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Finding .pln file written ArchiCAD Version.

Anonymous
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Hi,

I have two types of ArcheCAD7.0 .pln files one type is saved before ArchiCAD9.0 was installed on our systems and second types is saved after ArchiCAD9.0 was installed.

If I open the drawings with ArchiCAD9.0 of type one (drawings saved in ArcheCAD7.0 before ArchiCAD9.0 was installed) system is crashing. Other type of files no problem.

That is the reason I want to know which version of ArchiCAD (7, 9, 12, 13) saved that drawing.
Please any one tells me how do I find ArchiCAD version on which that .pln file was saved or how do I access Info & Preview page on the file properties on the windows?
Is there any classes, lib or dll available to get file written by (ArchiCAD Version)?

Ranga.
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Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Hi Ranga,

The AC File Open dialog tells you the version and build with which the file was last saved. See attached screenshot. Even though I am on Mac, it shows that the PLN was last saved with v 9 under Windows ("W") and build 1812...
Screen shot 2009-12-17 at 10.10.17 PM.png
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AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB
Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
...and here's a shot of a file last saved with AC 7 build 1877 on Windows.

Not sure if that's what you meant?

Cheers,
Karl
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AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB
Anonymous
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Hi Karl Ottenstein,

Thanks for replay.

I can access version information by clicking the file properties in the windows and on the file open dialog. But, I want to access this information form apx, any application or any class(example FileInfo or FileVersionInfo classes from .net framework).

Is there any way can I access this information programmatically?.

Ranga
Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Oops. Sorry, I had not noticed that you were in the Developer Forum.

I've never looked into this from the API. Perhaps someone else knows.

Cheers,
Karl
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AC 27 USA and earlier   •   macOS Ventura 13.6.7, MacBook Pro M2 Max 12CPU/30GPU cores, 32GB
Anonymous
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Is there any one have any ideas?
Ralph Wessel
Mentor
Ranga wrote:
Is there any one have any ideas?
Sorry, no. I can only suggest looking at the API for the host operating system instead. There will be ways of extracting additional information from files, but I don't know if it will include the data you're seeking.
Ralph Wessel BArch
Software Engineer Speckle Systems