlaneUser submitted
Agilix GoBinderAgilix GoBinderUser submitted
FranklinCovey TabletPlannerFranklinCovey TabletPlannerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PLN-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PLN-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!