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Upload documents from external services

Upload your document, drawing, report or other project-related file into Aconex.

You can upload files that are hosted on supported external services into Aconex without having to download the files to your computer. Currently, Aconex supports copying files from Dropbox and Box.

Upload a single file using Dropbox or Box

You can upload a single file from Dropbox or Box using the Choose source option. When you select either of the latter, a new window opens for the appropriate source.

The Choose source options list.

Multiple file upload using Dropbox or Box

Instructions for Dropbox users

  1. Select a project from the Project Selector at the top of the screen.
  2. Click Documents and select Multiple File Upload.
  1. Click Upload from Dropbox.
  1. Sign in to your account if necessary.
  1. Choose the files you wish to copy to Aconex. You can choose multiple files – simply click on all the files you wish to select.
  1. Click Choose when you have made your selections.
  1. Review the files you’ve selected and click Start Copying when you are ready.
  1. The files will now copy to the Aconex Temporary Files area.
  1. Once the files have finished copying, you can choose to view them in the Temporary Files area and move them to the Documents Register if desired.

Instructions for Box users

  1. Select a project from the Project Selector at the top of the screen.
  1. Click Documents and select Multiple File Upload.
  1. Click Upload from Box.
  1. Sign in to your account if necessary – you may already be signed in.
  1. Choose the files you wish to copy to Aconex. You can choose multiple files – simply click on all the files you wish to select.
  1. Click Choose when you have made your selections.
  1. Review the files you’ve selected and click Start Copying when you are satisfied.
  1. The files will now copy to the Aconex Temporary Files area.
  1. Once the files have finished copying, you can choose to view them in the Temporary Files area and move them to the Documents Register if desired.

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