Uploading and Processing Project Files
The project data files will need to be uploaded to the software in order to facilitate fabrication and inspection using the HoloLens or Tablet. After that, it will be processed and appear within the FabStation App.
To prepare for the upload, a ZIP file will need to be created.
Refer to Creating a ZIP file for more information.
Project Upload Overview
Before uploading project files, you need to create a project to upload the files to. Click here to learn how to create a new project.
To upload the project data:
1. Click on “Project Upload” from the web portal menu.
2. Proceed with the details within the form:
- Project Name – To ensure the file is uploaded to the correct project, the Project Name will need to be selected and typed
- File to upload – Select “Choose File” and select the desired file to be uploaded.
- Package description (mandatory field ) – Package Description details (revision number, revision date, etc) should be added to manage revision history.
3. Click on “Upload package”.
If it’s uploaded successfully, you will see the following message:
If there are any issues with the project, you will see yellow or red message describing the issue.
Uploading Project by Transmittal (Sequences) or with many KSS files
Only one KSS file can be included within a ZIP archive to upload. If you have multiple KSS files within the same project, you need to either combine those KSS files into one, or separate other ZIP files according to the KSS files content, and upload those ZIPs separately into the project, one by one.
If you have many sequences within the same project and uploading it midway to the FabStation, it’s recommended to upload the whole project (or whole part that you need to have within the FabStation) at once. Every time you upload a new part of the project, the program is going through all the files that were uploaded before to sync with those files.
So if you have many sequences to upload, it’s still possible, but will take longer time, than uploading a project at once.
Also, in the future, you can upload a sequence or a revision separately to the same project, but it should contain a KSS file.
If you have many KSS files within the Project, as different KSS files were created for different assemblies (so, it’s not related to sequences):
Processing is a different operation than uploading: it starts once the files are successfully uploaded.
Currently, it is done on the background. If you need to receive a notification that the files are processed and ready to use, make sure that you have an email address added within the Employees section on the FabStation Portal:
If the email address is added, you will receive the following email after the files are processed:
Click here to learn how to add email and manage employees within FabStation Webportal.
Until the files are processed, they will not appear correctly within the FabStation App. The processing may take up to 24 hours, depending on the files’ size: as some small projects may start to work pretty quickly within the App, while the bigger ones will need some time.
In case the project files are still not processed within the 24 hours, feel free to contact us for more information.
If you upload the same files several times, they all will queue to be handled, which will slow file processing down.
Once the processing is done, you will be able to use the project within the FabStation App.