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Share a Project as a File

Share and backup your work without using the cloud

If you don't want to put your work in the cloud, you can still easily share it with others through the Project Export/Import function. Exporting a Project packs up it up into a single file that can be shared like any other file.

Keep in mind that Exporting a Project detaches it from your user account and you will lose the collaborative features that publishing and syncing provide.

Exporting a Project to a zip file

To export a Project, do the following:

  1. In the Actions menu, click on Export and wait for the banner at the bottom of the page to tell you where the export has completed and the path to the exported file.
  2. Navigate to the export directory in your Gigantum working directory to access the file.

This will export your Project to a single zip file, and the file can be found in the export directory in your Gigantum working directory:

  • Windows: C:\Users\<username>\gigantum\export
  • OSX: /Users/<username>/gigantum/export
  • Linux: /home/<username>/gigantum/export

In the future the file will simply download through the browser.


Project Size Limitation

Project exports should not exceed 20GB. While large exports will work, they can take a long time to download and upload. Anything over 20GB will fail to import entirely due to web browser limitations

Importing a Project from an exported file

To import an exported Project, simply drag and drop it onto the "Add Project" card. This will upload the file to the Gigantum application, decompress it, and build your environment. If the file is large, this process can take a while!

Note that Importing a Project put it in your "namespace", and you now own this copy which is detached from the source copy. If you publish the exported Project to the cloud, it will remain completely separate and unlinked from the original version.

Drag-and-drop the .zip file to trigger the import process.Drag-and-drop the .zip file to trigger the import process.

Drag-and-drop the .zip file to trigger the import process.