Hide Table of Contents


The Security page lets you manage Composer document passwords and reduce model accuracy for theft protection.

Command NameDescription
PasswordSpecifies the password required to open the file.
Confirm passwordConfirms the password (for improved safety).
Reduce accuracyReduces model accuracy by the specified amount.
Note: In the case of default document properties, the unit is millimeters.
Important: After each save, the model is degraded. Reduced accuracy prevents the unauthorized use of intellectual property contained within 3D models. Altering the exact dimensions prevents the reverse engineering and manufacturing of a part or product. The 3D image is still viewable for the purposes for which the viewer is authorized.
Tip: You can degrade portions of your model using Secure 3D Brush (Geometry ribbon tab).

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Security
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS Composer 2024 SP02

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.