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Working with other programs - Using progeCAD with the Internet

Add hyperlinks to a drawing

 
  1. In your progeCAD drawings, you can include hyperlinks, which are pointers that take you to another location, such as a Web address or a file on a particular computer. You can attach a hyperlink to any entity in your drawing. Then, when you select that entity, you can open the link and jump to the specific Web address or file location. You can create absolute hyperlinks, which store the full path to a file, or relative hyperlinks, which store a partial path relative to a base folder or URL.
  2. NOTE To open files associated with hyperlinks, the PICKFIRST system variable must be set to On.
To create a hyperlink
  1. Type hyperlink and then press Enter.
  2. Select an entity or entities that you would like to associate with a hyperlink; then press Enter to display the Edit Hyperlink dialog box.
  3. Do one of the following:
  4. Click Browse to specify a file.
  5. In the Link to File or URL box, type a Web address.
  6. If you wish to use a common path for all hyperlinks in the drawing, check the Use relative path for hyperlinks box. Relative paths provide flexibility if you move files to a different folder, since you can change multiple hyperlink paths at once, rather than change them all individually.
 
  1. Click OK to close the Edit Hyperlink dialog box.
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  3. NOTE The HYPERLINKBASE system variable defines the relative path used for all hyperlinks in the current drawing. To use the default drawing path, leave the value blank by entering a period (".").
To remove a hyperlink
  1. Type hyperlink and then press Enter.
  2. Select an entity or entities with a hyperlink; then press Enter to display the Edit Hyperlink dialog box.
  3. Click Remove Link.
  4. Click OK to close the Edit Hyperlink dialog box.
To access a hyperlink
  1. Select an entity with a hyperlink.
  2. Right-click anywhere in the drawing area.
  3. In the pop-up menu, choose Open Link.