Aug 24, 2021
Many Trimble Connect projects contain lots of drawings which require downloading of those files if (small) edits and/or layout views are needed so they can be edited offline and then reuploaded. This results in a changed drawing that needs to be shared with the project team. Editing of drawing files also requires installation of software on the end user’s system.
Trimble Connect has created a pilot test for our new CAD editor & viewer that will allow users to edit drawings in the cloud and have it saved directly into the project in order to test demand and value to our customers.
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There will be two modes for the CAD application:
Trimble Connect for Browser now enables opening DWG and DXF drawings in our cloud based CAD application (BETA)! If you have a Trimble Connect Business license, you will be able to edit drawings and save changes directly to Trimble Connect!
After activation of “Edit” mode, CAD file content can be changed without downloading the file to your local machine or needing to re-upload after completing your edits.
After activation of “Edit” mode, CAD file content can be changed without downloading the file to your local machine and re-uploading after completing your edits. Once you are done with your changes, you can click Save to have the new version added to your project.
Changes made to the file content are saved directly to Connect and result in a new version of the file, accessible through the file details in the right-side panel in Data Explorer. Note that there is a delay of about a minute for the file version change to be visible.
Please note that this application is in BETA