Subject: Saving a drawing with a password
Sometimes drawings may contain confidential information and you want to control who has access to that information. If you need an added level of security, you can save a drawing with a password so only you and those who know the password can open the drawing.
To save a drawing with a password, you must save it as a .dwg file for AutoCAD version 2004 or newer.
Record passwords or use familiar words.
To save a drawing with a password
1 Do one of the following to choose Save As:
• On the ribbon Quick Access toolbar, click Save As, or on the ribbon Application button, choose Save As.
• On the menu, choose File > Save As.
• Type saveas and then press Enter.
2 In the Save Drawing As dialog box, under Save As Type, choose a .dwg file for AutoCAD version 2004 or newer.
3 Click Password Protect.
4 Choose a folder where you want to save the drawing.
5 In File Name, specify the name of the file you want to create.
6 Click Save.
7 In the Password dialog box, enter a password.
8 If desired, record and store the password in a safe place. If you forget the drawing’s password, the drawing cannot be opened or recovered.
9 Click OK.
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