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Attaching Hyperlinks to Entities

The Hyperlink command attaches a hyperlink to an entity or modifies an existing hyperlink. Hyperlinks provide jumps to Web sites, email addresses, drawing files, or user-defined views in the current drawing.

To open the Hyperlink dialog box:

  1. Click Insert > Hyperlink (or type Hyperlink).
  2. Specify entities in the graphics area to which you want to apply hyperlinks, then press Enter.
  3. The Hyperlink dialog box appears.

To create a hyperlink to an existing file or web page:

  1. In the Hyperlink dialog box, click Existing File or Web Page.
  2. For Text, type a description for the hyperlink. Use this if the link itself is not meaningful enough.
  3. For Address, type the hyperlink.
  4. - or, click -
    • Current Folder to navigate to the file you to which you want to hyperlink. The drive or folder in Look In determines the content of the file list.
    • Browsed Pages (lists recently browsed Web sites from your Internet browser), then select a page from the list.
    • Recent Files (lists files recently used), then select a file from the list.
    • Click  to select a file in the Open dialog box.
    • Click Target Frame to select a location in a drawing file to which to hyperlink.
    • Click  to open your standard web browser to search for web site addresses.
  5. Click OK.

To create a hyperlink to a named view in the current drawing:

  1. In the Hyperlink dialog box, click Place in This Drawing.
  2. In Select a place in this drawing, select a user-defined view.
  3. Click OK.

To create a hyperlink to an email address:

  1. In the Hyperlink dialog box, click Email Address.
  2. For Email address, type an address.
  3. - or -
  4. In List of recent email addresses, select an email address.
  5. For Subject, type text to set a subject for the email.
  6. Click OK.
  7. When the hyperlink is invoked, your email software creates an email to the specified address.

To display the hyperlink tooltip:

  • Hover the pointer over an entity that contains a hyperlink.

To open the hyperlink:

  • Press Ctrl and click the entity that contains the hyperlink.

  Use the DetachLink command to detach hyperlinks from entities.


Command: Hyperlink

Menu: Insert > Hyperlink

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + K

Keyboard Shortcut: Command + K

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