We are currently using the toolbox with configurations, not creating new parts. In order to add that configuration to the part you have to be able to write to the part. However we don't want people checking those models out or modifing them in any way other than adding the configurations.
We tried denying check out privileges but that made it so people could not create new configurations. Well they could create them but when you open the assembly again the fastener reverted to some other already existing configuration.
My question is whether or not there is a way to prevent manual modification of the files without preventing configuration writing to those models?