When a project is finished, is there a way to prevent unauthorized changes?
do a pack and go on it and make it read only.
This is Solidworks Electrical, not general solidworks.
Daniel Myers wrote: This is Solidworks Electrical, not general solidworks.
Daniel Myers wrote:
As long as they are files, you can lock them
Are you using any PDM system?
There's user access rights you might be able to play with. The best way to do this would be to make an archive of the project, store it and your PDF schematic using whatever data management system you use, and then delete the live one from the database or leave it for reference only, and then unarchive your stored version if you need to make changes.
I agree there is a need to be able to lock down component tags, wire numbers etc, possible with permissions to change. AutoCAD Electrical allows you to do this. It is too easy to accidentally renumber a project.
Without a PDM system, there's needs to be some upfront folder planning on a project basis.
It's also contingent on the amount of locked down data that will be referenced by other projects: what has to be locked with and what can roam free and be subject to edits.
If you can plan your folder structure accordingly, I would recommend against copying the completed data (by whatever SW-kosher means).
Instead, set the current folder (and its subfolders) to read only.
Do a pack 'n go out to get a set of next revision docs.
Speculation without an idea of your current folder layout.
Can you share a representative screen shot?
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