BlastIQ™ Insights - File Storage


Release Date:
9th December 2020
KBA Summary:
This Knowledge Base Article describes the functionality of the File Storage in BlastIQ™ Insights.


This feature provides a centralized place to upload, store and download Site and Blast files to assist in managing the Drill and Blast processes.

To ensure the performance of this service to all users, we are introducing a usage cap of a total of 500GB of file storage per site, which includes deleted items, beyond which some charges may apply. However, based on current usage rates, we know most of our customers will not exceed this cap.

Note: Please see this article on How to configure "Required Blast Documentation"

Access Site Files

Site Files is recommended for storing templates and other documents relevant to the site, not only to a specific blast.

    1. Click ‘File Storage’, located on the left side (desktop version) or the top-left hamburger menu (mobile version).
    2. ‘Site files’ section shown by default; controlled by the tabs located on the top of the page.AccessSiteFiles.png
Access Blast Files

Blast Files is the recommended location for storing documents and media related to a particular blast.  

    1. Click ‘Blast Files’ tab located on the top of the screen within the ‘File Storage’ section.
    2. Use the search bar by typing in the desired blast name; this will return up to 25 blasts containing the typed in characters.
    3. Select All, Fired or Not Fired from the drop down list to narrow down the search.
    4. Select a Blast from the list to access the list of files.
    5. Completion status will only become visible if the site has at least one mandatory document defined.BlastFiles.png
Download Files
    1. Click "Site files" tab.
    2. Click on the ‘Download’ icon located under the Actions column in the files list for the desired file.Download.png
View Files

Media Files - Images, Videos, PDF and text files - can now be viewed from the site and blast files.

    1. Click "Site files" tab.
    2. To view the media file, simply click on the 'View' icon found under the Actions column in the files list for the file you wish to access. This action will open a new tab where you can view the file.ViewFiles.png
Upload Files
Limits Upload a Site or a Blast File Replace an Existing File View File History
  1. Maximum size of 1.0 GB per file.
  2. Maximum 100 Site Files per site.
  3. Maximum 100 Blast files per blast, 70 defined documents.
Comment on Files

You can record and view multiple comments against any blast file.Comment.png


Send Email

To send an email notification after uploading a Blast File:

    1. Click on the Send Email icon.
    2. Type in the desired email address(s) in Recipients and press the Tab key. You can add multiple email addresses.
    3. Type in any desired content in Message. Not mandatory.
    4. Click Send.SendEmail.png

The recipients will receive an email from with an automatically generated subject, your username (email address) and a link to the file storage page with the file highlighted.


All of the recipientes will be able to see the complete recipients list.
Delete Files
      1. Click on the ‘Delete’ icon located under the Actions column in the files list for the desired file.
      2. This action is unrecoverable.Delete.png

Note: users with write or admin access can delete files.

Restore Deleted Files
      1. Click on the ‘Include Deleted’ check box. The list of Deleted files will be displayed.
      2. Click on the Restore button for the desired file.
      3. Confirm the action.Restore.png
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