Global File Locking

Ensure Document Security and Collaboration Efficiency with Global File Locking

Our Global File Locking feature ensures data integrity in fast-paced environments by preventing simultaneous file edits, enhancing collaboration across Triofox and CentreStack platforms. Ideal for fields requiring strict version control, it secures documents and streamlines workflows, eliminating the risk of data loss and conflicting edits.

In today's fast-paced, collaborative work environments, maintaining data integrity and preventing conflicts is paramount, especially when handling complex files like AutoCAD and Revit. This is where our Global File Locking feature shines, ensuring that when you or your team access a file, it's locked to prevent simultaneous edits. Imagine working on critical projects without the fear of overwrites or data loss, enhancing collaboration efficiency and securing your documents. Whether you're in engineering, architecture, or any field requiring meticulous version control, our solution, integrated seamlessly with Triofox and CentreStack, offers peace of mind by enabling seamless collaboration across different locations, all while ensuring your data's integrity and security. Say goodbye to the chaos of conflicting edits and embrace a streamlined, efficient workflow with Global File Locking.


In today's collaborative work environments, businesses face significant challenges in maintaining data integrity and preventing conflicts, especially when handling complex files like AutoCAD and Revit. The absence of a robust global file locking mechanism leads to multiple users inadvertently working on the same file, resulting in overwrites, loss of work, and decreased efficiency. This situation underscores the need for a solution that alerts users when a file is opened by another and allows only one editor at a time to ensure data integrity.

Simultaneous Edits

Lack of alerts for simultaneous file access leads to overwrites and loss of critical work, hampering project timelines.

Data Integrity Risks

Without global file locking, businesses risk data corruption and version control issues, threatening project integrity.

Collaboration Inefficiency

The absence of file locking mechanisms results in decreased collaboration efficiency, as team members may unknowingly work on outdated versions.

Security Concerns

Inadequate file locking exposes sensitive documents to potential security breaches, compromising business confidentiality.

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Global File Locking significantly improves collaborative work environments by maintaining data integrity, enhancing security, and increasing efficiency. It prevents the issues of data loss and version conflicts by disallowing concurrent file modifications, proving essential for teams working with sensitive files, such as those created in AutoCAD and Revit.

Prevent Data Loss

Ensures that when a file is being edited by one user, others can only access a read-only version, significantly reducing the risk of overwrites and data corruption.

Enhance Security

Provides an additional layer of security by locking files during editing, protecting sensitive documents from unauthorized changes and potential breaches.

Boost Efficiency

Streamlines collaboration by clearly indicating when files are in use, thus avoiding duplication of effort and ensuring team members work on the latest version.

Seamless Integration

Integrates effortlessly with Triofox and CentreStack, offering a unified solution that supports remote work and simplifies file server access across locations.

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Deployment Option #1

Hybrid Local File Servers

Gladinet enables seamless file server integration with support for Windows 2016/2019/2022, offering indirect & direct connection options and flexible access.

Deployment Option #2

File Servers with Direct Cloud Access

Gladinet provides a direct file access solution from remote devices and mobile devices.

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Cloud Drive Mapping

Drive mapping is an important feature for online file access. End users can easily drag and drop files and folders from a set of mapped drives over the Internet without a VPN connection.

Global File Locking

File locking is a vital feature for online file access and team collaboration to avoid conflicts. End users need to control global concurrent online file access by using file locking to maintain consistency.

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How It Works

Global File Locking enhances collaborative efforts and maintains data integrity by prohibiting concurrent edits. Upon accessing a file for modification, it becomes locked, rendering it read-only for others until the editing process is complete. This functionality is vital for teams utilizing complex files, such as those in AutoCAD and Revit formats, by improving security and workflow efficiency across various locations.


Lock on Access

When a user opens a file for editing, Global File Locking automatically locks the file, preventing others from making simultaneous edits.


Read-Only Mode

Other users attempting to access the same file during the lock will have read-only access, ensuring data integrity by preventing overwrites.


Seamless Collaboration

Supports collaborative efforts on documents, including AutoCAD and Revit files, by synchronizing changes without conflict, once the file is unlocked.


AWS Integration

Leverages AWS for data storage, offering additional capabilities like versioning, on-demand sync, and offline access, enhancing collaboration and security.


Notification System

Users are notified when a file they wish to edit is locked, enhancing communication and planning within teams.


Easy Configuration

Administrators can easily configure Global File Locking settings, ensuring the feature aligns with team workflows and project requirements.

Our Recent Case Studies

Revolutionizing Engineering Collaboration with Triofox

A leading civil engineering firm overcame significant collaboration and file management challenges by implementing Triofox, a cloud-based solution offering global file locking and version control for AutoCAD files. This strategic move resulted in enhanced project delivery timelines, reduced financial losses due to overridden work, and improved client satisfaction. The firm's journey underscores the transformative power of selecting the right technological solution to address industry-specific challenges, setting a new standard in operational efficiency and team collaboration within the engineering sector.

Revolutionizing Data Management in Engineering

A leading civil engineering and land surveying firm transformed its operational efficiency by adopting CentreStack Online, a cloud-based solution tailored for complex data management challenges. This strategic move enabled seamless AutoCAD file management, significantly improved remote access capabilities, and reduced VPN dependency, catering to a geographically dispersed workforce. The firm's journey from facing data sharing hurdles to achieving remarkable productivity gains underscores the value of customized, industry-specific cloud solutions in enhancing operational workflows and setting new standards in the civil engineering sector.

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Frequently Asked Questions: All You Need to Know

Global File Locking enhances collaborative work by preventing simultaneous edits on a document, ensuring that all changes are synchronized and the document's integrity is maintained. This is crucial for document security and version control, especially in environments where multiple users access and modify the same files.

Yes, Global File Locking prevents data loss by ensuring that only one user can edit a file at a time, preventing accidental overwrites. It works seamlessly with AutoCAD and Revit files by preventing overwrites and editing conflicts, maintaining data integrity across these applications.

File locking in Triofox ensures that when a file is accessed or edited by one user, it is locked to prevent multiple versions from being created by simultaneous edits. If the main file server goes down, Triofox can use the 'link to local' feature to ensure data stays in sync on secondary servers, minimizing downtime.

Yes, Global File Locking is compatible with mobile devices, allowing clients to access files from anywhere, including offline. Files opened offline are saved in a local cache and synchronized once the connection is restored, facilitating seamless remote work.

The authentication for Global File Locking works by reaching out to Active Directory or Azure for secure access control. External users or contractors can be given time-limited or permission-based access to specific files or folders, with options for password protection and view-only or download restrictions.

Global File Locking maintains version control and data integrity by synchronizing changes back to the source, ensuring all users have the current version. The platform supports versioning and setting up retention policies for files, providing protection against accidental deletions and ransomware.

If a user exceeds their offline file storage limit, older files may be the first to be removed, but users can manage and remove offline files as needed. If the main file server goes down, Triofox can use secondary servers to keep data in sync, ensuring minimal downtime.

The pricing for the Global File Locking solution is $18 per user, which includes storage. For example, for 35 users, you would get 3.5 terabytes of S3 storage for free, as well as the user licenses, amounting to approximately $630 per month.


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