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Restrict Printing and download

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Restrict Printing and download

Greetings,

I would like to create an Org level Group within a context that has restricted printing and downloading permissions. I see the ACL's to restrict downloading, but don't seem to see how one would prevent them from printing a document.

 

Our documents are PDFs, we are also restricting this Group from seeing any source documents.

 

Any ideas about restricting printing?  I'm assuming it has to be in Creo View.


- James - 
Windchill 11.0 M030 CPS08
WGM 11.0 M030
Inventor Pro 2017
Windows 10

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Re: Restrict Printing and download

Bummer.  I just did some searching and found this, which says the same thing:

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS177324

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Re: Restrict Printing and download

It is possible to restrict printing from Creo View.  Take a look at this article:

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS32479

 

I do not know if this still works when a PDF is opened from Adobe Reader inside Creo View.

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Re: Restrict Printing and download

Thanks, @TomU

 

I'll check into that.  Also, it seems that if there was a PDF as Primary Content in a WTDocument, if you could download it, then, as you say, it would open in Adobe Reader, and you have the ability to print and save as from there.  I might have to restrict downloading of PDF's completely.

 

James

Re: Restrict Printing and download

It seems like you should be able to control access to the representation separately from the primary content download.  See https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS67396

Re: Restrict Printing and download

@TomU   Looks like CS32479 is what I'm looking for, or at least a good portion of it.  However I think I'm going to have to talk to PTC to figure out the changes since Windows 10.  Looks like the folder structure doesn't match the video in the Article.  

Re: Restrict Printing and download

If you just set the server side preferences and lock them you won't need to worry about the other preference files or folder locations unless you want to control Creo View behavior when not opening files from Windchill.

Re: Restrict Printing and download

@TomU

So, apparently this is not possible on the level of groups/roles/members/profile, which was my original thinking.  It seems that to prevent printing I have to base the permissions on the container (product/org/site). 

I really would prefer to not do it at the product/org/site level, that would prevent everyone there from printing.

Re: Restrict Printing and download

Bummer.  I just did some searching and found this, which says the same thing:

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS177324

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Re: Restrict Printing and download

@TomU
It just occurred to me that perhaps I could create a profile that restricts downloading or printing, and add that specific group to the profile.

I wonder if that would work?

 

James