Asset Types & Extensions

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Unlike Windows Explorer or other file browsers, in Connecter, you see assets from nine predefined types commonly used across the creative industries. That includes 3d models, Materials, Images, Videos, Audio, BIM, CAD, Scripts and Others. 

Each asset type has a comprehensive predefined file extensions list to which you can add more file formats if needed.


Managing asset types and extensions

To manage asset types and extensions, go to the Settings menu and choose "Asset Types."

NOTE: All changes in the “Asset Types” preferences are saved for the individual user (Connecter Suite Workspaces) or connection (Shared Workspaces) and aren’t synced with the other users.

Disabling asset types

By default, all asset types and the file extensions they include are active, and Connecter shows them in your asset library. However, only three main asset types can’t be disabled and are always visible: 3d files, Materials, and Images. 

As for the remaining six asset types, you can disable any of them to completely ignore them while browsing your library (Connecter won't show you files with extensions that fall within a disabled asset type).

Deselect the "Use this type" checkbox under the respective asset type label to disable an asset type, and click the “Apply Changes” button.

Disabling asset types.
Any asset type you disable will also disappear from the asset types' main filtering option in Connecter:
Asset type filters show all available asset types.
Some asset types are disabled, thus not showing in the asset type filters.

NOTE: You can disable and enable asset types anytime without impacting your assets. That can be seen as a global filtering setting for asset types irrelevant to your work. It allows you to browse the library without risking messing up your assets. And if you need to see a particular asset type again, enable it, and Connecter will start showing it instantly. 

Disabling file extensions

All predefined file extensions in the respective asset type lists are enabled by default and visible while browsing assets in Connecter. 

If you want to ignore and not see a particular extension, you have to deselect the checkbox before its name and click the “Apply Changes” button.

Disabling and enabling file extensions.

Adding file extensions

You can add file extensions missing in the lists. Here’s how: 

  1. Type the extension name in the "add extension" text field under the respective asset type. Use either ".abcde" (with a dot before the extension name) or "abcde" formats.   
  2. Click the "+" button next to the text field.
  3. Click the “Apply Changes” button.
NOTE: File extensions are ordered by name, so new extensions go to their respective name-related position, not the list's top or bottom.
Adding file extensions.

Removing file extensions

You can’t remove any predefined extension but only disable it if you don't want Connecter to show this particular file type. You can, however, remove extensions you added to the lists. To remove a user-added extension, follow these steps:

  1. Hover over it and click the "x" button on the right. 
  2. Click the “Apply Changes” button.


Removing file extensions.

Resetting asset types and extensions settings 

Do the following if you want to reset any changes you did to the asset types and extensions’ default settings:

  1. Go to the Settings menu and choose "Asset Types."
  2. Click the “Reset to Default” button.



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