Lock a Component So That It Can't Be Edited


Is it possible to lock a component so that it can’t be edited in another program? I have some drawer fronts which have a recessed chrome handle. I’d like to save the Sketchup file with the chrome handle locked ideally. I then want to import the Sketchup file into my separate CAD design software but only apply textures to everything apart form the chrome handles.

I hope this makes sense

Thanks in advance for any help

what is the ‘other’ program?

you can ‘Right Click >> Lock’ both groups or components in SU, or add them to a Layer…


Other program is Articad design software

Very likely you’ll have to do the locking in the other program.