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Info objects are external files or attachments. Adding an info object to the canvas is a way to embed a document for viewing. The toolbar icon is only for placing info objects onto the canvas. To attach info objects to activities, milestones, and benchmarks, open their object windows and choose theInfo Objects tab.

Steps

Adding iObjects

  1. Click the Info Object icon Info Object Icon from the toolbar.
  2. Move the cursor over the canvas to the desired location.
  3. Left-click with the mouse. The Info Object Properties window will open.
  4. Click the Browse button. (If you’d like to attach another schedule, first select NetPoint project).
  5. Choose a file and click Open.
  6. If desired, enter a new Description.
  7. Click OK to save and close the Info Object Properties window.

NOTE: If the iObject is copied and linked to the project folder, the filepath shown will still display the original location, so that you can always remember where the original file was located.

Modifying iObjects

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, double-click the desired iObject, or right-click and choose Properties.
  2. Modify as desired.
  3. Click OK to save and close the Info Object Properties window.

Opening/Viewing iObjects

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, double-click the desired iObject, or right-click and choose Properties.
  2. Click the View button. The file will open outside of NetPoint.
  3. When finished, click OK.

NOTE: If the info object is a NetPoint schedule, the current schedule will be saved automatically. If you don’t wish to save the schedule, click Cancel in the confirmation that opens.

Notes

Properties

Info Objects

The Properties window is where the general settings are changed.

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Field Definition
Source Determines the type of file to attach.
Filepath Displays the filepath of the original file, regardless of whether or not it’s copied to to the project folder.
Description A short description for displaying on the canvas. By default, the same as the filename.
Options Provides the option to copy the file to the project folder so it’s still viewable after zipping and sending the project.