Info Objects/Attachments

Info objects are external files or attachments. Adding an info object to an activity is a way to embed a document on the activity for viewing. An activity with one or more info objects will have an “i” icon placed over the bar to indicate a file has been attached. However, if the duration is reduced sufficiently to where the end nodes begin to overlap, the icon will be hidden. Info objects can be added, viewed, and deleted from the Info Objects tab of the Activity Object window.

Steps

Adding

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, double-click an activity, or right-click and choose Properties.
  2. Click the Info Objects tab.
  3. Click the New button. 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.
  8. To add another, repeat steps 3-7.
  9. When finished, click OK.

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

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, double-click an activity, or right-click and choose Properties.
  2. Click the Info Objects tab.
  3. Select the file in the list click the Modify button. The Info Object Properties window will open.
  4. Modify as desired.
  5. Click OK to save and close the Info Object Properties window.
  6. To modify another, repeat steps 3-5.
  7. When finished, click OK.

Deleting

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, double-click an activity, or right-click and choose Properties.
  2. Click the Info Objects tab.
  3. Select the file in the list and click the Delete button.
  4. In the confirmation, click Yes.
  5. To delete another, repeat steps 3-4.
  6. When finished, click OK.

Opening/Viewing

  1. With the Select Tool Select Tool Icon chosen in the toolbar, double-click an activity, or right-click and choose Properties.
  2. Click the Info Objects tab.
  3. Select the file in the list and click the View button. The file will open outside of NetPoint.
  4. To view another, repeat step 3.
  5. 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

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.