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Matt Overton

Project Sharing - Uncontested Mode


There are many times I'm the only one working on a project, but the project has sharing turned on because yesterday or tomorrow I'll be farming work out to others.

It would be nice to be able work uncontested like the file is just a regular file not be prompted every new layer.


To me this would be a special mode I'd have to active it after opening the my working file. When I'm working this way other people should be prevented opening other working files with a message to say "Bob has exclusive use of  Project" or some such. Close and release would revert back to normal project sharing system.


I think it needs to be distinct mode as there are times I'd like to lock people out.

Alternatively if I'm the only one with a working file just check stuff out for me don't ask.

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Doesn't checking out all design and sheet layers pretty much achieve this (with the exception of others being able to create new layers)?

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Minimum 7 clicks to check out all of the file.

Still doesn't stop someone adding layers, changing resources.

Doesn't give other team members a heads up they shouldn't be in file.


Doesn't reduce resistance to Project Sharing generally.


Saving as non-project file would still be path of least resistance.


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Adding Section Line Management to the list.


Why Section lines need to be managed is beyond me and why the very simple thing of having section line on a design layer not show in viewports is still very much beyond me as to why that was a good idea in the first place. 

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