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AUTOMATICALLY OPEN PRO-E AND RUN MAP KEY

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AUTOMATICALLY OPEN PRO-E AND RUN MAP KEY

I HAVE 4 PRO-E LICENCE. (CREO-element/ PRO-5)

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now

1) I WANT TO OPEN ONE OF THE PRO-E FROM ABOVE

2) AFTER THAT I WANT TO RUN my MAP KEY ( For e.g. Map key name - XYZ )AUTOMATICALLY......... (with the help of BAT file or VBE code)

if any one know, then please share your knowledge. it will help me alot. (2nd point is more critical for me)

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Hello Alok,

to run MAPKEY in EMPTY session, you can do following:

1.] launch ProE and run MAPKEY

2.] finish ProE session

3.] find trail file created by ProE session

4.] rename trail file (eg. to start.txt)

5.] edit start.txt ... remove File > Exit command at the end of the files

6.] create shortcut to ProE .bat file

7.] edit shortcut properties ... add path to trail file to Target field

example: c:\proewf5\bin\proe1.bat c:\startup\start.txt

8.] launch shortcut ... it will start ProE and run trail file automatically

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

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Hello Alok,

if you look into PROEWF5\bin directory, you will see proe.exe file. When you launch this file, the startup window opens (shown in your original post).

If you look into PROEWF5\bin directory again, you will see files with .psf extension related to 4 ProE licenses. Each file with .psf extension has its twin - file with .bat extension. You can launch .bat file to run specific ProE license.

MAPKEY question ... Can you tell us what MAPKEY you want to run in EMPTY session ?

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

Thanks a lot Martin,

And regarding MAPKEY, yes in EMPTY session i want to run my MAPKEY.

Let's say its name is XYZ.

Hello Alok,

to run MAPKEY in EMPTY session, you can do following:

1.] launch ProE and run MAPKEY

2.] finish ProE session

3.] find trail file created by ProE session

4.] rename trail file (eg. to start.txt)

5.] edit start.txt ... remove File > Exit command at the end of the files

6.] create shortcut to ProE .bat file

7.] edit shortcut properties ... add path to trail file to Target field

example: c:\proewf5\bin\proe1.bat c:\startup\start.txt

8.] launch shortcut ... it will start ProE and run trail file automatically

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák

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If you skip step #2 (exiting Proe/Creo) and in step #4 you copy the trail file instead of renaming it, step #5 isn't needed.

Your copied trail file needs to have a *.txt extension and cannot be named trail.txt.

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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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Thanks alot.

Its really value adding.

Thanks Martin & Doug,

its working great.

its working awsme for perticular one mapkey

But i found another issue.

I have lets say total 36 mapkeys.

and every time i need to run mapkey according to requirement.(means any 1 from 36)

means is there any option??? , from which i can run my any 1 mapkey from 36 mapkeys according my need by simply replacing the name of mapkey which i want.

You can do this with a batch file.

  1. Create a trail file for each mapkey you want to run
  2. Create a batch file that prompts the user for what mapkey you want to run. I use the 'choice' command.
  3. Use the user's choice to set a variable that is the trail file name.
  4. Call Creo from the batch file with the variable so that it runs the desired trail file.

That's how we chose what client we are working on. The choice sets a trail file and the trail file runs a mapkey to load the proper config file.

Do some Googling on batch files & the choice command if you're not familiar.

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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
LinkedIn

OKEY..... NOW ITS ALL CLEAR FOR ME TO DRIVE PROE AND MANAGE IT FROM TRAIL FILE.

THANKS TO BOTH OF YOU.

But for further discussion, we have a need to save as the part/asm according to requirement. And then do all above.

Now in trail file what is happaning, it is recording part/asm's , name.

Lets say my mapkey is : open_01

and in this mapkey it is opening part : abc_01.prt

so in trail file its recording this name, but i dont find mapkey name.

and my need is to change "abc" according to requirement.

so when i save as/ rename this abc.prt to xyz_01.prt my trail file will not work.

is there any way in trail file/ aprat from trail file to manage pro e only by mapkey not from part/asm name.

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