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Collaboration Options

Specify options for a multi-user environment.

To set collaboration options:

Click Options on the Standard toolbar, or click Tools > Options. Select Collaboration.

Click Reset to restore factory defaults for all system options or only for options on this page.
Enable multi-user environment Enables the other options.
Add shortcut menu items for multi-user environment Menu items Make Read-Only and Get Write Access are available on the File menu for assembly and part documents and when you right-click assembly components in the FeatureManager design tree or in the graphics area.
Check if files opened read-only have been modified by other users Checks files you have opened as read-only at the interval specified in Check files every X minutes to see if the files have been modified in one of the following ways:
  • Another user saves a file that you have open in SolidWorks, making your file out of date.
  • Another user relinquishes write access to a file that you have open in SolidWorks by making the file read-only, allowing you to take write access.
Lightweight components are not checked.
If the system detects a change, a tooltip in the lower right of the graphics area points to an icon on the status bar. Click the icon to access the Reload dialog box.
To check file status manually, click Check Read-Only Files on the Standard toolbar.
Don't prompt to save read-only top level documents (discard changes) When selected, if you save a top level document you have open in read-only mode, you are not prompted to save changes.
Don't prompt to save read-only referenced documents (discard changes) When selected, if you save a referenced document you have open in read-only mode, you are not prompted to save changes.
These last two options are available only when you are running Workgroup PDM and are connected to a Workgroup PDM vault.


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