Set all the protected files to ReadOnly
Make a plugin that ask if you want to edit the drawing after opening it, remove the Read Only attribute, upgrade to Read&Write
I have successfuly done this option, but there is 2 problems that I have to resolve.
First, there is a "Open in read only" warning message that has to be skipped. I found a little LISP script to redefine the Open command, but it has side effects like removing the shortcut bar that I also cannot accept.
Second, the Open Mode upgrade doesnt remove the "Read only" in the window title until the document is saved. I have to refresh the title to remove that.
Configure AutoCAD LT to always open as Read-Only (or at least make it the default behavior)
I don't know how to do this.
Anyone has a suggestion for me?
Forgot to add this limitation, I cannot do this for automation reasons. We have a lot of softwares that manages project folders and such, programs that runs under users that does not have authorization to change security setting.
Another option would be to use the 'Remember read-only state' feature in my shareware QuikPik utlity. This does not prevent files from being opened as writable, but it changes the default to whatever was last used.
Google search pulled me to a unresponsive website. Is this a temporary hosting issue?
Also, is your tool working on AutoCAD LT applications (since they don't support customization)?
Thanks for the suggestion!