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

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