Add the Hyperlinks in the PDF with Adobe Acrobat after you have published the drawings. They can be seen or unseen if you like. The reason I do that is because it is in reviewing the PDF that I find things I would like to Hyperlink to some sort of additional data, video clip, manufactures brochure, supplemental drawings that are password protected, audio clips, U3d, ... any sord of media you want. Imaginary Real-estate, things out there in the Metaverse 🙂
Hey Tim - thanks for the tip. I had not thought about using a URL shortener.
I have been testing TinyURL and this is what I have discovered.
Using AC25 and loading the raw and the shortened url into properties
I noticed that if I schedule a raw or shortened url, that while in the schedule editor when you hover over a link you get a pop up that lets to open the browser and goto the link -- This is new to me and I like it bunches.
However in layout view hovering over the url in the schedule does nothing.
If I place the raw or the shortened url into a label and then while in an Archicad view if I hover over the label I do not get an option to open a browser and goto the URL and the same is true in layout view... If would be sweet if this worked for labels like it does for schedules from the schedule, from the view of a label and on the layout for labels and schedule data.
When i publish a PDF of the a layout that shows the labels and the schedule:
On the PDF the Labels both the raw and the shortened URL's take me to the URLs - this works great
On the PDF at the Schedule, only the Raw URL with take me to the URL. The shortened URL is broken in the schedule.
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Just experimented again with the link idea. I have created a property for a link attached to each element. My tests show the link works both within the schedule and when output to a PDF, either with a. very long link or a shortened one. However to ensure the long link works it needs to all be on the same line. If you wrap the link text it breaks the link. That's another reason for using a shortener.
It does take a short time to recognise the link both within the schedule and within the PDF.