Download Files

This article helps you understand how to download your files from within Asite.

Updated over a week ago

Download functionality provides team members with the ability to save a copy of the files from their project so that it can be reviewed later without accessing the internet (working offline).

1. To download files, select the project folder under 'Files' tab.

2. Select files and click on option available at top right on the files listing page which displays 'Download Files' window as explained below.

For downloading a file, you need the privilege 'Can Download Documents' on the project where the file is stored and a folder permission of 'View and Download' or above permission on the folder containing the file to download.

'Download Files' window contains different options as described below. Display of certain options will depend upon whether it is applicable for the selected files or not. For e.g. if there is no secondary file related to the selected files, the option to 'Include Secondary File(s)' will not appear.


Parent Document - To include selected document for download.

Include Secondary File(s) - To include secondary files for download, if any.

Include XREF - To download single / multiple files including external references, if any.

Discussions & Markups

Associated Documents - To download the associated documents for discussions or markups on selected file, if any.

Attached Documents - To download the attached documents for discussions or markups on selected file, if any.

Include Markups - To include the markups created on selected file as part of downloading the file, if any.

Note: In case project configuration was changed from Thin Client Viewer (now discontinued) to Universal Web Viewer, required information related to markups (if applicable) will appear in below sequence:

1. Consolidated view of all public markups created in Thin Client Viewer (includes all file pages).

2. Only private markups created on file that were released as public after viewer was changed from Thin Client Viewer to Universal Web Viewer (includes only those file pages having private markups released as public).

3. Consolidated view of all file markups created in Universal Web Viewer (includes both public and private markups on all file pages).

Other Options

Rename Files with Doc Ref - To rename downloaded files to document reference.

Append Doc Title - To include document title in downloading file name.

โ€‹Append Version No - To include version number in downloading file name.

Append Rev No - To include revision number in downloading file name.

Recreate Folder Structure in Zip / Download Location - To recreate folder structure of project in zip file / download location.

Lock for Editing - To ensure that the file is locked and no other user can upload new revision of this file except the user who has locked it.

Once done, click on 'Download' button at the bottom of the popup. The file will start downloading to your local device storage as per the preferences set for download.

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