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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.

Access:

Select:

  • 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, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

See also

1

Select the Lock option on the appropriate context menu

The Element Lock dialog displays

 

2

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

 

3

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

 

4

Click on the OK button

 

Notes:

  • 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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