I seem to recall that drag and drop has always had issues on the Mac. I believe that the Windows installer for the desktop editions may register an SKP file type drag and drop handler in the system registry database.
On this page …
… it says …
Mozilla and Firefox support some features not in the standard drag and drop model. These are convenience functions to facilitate dragging multiple items and dragging non-string data (such as files).
This indicates some browsers do have file drop support. I would also guess that there needs to be some OS support underneath.
Maybe Steve (@slbaumgartner) has some ideas ?
Ya’ got me by the socks ! It does seem silly to have to be forced to explode inserted models. (But insert works the same way on desktop as well.)
Once you open via drag and drop, the model is saved (even untitled) to the user’s TC account. The user must re-download the model and choose to overwrite the local copy to update it with any changes. This can be confusing to users. It would be simpler to have an open and save that automatically syncs local files and TC copies.
My only guess is that Trimble is forcing the promotion of Trimble Connect because they want the app to “feel” like a cloud app, rather than a local app that happens to run in a browser.