What are Sync Settings?
The Sync Settings gives Project Administrators control over how files should be handled during sync operations (performed in Trimble Connect Sync) by other project members, and which types of files or folders that should be ignored (excluded) during the sync operation.
Only a Project Administrator can change these settings.
Sync Modes for File Uploads
These settings are used to help establish change control standards.
Sync Mode Explanations
Enable automatic file checkout when uploading a file
When you sync the project this option allows you to download the file with read/write access. You can update the file locally and sync it to the server. While the sync is in progress, the files are checked out. When the sync is complete, the files are checked in. Other users can edit and update the file locally and also on the server.
Require file checkout before being able to upload files
When you sync the project this option allows you to download the file with read/write access. But you cannot update it on the server until you have not checked out the file. To update the file on the server you need to check out the file on the server and then update the file. After you finish working with the file, you can sync the file back to the server.
Require file checkout before being able to upload files, and set non-checked out files as read-only
When you sync the project this option allows you to download the file in read only mode. If you want to update the file first you need to check out the file then update the file locally and sync the project. It will update the file on the server. Other files that are not checked out will download in read only mode.
Default Sync Filters
The default sync filters allow you create a list of file/folder types that you want to be excluded during sync operations
Using sync filters you can ignore certain files types by the file extension. Some software generates temporary files, which may not be needed to upload. To ignore temporary files during sync operations (using Trimble Connect Sync), check the checkbox for the corresponding temporary file.
These settings will apply to all project members using the Sync application to sync your project's data.
Every project by default filters out the following extensions:
AutoCAD lisp file
AutoCAD lock files (DWL)
AutoCAD lock files (DWL2)
Dot files - files having name starting with a period
Dot folders- folders having name starting with a period
Revit backup directory
Revit backup file
Revit temp directory
Rhino backup file
Rhino lock files (RHL)
Rhino, etc. backup files (BAK)
Sketchup backup file