Large and compound documents in Next®

In order to expand the use of Next® Digital Workplace further, we now deliver a brand new functionality that allows you to work efficiently with large and compound document structures such as construction drawings (CAD), publications, and movies.

Not only does this feature allow you to overcome modern browsers 4GB upload limitation, and takes out the waiting by leaving the heavy lifting to a companion service running in the background. It also allows you to archive (and later restore) the entire folder complex, that typically makes up a digital work in computer aided design (CAD), publication design, or movie production.  

Add a compound document

When you select to add a compound document,  you get both the folder, it's sub folders, and all the files in there  

You provide the document information as with any other document. Then click Select and add to point out what folder to archive. Now everything happens in the background.

As long as the upload is processing, you will see an active background job. Look up the background job in your profile to follow the progress. Once the  upload is completed, you will receive a notification. 

On documents with a Compound content, you have a new option - Download compound document

When you Download a Compound document,  Next® will ask you where to place the resulting folder with all it's content. As with the upload, there is no waiting.  Next® will let you know when everything is ready for you to work with.

The business log

All transactions and user actions are logged in Next®.

Future enhancements

In a future release of Next® you will see improved support for streaming video and sound. 

In a future release you will also se support for keeping your colleagues in the loop.

For the techies

The heavy lifting is done by the Next® Companion.  

What item types that can be used for Compound documents is determined by a flag on the Item type. 

Commercial terms and conditions

This feature comes with a separate license fee. Any consultancy assistance will be invoiced in addition. 


Despite our best efforts, we may be forced to change both content and expected delivery of future product updates without notice.



Large and compound documents in Next®


New optional feature



Expected release:

June 2021

Affected products:

Next® Enterprise Archive


End user



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum