How to add a file attachment or hyperlink to an element

Product(s): WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, HAMMER, SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, StormCAD, CivilStorm, PondPack
Version(s): 08.11.XX.XX and 10.XX.XX.XX
Area: Layout and Data Input


How can I attach a file or hyperlink to an element?


The Hyperlink feature is used to associate other external content to a particular element, such as a photo, drawing, specification document, webpage, etc. Files cannot be directly attached to the model, but rather you can link an element to an external location where the file is stored, such as a network drive (accessible to anyone who works on the model), or server/network/web location.

  1. Double-click on the element to open the properties dialog.
  2. Click in the input field for Hyperlinks and then select the ellipses "..." button. This should open the Hyperlinks dialog.
  3. Click the new icon to open the Add Hyperlink dialog.
  4. Enter the hyperlink with one of the following options.
    • Click the ellipses "..." button to select a file on your computer or network.
    • Paste a URL.
  5. Click OK.

Note: Multiple hyperlinks can be added to an element as needed.