I started using Trimble Connect Sync for Windows and I found some issues, at least in how I think it would be intuitive to use:
1. TC takes a huge amount of time previewing/scanning files.
I might have pushed it a bit too far, to be honest, but I had this moderate sized project folder synced to Trimble Connect overnight: 75Gb of files and folders all on TC.
Now I have a huge issue. I’m syncing the project and TC seems stuck in preview. It takes over 5 minutes for scanning the folders without it. If I’m generating the preview it’s taking so long that I cancel it.
The only way I found to make this faster is to sync subfolders independently. That’s what I’m having my team doing. Each of them will sync a specific folder and not the whole project.
As the admin of the project I would like to be able to sync the whole project though. Can you find ways of streamlining this?
2. Delete files.
If either me or any in my team deletes a file from our desktop folders, a sync will not erase it from server, it will rather push the file back to our disks. We have to go to the desktop Trimble Connect app and manage deleting files there.
Why is this so I cannot comprehend.
Syncing should be bi-directional as we have in settings and backup files, should be maintained only in server, hidden until called uppon their history, but even so we could force delete them.
3. Trimble Connect Sync as an Extra App?
Why would we need it to be independent? It could perfectly be a part of the Trimble Connect for Desktop and would streamline our user experience.