Windchill Fundamentals > Working with Windchill Objects > Links
There are both automatic and user-created links in Windchill:
Automatic links allow you to open files and to navigate to pages within Windchill. They are system-generated, and are not classified as objects within Windchill.
User-created links are considered objects. Each user-created link has its own information page.
These links are added by the user, and can link to a website, an object within Windchill, or a file uploaded into your notebook.
You can create and edit the following types of links:
Link Type
Links to an object, such as a part or document, that is located elsewhere in the Windchill system.
Clicking this link takes you to the information page of that object.
Links to a user-specified website.
Clicking this link opens the website.
The website opens in the same browser window as Windchill. A new tab or window is not opened.
Uploaded File
Links to a file that you have uploaded into your notebook.
Clicking this link opens a window allowing you to either open the file or save it to your local machine.
You can only create a link to an uploaded file in the Notebook and My Notebook tables. For more information, see Uploading a File into the Notebook.
You can create website and object links using the New Link action from the Notebook and My Notebook tables, the Folder Contents table, or the Network table. For more information, see Creating a Link.
There are several additional ways to create an object link in the My Notebook table. For more information, see Linking to Objects from the Notebook and Add to Hot Links.