Have You Tried: Add Hyperlinks to DWG Files


This month we delivered another Have You Tried that we think you’ll really like. Have you ever thought it would be great if you could create a link from a plumbing fixture in a floor plan or from a gear in a mechanical design to a product specification page on a manufacturer’s website? Hyperlinks can help you with that and more.

In this Have You Tried, you’ll learn how to use hyperlinks to link objects in your drawing to a website, specification list, spreadsheet, and more. You can also use hyperlinks to link from one drawing to a view in another drawing.

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You can also learn more in the “Being Safe with Hyperlinks” section that has practical information to protect you against cyberattacks and malicious behavior on the Internet when using AutoCAD hyperlinks.

Learn more about Hyperlinks with step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Add Hyperlinks to DWG Files topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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