Embed Images in Models#

You can upload images into the database in order to use them in models. The images are referenced in the attributes of certain objects (Notes and Cross-References) and displayed in place of these objects in the graphical editor. If a repository is exported for backup or migration purposes, the images are exported as well.

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The file types which are allowed for import in the database and the maximum file size can be configured in the Administration Toolkit.

Upload New Image#

There are several ways to upload images:

Drag Image to Graphical Editor

To create a new image:

  • Open a model.

  • Drag an image from your computer to the drawing area.

A new object of the class Note is added to the model. The image is displayed in place of this object in the graphical editor. The imported file is referenced in the Notebook of the new object in the attribute Image (Upload or URL).

Upload Image in Notebook

If you have already created a Note or Cross-Reference in which you want to reference the image, you can proceed as follows:

  1. Open the Notebook of the Note or Cross-Reference. Switch to the Notebook chapter Representation.

  2. Click the Attach file icon in the attribute Image (Upload or URL).

  3. Select a file from your file system and confirm. The file is uploaded to the database.

The image is displayed in place of the Note or Cross-Reference in the graphical editor.

Make Images Available in Different Language Versions#

When you add a new image, it is displayed in all languages​​. To make available a different image in another language version:

  • Switch to the desired language.

  • Open the Notebook of the Note or Cross-Reference which contains the image you want to replace. Switch to the Notebook chapter Representation.

  • Replace the referenced image via the Attach file icon in the attribute Image (Upload or URL).

View Image#

In order to view an image:

  • Open the Notebook of the Note or Cross-Reference which contains the referenced image. Switch to the Notebook chapter Representation.

  • In read mode, click the link to the image in the attribute Image (Upload or URL).

  • In edit mode, click the Download attachment icon in the attribute Image (Upload or URL).

Delete Image#

The Delete command allows you to delete an object which contains the referenced image.

If you just want to delete the image but keep the object:

  • Open the Notebook of the Note or Cross-Reference which contains the referenced image. Switch to the Notebook chapter Representation.

  • Click the Remove attachment icon in the attribute Image (Upload or URL). The image is deleted from the database.

  • Upload New Image
  • Make Images Available in Different Language Versions
  • View Image
  • Delete Image