Open SPC files

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Have you encountered a problem with a SPC file? Don’t you know which program opens a file with this extension? You will find all the information you need about working with a SPC file here. In the further part of this page we have added a list of programs that should open your SPC file. It is enough you choose a proper application for your operating system, download and install it.

What is SPC file?

The file extension SPC marks so-called plot specification files of the 2D / 3D CAD software MicroStation. Bentley MicroStation is the basic product of architectural and design software that extends its capabilities through various enhancements. An SPC file contains all plot-specific settings, such as the plot area, the plot method or the unit of measure used.

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An SPC file is usually created for several files to be plotted in order to output them with a standardized plot specification in so-called batch plotting. Typically, the plot specifications are stored in a file named batchplt.Spc.

Programs which can open a SPC file

How to open file with SPC extension?

In order to open a file with SPC extension one of the following programs must be installed on user’s system. If a problem with opening SPC file occurred, it is highly possible that none of the listed programs is present on user’s system. Even if one or more said programs are installed, there may be issues related with given programs. In order to solve a problem with SPC files, follow the instructions below.
Install OpenSSL or other program from the list

Most often resolving problems with opening SPC files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support SPC files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of SPC files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.

Set OpenSSL as the default program for opening SPC files

It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate SPC files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the OpenSSL applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where OpenSSL has been installed.


Check the section that lists most common problems with SPC files

Sometimes problems with opening SPC files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as:

  • File data is corrupted
  • SPC files has been not been completely download from the internet (only a part of the data has been downloaded)
  • Currently used user account hasn’t been granted necessary privileges to open SPC files (should that be the case, please contact your system administrator or IT specialist)
  • SPC file was being copied from a corrupted storage device and is incomplete or data is corrupted. (Copying files from unknown or untrusted sources should be conducted with great care as such files may contain malicious software, which can damage your system)

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