Our Pro-E (WF4) has a folder under the loadpoint "objlib", that contains several folders of fasteners and .mnu files. Am I overlooking something obvious? I'd like to be able to access these fasterners from within Pro without having to navigate through the folders and guess which is which (the names are not intuitive at all!)
What am I missing?
Chris Benner Designer II Powell Fabrication & Manufacturing, Inc. <u>www.powellfab.com P: 989-681-2158 F: 989-681-5013 </u><u></u> This thread is inactive and closed by the PTC Community Management Team. If you would like to provide a reply and re-open this thread, please notify the moderator and reference the thread. You may also use "Start a topic" button to ask a new question. Please be sure to include what version of the PTC product you are using so another community member knowledgeable about your version may be able to assist.
Chris, You need the config option pro_library_dir <path> Once set, you will see a new folder under the set of Common Folders, with the name of the directory the config option points to. This folder has an icon that looks like a set of books. It uses the .mnu files in each of the sub directories to provide a menu system to guide you to the parts you want. This can be used in combination with PDMLink, if you already have the files in PDMLink and you ensure that you have the same versions of the files in both locations. I haven't tried it, but I suppose you could point the pro_library_dir to a location within PDMLink. The syntax of the mnu file is as follows: eng_part_lib.mnu PART#LIBRARY <-- Menu name, not important # but I tend to make it the # current directory name /cot_clvs_pin <-- Sub-directory name Cotter and clevis pin - ANSI B18.8.1-1972(R1977). <-- Description # /key Keys - USAS B17.1-1967. # /large_rivet Large rivets - ANSI B18.1.2-1972. etc...... The next level down menu file looks like this: cot_clvs_pin.mnu PINS # # Pina.prt<-- File name Cotter pins.<-- Description # Pinb.prt Clevis pins. # etc......