Working around the SPPID stuff may not be fun many times. But if one tries to get to the root, it is like getting more clear edge. Recently I was asked questions about inserting objects in SPPID drawing with and without links. To be true, earlier I used to tell to insert any object, one should not check the link check box. It always made work easier. Recently I tried to get to the root of inserting objects with link.
Intergraph uses OLE to insert object inside SPPID drawing. This insertion is way far better than inserting file to the drawing. (Object Linking and Embedding)OLE is actually a technology provided by Microsoft to embed or link an object to a document. There are two ways to use OLE, Linking and Embedding.
There are few things to take care while linking the objects. First of all, and most important, don’t link an object through local desktop. It will definitely create a disaster in future. Instead use a network path to link object. Second thing, the object should be at isolated path. If, by chance the file name is altered, the drawing will definitely crash. So, better take care of the name. Third and most important, never link same object to multiple drawings. It will affect the performance if the all drawings are worked upon same time.
Hope this was informative in any way for you…
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