are we talking about route commands?
Your problem in understanding is about the Type (Lock / Protect / Open)? Just leave the type to the default, open.
Signals can be linked with either blocks or with routes, do not link a signal with both a block and a route (except you know what you are doing ). Thus, no command is overridden.Setting Lock in a route command for the A and V signals overrides the command that Rocrail normally would issue and leaves the signal in the colour/aspect that has been locked until it is reset
If a signal is linked with a block Rocail takes care of setting/resetting the signal aspects properly.
If linked with a route, the proper command must be selected from the commands tab, for instance green. And, additionally, the proper command for resetting the signal must be selected from the commands tab as well, using the "at free" option.
Yes, in general case the result is the same. Linking signals with routes is more flexible and allows for, e.g., speed indications other than "standard".Is this not the normal Rocrail function in Automatic mode without listing these commands?