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Supported File Formats

This article documents the types of file format supported in the pCon.planner Load/Import, Save/Export functions. The actual insert procedure for 3D objects, pictures, text and so on will be covered in other articles. The insert procedure for OFML articles is covered in the configuring objects free-standing article.

The following table outlines the use of the different file formats in pCon.planner. Further information on the formats can be found on Wikipedia.

Name

File Format

Information

Load/
Import

Save/
Export

STD

ME

PRO

STD

ME

PRO

DWG

*.dwg

Short for „Drawing“

Autodesk® standard file format

Standard file format in pCon.planner

Can contain 2d as well as 3d information

X

X

X

X

X

X

DXF

*.dxf

„Drawing Interchange Format“

Identical to DWG, but text-based

X

X

X

X

X

X

DWT

*dwt

Autodesk® „Drawing Template“

Template file in DWG format

X

X

X

X

X

X

pCon Exchange Container

*.pec

EasternGraphics exchange format

Includes graphical and commercial data for use in desktop and online applications

X

X

X

X

X

X

pCon.box project

*.pbox

EasternGraphics exchange format

Exchange with pCon.box and pCon.roomplanner

Includes commercial data, geometries and room information

X

X

X

 

 

 

3D Studio

*.3ds

Classic exchange format for 3D models

Textures are stored as external files in parallel

Limited support of materials

X

X

X

X

X

X

Autodesk FBX

*.fbx

Autodesk® Film Box Format

Exchange format of 3D content between applications

Limited support of materials

Export: support for normal maps

Enhanced export dialog

X

 

X

X

 

X

GL Transmission Format

*.glb

*. Gltf

Open exchange format for 3D scenes and models

JSON/ASCII (*. gltf) or binary format (*.glb)

Support for materials

Enhanced export dialog

X

 

X

X

 

X

IFC

*.ifc

„Industry Foundation Classes“

Open format for BIM (Building Information Modeling)

Import: support for IFC2, 3 and 4

Export: support for version IFC4 only

Text format

No support of materials

X

 

 

X

 

X

DGN

*.dgn

Format for 2d/3d drawing data

 

 

X

 

 

 

Alias OBJ

*.obj

Classic open 3D geometry format

Limited support for materials

X

 

X

X

 

X

ACIS SAT

*.sat

*.sab

Standard ACIS Text (*.sat)/Standard ACIS Binaries (*.sab)

3D models in volume description

Pure geometry format

Text format

No materials included

X

X

X

 

 

 

STEP

*.stp

*. step

Standard format for describing product data

Includes physical and functional aspects of the model

Text format

No materials included

 

 

X

 

 

 

IGES

*.iges

*.igs

"Initial Graphics Exchange Specification"

Exchange format for 2D and 3D data

Text format

No materials included

 

 

X

 

 

 

SKP

*.skp

Sketchup format

Exchange format for 2D and 3D data

Limited support for materials

X

X

X

X

 

X

STL

*.stl

„Stereolithography File“

3D content, pure geometry format

Text or binary data to describe 3D models

Text format

No materials included

X

 

X

 

 

X

Relux export

*.recadz

Export for Relux

Recording of lighting scenarios, after selecting individual or multiple rooms

Export includes geometries and some material information

 

 

 

 

 

X

Revit Exchange Format

*.rgfx

Proprietary format for transferring content from pCon.planner to Autodesk® Revit®.

 

 

 

 

 

X

Universal Scene Description

*.usdz

*.usd
*.usdc
*.usda

Exchange format for 3D data

Materials support

Enhanced export dialog

X

 

X

X

X

X

COLLADA

*.dae

"Digital Asset Exchange File"

Exchange format for 2D and 3D data

Limited support for materials

Enhanced export dialog

X

 

X

X

 

X

Point Cloud Data File

*.e57

Point cloud for importing scanned objects and environments

 

 

X

 

 

 

EULUMDAT

*.ldt

Exchange format for photometric data

Includes luminous intensity, light distribution, size and number of light sources

X

X

X

 

 

 

IES

*.ies

Illuminating Engineering Society file format

File with text information about lighting data

X

X

X

 

 

 

Render Style

*.rstyle

Storage format for individual render styles of pCon.planner

 

 

X

 

 

X

EasternGraphics EOX

*.eox

Proprietary format from EasternGraphics

X

X

X

X

X

X

Voxel Grid CadnaR

*.cnivg

Proprietary format with acoustic values for visualization in pCon.planner

 

 

X

 

 

 

pCon.basket Project

*.obk

Proprietary format from EasternGraphics

Native format for projects from the pCon.basket

 

X

X

 

 

X

OBX Exchange Format

*.obx

Proprietary format from EasternGraphics

OFML Basket Exchange Format

Exchange of article data between pCon applications

 

X

X

 

X

X

Impress Augmented Reality File

*.iar

Proprietary format from EasternGraphics

Sharing AR content from pCon.planner

 

 

 

X

X

X

Multi Content Picture

*.eimg

Proprietary format from EasternGraphics

Image with commercial products information areas

 

 

 

 

 

X

Multi Content Panorama

*.epan

Proprietary format from EasternGraphics

Panorama with commercial products information areas

 

 

 

 

 

X

Bitmap Graphic

*.bmp

Image format

Uncompressed, large files

X

X

X

X

X

X

Graphical Interchange Format

*.gif

Image format with reduced color palette

Lossless compression of images

X

X

X

 

 

 

JPEG Graphic

*.jpg

*.jpeg

Compressed image format

Compression at the expense of image quality

X

X

X

X

X

X

Portable Network Graphics

*.png

Image format

Lossless compression of images

May contain transparency information

Note: Convert 16-bit grayscale PNG to 16-bit RGB or 8-bit grayscale images before loading.

X

X

X

X

X

X

TARGA Raster Graphic Format

*.tga

Classic image format

X

X

X

 

 

 

Tagged Image File Format

*.tif

*.tiff

Classic image format

High color depth option

X

X

X

X

X

X

WebP Image

*. webp

Modern compressed image format

X

X

X

 

 

 

Enhanced Metafile

*.emf

Metafile with information about graphics

Export via vector graphic dialog

X

 

X

X

 

X

Scalable Vector Graphics

*.svg

Vector graphic format

Export via vector graphic dialog

X

 

X

X

 

X

CSV

*.csv

Standard file format for text-based data

 

 

 

 

X

X

Microsoft Excel

*.xlsx

Data exchange format

 

 

 

 

X

X

PDF Document

*.pdf

Universal document format

Use for import and export of floor plans

Export via vector graphics dialog and layout area

X

 

X

X

 

X

DOCX

*.docx

Microsoft Word text document

XML-based file format

Import via text editor

X

X

X

 

 

 

TXT

*.txt

Pure text document without formatting

Import via text editor

X

X

X

 

 

 

Rich Text Format

*.rtf

Text format

Import via text editor

X

X

X