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Lock Packages

This topic explains how to lock the complete contents of a package (and optionally all contents of its child packages) in User/Group locking mode, in one operation.

Access:   Project Browser | Package context menu | Lock Package

Use to:

  • Automatically set or clear locks on elements and diagrams within a package in User/Group locking mode, as if the locks had been set or cleared individually

How to:

To lock a package, follow the steps below:



See also


Deselect the Project | Security | Require User Lock to Edit menu option

Security Policy


In the Project Browser, right-click on the package to lock

The context menu displays



Select the Lock Package menu option

The Lock/Unlock Package(s) dialog displays



In the Lock Type panel, select the appropriate radio button for the lock to apply, as for an individual object lock

Lock Model Elements


As required, select the checkboxes to lock:

  • Elements and/or diagrams
  • The contents of child packages (that is, lock the whole branch)



Click on the OK button to apply the lock.



  • If security is enabled you must have Lock Objects permission to lock a package

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