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

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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