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tgg901
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Locking AutoCAD dwg files

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03-30-2012 12:14 PM

Is it possible to lock a dwg file so no one can make changes to it?

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Alfred.NESWADBA
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Re: Locking AutoCAD dwg files

03-31-2012 06:04 AM in reply to: tgg901

Hi,

 

you can set read-only status by operating system. But you can't avoid someone to save the drawing locally and do then changes.

 

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Re: Locking AutoCAD dwg files

04-03-2012 06:34 PM in reply to: tgg901

Here is why that's never a good idea:

http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/AutoCAD-2008/CADLOCK/td-p/3394705

 

Provide more details on whom you are trying to lock out of your files, or talk with them about it, or send them PDFs instead.

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Re: Locking AutoCAD dwg files

04-04-2012 03:18 PM in reply to: tgg901

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Science-CAD/AutoCAD-OwnerGuard.shtml

 

???

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