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Lock Stencil

Feature

 

This feature protects a Stencil from being overwritten by updates from D-Tools.

What are the benefits of this feature?

 

You will not lose custom shapes due to an update.

When to use this feature?

 

When you have added to or modified any of our stock Stencils.

Details

 

In the D-Tools SIX 2013 window, click the Shapes tab then click on the Stencil you want to lock. Right-click and choose "Lock Stencil":

 

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The following prompt will open, click [Yes]:

 

File:SIX_Guide/007_Projects/003_Visio_Interface/Visio_Shapes_for_SIX/Lock_Stencil/lock_stencil_prompt.jpg

 

The Stencil will now display in the Shape Tree with a lock icon next to it:

 

File:SIX_Guide/007_Projects/003_Visio_Interface/Visio_Shapes_for_SIX/Lock_Stencil/locked_stencil.jpg

 

To unlock a Stencil, right-click the Stencil and select "Unlock Stencil":

 

File:SIX_Guide/007_Projects/003_Visio_Interface/Visio_Shapes_for_SIX/Lock_Stencil/unlock_stencil.jpg

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