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New file uploader with support for tool data file sharing
Posted to Open Discussion Forum on 6/17/2013 7 Replies

Hi everyone,

We are excited to announce that our vastly improved file uploader is now available, providing these new features:

• Support for data files! We now support common automotive data file formats, including ATS EScope, Ford IDS, PicoScope, Snap-on, Tech-II, Toyota Techstream, and more. Our plan is to add support for more automotive data file formats as we encounter them. So even if you upload one that is currently not accepted, our system retains the file and our staff will evaluate it to determine how to accept it in the future. Here's an example data file uploaded by Harvey Chan: [Cam-Crank #1 In-Cylinder], used in his recent post to the Technical Discussion Forum: []

• A modernized interface that supports uploading from mobile devices running iOS 6 and Android 4 and above.

• Drag-and-drop support for modern browsers: IE 10, and recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. This feature allows you to drag and drop multiple files onto the file uploader screen to easily initiate your upload. Of course a traditional file picker is still available.

• Easier categorization of files, simplifying the process, especially when assigning a vehicle, which can now be done very easily using our Smart Vehicle Builder. Just enter a VIN or type a Year Make Model (or even just year followed by a model) to easily pick a vehicle. Those of you that have tried our new search engine (currently in beta) will find the vehicle builder interface is the same.

• Better integration with the members-only area of the site, so that you don't leave the site when uploading your files. Instead, a popup window appears, letting you upload files right there.

Try it now by going to your File Uploads, and clicking on the button to "Upload Files." Or if you're posting in the forums, click on the Add File tab below the text entry form, and then click on "Upload New File."

In the future we look forward to supporting more document file formats, as well as inline viewing of popular document formats like RTF, Word, Excel, PDF, etc without needing to open an external application.

If you do experience any issues uploading data files (or any files), please contact us at [...] and let us know what file format it is, what tool generates the file, and any other information you can give us (including a sample file).

Scott Brown
Brea, California, USA

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