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Creo 3 - Determining the Installed Build Code

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dgschaefer
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Creo 3 - Determining the Installed Build Code

Creo 3, M040

 

In our launch batch files, I have a line that extracts the installed build code by looking in the Creo 2 installation folder:

 

for /f "delims=" %%A in ('dir /a:d /b "C:\Program Files\PTC\Creo 2.0\Common Files\"') do set BUILD=%%A

 

This reliably extracts the installed build so I can set a path to parametric.exe.

 

In Creo 3, this doesn't work as the build folder has been moved out of Common Files and into the main Creo 3 folder along with "Help" and "View Express". Using this line:

 

for /f "delims=" %%A in ('dir /a:d /b "C:\Program Files\PTC\Creo 3.0\"') do set BUILD=%%A


Sets BUILD to "View Express" instead of "M040" as I'd like.


How can I get my BUILD variable set properly in Creo 3?


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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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Re: Creo 3 - Determining the Installed Build Code

Should have dug further first. Olaf Corten had the answer here:

 

Creo 3.0 install and build code identification

 

I need to add F* and M* to filter out all but the build paths, like this:

 

for /f "delims=" %%A in ('dir /a:d /b /o:n"C:\Program Files\PTC\Creo 3.0\F*" "C:\Program Files\PTC\Creo 3.0\M*"') do set BUILD=%%A


He also added the /o:n switch to force alphabetic order.


Until PTC adds new folders that start with F or M, this should work.

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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
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Re: Creo 3 - Determining the Installed Build Code

Should have dug further first. Olaf Corten had the answer here:

 

Creo 3.0 install and build code identification

 

I need to add F* and M* to filter out all but the build paths, like this:

 

for /f "delims=" %%A in ('dir /a:d /b /o:n"C:\Program Files\PTC\Creo 3.0\F*" "C:\Program Files\PTC\Creo 3.0\M*"') do set BUILD=%%A


He also added the /o:n switch to force alphabetic order.


Until PTC adds new folders that start with F or M, this should work.

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Doug Schaefer | Experienced Mechanical Design Engineer
LinkedIn

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