You can now make it easier to page through various combination states by creating hyperlinks on notes. In other words, you can create a note annotation for your model that contains a hyperlink to a combination state. Clicking the hyperlink sets the drawing view to the certain state.
In this post, a PTC expert explains how to add a hyperlink to a combination state.
A note annotation can contain a hyperlink to a combination state. Select an annotation and click Format > Hyperlink to open the Edit Hyperlink dialog box. In the Type the URL or internal link box you can see a list of all of the combination states in the model.
The Edit Hyperlink dialog box shows a list of all of the combination states in the model.
Select the combination state that you want and click OK. Then, when you click on the note, the view switches to the designated combination state, like the one shown below.
Clicking the Mbd0_Default hyperlink on the earlier image opens the combination state in this image.
This functionality is helpful for setting up a combination state to assist in navigating all of the combination states in a large or complex model. You can designate each note as a hyperlink to a specified combination state.
To watch a demonstration of these steps, check out our video tutorial (“Hyperlinks to combination states”).
Stay tuned to our “Did You Know” blog series as we continue to cover all of the exciting, new enhancements in PTC Creo 3.0.
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