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Protect a custom component with a password

Added August 31, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2016i

Protect a custom component with a password

Protect a custom component with a password

You can set a password to prevent others from modifying a custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

. Password-protected custom components can still be added to models as usual.

  1. In the model, select a custom component.
  2. Right-click the custom component symbolsymbol in a model that indicates a component type, functions as a link to component properties, and can be used to control component objects

    Component symbol of a connection or a detail also indicates the status of the connection or the detail using colors.

    and select Edit Custom Component.
  3. In the custom component editortool that is used for modifying component that is created by a custom component, and for creating dependencies between component objects and other model objects

    , click the Display variables button.


    The Variables dialog box opens.

  4. Click Add to create a new variable.
  5. In the Name box, enter Password.
  6. In the Formula box, enter the desired password.
  7. Save the custom component.

The next time someone tries to edit this custom component, they will be asked for the password.

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