File Password Protect?

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File Password Protect?

#1 Post by RFEngineer » 20 Jun 2019, 10:36

Is there a means to password-protect DipTrace files? I have a project that will be included in a well-known publication with wide readership. I want the files available for download, but I don't want users editing my work in any way. I also don't want to export the files into Gerbers (or equivalent). That's a significant hassle factor for folks who may be ordering PCBs for the first time. It's much easier for users to load the files then order from Bay Area Circuits through the DipTrace program.

If the design files could be password-protected, users would need to download DipTrace, possibly some of them will ultimately purchase the program. So it would be a win-win for me and the DipTrace authors if this is possible.


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Re: File Password Protect?

#2 Post by Serg » 21 Jun 2019, 08:48

DipTrace doesn't have this option.
As variant, you can set "Read Only" in the file properties.
In addition, lock all objects on your design.

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