Working with files on Cloud
Gravit gives you massive cloud storage to access your design from any device.
You get the files stored on the cloud by going toor by using the shortcut + + .
You can also reach cloud storage from the Welcome Screen.
To save your artworks use the file menu(1) or (2).
The last one has a handy shortcut+ and brings up the dialog box with the Save to cloud option.
Cloud Dialog Box
No matter you are saving to cloud or opening from it, the cloud dialog box is much the same.
It comprises of the three sections :
- Header section
- Content section
- Footer section
The header contains the Gravit Cloud’s dropdown(1), Refresh Cloud Content button(2), your account information(3) and close, maximize/minimize icons(4).
To learn more about Google Drive account integration, please, read the next chapter of this article.
The content section contains three areas:
- Helper area where you can create a new folder, change the view or list your files into a specific order
- Folder area to select the folder
- File area with all of the files you store on the cloud or in the selected folder
The footer section is the one that differs depending on whether you are saving or retrieving the file.
If you are opening the file it contains nothing.
If you are saving the file a typical save file dialog(1) shows up on the footer.
When you select the file it brings up a few buttons to manage the file:
- Download to save the file on your device
You can reach the same options via dropdown(2) by clicking on the ellipsis icon(1) on the top-right of the thumbnail.
Google Drive Integration
You can open any file from your Google Drive storage and edit it in Gravit Designer.
First, expand the Gravit Cloud dropdown on the top-left of the Gravit Cloud Panel.
Select Connect new Cloud drive… to bring up a Add new Cloud drive panel.
For now, this panel has only one option – Connect Google Drive. Click on it to bring up a familiar dialog box with the list of your Google accounts.
It will open yet another dialog box with a wordy message which basically means the following:
- Click Open Additional Files button to select the file from the Google Drive storage and open it in Gravit Designer
- Click Ok if you only want to connect the Gravit app to the Google Drive account
Open a File from the Google Drive
Imagine you are looking for the file you once saved in your Google Drive.
You can open it by following these steps:
- Head over to
or use the shortcut + +
- Make sure the Personal Google Drive is selected in the Clouds dropdown on the top-left of the panel
- Click on the button Open files… to open the Google Drive folder
- Double click on the file to start editing it in Gravit Designer or choose the file and click Select button on the bottom left.
Work with Multiple Files
You can’t open multiple files at once in Gravit Designer regardless it’s your local drive or Google Drive.
Selecting multiple files(1) from the Google Drive folder holdingor you can add them to the Gravit Cloud panel. They would be displayed as thumbnails in the content section.
Google Drive options
To edit your Google Drive integration expand the Cloud dropdown and select the Settings icon.
In opened dialog box you can type a name of your integration.
Click the Save button to commit the changes.
Click the Disconnect button to exit your current Google Drive account and cancel the Google Drive integration.
Now you are able to pick up another Google Drive account to connect to the Gravit Designer.
Starting from version 2.1 you can share designs you saved on the cloud. All you need to do is to copy and paste the link from a Sharing pop-up.
To open the sharing pop-up click the Share button on top right of the Gravit Designer document.
Click the Copy button to copy the link to the clipboard.
Now you can share the file by pasting the link on the social media, blog posts, forums messengers or in the e-mail.
You can click here to open the file and see how it works.
You can disable/enable sharing dialog box by toggling the slider on the top right of the sharing pop-up.
In the image below you can see the pop-up with the disabled sharing dialog box.
The sharing options are important to add up to control the permissions of the file you share.
By default, Allow to Save option (1) is selected, so users are able to save the vector and raster versions of the file on their computers.
Follow this link to see how it looks like.
You can access up to 20 last versions of your designs saved on the Gravit Cloud. Continue working from a different point, restore a critical element or see how your design evolved. It can be accessed from.
A new version is created every time you save your file.
After accessing Show Version History, you are presented with a list of all available versions of the current design in the right panel. Clicking on a version shows it on the canvas for you to inspect — with a double-click you can edit it.
To give you an extra indication that you are previewing a particular version, the menu bar is replaced with two buttons:and . Both functions (Preview and Restore) are also available from the context menu of each version in the list. Even when you have reverted to an older version, all future versions are still accessible in the list — also when saving after that.
This is an exclusive Gravit Designer PRO feature.