Add zip files to cloud and access through an Axure prototype


I want to upload some .zip files to the Axure Cloud and then access them (for download) via a prototype.

How do I add .zip files to the cloud? I assume once they are uploaded, I can copy the link to each file?



There’s not a native way to do this in Axure. You’d have to host the zip file somewhere and use an “open external link” action to trigger the download.

I use a free dropbox account for this; just change the bit at the end of dropbox’s share link that says ?dl=0 to ?dl=1 to avoid sending the user to dropbox’s preview page.

EDIT: I played around with this a bit and got it to work. It’s hacky, but it does allow you to embed any arbitrary file into your prototype: