Clicking on hotspots in the content pane can produce several results, depending on the type of hotspot. Most commonly, clicking on a hotspot in the content pane causes an associated index containing that item to appear in the index pane. Some hotspots, however, are links to other documents. Clicking on these hotspots causes the linked document to appear in the content pane. The most common hotspot types are described below.
The majority of hotspots on graphics and other documents represent blocks. You can turn on hotspot highlighting in order to highlight all the hotspots on a graphic. To see whether a particular hotspot is a block hotspot, mouse over it. If it is a block hotspot, text similar to TAGNAME Module 1,02,01 Block 3142... will appear in a tooltip, and also in the bottom left corner of the Hyperview browser.
Clicking on a block on a graphic will show in the index pane all the places in your system that block is used. You can then navigate to the source of the block, or one of its uses, by clicking on the corresponding item in the index pane. By doing this, you the trace signals through the system.
Note: The source of a block is always indicated in red in the Index Pane.
Note: A useful shortcut is double-clicking on a block in a graphic, which will instantly display the source of that value.
On CAD and CLD drawings, most hotspots represent block inputs and outputs. These can be identified visually. Clicking on a block input or output on a CAD or CLD drawing will show in the index pane all the places in your system that block is used. You can then navigate to the source of the block, or one of its uses, by clicking on the corresponding item in the Index Pane. This allows you the trace signals through the system.
Note: Double-clicking on an input will instantly display the source of that value.
Note: Double-clicking on an output will let you navigate via a context menu to a selected use of the value (if there is more than one use).
Clicking on input and output references on CAD or CLD drawings shows in the index pane all the uses of that value. For example, clicking on an output reference will display an index containing that output reference, plus various input references on other documents that it connects to.
Input and output references are represented by ovals on the drawings, and will display tooltip text like Module 1,01,02 Reference:NAME Input Reference when you mouse over them.
Note: Double-clicking on an input reference will instantly display the associated output reference on another sheet.
Note: Double-clicking on an output reference will let you navigate via a context menu to one of the associated input references (if there are more than one).
Some blocks on CAD or CLD diagrams have hotspot tag names displayed above the block. These hotspots show a tooltip like TAGNAME Module 1,02,01 Block 1234 Tag Name when they are moused over. Clicking on one of these hotspots causes a block index for the block associated with the tag to be displayed in the index pane. Not every block on a CAD or CLD diagram has this sort of tag name hotspot next to it.
Note: You can also display tag names for many blocks on CAD and CLD diagrams and all blocks on graphics by turning on attributes and tag names.
Clicking on the tag name hotspot in the title of a Tag Database page will cause the Tag Database Index for the whole system to be displayed in the index pane
Clicking on the block hotspot in the title of a Tag Database page will cause the Block Index for that block to be displayed in the index pane.
Some hotspots do not represent block values. Instead they are direct links to other documents, just like links on a web page. Clicking on a hotspot in the content pane that references another document will take you directly to that document.
If you mouse over over a link hotspot the name of the document will appear, e.g. BLOWER_1_ALARMS_1 or 1010257A CAD Drawing.
As of DBDOC 10.4, it is possible to build links to external documents (currently PDF files and TIF images) into the M14 file. If you click on a hotspot link to an external document, a "proxy" document is shown in the content pane which includes a link to the actual external document. Clicking on the link in the proxy document causes the external document to be opened in a whatever external application is used by your system to view documents of that type.
Since the external documents are not included in the M14 file, they must be accessible to you on your system. If the location of an external file as specified in the M14 is not correct, or is inaccessible, and you know of another location for that file, it is possible to specify the location of the file manually. See Viewing external files for more information.
Clicking on a function code on a CAD drawing will cause an index showing all the uses in your system of that particular function code to appear in the index pane. Function code hotspots must be enabled for this to happen.
Right clicking on a function code hotspot makes function code documentation available. Click on Help... in the function code context menu to bring up basic DBDOC function code documentation in the help viewer. If the location of your system function code PDF documentation was built into the M14, or those files are available in a known location, clicking on Function Code Documentation (PDF)... will cause it to be displayed.
Hyperview will look for function code documentation in the location specified, in the M14, in the FC folder (if it exists) located in the same folder as the current M14 file, and in any folders specified in the Folders to Search for External Files fields of the View tab of the Options dialog.