.BPN File Extension

File Type:
ArchiCAD Project Backup File

Having trouble opening .bpn extension? Don't panic! This page explains what bpn files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open bpn files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a BPN file?

Bpn file extension has ArchiCAD Project Backup file type, developed by GRAPHISOFT, which is associated with the "backup files" category.

ArchiCAD Backup files are saved automatically and use this extension. The program itself was developed for the building construction and designing. .BPN files contain a copy of the currently open project (saved in .PLN files). Backups are created automatically only if the backup option is active (can be set in the Data Safety Preferences Menu). BPN copies of the project are created at regular periods of time and saved in the same folder as .PLN files. 

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

bpn file icon
File Type:
ArchiCAD Project Backup File
Backup Files

How to open BPN file?

Double click the bpn file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .bpn extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the bpn extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the bpn file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open BPN files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the bpn file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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