Understanding Element Ownership in Worksets

One of the fundamental processes in working in a workshared model is taking ownership of an element. You can do this to directly edit the element, or take ownership to keep other team members from editing an element key to your area of responsibility or your design process.

Determining whether you own an element is fairly easy. Simply select it. It will highlight in blue. If you do not own it, you will see three blocks, as shown in Figure 6.22. To take permission of an unowned element, simply click the stack of blocks. If you already own an element, you won't see any blocks, but the element will still highlight in blue.

FIGURE 6.22 Making an element editable

There are a few other ways you can obtain ...

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