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I copy .skp files to my Dropbox folder on my main computer (Mac OS X Monterey 12.2.1)
That syncs them to Dropbox “in the cloud”.
They show in a browser, with their proper file size - eg 6.7MB for one of my recent files. Other recent files don't work either.
On both my iPhone 12 and iPad Mini, when I view them in Chrome browser on dropbox.com and download to my phone or iPad, the downloaded file is only 833 bytes, and when I try to open it in SU Viewer (on phone), or SU beta app on iPad I get the message “Oh Deer” (sic) “this doesn’t appear to be a valid SketchUp file”.
Other file types (eg PDFs or image files) download and open properly on both iOS devices.
Any ideas on how to get this to work properly? Or even what’s causing this issue?
I'll try that on phone and iPad.
I have no difficulty with the same file on my computer. It downloads, and automatically opens in SU 2021.
I've had the same issue with at least half a dozen .skp files - all open correctly on my main iMac computer, but fail repeatedly and in the same way (download is only 833 bytes) on phone and iPad.
I've cleared the cache on iPad, closed and reopened Chrome, and tried the download again. Same result. Download says it's going to be 6.7MB, but it's still only 833 bytes.
Will cold reboot iPad and try again.,
Still no success. Tried several other recent and not so recent .skp files ranging in size from <400K up to >10MB. All, when downloaded via Chrome, come onto the iPad at 833 bytes and aren't valid Sketchup files.
Tried installing the Dropbox App. That will download the files to the iPad, but although I can see the downloaded file in the app, when I try 'Show in folder', double tapping on it does nothing, and I can find no way of opening it in the SU iPad app.
Still stuck on a valid way to share these .skp files between computer and iPad or phone.
That works, once I found the Export option in the Dropbox App under Share.
But I still don't understand why SU files won't download via a browser. Any thoughts on that?
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