Opening a File in Secure Mode
Security provides users with the ability to shield themselves from applications that are not trusted. In contrast, digital rights is the authors' mechanism for excluding use of specific applications on a protected file.
The combination of File Protection and Security can effectively deal with the conflict between legacy applications and digital rights. Problems occur when a user attempts to open a rights-restricted file when non-right-compliant applications are already loaded on the machine. Bentley View will not open the file in this situation. Secure mode is intended as a temporary way (until a rights–compliant version of the application can be obtained) to prevent these applications from loading so the file can be opened.