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Can't customize the mini toolbar in CP4

akelly
11-Garnet

Can't customize the mini toolbar in CP4

Using CP 4.  Corporate recently re-deployed a new install of CP4 to a different path.  Between the "old" install and "new" install, there are some differences that we are trying to reconcile.

 

On the user interface, I like the min toolbar on the left side and with different icons.  I can customize it for this session. But I can't make it persistent between Creo sessions.

 

The Creo help wasn't helpful.  It doesn't explain how to save the mini toolbar settings.  Implicit is that persistence is supposed to be automatic??

 

In the "old" CP 4 install, my min toolbar and icons correctly appeared on the left side of the graphics window across Creo sessions.

 

How do I pin the location to the left, update icons, and make it persistent across Creo sessions?

 

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tbraxton
21-Topaz II
(To:akelly)

The customizations are controlled with creo_parametric_customization.ui file. You will need to have Creo read this file when it launches to configure it with your settings.

 

  • Set the config.pro option load_ui_customization_run_dir to yes, in order to load creo_parametric_customization.ui from (and save changes to) the run directory

Additional information:

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS37185 

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Involute Development, LLC
Consulting Engineers
Specialists in Creo Parametric
akelly
11-Garnet
(To:tbraxton)

Thanks.  I also found this.

 

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article/CS288341

 

Neither one of the articles explain the path for the "run directory".  I understand "loadpoint" "user profile", and "start in" folders (e.g. as they relate to the config.pro).  But not the meaning of "run directory" noted in the customization articles.

 

For a change-over period, Corporate is keeping both the "old" and "new" installs.  So I can compare.

 

In the old install, this is the config.pro value:

  • load_ui_customization_run_dir no

In the new install, this is the config.pro value:

  • load_ui_customization_run_dir yes

... but I don't know that they've included a creo_parametric_customization.ui file in their deployment.  (Not understanding the path of "run directory" is a barrier.)

 

tbraxton
21-Topaz II
(To:akelly)

If this config option is set:

  • load_ui_customization_run_dir yes

In this context the run directory should be considered as the start in directory. Be advised that if you make any change that causes a write command to generate a new creo_parametric_customization.ui file, it will get written to the working directory.

 

 

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Involute Development, LLC
Consulting Engineers
Specialists in Creo Parametric

Hi,

following text is something like my "repetitive exercise".

 

Suppose you have CR4_old installation and CR4_new installation on your computer.

 

CR4_old installation can contain admin customization in CR4_old_loadpoint\text\creo_parametric_admin_customization.ui file

  • if this file exists >>> copy it to CR4_new_loadpoint\text directory

CR4_old installation uses user customization located in creo_parametric_customization.ui file

  • if PTC_WF_ROOT variable is defined in parametric.psf file then the file is located in PTC_WF_ROOT_value\.Settings directory
  • if PTC_WF_ROOT variable is NOT defined in parametric.psf file then the file is located in %AppData%\Roaming\PTC\ProENGINEER\Wildfire\.wf\.Settings directory
  • any UI modification made by user is saved in this file
  • if CR4_new installation uses the same PTC_WF_ROOT value then it can see creo_parametric_customization.ui file used by CR4_old installation

The above information concerning user UI modification assumes that load_ui_customization_run_dir no is set in config.pro file.

If load_ui_customization_run_dir yes is set in config.pro file then any UI modification made by user is saved in creo_parametric_customization.ui file located in starting directory. In this case Creo reads three customization files during startup (I hope I'm not mistaken).

 


Martin Hanák
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