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A site administrator can configure permission groups and levels of access in Project Management (Start > Intergraph Smart 3D > Project Management). Your assigned permission group, and your level of access (Read, Write, or Full Control) in that permission group, defines the actions that are available to you when working with the software. The following list shows some of the actions that permission groups affect:

  • Creating objects

  • Modifying objects

  • Deleting objects

  • Accessing menu commands

  • Changing properties of objects

  • Pasting and restoring objects from a backup

  • Claiming objects

  • Creating relationships between objects

Consider the following example of interaction between permission groups and your work to modify the model.

  • The My Filters folder is assigned to Permission Group One with Full Control access; however, unannounced to you, access to Permission Group One is changed to Read Only.

  • Create a filter called Surface Style Rule Two in the My Filters folder.

  • Click Format > Surface Style Rules to assign this surface style rule.

  • Select Surface Style Rule Two, and click Copy.

  • Click Paste to add the rule; however, the software displays the following message: You do not have permissions to access this object.

You cannot successfully complete the filter command because Permission Group One, which contains Surface Style Rule Two, now has Read Only access and does not allow you to add the rule.

Another example involves access to systems in the software. When you create a piping run, you must have Write access to the pipeline system parent.

Approval Status of Objects

In addition to permission groups, an object’s approval status controls the ability to change that object during the phases of a project. The approval status for an object can range from Working, In Review, Rejected, or Approved. For example, in the Drawings and Reports task, or through the Tools > Drawing Console command, you can specify the propagation of properties down the hierarchy, from parents to children. However, if any of the objects in the hierarchy are set to Approved status, the properties are not propagated. Likewise, objects set to Approved status cannot be deleted or updated. For example, if an isometric drawing is approved, you cannot re-extract the drawing from the model.

  • You can change the permission group for an object only if you have Write access to that permission group and to the permission group in which you plan to place the object. The permission group is set on the Configuration tab of the Properties dialog box for an object.

  • The Active Permission Group box on the main toolbar allows you to change the permission group when you are placing or editing objects in the model. The list contains all of the permission groups to which you belong.