Locked Element Indicators

When an item is locked through Project Security, the lock is indicated in the Project Browser by a marker against the item, as shown below.

ClippedBrowser_Userlock

The meaning of the marker depends on the security mode.

If you are using the Require User Lock to Edit security mode:

  • No marker - there is no lock, the item is not editable, but any user can now apply a user lock to edit the item
  • Blue exclamation mark - the current user has applied a user lock and can edit the item; no other user can edit the item
  • Red exclamation mark - another user has applied a user lock, and the current user cannot edit the item.

If you are using the standard security mode:

  • No marker - there is no lock, the item is editable, but any user can now apply a user or group lock
  • Blue exclamation mark - the item has a lock set by the current user or a group having the current user as a member, and the user can edit the item
  • Red exclamation mark - the item has a lock set by another user, or a group of which the current user is not a member; the current user cannot edit the item.

If another user has locked an item, you can identify who has locked it.

Note:

If a diagram is locked and you select an object on it, the object border displays in red. This indicates that you cannot change the object.