i want to give away an autocad drawing, which the other person should be
able to see in autocad.
but he should not be able to use it for further working, nor should he be
able to copy things out.
i want to show him my work, and if he likes it, i can send him the original
Try deter.vlx. You might find it on one of the cad sites.
It minserts the entire drawing or specified parts.
It's also free.
Surely there is a way to get around this but the average
person probably won't know how.
a realy safe way is if you "plot" the drawing to DXF format , --- you
just type dxfout.
Then you open a new drawing and type dxfin and import the
drawingname.dxf you just made , now save that drawing and send that, it
will be out of scale even he can se the intire drawing, it will be
plain flat as with "flattern" , it will be useless for anything but