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This is cool

billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,395 PRO
edited May 2018 in Product Feedback
At least for a Monday afternoon.

I had a URI for a brochure and wanted a copy in my design document.

So I selected import and added the URI to the document in the File name:

Windows didn't blowup and OS uploaded the file, didn't have to download a local copy.




Simply Amazing!
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  • florianflorian Member, OS Professional Posts: 102 PRO
    The File name line seems to be a windows thing. It does not work on Linux with the Nautilus file popup in Chrome. Although: It would be great if it worked :)
  • tom_scarincetom_scarince Member, Developers Posts: 47 ✭✭
    This would be great for things like importing solid model files directly from the supplier website into onshape instead of a two-step process of downloading the file locally then uploading it to onshape.  That always bothered me.  
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,004 PRO
    yes that is cool, I will have to try it!
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  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,395 PRO
    edited May 2018
    I tried doing this on my Mac and the sky darkened up, wind started blowing and the temperature dropped. What started out as a nice day suddenly turned into a bad day.

    Macs can't do this. 

    This is a very sad day for me, I'll probably stick with a Mac, but it's now tainted.



  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,004 PRO
    Yes, I tried and could get it to work, is this related to mac OS.

    Maybe Onshape should add Upload from a link,  drag and drop would also be very nice.. 

    Problem with McMaster parts for this is their website doesn't have links but a drop-down menu to select for download. 


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  • billy2billy2 Member, OS Professional, Mentor, Developers, User Group Leader Posts: 1,395 PRO
    It's funny to me because OS users are now wanting servers to talk to servers. Downloading local a local copy and then uploading to a server is now an un-acceptable practice.

    I suppose we should just be linking to that address hoping they never change the address for the information we're wanting. In this case there's only one source for the truth. I think this would be the ultimate cloud.

    Maybe in my life time.


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