Manage models and files

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Manage models and files

You can upload and download both 2D files and 3D models using Trimble Connect for Windows. 2D files can be photos, text files, excel sheets, documents, or other similar files.

Note:

Users' access rights to project folders are determined in Trimble Connect for Browser. If you have limited access rights to a particular folder, buttons in that folder are grayed out, and dragging and dropping does not work.

Upload a file to a project

To upload 2D files and 3D models to a project:

  1. On the start page, click a project to open the project detail view.
  2. If you want to add the file into a specific folder in the project, in the Explorer side pane, select the folder.
  3. Click .
  4. Browse to find and select the file that you want to upload.
  5. Click Open.

The file is uploaded to the open project.

You can also drag and drop files from Windows Explorer to the Explorer side pane.

Upload all files to the server

To upload all files in a project onto the server:

  1. On the start page, click a project to open the project detail view.
  2. In the Explorer side pane, click .
Tip:

Alternatively, you can upload all files within a folder to the server. To do so, right-click the folder and select Upload files.

Download all files onto your computer

To download all files from the server onto your computer:

  1. On the start page, click a project to open the project detail view.
  2. In the Explorer side pane, click .
Tip:

Alternatively, you can download all files within a folder onto your computer. To do so, right-click the folder and select Download files.

Add a folder

You can create folders to organize the files and models within a project.

  1. On the start page, click a project to open the project detail view.
  2. If you want to add the new folder under a specific folder in the project, in the Explorer side pane, select the folder.
  3. Click .
  4. Name the folder.
  5. Click Create folder.

The folder is added to the open project.

To control who in the project can access a folder, you can set folder permissions to users or user groups. For more information, see the Trimble Connect for Browser user guide.

Move a file or a folder

  1. On the start page, click a project to open the project detail view.
  2. In the Explorer side pane, drag and drop the file or folder to a new location.

Rename a file or a folder

  1. On the start page, click a project to open the project detail view.
  2. In the Explorer side pane, right-click the file or folder that you want to rename.
  3. Select Rename file or Rename folder.
  4. Type a new name for the file or folder.
  5. Click Rename.

Remove a file or a folder

  1. On the start page, click a project to open the project detail view.
  2. In the Explorer side pane, right-click the file or folder that you want to remove.
  3. Select Remove file or Remove folder.
  4. Select if you want to remove the local file from your computer or remove the file from the project.

View the revision history of a file

  1. On the start page, click a project to open the project detail view.
  2. In the Explorer side pane, right-click the file whose revision history you want to view.
  3. Select Revision history...
  4. In the Revision history of <filename> dialog box, view the revisions made to the file.
  5. To exit the dialog box, click Close.

Change the tags of a file

  1. On the start page, click a project to open the project detail view.
  2. In the Explorer side pane, right-click the file whose tags you want to modify.
  3. Select Edit tags...
  4. In the Edit tags dialog box, do any of the following:
    • To add a new tag, type the tag in the Type to add... box and press Enter.

    • To remove a tag, click X on the right side of the tag.

  5. Click Save.