For safety reasons I would like to be able to share a model with clients in view only mode on a browser but without them being able to download that file, opening it in the SketchUp app or make a physical copy of it on their own device.
If one wants to share a physical copy of the model, there is already a specific way of doing it but the ‘view only link’ sharing method should not allow this to happen, it is not a true ‘view only’ mode.
Thanks, I was not very clear… my point was that currently by using this link, people can still open up the content in the SketchUp app from where they can download the file on their device…. Which kind of defies the point.
See attached snapshot from the browser which shows an ‘open in SketchUp’ button at the top. So this is not a true ‘view only’ …
I tried it on my iPhone. If the chair model was shared, then I should able to open it in my browser. Unfortunately It doesn’t load at all.
Once a model is loaded in the browser however, there is a button at the top of the screen in safari for iOS which prompts you to view it in the SketchUp app, from where you can download it on the device… See attachment (sorry, didn’t upload last time)
Please, disregard that, Gopal!
I should have asked the OP again and waited for a visual confirmation that he opened the link I gave, and not a model of his, even if he wrote: “Yes, the link opened straight into my SketchUp app. Not in the browser.”.
Hi Gopal! Is it true that in iOS (iPhone) a shared model with new lab can be edited and saved in anyone’s account?
Did you change the idea of sharing and not editing/downloading? Or was it like that from the beginning?
Then in connect.trimble.com
Click the file and choose share, you’ll get a similar selection of options to things like Office.com and Google Drive in regards to who can see it and who can do what with it.
Thanks, that makes sense. I thought one was able to save it as a read only File which you could then email to someone else directly and they would not be able to edit or save etc but still navigate it inside SketchUp for desktop.
The link works fine and as expected actually Adam. When I did a testing on my mobile I was still logged into the app under the same user account which initiated the sharing so when I opened that file from the browser into the app again, there was no way of telling whether the file was actually downloaded or it was still the original file that I was seeing in Home… if it makes sense
It sounds like this turned out not to be an issue, but to clarify, even if you click a view-only link to a file you own, it should open in view-only mode on the web or in the iPad app. If you are seeing anything differently, please let us know.