Supported file formats


Supported file formats

Trimble Connect for Mobile supports multiple 2D, 3D, and geospatial file formats.

Supported 2D file formats

  • DOC
  • DOCX
  • XLS
  • XLSX
  • RTF
  • TXT
  • PPT
  • PPTX
  • PDF
  • JPG
  • JPEG
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • TIF
  • TIFF
  • BMP

Supported 3D file formats

  • IFC (.ifc)
  • IFC XML (.ifcXML)
  • IFC ZIP (.ifcZIP)
  • DGN (.dgn)
  • SKP (2018 and below)
  • DXF

The 3D App does not work with Digital Project and CATIA formats because of changes in licensing agreements. As a workaround, you can export your models from Digital Project and CATIA to IFC format and then import them to Trimble Connect.

Supported geospatial file formats

  • KML
  • VCE
  • VCA
  • JXL
  • JOB
  • KMZ
  • GDB (when compressed as .zip files)
  • SHP (when compressed as .zip files)
  • Geospatial .zip files

One .zip file should only have one type of geospatial files. For example, a .zip file having SHP and VCE files is not recommended.

Shape files may not be processed correctly if the coordinate system information in a .PRJ file cannot be matched to a known coordinate system.

Restrictions in file names

Due to certain operating system (OS) file name restrictions, do not use the following characters in file names:

  • < (less than)
  • > (greater than)
  • : (colon)
  • " (citation mark)
  • / (forward slash)
  • \ (backslash)
  • | (vertical bar or pipe)
  • ? (question mark)
  • CHAR. (Characters followed by dot)
  • * (asterisk)
  • .. (double dot)