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    File Extension Types For New Downloads Section

    Hey Everyone,

    I was hoping the community could give me a hand with this. I'm adding all of the file extensions that can be uploaded to the new downloads section.

    So far I have:

    zip rar tar gz pdf doc txt xls odt ods rtf 123 csv dll pps

    and for images:
    jpg jpeg jpg2 gif png bmp psd 3dm 3dmf


    Obviously there are hundreds of file extensions out there and I don't want to add every single one of them, so what are all the file extensions that you use that are not listed above? This includes all of the CAD file extensions too.

    thanks

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    Re: File Extension Types For New Downloads Section

    Just at a first-blush, for CAD/CAM/3D

    3ds, asc, max, blend, c4d, dwf, dwg, dxf, iam, idw, sldasm, slddrw, sldprt, igs, ipj, ipt, lwo, lws, ma, mb, mc8, mc9, mcx, par, sab, sat, session, ops, part, pla, pln, prj, pxr, stl, srf, tpl, unv, xsi, xv0, xv2, xv3, z3d

    Those are the extensions associated on my CAD/CAM machine right now, but I'm of course certain there are more.

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    Re: File Extension Types For New Downloads Section

    Awesome! Thanks Adrenalynn

    We're now ready to test the TRC Downloads Library out. We may run into a few issues, as with any new plugin, but hopefully nothing too major.

    So, if anyone has some stuff they're working on that they'd like to try uploading and share:

    http://forums.trossenrobotics.com/downloads.php

    We'll do an official announcement once we see that all the kinks are worked out.

    Let us know what you think! Also, I'm sure we didn't cover all the file extensions, so if there are any that anybody else uses regularly that you do not see yet in this thread, please let me know and I'll add them

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    Re: File Extension Types For New Downloads Section

    don't forget exe and rcb

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    Re: File Extension Types For New Downloads Section

    I don't think it's a good idea to put a straight up .exe extension on there. Sounds like a security risk to me. Feel free to discuss this though because I'm curious what everyone thinks.

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    Re: File Extension Types For New Downloads Section

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    I was hoping the community could give me a hand with this. I'm adding all of the file extensions that can be uploaded to the new downloads section.

    So far I have:

    zip rar tar gz pdf doc txt xls odt ods rtf 123 csv dll pps
    DLLs are usually a BAD idea to allow for uploads.

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    Re: File Extension Types For New Downloads Section

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    I don't think it's a good idea to put a straight up .exe extension on there. Sounds like a security risk to me. Feel free to discuss this though because I'm curious what everyone thinks.
    Yes, same as for DLLs, BAD idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrenalynn View Post
    Just at a first-blush, for CAD/CAM/3D

    3ds, asc, max, blend, c4d, dwf, dwg, dxf, iam, idw, sldasm, slddrw, sldprt, igs, ipj, ipt, lwo, lws, ma, mb, mc8, mc9, mcx, par, sab, sat, session, ops, part, pla, pln, prj, pxr, stl, srf, tpl, unv, xsi, xv0, xv2, xv3, z3d

    Those are the extensions associated on my CAD/CAM machine right now, but I'm of course certain there are more.
    Not all of those are drawing or model files though, like PRJ (project), for instance and probably SESSION.

    I'll add to that .ad_asm (Alibre Design assembly) and .ad_prt (Alibre Design part). Also .STEP (usually STEP 214), .IGES, and .STP (also somtimes STEP format).

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    Re: File Extension Types For New Downloads Section

    Id imagine the majority will be in .zip or .rar anyway right? Or does the forum software actually scan the contents?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyberius View Post
    Id imagine the majority will be in .zip or .rar anyway right? Or does the forum software actually scan the contents?
    I dislike having to deal with multiple archive types per platform. ZIP seems to be available pretty much everywhere. I'd like to see us agree on ZIP for archives becuse they can be processed on all platforms that I am aware of. Unless a person has multiple files that need to be kept together, I don't see any reason why any approved extension (smaller list = better and more secure) couldn't be uploaded as single files.

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