Quick Reference

Attaches a hyperlink to an object or modifies an existing hyperlink.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Insert tabData panelHyperlinkNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: InsertHyperlinkNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Shortcut menu: To edit a hyperlink, select an object that contains a hyperlink, right-click in the drawing area, and choose Hyperlink Edit Hyperlink.


Hyperlinks in a drawing provide jumps to associated files. For example, a hyperlink can launch a word processing program and open a specified file, another hyperlink can launch a web browser and display a specified web page.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Select objects: Use an object selection method

One of the following dialog boxes is displayed:

After you insert a hyperlink, the hyperlink icon is displayed when you move the cursor over the attached object. To open the hyperlink, right-click the selected object and choose Hyperlink. The PICKFIRST system variable must be set to 1 to open files associated with hyperlinks.

If you enter -hyperlink at the Command prompt, options are displayed, including an option to define an area to associate with a hyperlink.