Uploading 2D CAD Files

Uploading, Downloading, and Organizing Files


Files must be added to a project. For more information on how to create a new project, click here. User uploads new file(s) by first navigating to the “files list” icon in the left sidebar.

Once you’ve entered the project page, click the ‘upload files’ icon. Users can upload PDFs and 2D drawings using the "Individual Files" options. Supported 2D file formats include:


Please note that if the drawing references other drawing files, all files must be gathered and uploaded using the Assembly Upload Option. The main drawing must be selected as the “Parent Assembly File”.


SOLIDWORKS drawing files (SLDDRW) can also be uploaded through the Gradient SOLIDWORKS add in. Please note that SLDDRW files will be converted to the DWG file format before being uploaded to Gradient.

Once you select the designated option, you will see a drag and drop window appear. You can then click the “Choose Files” button to open your file browser, or simply drag and drop in the files you want to upload. Individual files will upload immediately. If using the “Assembly” upload option please follow the instructions on screen.