Users can password protect objects—geometry, circuit components, material definitions, and circuit component definitions—in order to secure an object's associated information. The encrypted information can be viewed and edited by reentering the password. This measure of protection ensures that the intellectual property associated with the object is accessible only to authorized users, while still allowing the object to be shared in projects and included in simulations.

Hidden objects are protected from unauthorized users in the following ways:

Encrypted objects can still be used in a project, and materials can be made visible or invisible through the user interface.

Encrypted information is protected from external access in the following ways:


Encrypt an object.

Access the Encrypt capability by right-clicking on the object in the Project Tree, select Encrypt, and enter the password when prompted. The Decrypt option is accessed through the same right-click menu, and it prompts the user for a password to access the object's parameters.