August 15th, 2011, 03:11 PM
Hyperlinks in Revit
Is it possible to hyperlink an object in Revit? I would like to have the end user click an annotation symbol in the generated PDF and have it take them to a particular website. If this is not possible, is there a way to have the hyperlink text shortened? Many URLs are way too long. I would like to just have the text displayed like this: link and have the URL hidden. Can this be done?
Thanks in advance for the help \ advice!
August 15th, 2011, 05:26 PM
The only idea I have for this is to use a QR Code
August 15th, 2011, 05:35 PM
I have not checked this, but some information is retained when you export to dwf. The links might be one of those bits of information that is visible and if so, I imagine it will function as a hyperlink...don't know for sure though...
August 15th, 2011, 07:12 PM
That┤s pretty clever
Originally Posted by gdoherty0102
Another option is to use one of the services to create short URL┤s - Like www.bitly.com
August 15th, 2011, 10:29 PM
URLs placed in a parameter of a Revit object DO NOT function as links when exported to DWF.
Originally Posted by t1shep
August 16th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Thanks for all the responses. We are already using QR Codes on our drawings for various info. However, it is sometimes not convenient or possible to use a smartphone to follow these links. It would be nice if the URL parameter could a bit more flexible - and would work in DWF. Maybe we will see some changes in this in an upcoming version. Thanks again!
August 16th, 2011, 02:55 PM
For those of us who do not know can someone explain QR code, what they do, how they work etc etc
August 16th, 2011, 03:26 PM
QR Codes are like barcodes, but they use a pixel pattern instead of bars. They can be read by smartphones (with the right app, of course) and can contain anything from a URL to contact information or a block of text. More info here: http://code.google.com/p/zxing/
Originally Posted by Drew