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Lock Model Elements

This topic explains how to set a lock on a model object in User/Group Locking mode.

In Require User Lock to edit mode, the Apply a User lock process applies.



Project Browser | Package context menu | Lock
Project Browser | Diagram context menu | Lock
Project Browser | Element context menu | Lock
Diagram background context menu | Lock or
Diagram Element context menu | Lock

Use to

Set an editing lock on a modeling object so that:
Nobody can edit the object
Only you can edit the object, or
Only a member of your user group can edit the object
Clear any editing lock on the object

How to

To set a lock on an object in User/Group Locking mode



See also


Select the Lock option on the appropriate context menu.

The Element Lock dialog displays.




Select the radio button for the required option:

No lock - do not lock this object; clear any existing lock
Full lock - lock this object so that no-one can edit it
User lock - lock this object so that only the locking user can make further edits
Group lock - lock this element so that any member of the specified group can edit the object, but others are excluded




If you have selected the Group lock option, in the GroupID field click on the drop-down arrow and select the group that can edit the object.




Click on the OK button.



You must have Lock Objects permission to lock an element
If the item already has a lock, only the corresponding lock option and the No lock option are shown; you have to release the lock in order to set a different type of lock
If a diagram is locked and you select an object on it, the object border displays in red, indicating that you cannot change the object

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