Locking a layer can be useful if you are designing a template and do not want it to be editable when the template is used.

Set your design as a template. Find out how to do this here.

  • Select a panel on your design, followed by the Layers palette.

  • Select the padlock icon for the panel that you would like to lock.

  • Two options are available so you can lock the Position and Settings of the layer and/or the Content of the layer

  • Any locked layers will display with a highlighted locked padlock icon

When the template is used to create a version, any locked layers will be uneditable.

Did you know?
A layer cannot be unlocked when a version is created from a template. The layer will need to be unlocked in the original template and a new version created using the updated template.

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