Large and complex objects in Next®

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

Not only does this feature allows 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.  

 When you select to archive an entire folder, you get both the folder, it's sub folders, and all the files in there.  

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. 

The business log

Future enhancements

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

For the techies

Next® Transfer Companion: 

  • Compress and upload complex objects
    Allows you to select an entire folder for upload to Next®. Next® will asynchronously compress all content in the selected folders, and every sub-folder, and transfer this as a single object to Next® Enterprise Archive. The content of this object is available as metadata. A

  • Download and decompress complex objects
    Allows you to select an entire folder (Digital work) for download from Next®. Next® will asynchronously download, decompress, and recreate all content in the selected folders, and every sub-folder. The download is logged in Next®. And with an option to mark the download as exclusively checked out

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 complex objects in Next®


New optional feature


In planning

Expected release:

June 2021

Affected products:

Next® Enterprise Archive


End user



Responsible product manager:

Kim Hellum




Kim Hellum