View Drawings with Digital Signatures

Digital signatures provide an electronic means of validating (verifying the authenticity of) signatures that are attached to drawing files.

A digital signature identifies an individual or an organization through a digital ID (certificate), and enables you to validate the file. Validating a file is especially important when you are working on collaborative projects or transmitting files over the Internet. You can validate a digital signature in either the program or Windows Explorer.

Using the digital signatures feature, you can obtain the following information about signed files:

A digital signature is determined to be invalid for the following reasons:

NoteIf you want to retain valid digital signature status, do not add a password or otherwise modify or save a file that already has a digital signature attached. Make modifications, such as adding passwords, before signing the file. Signature information does not remain intact if you modify, save, or export drawing data.