Attaching parts to a hybrid document joins multiple documents together as a single hybrid document that share the same properties and workflow.
- Consult a system administrator for the names, associated file types, and purposes of hybrid document types defined in your vaults. You will need to know which document types are designated as hybrid document types and which file types are associated with each.
The main document must be under change by you in a workflow before you can attach parts to it. For information about using workflows, see Document Workflows.
- An alternative method is possible for creating a hybrid drawing if all hybrid parts reside in the same vault and have the same hybrid document type applied. Simply open the main part of the hybrid drawing in the CAD application, attach the subordinate parts using the application’s command, and save the drawing. The application link will detect that the parts should be joined as a hybrid document and prompt you to confirm that you would like it to do so. The appropriate Meridian PowerWeb application link must be installed.
- Creating hybrid documents with application links is not possible in Offline Mode if one of the documents exists only in the local workspace and does not yet exist in the vault. Such documents must be synchronized with the vault first so that they are assigned document types that define the hybrid part relationships.
- Select the main document to which you want to attach part documents. The property pages of the selected document appear.
- On the Edit menu, select Create New Part. The Create New Hybrid Part dialog box appears with the name of the main document as the default name for the new hybrid part.
- Verify the name of the hybrid part and click OK. The new part appears in the Available hybrid parts list on the Hybrid Parts page. To upload a file as content for the new part, see Upload Hybrid Part Content.