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Hyperlinking to DWGs... A few questions...

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lamensterms

Hey guys,

 

Just this morning I had a thought of creating a DWT template containing a bunch of hyperlinks to our job/model directory. The philosophy is that you would start your ACAD session and be presented with a series of links (prepared in the DWT) to various job/drawing directories and models. This would make it easy for the use to simply boot up ACAD, and then they are only 1 or 2 clicks away from accessing their job DWG.

 

For the most part, setting this up has been pretty easy. But I have a few questions as to ways to smooth out the process even further.

 

1. Is it possible to remove/disable the hyperlink 'open warning' message when trying to access a DWG via a hyperlink? Please see image below:

 

Hyperlinking.png

 

2. Is it possible to enable single click access to hyperlinks? This template/launcher DWT will be the only drawing in our office to utilise hyrperlinks, and I would like not to need the CTRL+CLICK to access the linked files/folders. This is of course not a huge issue, but I am curious about it.

 

3. Is it possible to have a text/attribute tag (containing a FIELD) within a BLOCK to display the path/file name of the hyperlink of the BLOCK. ie. the BLOCK will have the hyperlink, rather than the text within the block being linked. I hope that is clear.

 

I will probably have a few more questions as I progress with this project.

 

I look forward to hearing back.

 

Thanks a lot for any help.

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steven-g

1) How are you creating the hyperlinks. I don't get the warning message.

2) I don't think it is possible to select the hyperlink without using the Ctrl+click combination

3) I manually copy and paste the location text directly from explorers address bar so it isn't really linked. Put the text into a block and then use the Hyperlink command, selecting the block as the object and using the 'find file' option from within the hyperlink dialogue to link to the required file.

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lamensterms

Hi Steven-g,

 

Thanks a lot for taking the time to respond.

 

I have been creating the hyperlinks through the PROPERTIES dialogue box (clicking the '...' button next to the "Hyperlink" field). I will try your method and see if I still get the same warning.

 

Thanks again.

 

----EDIT----

 

I have only just noticed that the warning message appears to be from Microsoft Office... so perhaps it is an Office setting?

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steven-g
Hi Steven-g,

 

I have only just noticed that the warning message appears to be from Microsoft Office... so perhaps it is an Office setting?

I spotted that and thought you were trying to open an office document, I didn't take a close look at the full path that shows a DWG, so yes it could be an office problem, but I don't see how!!!

PS I tried your method it opens the same dialogue and works just fine here.

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lamensterms

Hi again,

 

Thanks a lot for the further advice.

 

So just to confirm... You created a hyperlink using the method I have been using and you did get the dialogue warning? But hyperlinking with the HYPERLINK command you get no such warning?

 

Thanks again for the help.

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steven-g

No I did not get the warning, no when I mentioned dialogue I was refering to the dialogue that Autocad opens so you can choose which file you want to use to create the hyperlink. Once the hyperlink is created I get no further warnings. It looks strange that it is a DWG but you are getting a microsoft warning

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lamensterms

Understood.

 

I'll poke around some of the settings (in Word or Excel or something) and see if I can find anything.

 

Thanks again.

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