Upload Download and Sync Files

Document created by jose_gonzalez@trimble.com on Dec 16, 2016Last modified by Fern Udomrasami on Oct 10, 2018
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Trimble Connect Web


Trimble Connect provide onboarding experience for users to upload files and/or folders, create new Sketchup model, create map workspace or synchronize project from local desktop to the project data tab.


Drag and Drop files

Simply select files on your desktop, then drag and drop them in the DATA tab area.


Create new folder

1. Hover and click New Folder icon

create new folder

Or, select Create Folder from the + Add drop-down list.



2. Enter a new folder name and click "Submit" button to create a new folder in the project. Users can group data and assign folder permissions to users or groups after folder has been created.


Create new Sketchup model

1. Users can create new Sketchup model  by simply click the "Sketchup Model" icon or navigate to my.sketchup.com page.

my sketchup


Or, select Create 3D Model from the + Add drop-down list.


2. Users will be prompted to the new window and ready to create Sketchup 3D model on this page without having to install the tools on local machine.

my sketchup com app 


Create new Map Workspace

1. Users can create and/or manage GIS data collection on Trimble Connect by click the Map Workspace icon.

map workspace

Or, select "Map Workspace" from the + Add drop-down list..

2. Enter name and description for new map workspace and users can manage GIS data collection from there.

map create new workspace


Download Sync

Users can download Trimble Connect Sync tool from our Trimble Connect Application store by simply click "Download Sync".  Users can synchronise project data from local desktop to Trimble Connect using this tool. 

download sync tool data


Upload Download and Sync Files

Trimble Connect makes it easy to upload and download files to a secure and central location.  The files and folders can be kept in sync with Trimble Connect using Sync.

Files can be uploaded to Trimble Connect directly from Sketchup and Revit:


Upload Files

  1. On DATA tab, select the folder where the file(s) should be uploaded. The folder location of the selected file is displayed next to the + Add button.
  2. Start the upload process by clicking on the Upload Files option in the +Add drop-down list.
  3. Use the Browse button to select the desired file(s) to be uploaded or simply drag and drop file(s) to the drop files area.
    upload dialog window
  4. Select the desired file(s) and click the Open button.  Once Open has been selected, the file(s) will begin to upload:
  5. Click "Done" once files have complete uploaded.

upload done complete


Download Files

  1. From the "DATA" tab of a project, select the checkbox(es) associated with the files/folders that are going to be downloaded. On doing so, a right-side panel will appear with selected items.
  2. In the right-side selection panel, click the download button from the "DATA" tab.
    download icon
  3. A selected file or a zip file will be downloaded containing the files/folders that were selected to be downloaded.


Sync Files
Sync files to and from Trimble Connect and your PC using the Sync tool.


Trimble Connect Desktop

Add A New File To The Project
On the Data tab, in the Explorer pane:

  1. Select a folder where you want to add a file.
  2. Click , or right-click and select Add file.
  3. Browse for the file you want to add.  If the selected file is a model, the model will be added to the Models pane.

Create a New Folder to the Project
On the Data tab, in the Explorer pane:

  1. Click , or right-click and select Create folder.
  2. Type a name for the folder.
  3. Click Create folder.

Upload and Download Files and Folders to and from the Server
On the Data tab, in the Explorer pane, click the symbol next to the model or file to upload the model or file to the server or download the model or file from the server.

  • A file that has not yet been uploaded to the server gets the  icon.
  • A file that has not yet been downloaded from the server gets the  icon.
  • A file that is up-to-date both locally and on the server gets the  icon.
  • A file that has been removed from the server gets the  icon. You can then delete the local version of the file.You can remove files from the server only if you are the administrator of the project.
  • If you want to download all models from the server at one go, click , or right-click in a folder and select Download models.


Trimble Connect Mobile

Users can download models and view them on Trimble Connect Mobile app by following these steps;


  1. Select project from the project list.
  2. The Data tab will list all file(s) and/or folder(s) available in the project. Sync the latest project file(s) and folder(s) by click sync icon sync tcm project file folder on the top bar.
    TCM data

  3. File(s) or folder(s) in the project that have not been downloaded to the device will have this status cloud download tcm
    select model to download TCM
  4. Click download icon download model file and file(s) will be downloaded to the device.

  5. The download status will change from "Waiting..." to a download percentage.
    file waiting download

  6. The "Download complete" message will appear with a green check status on the file(s) once it has been downloaded.
    tcm download file complete

  7. Once the file is available to view on 3D viewer mode, select the file and click view icon view 3d viewer tcm.
    NOTE: Users can delete the downloaded file(s) from the device by select the file(s) and then click delete icon delete file tcm


View supported file types here - Supported File Types