Lock tutorial AutoCAD drawing

By | February 18, 2014

Do you want to prevent other people to open your drawing?

I think that if you have an important drawing, you should lock it. In this part, I will give tutorial to you do this.

Step 1: You open AutoCAD drawing that you need to lock.

Step 2: Choose save as > now show save drawing as dialog box, you click Tool at right of corner and then choose security options.

This is a tutorial to choose security options in AutoCAD software.

Security options feature in AutoCAD

Step 3: AutoCAD will open security options dialog box, you can input password here and must choose this encrypt drawing properties option, after clock click Ok. AutoCAD will ask you confirm password > click Ok.

AutoCAD ask you to enter password to lock your drawing.

Enter password

Step 3: Now you can save drawing.

Step 4: Checking, when you open, AutoCAD will ask you to enter password to open drawing

Note:

This protection can help you to prevent other users open drawing, but remember, you must remember that password, if not you never open it again.

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