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Lock or unlock the custom component input file

Last updated March 6, 2017 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2017

Lock or unlock the custom component input file

Lock or unlock the custom component input file

You can lockto prevent unwanted action in a model or a drawing

It is possible to lock model objects, reference models, and drawings, for example.

the custom componentcomponent that the user creates and uses for creating model objects whose composition the user can modify as a group

's input fileInput files are used for different purposes, for example, for defining the content and structure of a dialog box and for defining certain reinforcement-related settings.

Input files have the extension .inp, for example rebar_config.inp.

to prevent accidental modifications. If the file is unlocked, and someone else updates the custom component 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

, all your modifications to the dialog box will be lost.

  1. In the model, select the custom component whose input file you want to lock or unlock.
  2. Right-click and select Edit Custom Component Dialog Box.
  3. In the dialog editor, click the Lock/Unlock button.
If someone modifies the custom component in the custom component editor when the .inp file is locked, the .inp file will not be updated. You can still modify the dialog box in the Custom Component Dialog Editor even if the .inp file is locked.

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