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

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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

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.


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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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