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Step-by-Step Guide: Password Protecting Your Drawings in GstarCAD 2023

"LOCKUP”, a new command introduced in GstarCAD 2023, offers enhanced drawing security by allowing users to lock selected objects with a password. This prevents accidental modification or deletion, ensuring the integrity of your designs.

1. Where to find LOCKUP command?

To access the LOCKUP command, you can navigate to Express > Drawing > LOCKUP in the 2D Drafting workspace.

Alternatively, you can simply enter 'LOCKUP' and press Enter key to execute the command.

2. How to use LOCKUP command in a few simple steps:

After executing the LOCKUP command, a prompt will appear, and you need to choose 'Y' (Yes) to proceed.

Next, you will be prompted to select the object(s) that you want to lock.

Simply select the desired object(s), and you will be asked if you would like to set a password.

Enter your desired password and press Enter key to complete the process. Congratulations! Your selected objects are now locked, and a password is required to unlock and modify them.

When you hover your cursor over the locked objects, a small lock icon will be displayed, indicating their locked status.

By following these steps, you can effectively password protect your drawings and ensure the security of your design elements."

3. How to unlock objects?

To unlock objects in GstarCAD 2023, follow these steps:

  • Enter UNLOCK or find Express > Drawing > UNLOCK

  • If the selected objects have been locked with a password, simply enter the password to unlock them.

In conclusion, GstarCAD 2023 provides a convenient and effective way to protect your drawings through the use of password locking. By utilizing the LOCKUP command, you can secure selected objects, preventing accidental modifications or deletions. With GstarCAD 2023's password protection capabilities, you can confidently safeguard your drawings and maintain control over your creative endeavors.

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