Hyperlinked elements or diagrams allow you to quickly navigate through the model, to other resources, or between them. If an element or diagram refers to the active hyperlink, you can access that content by double clicking an element or an entire diagram. You can add all types of hyperlinks on elements and diagrams.

Adding a hyperlink on an element or entire diagram

To add a hyperlink on an element or entire diagram

  1. Select the element or diagram.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click the smart manipulator Go To > Manage Navigation.

    • From the shortcut menu, choose Go ToManage Navigation.

  3. The Specification window opens. Choose the Navigation/Hyperlinks property group, and click the Add button.

  4. In the Edit Hyperlink dialog, select a tab according to the hyperlink type you want to insert.

  5. Specify the boxes and options according to the selected tab.

    The meaning of boxes and options of each tab is described in the following pages:
     - Address tab
     - File tab
     - Element/Symbol tab
     - OSLC Link tab

    The Text to display box does not exist in the Edit Hyperlink dialog.

  6. Select the Active check box to activate the hyperlink.

    Only one hyperlink can be active. By default the last added hyperlink is active.

    You can also:

    • Click the Open button, to open the content of the hyperlink, e.g., a webpage or another external resource, a file on your filesystem, or an element/symbol.

    • Click the Edit button, to edit an existing hyperlink in the Edit Hyperlink dialog.

    • Click the Add button, to add a new hyperlink in the Edit Hyperlink dialog.

    • Click the Remove button, to delete the hyperlink.

  7. Click OK.
    The hyperlink is added on the selected element or diagram. In the Model Browser, you will see the  Hyperlinks/Go To icon on the element. On the diagram pane, on the symbol, you will see the icon representing the subject the hyperlink is added to. You can instantly open a hyperlink by double clicking an element or diagram.