How to open hyperlink from entity

How to open hyperlink from entity

Postby cdknittel » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:01 pm

Hello world,

I have successfully hyperlinked a .txt file to a polyline, but does anyone know how to open then .txt from the polyline. As in, can I ctrl+click the polyline and have the .txt file pop open in Notepad (for example, this ctrl+click doesn't work)?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to open hyperlink from entity

Postby gskelhorn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:08 am

Try to select the polyline then right-click pretty much anywhere and choose Open Link from the popup menu...
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Re: How to open hyperlink from entity

Postby cdknittel » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:00 pm

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately it doesn't look like I have the Open Link option from the right-click menu while the polyline is selected.
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Re: How to open hyperlink from entity

Postby gskelhorn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:28 pm

cdknittel wrote:Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately it doesn't look like I have the Open Link option from the right-click menu while the polyline is selected.


Yes, your menu is difference from mine... Intellicad 9.0 from Carlson 2019 I have SHORTCUTMENU=3 but see it is the same for values 2, 3, 10, 11 so either no menu or it includes Open Link. If you have a partial CUI loading perhaps it is affecting the menu? If you've made no customization then I don't know. Maybe try out a different workspace or create a new default profile in options?
open link.png


I do notice the Open Link is at the very bottom of the menu when I choose the Intellicad menus.
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Re: How to open hyperlink from entity

Postby cdknittel » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:36 pm

I see, I am running Intellicad 8 / Carlson 2018. I tried a few combinations of the SHORTCUTMENU options (3, 11, and 8 alone) to no avail. Looked like it was set to 3 by default. Potentially just not a feature in I.8/C.2018 versions?
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Re: How to open hyperlink from entity

Postby gskelhorn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:55 pm

cdknittel wrote:I see, I am running Intellicad 8 / Carlson 2018. I tried a few combinations of the SHORTCUTMENU options (3, 11, and 8 alone) to no avail. Looked like it was set to 3 by default. Potentially just not a feature in I.8/C.2018 versions?


Good question... I don't see it in my old Carlson 2018 menus. Looks like the command Open Link runs is URL. Try selecting the polyline and run command URL. If it works make a button, keyboard shortcut or menu item...

Okay, quick test shows it works... I also tested setting keyboard shortcut Ctrl-U to _URL and that worked also.
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Re: How to open hyperlink from entity

Postby cdknittel » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:16 pm

Yep, that URL command works great.

I will note though, initially it did not because in the hyperlink menu I had "Use relative path for hyperlink" checked. After unchecking it and reloading the file path the URL command opened the file in Notepad perfectly. (I also clicked the "Relative to current drawing" button in under Hyperlink Base but I'm not sure how that affects anything.)

As usual, thanks, gskelhorn.
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