I am using microstation xm ver 08.09.04.51 and would like to password protect the drawing but still have it so you can reference the drawing without having to use the password to attach it. I have several people here that only need to reference the drawing and do not need to have permission to change anything in the drawning. I know I can protect it but when I go to reference the drawing into a new one it ask me for the password. Is there a work around?
Have you tried adding access for everyone with only Print and possibly Export Rights (View is the default)? You may still be prompted for a password, but pressing Enter should be good enough to attach it as a reference.