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    Does anyone know if there is any way to disable or lock out the "online" mode of the software to keep operators from messing with the code? Normally, they just use operator mode to run the CMM, but sometimes if someone is snooping around on the computer they will find the operator mode and open up programs, exposing the code.

  • #2
    Run the software in operators mode when they're running the machine. Also, you can install Inspect and PC-DMIS will run in the background.
    Darroll
    2018R2

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    • #3
      Create a user account that doesn't have access to the online icon.
      Systems Integrator
      Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

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      • #4
        You might want to try "Protected Mode." Enabling this will lock your program to prevent editing. The operator can still execute a program and view the report, but cannot make any changes to the code. Search the Help files for more info, or watch my tutorial video on the subject: https://blog.cmmxyz.com/blog/using-p...ode-in-pc-dmis
        CMMXYZ Applications Specialist: PC-DMIS Support and Training. Check out my PC-DMIS tutorial videos... https://blog.cmmxyz.com/blog/tag/cmm-tech-tips

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        • #5
          protected mode is very simple to use and by far (IMO) the best way to do this
          Beep beep beep..

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          • #6
            We use Protected Mode.

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            • #7
              My preferred method is the hammer-toe..... they don't often mess with things they shouldn't after that....
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              Originally posted by AndersI
              I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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              • #8
                Another thing we did was make of NETWORK drive where we store programs READ ONLY under the operator mode PC account as a double safety net.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DAN_M View Post
                  protected mode is very simple to use and by far (IMO) the best way to do this
                  How would I go about enabling "protected mode"?

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                  • #10
                    Close out of all programs but have the PC DMIS running.

                    Within PC DMIS go to EDIT/PROTECTED MODE. It will ask you to type in two passwords. One is the actual password and the other one is to confirm. Once you have that set up, you’re now in “protected mode”.

                    Beep beep beep..

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DAN_M View Post
                      Close out of all programs but have the PC DMIS running.

                      Within PC DMIS go to EDIT/PROTECTED MODE. It will ask you to type in two passwords. One is the actual password and the other one is to confirm. Once you have that set up, you’re now in “protected mode”.
                      So what happens when someone has to reboot the computer? Usually anyone on our production floor can do this. Does someone with authority need to reset the password?

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                      • DAN_M
                        DAN_M commented
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                        No.

                        You can reboot the computer. It will restart as usual and when you open up PC DMIS again it will still be in protected mode.

                        I tell my operators that I put the machine in protected mode for everybody’s safety, it is nothing personal. I even have the password written on a sticker right next to the monitor. I’m not trying to hide anything, just trying to prevent people from accidentally inserting move points into a program or something stupid from happening

                    • #12
                      Protected mode works really well and it’s free. Operator mode is yet another software add on that you have to pay for, it takes up disk space, and a complete waste (IMO)
                      Beep beep beep..

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                      • #13
                        So, if you need to get back into regular mode to edit a program, I'm assuming you just type in the password? And then the same to return to protected mode? I also read something about adding "/o" to the end of the string in the executable file, but that might be something our IT guy has to do (I don't have administrative rights).

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                        • AndersI
                          AndersI commented
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                          That's for Operator mode

                        • DAN_M
                          DAN_M commented
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                          exactly.

                          when protected mode is on, just close out of the program, then go edit/protected mode and type in your password again to unlock it.

                          lets say you forget your password by accident..you can look it up in settings editor

                          sorry, don't know anything about adding the "o" that you're referring to

                      • #14
                        Well, the operators use operator mode. I got the protected mode to work, but now every time someone uses operator mode and closes PC-DMIS, Windows is automatically logged off. I don't know what I did...

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                        • AndersI
                          AndersI commented
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                          You can turn it off with OMLogout in Settings Editor

                      • #15
                        Originally posted by dcoss View Post
                        Well, the operators use operator mode. I got the protected mode to work, but now every time someone uses operator mode and closes PC-DMIS, Windows is automatically logged off. I don't know what I did...
                        operator mode does that, not protected mode. If you are in protected mode, you shouldn't need operator mode.
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                        Originally posted by AndersI
                        I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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