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Associated Files

An element can be linked to files held in the database, using the Files tab of the element's Properties dialog.


Linked files are a good way to link elements to additional documentation and/or source code.

You can also insert hyperlinks in diagrams to other files, and launch them directly from the diagram. This is an alternative method to that described here.



Use to

File Path

Type in or browse for the directory path and name of the file.


Display the local file or web address.

Last Write

Display the date and time the file was last updated.


Display the size of the file.


Type in free text about the file.


Display the list of linked files.


Open the selected file. Local files open with their default application and web files open in the default browser.