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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    Didn't some company come up with a program (lisp, VBA, C++?) that can effectively lock a drawing so basically all one can do with it is view/print it? Maybe it was DotSoft or ManuSoft? I can't recall at the moment.

    Seems TF abandoned the debate. I think his throat was scratchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReMark View Post
    Didn't some company come up with a program (lisp, VBA, C++?) that can effectively lock a drawing so basically all one can do with it is view/print it? Maybe it was DotSoft or ManuSoft? I can't recall at the moment.

    Seems TF abandoned the debate. I think his throat was scratchy.
    Again, the client is asking for a DWG file for the sole reason of authoring capabilities. Why send them a DWG "locked"? That's even worse than sending someone a PDF. I guess at 40k years old logic just disappears lol
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    Tanner, I think you are just jealous of the wealth of information I have accumulated over the years. You should be so wise.

    Any how, it wasn't DotSoft or Manusoft it was a company called AutoDWG and if you want to know more about their program called DWGLock click on the link below. It merely protects the drawing from being modified.

    http://www.autodwg.com/dwglock/
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    The first thing said in the "Why need this software" section:

    Keep others away from your drawing files
    I'd like to see how it does that.

    With statements like that and other glaring grammar errors, I would install anything from that company without some thorough investigation.
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    Don't shoot the messenger; I just find this stuff. What people do with it after that is entirely up to them. Not my problem man. LoL

    I have a beautifully written lisp program that comes from a Russian. I can barely understand his "English" explanation of how to use it but it works. Who am I to complain?
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    My statement was in no way criticizing you. If it were, I would have made it abundantly clear.
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    No offense taken RobDraw.
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    Use Xrefs, and one can always print as pdf an import as underlay and save a dwg and send it to client.

    Just another tough of mine lol
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    I would just send the GA's in a format that they can't rescale, we have the same problem with tender drawings we submit, next thing you see is some random company sending us our own designs for a quote..
    I save dwg to PDF then to jpeg or the like then back to PDF if requested so they can't convert and scale.

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    Just read this article and thought I should share it here:
    https://www.retro.net/2014/05/when-i...o-copy-design/
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