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Smart Sync for selected file type only

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Is it possible to select a typ of files (i.e. *.bmp), that should be synchronised allway just online. Our team is working with a lot of CAD-files which are verwy big (+ 250 MB). These files are just in different project folders and are just used form the designers. It would be very helpfull, if the selecetion would include also typs of filfes in general. 

Thank for your advise, Christoph 

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Re: Smart Synch for selected file type only


Hello Christoph; happy Monday!

As there's no such option at this moment, why not suggest it in the relevant area of our Community here?

Make sure to include as much as information as possible about your specific use-case and how this would benefit your work-flow.

Thanks in advance and, in the meantime, please let me know if you have any questions @cdneumann

PS: As a walk-around you could designate a 'for use' folder (or something similar) and make sure to revert it to 'Online Only' once you're done with your edits. 


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