If you have a big drawing that you want to present to others, you’ll probably create views, but how about a menu to each view?
You can create hyperlinks to drawing views to easily navigate your drawing. Once you go to a view, you can use the View Previous feature to return to your menu of hyperlinks.
Here are the steps:
- Create your views, using the VIEW command.
- Create some text that refers to each view. You can only hyperlink an object, so you can’t hyperlink to a cell inside a table. I created a table and exploded it.
- Start the HYPERLINK command (Insert tab> Data panel> Hyperlink or Ctrl+K).
- At the Select objects: prompt, select the object or objects that you want to hyperlink. In our example, it would be some text that describes the view.
- Press Enter to end object selection. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box opens.
- In the left panel, click View of This Drawing.
- In the center panel, expand the location of the view, in this case Model, and choose the View from the list of existing views.
- Click OK to close the Insert Hyperlink dialog box.
To use your hyperlink, hover over the hyperlinked object until you see the hyperlink cursor. Then press Ctrl + click to go to the view you specified.
To return to your list of hyperlinks, choose View tab> Back or choose Zoom Previous from the Nav bar.
How could you use this technique? Leave a comment!