×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Library Part Security

Library Part Security

Library Part Security

(OP)
We have purchased parts we are saving off into a common library to allow everyone to utilize common purchased parts from a common location.  The situation is that by being a library part when you open (or insert) the item you can't alter it directly. A good thing.  The issue is we can open any file from here, do a Save Copy As and save it to our workspace, open the local copy, alter the heck out of it, then Save Copy As and directly over write the library file.  Not really secure.

How does anyone else handle security for library parts so it's not cumbersome to use but protects the parts from "accidents"???

Thanks!

    ~ Phlyx ~

RE: Library Part Security

I have noticed the exact problem you describe where 'save copy as' allows a library to be overwritten - I will check this out. I assume that the project you were working in actually does have the folder tree where the original library part was in its library definition.

Given that has been an oversight by Autodesk in this area it would not be difficult to set the permissions on the library tree to be read only to most users (certainly those who ought not to be overwritting files).

I know this would bypass the nice way of managing libraries by having projects deliberately setup where what is normally the libray path is setup as being the main project file area.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Resources

Low-Volume Rapid Injection Molding With 3D Printed Molds
Learn methods and guidelines for using stereolithography (SLA) 3D printed molds in the injection molding process to lower costs and lead time. Discover how this hybrid manufacturing process enables on-demand mold fabrication to quickly produce small batches of thermoplastic parts. Download Now
Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
Examine how the principles of DfAM upend many of the long-standing rules around manufacturability - allowing engineers and designers to place a part’s function at the center of their design considerations. Download Now
Taking Control of Engineering Documents
This ebook covers tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close