When you share a design, you probably don’t want it to be modified without your permission or used by unauthorized persons. Also, you may want your design to be accessed by a certain group of people. Often, it is okay for people to refer to your design they should be able to come up with their own drawings from scratch. This application is specifically designed to help AutoCAD users including engineers and designers to control access or prevent unauthorized use of their AutoCAD drawings.
With this application, you can configure various security features on your drawings and define how your files should be handled in terms of publishing or distribution. The application has a detailed interface with a wizard feature to help you through the steps including comprehensive information about each step. You can save your current project as a template so that you can use it for future documents to simplify the process.
Additionally, the application lets you define input and output limitations; you can choose to allow or prevent actions such as copying, saving, or taking screenshots. Unlike other similar applications, this tool doesn’t apply the regular document encryption method, instead, it allows to include security features to your file without support from other additional applications.
It is part from architecture / cad category and is licensed as shareware for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period will end. The AutoCAD OwnerGuard demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions compared with the full version.