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Supported Files 

12-20-2016 02:18

Supported File Formats

Supported 2D File Formats

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

Notes

Trimble Connect for Windows does not have an integrated 2D Viewer, but 2D files can be opened in their native applications from the Trimble Connect for Windows application.

Supported 3D File Formats

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DGN (Version 8)
DWG 2018 (AutoCAD 2021 and below) 
DXF
IFC (2x3, 4)
IFC ZIP 
IGS, IGES 
LandXML (Version 1.2) 1
Navisworks (.NWD & .NWC) 2
Revit 3 4 5
SKP (2021 and below) 6
STEP AP203 and AP214
TC ZIP
TEKLA
TRB

Notes

Files related to Rhinoceros applications are no longer supported.7

The 3D Viewer does not work with Digital Project and CATIA formats because of changes in licensing agreements.8

  1. The LandXML support is based on the Inframodel subset/extension. Alignments, Pipe Networks, and TIN surfaces are the main primitive types supported.
  2. It is now possible to add Navisworks (.NWD & .NWC) model files to the project and view them in 3D using the Connect for Windows application. The Navisworks model viewing is released as a BETA feature. In this stage of the BETA period, the NWD & NWC file formats support plain 3D viewing only. The files cannot be used in other workflows, like for example in creating Views, ToDos or Clash checks. Also, there may be some models that are not rendered correctly or some property data may be incomplete.
  3. Revit Add-In required. Versions 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  4. It is now possible to add Revit (.RVT) model files to the project and view them in 3D using the Trimble Connect for Windows application. Notes that this feature is not intended to replace the Trimble Connect for Revit Add-In which gives you the most control over choosing which Views get uploaded along with other upload settings. This feature offers a quick, but less controlled, way of getting Revit models into Connect without having to install the Trimble Connect for Revit Add-In.
  5. Revit Add-In required. Versions 2019, 2020 and 2021.
  6. SketchUp 2021 model format support is only available when the model files are uploaded using the Connect for Windows 1.11 application. If a SketchUp 2021 model file is uploaded using any other application, like the TC for Browser or the TC Sync applications, the file cannot be viewed in 3D in Trimble Connect. This is because the SketchUp 2021 conversion is only available in the local Windows application processing. We’re working to introduce the SketchUp 2021 conversion support also to the cloud processing as soon as possible.
  7. This means that the file formats OBJ, FBX, 3DS, STL, 3DM, and SLDASM cannot be viewed using Trimble Connect 3D Viewer.
  8. As a workaround, you can export your models from Digital Project and CATIA to IFC format and then import them to Trimble Connect.

Point Cloud File Formats

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E57
LAS 
LAZ
Potree
URL
TDX
TZF
XYZ

Notes

Point Cloud URLs must be added through the Trimble Connect for Windows application and then can be viewed on the Browser application.

Geospatial File Formats

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GDB1
Geospatial .zip files 
JXL
KML
KMZ
SHP2
VCA
VCE

Notes

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.

  1. When compressed as .zip files.
  2. When compressed as .zip files.

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