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Worksets or User Credentials

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m.m.mercado
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Worksets or User Credentials

Can worksets be locked? Can you limit access to worksets, maybe assign permissions as to which worksets they can borrow from or not?  I specifically will like to lock out settings or elements in a specific workset, such as scope boxes that determine scope of work that affects all the trades reflected on the model and keep specific users from being able to make arbitrary changes, especially non-experienced users that are not familiar with how they will affect other users.

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If a user checks out the workset and does not relinquish it, it is essentially locked since no one but the user who has it checked out can make changes to the elements in that workset.

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That works when everyone is working at the same time, it doesn't help when only one user is working on the file, say on a weekend or from home.  Not relinquishing a workset at the end of the day or before leaving the office has gotten us into trouble before, somebody else might need to work in that area or use the workset and is unable to do so unless the owner relinquishes it, who by now is out of the office or without access to do so!  The idea of permissions is more of a protection of specific settings to deter users a bit reluctant to office standards or not yet fully familiar with them to make setup changes to the file, and to protect other users from arbitrary changes from other users.  Also, a "severe the link" (as drastic and ominous as it sounds) option would be useful, granted this option would be weighted against the loss of changes yet to be synced by the user, but on some occasions we had wished the option was there!

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@m.m.mercado wrote:

That works when everyone is working at the same time, it doesn't help when only one user is working on the file, say on a weekend or from home.  Not relinquishing a workset at the end of the day or before leaving the office has gotten us into trouble before, somebody else might need to work in that area or use the workset and is unable to do so unless the owner relinquishes it, who by now is out of the office or without access to do so!  The idea of permissions is more of a protection of specific settings to deter users a bit reluctant to office standards or not yet fully familiar with them to make setup changes to the file, and to protect other users from arbitrary changes from other users.  Also, a "severe the link" (as drastic and ominous as it sounds) option would be useful, granted this option would be weighted against the loss of changes yet to be synced by the user, but on some occasions we had wished the option was there!


You are correct that the option of having users checking out Worksets has some drawbacks, but that is really the best option if you seek to manage permissions within a Model.

 

I would comment that in many cases you can achieve the desired end goal via training and education amongst the team.  In many ways, there will always be potential for an uneducated user doing "bad" things, and the only way to mitigate that is through training and coordination.

 

-Kyle



Kyle Bernhardt
Director
Building Design Strategy
Autodesk, Inc.

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