AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

Reply
Active Member
GoranKLensmeden
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-08-2012
Message 1 of 4 (202 Views)
Accepted Solution

How save a layer so it won´t be editable in the copy?

202 Views, 3 Replies
07-08-2012 11:10 PM

I work in a multi-layer map, which I want to make a copy of. At the moment my background map (x-ref in layer 0) is editable/possible to unlock, but I don´t want it to be in my copy. Basically, I just want it to use it as a background picture in my new map.

 

Thankful for all hints! / Göran

*Expert Elite*
dbroad
Posts: 1,492
Registered: ‎08-16-2007
Message 2 of 4 (191 Views)

Re: How save a layer so it won´t be editable in the copy?

07-09-2012 05:25 AM in reply to: GoranKLensmeden

No way in AutoCAD alone.  If you really want this, you must use something like CADlock.  You can make your background into a pdf and attach that but it won't be a drawing anymore.

*Expert Elite*
heinsite
Posts: 877
Registered: ‎03-15-2008
Message 3 of 4 (170 Views)

Re: How save a layer so it won´t be editable in the copy?

07-09-2012 11:51 AM in reply to: dbroad

dbroad wrote:

You can make your background into a pdf and attach that but it won't be a drawing anymore.


But you could also plot that background out as a DWF and underlay that.  It also won't be an editable drawing file anymore but will respond like one more than a PDF will.

 

Dave.

------------------------------------------------------
Dave Hein, P.E.
Active Member
GoranKLensmeden
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎07-08-2012
Message 4 of 4 (149 Views)

Re: How save a layer so it won´t be editable in the copy?

07-09-2012 10:49 PM in reply to: GoranKLensmeden

Thanks for the quick replies! I think it´ll work, now.

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community




Connect with AutoCAD

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs

Pinterest

Youtube