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How to use GstarCAD Express Tool: Drawing Lock

GstarCAD 2020

Tips & Tricks

What is Drawing Lock and why should we use it?

Sometimes a designer wants to send drawings to others but doesn’t want them to modify the drawing. Drawing Lock is a useful tool that makes your drawing safer by turning a drawing into a whole block. People can’t explode it or modify the objects of the original drawing, thus we can prevent others from modifying the drawing.

How to access the Drawing Lock tool?

There are two ways:

  • First way is by using Menu option,  From Menu: Express > Drawing > Drawing Lock.

  • Second way is by Entering Command: LOCKUP.

How to use it?

After executing drawing lock, the following dialog box will popup: 

Then we are prompted to Select object.

Just select all the objects in the current drawing to be locked, then press Enter key.

NOTE: Save your drawing before using this function, because the drawing cannot be modified once it is locked. 

A step-to-step tutorial to lock your drawing:


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