CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and other Autodesk products []
CZ | EN | DE
Login or
  Visitors: 7044

CAD tip CAD tip # 2649:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

How to protect AutoCAD drawing content with a password?

A - answer AutoCAD (up to version 2002) doesn't support password protection of DWG files. You can use add-on utilities like CADlock or CADVault ( to protect your drawing. CADVault can also password-protect changes (editing), printing, individual layers or objects...

Alternatively, the DWF publishing format (since V6) supports password protection.

AutoCAD 2004 and higher offers password protection (and encrypting) of saved DWG and DWF files (just read-passwords).

100% *  CAD 
31.10.2002    48254×   FAQ  
Prices - CAD eShop:

See also:
Tip 13917:Check for concurrently running named licenses (device limit).
Tip 13891:How to remove personal data from a document (Properties)?
Tip 13744:Simple password protection of Inventor documents (iLogic).
Tip 12771:Simplification of an assembly in Fusion 360 - the shrinkwrap function
Tip 12136:Security settings for Inventor data files and add-on applications.

Back   All CAD Tips

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   

Use Google Earth images in your AutoCAD projects with the Plex.Earth Tools More info

Please use these tips at your own risk.
Arkance Systems is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.