Altium Designer Documentation

Defining File Locking Preferences for Altium Designer

Created: 18.07.2017 | Updated: 27.02.2018
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Parent page: Data Management Preferences

The Data Management - File Locking page of the Preferences dialog
The Data Management - File Locking page of the Preferences dialog

Summary

The Data Management – File Locking page of the Preferences dialog includes controls related to file locking. 

Access

The Data Management – File Locking page is part of the main Preferences dialog that is accessed by clicking the  control in the upper-right corner of the workspace then selecting the File Locking entry under the Data Management folder.

Options/Controls

Options

  • Enable File Locking - check this option to enable file locking. When enabled, the current Altium Designer instance will try to acquire ownership of the open files. Other Altium Designer instances will not be able to save their changes in the files that the current Altium Designer instance owns. 
  • Enable File Locking in Project Output Directory - check this option to enable file locking in the Project Output Directory. 
If Enable File Locking in Project Output Directory is enabled, all files in the Project Output Directory and their sub-directories will be locked.

Warning Level

You will receive a warning when opening or saving files that are owned by another instance of Altium Designer. Use the following options to select the type of warning message you want to receive in each case. Select Warning in Dialog box to receive a warning dialog; select Warning in Message Panel to receive the warning message in the Messages panel.

  • Warning level for locked files during Open - use the drop-down menu to set the type of warning message you want to receive upon opening a locked file.
  • Warning level for locked files during Save - use the drop-down menu to set the type of warning message you want to receive upon saving a locked file. 

 

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