{"__v":24,"_id":"55e769ad0063b235002c6dcd","category":{"__v":20,"_id":"55d535cc988e130d000b3f60","pages":["55d535cc988e130d000b3f62","55d537895082980d0009c96b","55d53799988e130d000b3f69","55da9b95a955100d00def951","55dca4a0c755b63700dc844d","55e75dfbe06f4b190080dc05","55e765a259f5ed21004f5553","55e769680063b235002c6dc9","55e7697e2942b837005467ac","55e76998e06f4b190080dc38","55e769ad0063b235002c6dcd","56947a6e3e9d080d00f065c3","56947f893e9d080d00f065ca","5695a7a977ba0d2300cf3930","5695b5360c650a2300250690","5695b92b77ba0d2300cf3942","5695bc9ecb14e11700f8a8bd","5695dfe6fe18811700c9c15b","5695e442dcaf0d1700cb879f","569d301667331a0d0028056b"],"project":"55d535ca988e130d000b3f5c","version":"55d535cb988e130d000b3f5f","sync":{"url":"","isSync":false},"reference":false,"createdAt":"2015-08-20T02:05:00.107Z","from_sync":false,"order":1,"slug":"quick-start-for-end-users","title":"End User Guide"},"parentDoc":null,"project":"55d535ca988e130d000b3f5c","user":"55d535835082980d0009c965","version":{"__v":12,"_id":"55d535cb988e130d000b3f5f","hasDoc":true,"hasReference":false,"project":"55d535ca988e130d000b3f5c","createdAt":"2015-08-20T02:04:59.052Z","releaseDate":"2015-08-20T02:04:59.052Z","categories":["55d535cc988e130d000b3f60","55d6b238d2a8eb1900109eef","55d6b4f3250d7d0d004274cd","55d7967960fc730d00fc2852","55da9804e835f20d009fc5d0","55e75b1de06f4b190080dbfd","55e75b39e06f4b190080dbfe","55e75b7ae06f4b190080dbff","564f5a4e33082f0d001bb709","570fb64aa38d470e0060cbff","586d0dd89a854123001acd65","586d0e3b9a854123001acd66"],"is_deprecated":false,"is_hidden":false,"is_beta":false,"is_stable":true,"codename":"","version_clean":"1.0.0","version":"1.0"},"updates":[],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2015-09-02T21:27:09.750Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"settings":"","auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":4,"body":"What good are apps without you being able to access data? With Frame, you have a number of options for accessing and working with your files:  \n\n1.  Access files stored in your cloud storage account(s)\n2.  Upload/download files from/to your local device\n3.  Collaborate with your team on a shared network drive\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"1.  Connect to cloud storage\"\n}\n[/block]\nClick on the \"Files\" tab in your Launchpad, and you'll see multiple options to connect your Frame account to your cloud storage accounts.\n\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/Q4nMzyjSTa6uPrEe5rjU_Screenshot%202015-12-30%2015.00.20.jpg\",\n        \"Screenshot 2015-12-30 15.00.20.jpg\",\n        \"1858\",\n        \"1502\",\n        \"\",\n        \"\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nWe have integrated with Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box. Click on \"Connect\" to sign into your cloud storage account and enable access to your data from inside your Frame session. \n\nOnce you start a session, each cloud service that you have connected will be mounted and become visible from inside your apps as a new network drive (G: for Dropbox, F: for Google Drive, and X: for Box). Once you have connected your Frame account to Dropbox or Google Drive, it will automatically reconnect anytime you sign in, unless you deliberately disconnect before logging out. With Box, you must sign in on each session due to Box's security access model. \n\nCheck out this short video for an example of connecting to Dropbox:\n[block:html]\n{\n  \"html\": \"<div></div>\\n\\n<iframe width=\\\"480\\\" height=\\\"360\\\" src=\\\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/UGN1k30Teak?rel=0\\\" frameborder=\\\"0\\\" allowfullscreen></iframe>\\n\\n<style></style>\"\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"2.  Upload / download\"\n}\n[/block]\nThis feature is a convenient way for you to bring your files into an application if you don't already have it in cloud storage (e.g., Dropbox).  \n\nWith most browsers you can simply drag and drop a file from your local desktop onto your Frame session to initiate an upload. Alternatively, you can click on the file upload icon (arrow with circle around it), and the following pop-up explains what to do next: \n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/LHWIgCChSgy3Y3kfKKeC_Screenshot%202016-01-12%2017.50.52.png\",\n        \"Screenshot 2016-01-12 17.50.52.png\",\n        \"385\",\n        \"278\",\n        \"#808181\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"border\": true\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nClicking on the icon will bring up the local computer's file system (e.g., Finder on a Mac), where you can select a file that will then be uploaded to the \"Uploads\" folder inside your application session. As the file uploads, you'll see a progress indicator in the status bar:\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/qJnt6sDzRRXWwsmADka7_Screenshot%202016-01-12%2017.54.06.png\",\n        \"Screenshot 2016-01-12 17.54.06.png\",\n        \"168\",\n        \"36\",\n        \"#94949a\",\n        \"\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nOnce the file has been uploaded, you can access it in your application by using the app's file open dialogue and navigating to the \"Uploads\" folder in the Favorites section. Then, when you're done editing, be sure to save the file to the \"Download Now\" folder in your Favorites. This will automatically start downloading the file to your local browser's download location.\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/cMJg5JNXRe0S8dX4ej4O_Screenshot%202016-01-26%2018.10.32.png\",\n        \"Screenshot 2016-01-26 18.10.32.png\",\n        \"207\",\n        \"145\",\n        \"#09b072\",\n        \"\"\n      ],\n      \"border\": true\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:api-header]\n{\n  \"type\": \"basic\",\n  \"title\": \"3.  Shared team drives and PDM services\"\n}\n[/block]\nAnother option for working with files applies to use cases where the administrator of your account has set up a shared network drive for team collaboration. This drive will show up as a specific drive letter in \"My Computer\" in your session (e.g., \"T:\"). Your team's folders and files will appear there, and you can work with the files just as with a network file share.\n[block:callout]\n{\n  \"type\": \"info\",\n  \"title\": \"PDM services\",\n  \"body\": \"Your administrator may also have set up your account to connect to a Product Data Management system or other file/data management system. Get details from your admin on how to work with these systems.\"\n}\n[/block]","excerpt":"Upload/download, connect to cloud storage, and more","slug":"connect-to-cloud-storage","type":"basic","title":"Open and edit files"}

Open and edit files

Upload/download, connect to cloud storage, and more

What good are apps without you being able to access data? With Frame, you have a number of options for accessing and working with your files: 1. Access files stored in your cloud storage account(s) 2. Upload/download files from/to your local device 3. Collaborate with your team on a shared network drive [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "1. Connect to cloud storage" } [/block] Click on the "Files" tab in your Launchpad, and you'll see multiple options to connect your Frame account to your cloud storage accounts. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/Q4nMzyjSTa6uPrEe5rjU_Screenshot%202015-12-30%2015.00.20.jpg", "Screenshot 2015-12-30 15.00.20.jpg", "1858", "1502", "", "" ] } ] } [/block] We have integrated with Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box. Click on "Connect" to sign into your cloud storage account and enable access to your data from inside your Frame session. Once you start a session, each cloud service that you have connected will be mounted and become visible from inside your apps as a new network drive (G: for Dropbox, F: for Google Drive, and X: for Box). Once you have connected your Frame account to Dropbox or Google Drive, it will automatically reconnect anytime you sign in, unless you deliberately disconnect before logging out. With Box, you must sign in on each session due to Box's security access model. Check out this short video for an example of connecting to Dropbox: [block:html] { "html": "<div></div>\n\n<iframe width=\"480\" height=\"360\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/UGN1k30Teak?rel=0\" frameborder=\"0\" allowfullscreen></iframe>\n\n<style></style>" } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "2. Upload / download" } [/block] This feature is a convenient way for you to bring your files into an application if you don't already have it in cloud storage (e.g., Dropbox). With most browsers you can simply drag and drop a file from your local desktop onto your Frame session to initiate an upload. Alternatively, you can click on the file upload icon (arrow with circle around it), and the following pop-up explains what to do next: [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/LHWIgCChSgy3Y3kfKKeC_Screenshot%202016-01-12%2017.50.52.png", "Screenshot 2016-01-12 17.50.52.png", "385", "278", "#808181", "" ], "border": true } ] } [/block] Clicking on the icon will bring up the local computer's file system (e.g., Finder on a Mac), where you can select a file that will then be uploaded to the "Uploads" folder inside your application session. As the file uploads, you'll see a progress indicator in the status bar: [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/qJnt6sDzRRXWwsmADka7_Screenshot%202016-01-12%2017.54.06.png", "Screenshot 2016-01-12 17.54.06.png", "168", "36", "#94949a", "" ] } ] } [/block] Once the file has been uploaded, you can access it in your application by using the app's file open dialogue and navigating to the "Uploads" folder in the Favorites section. Then, when you're done editing, be sure to save the file to the "Download Now" folder in your Favorites. This will automatically start downloading the file to your local browser's download location. [block:image] { "images": [ { "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/cMJg5JNXRe0S8dX4ej4O_Screenshot%202016-01-26%2018.10.32.png", "Screenshot 2016-01-26 18.10.32.png", "207", "145", "#09b072", "" ], "border": true } ] } [/block] [block:api-header] { "type": "basic", "title": "3. Shared team drives and PDM services" } [/block] Another option for working with files applies to use cases where the administrator of your account has set up a shared network drive for team collaboration. This drive will show up as a specific drive letter in "My Computer" in your session (e.g., "T:"). Your team's folders and files will appear there, and you can work with the files just as with a network file share. [block:callout] { "type": "info", "title": "PDM services", "body": "Your administrator may also have set up your account to connect to a Product Data Management system or other file/data management system. Get details from your admin on how to work with these systems." } [/block]