Posts Tagged: cloud


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Feb 14

Cloud Collaboration Through gWorkspace

gWorkspace is a cloud-based storage system we developed here at greenspaceLive. It allows multi-disciplined users to work collaboratively on building projects. We see gWorkspace as the central hub for a project, with users sharing images, floor plans, survey reports, simulation analysis and more.

We recently partnered with Hebridean Housing Partnership (HHP) as part of a study looking at energy efficient housing and the reduction of fuel poverty in the Western Isles. gWorkspace was the perfect tool for this, it held all the project data and provided a shared area for the participants to upload files and ensure that all parties were made aware of additions as the project progressed. Storing this data on the cloud means it can be accessed at any time, from anywhere in the world. Once the study is completed it allows for future analysis to be undertaken by HHP on different house types as technologies improve and become more cost effective.

gWorkspace comes integrated with all of our products, your workspace can be viewed from your desktop, tablet or smartphone and it even allows you to share through social media applications like Facebook and LinkedIn. We want to connect all participants of a project and make the whole process that little bit easier. Sign up for a free 30-day trial today and see for yourself!

“[Cloud computing is] the best thing for small business since the creation of the stapler. Cloud computing is a playing field leveler; it gives small businesses access to technologies that previously were out of their reach and lets small businesses compete with both other small businesses and larger ones.

And to make the deal even sweeter, cloud computing can save your small business money, too.”

 

– Susan Ward, “Why Cloud Computing Is Ideal for Small Businesses”

 


28
Sep 12

Dragging and Dropping in gWorkspace

Hello everyone,

Following the relaunch of our website, and gWorkspace, we are starting a series of blog posts highlighting some of the new features and functionality in the revamped gWorkspace. The new gWorkspace has been completely rebuilt, and designed to be compatible with as many browsers as possible using HTML and AJAX for its user interface. This means that gWorkspace now works on most mobile devices as well as on your desktop. It also means that gWorkspace is now far more responsive than the older Flash based version, and has a whole bunch of new features that make gWorkspace easier to use than ever!

One feature I’d like to highlight in this blog post is drag and drop file uploading to gWorkspace.

Web based cloud storage is great, you can access your files from anywhere, share them with colleagues etc. However, actually getting your files onto the cloud can be a pain – particularly if you need to do it one file at a time. We’ve tried to make this a bit easier by introducing drag and drop file uploading.

To use this, you simply select all the files you want to upload from your desktop, drag them into gWorkspace (which should automatically highlight in green where you need to drop the files) and drop them in place. The upload process will then begin and your files will be sent to gWorkspace.

Once files are uploaded into gWorkspace, you can drag and select multiple files to carry out operations such as moving, copying, and deleting files. Check out the video below to see drag and drop in action in gWorkspace.

We really hope this helps make gWorkpace easier to use, and we’d love to hear your feedback on drag and drop as well as all our other new changes!


Malcolm Murray
Product Manager


13
Sep 11

SketchUp Models in the Cloud

This week, I thought I’d introduce some new functionality we’ve added to gModeller – the ability to synchronise gModeller for Google SketchUp with gWorkspace. By synchronising a gModeller model with gWorkspace, a copy of the SketchUp file, and associated gbXML file, is backed up to gWorkspace – from where it can be accessed and shared anywhere. Synchronisation with gWorkspace happens every time SketchUp autosaves the model, taking away all the hassle of uploading your file. Synchronisation is a ‘set and forget’ operation that ensures your model is always backed up to the cloud!!

Turn on Versioning in gWorkspace, and you have a historical record of each change that was carried out throughout the development of your model. This also means that if you make a mistake, or need to go back on some changes, then you simply choose the appropriate version, bring it back, and carry on working!

Enabling synchronisation in gModeller is a simple process as follows:

1. Within the gModeller user interface, press the “Associate with Workspace” Button.

2. Select the project that you want the model to be associated with, and provide a name for the model.

3. Press “Associate”, and you’re done. Your model will now be synchronised with, and available in, gWorkspace!

gWorkspace

We’d love to hear how you get on with synchronisation between gModeller and gWorkspace, and how you’re using Google SketchUp on the Cloud. Also worth noting is that this will work with any SketchUp model, not just buildings – so if you want to backup, version, and share your SketchUp models then gModeller and gWorkspace are for you!!!

– Malcolm


10
Aug 11

gWorkspace – Building Management in the Cloud

Hi all,

Today, I thought I’d talk a little more about gWorkspace, which now acts as a foundation for your project management. gWorkspace has changed drastically from its Box.net origins, onto our own faster, stronger platform, with a really cool interface for your project management.

Now, when you’re working on a project, you can create the building in gWorkspace and all our updated tools now link straight into them. gEnergy runs now “attach” onto the project, so you can view them within gWorkspace remotely and when you share the project, you also share the runs, which is something we weren’t able to do before. gModeller has access into gWorkspace too, allowing you to upload and download from the Sketch-Up plug-in.

Sharing is now a massive part of gWorkspace, you can add and remove users from your portfolio projects. Sharing empowers you to work remotely with your colleagues or even other users of greenspaceLive. Work on plans, models, or energy runs and use the built in messenger to update each other while you do it.

gWorkspace is free up to 1GB or 9 projects, and I would strongly recommend giving it a try.

A tutorial is available here to teach you how to use it.

Don’t forget to update your gModeller and gEnergy installs to make sure that they interface with the workspace now!

 

– Calum