Lock drawings

Last updated March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Lock drawings

Lock drawings

You can indicate that a drawing is not available for editing by locking it. When a drawing is locked, it cannot be accidentally modified. The geometry of the locked drawing still changes when the model changes.

Tekla Structures flags locked drawings for update if the model changes.

  1. In Document manager , select the drawing you want to lockto prevent unwanted action in a model or a drawing

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

  2. Ensure that the edit switchis active.
  3. Click theLock column next to the selected drawing.

    You can also select this command from the pop-up menu. When you use the pop-up menu command, you can lock several drawings at a time.

    The Locked by column in the Document manager shows who has locked the drawing. If you have logged in to your Trimble Identityuser account to sign in to both Trimble and Tekla products and online services

    For a Tekla Structures user, Trimble Identity is a single sign-on account which enables the user’s online identity management. Trimble Identity is needed, for example, for Tekla Warehouse, Tekla User Assistance, and Tekla Campus.

    , your account name is shown. Otherwise your user name is shown.

  4. To unlock the drawings, theLock column again.

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