Links to external (MS Office) files or URLs


#1

Does anybody knows how to create links to external files (Ms office) that can open in new windows


#2

Please explain more fully. Are you talking about links in WebDialogs? There is no such thing as a link from a SketchUp model itself…


#3

Ten years ago Didier Bur wrote links.rb[Edit: also see SCF PluginStore…]
This will attach URL and File location links to objects and a context-menu to open them.

If all you want is a menu item to open a file then try something like this:
UI.menu(‘Help’).add_item(‘Open My DOC’){ UI.openURL(‘file::///full_path_to_the_DOC’) }


#4

There’s also an updated version of Didier’s plugin at the SketchUcation PluginStore

[Links Manager v2.0] 1 — SketchUp plugin by Didier Bur


#5

Thank you for your reply. Here are some additional information.
Basically I want to link a component (or object) to an external text (documentation) file. So when I click on the component, the documentation (e.g. MS Word or EXCEL) should pop-up in a separate window.


#6

So Didier’s ‘links’ plugin should give you a good-start.
I think it works by context-menu, BUT it wouldn’t take much to have a sibling tool that opens a link when some ‘linked’ object is clicked on inside the tool.


#7

Didier added a toolbar to the newer version of links.
Complete with help button