Supported file formats


Supported file formats

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

Supported 2D file formats

2D files can be photos, text files, excel sheets, documents, or other similar files.

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

Supported 3D file formats

  • IFC (2x3)
  • IFC ZIP (.ifcZIP)
  • IFC XML (.ifcXML)
  • DWG (.dwg - AutoCAD 2013 and below)
  • DGN (.dgn)
  • STEP (.stp, .step)
  • TRB
  • IGES
  • IGS
  • XML
  • STP
  • DXF
  • SKP (2019 and below)
  • TC ZIP (.tcZIP)
  • Revit (2019 and below)*
  • Tekla (.tekla)

* Revit files need to be exported using the Trimble Connect for Revit add-in before you add them to Trimble Connect.


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

The file size limit when imported in Map Viewer is 40 MB, beyond which the files are supported in the read-only mode.

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)