PIN File Extension

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ArchiCAD Format
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What is PIN file?

Full format name of files that use PIN extension is ArchiCAD Format. ArchiCAD Format format was developed by Graphisoft. Files with PIN extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. PIN file belongs to the Data Files category just like 1258 other filename extensions listed in our database. The most popular software that supports PIN files is ArchiCAD. On the official website of Graphisoft developer not only will you find detailed information about theArchiCAD software, but also about PIN and other supported file formats.

Programs which support PIN file extension

The following listing features PIN-compatible programs. Files with PIN suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support PIN file

Windows Windows

How to open file with PIN extension?

Problems with accessing PIN may be due to various reasons. What is important, all common issues related to files with PIN extension can be resolved by the users themselves. The process is quick and doesn’t involve an IT expert. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Get the ArchiCAD

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening PIN files is that no program that can handle PIN files is installed on user’s system. The solution to this problem is very simple. Download ArchiCAD and install it on your device. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support PIN files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. One of the most risk-free method of downloading software is using links provided by official distributors. Visit ArchiCAD website and download the installer.

Step 2. Update ArchiCAD to the latest version

You still cannot access PIN files although ArchiCAD is installed on your system? Make sure that the software is up to date. Software developers may implement support for more modern file formats in updated versions of their products. The reason that ArchiCAD cannot handle files with PIN may be that the software is outdated. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using ArchiCAD.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PIN files to ArchiCAD

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PIN files with latest version of ArchiCAD you have installed on your device. The next step should pose no problems. The procedure is straightforward and largely system-independent

Selecting the first-choice application in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the PIN file
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the ArchiCAD installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open PIN files box and clicking OK button.

Selecting the first-choice application in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected PIN file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select ArchiCAD and click Change for all...
  • A message window should appear informing that This change will be applied to all files with PIN extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection.

Step 4. Verify that the PIN is not faulty

You closely followed the steps listed in points 1-3, but the problem is still present? You should check whether the file is a proper PIN file. It is probable that the file is corrupted and thus cannot be accessed.

1. The PIN may be infected with malware – make sure to scan it with an antivirus tool.

Should it happed that the PIN is infected with a virus, this may be that cause that prevents you from accessing it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. If the PIN file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Ensure the file with PIN extension is complete and error-free

If you obtained the problematic PIN file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. When downloading the file with PIN extension from the internet an error may occurred resulting in incomplete file. Try downloading the file again.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

There is a possibility that the file in question can only be accessed by users with sufficient system privileges. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the ArchiCAD Format file.

4. Make sure that the system has sufficient resources to run ArchiCAD

The operating systems may note enough free resources to run the application that support PIN files. Close all running programs and try opening the PIN file.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Regularly updated system, drivers, and programs keep your computer secure. This may also prevent problems with ArchiCAD Format files. It may be the case that the PIN files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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