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How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

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How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

I am a new user of Creo. There are some settings that I wish to save and keep, but I'm not sure how this should be done.

In Environment Options there is a place to save Working Directory. I have tried on different occasions to save a different location for my Working Directory, what is the trick to getting this to stick? It stays until you get out of Creo.

Also I would like to modify some of the Config.Pro options. When this gets saved where should it be saved to? There doesn't appear to be a logical place to save this.

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Re: How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

The config.pro file can be located in any one (or ALL) of three locations:

  • Creo loadpoint
  • User's "Home" Profile Directory
  • User's Working Directory

The LAST FILE READ always wins. So, for example, if you had a config.pro file in your home directory setting your grid to "ON" and another config.pro file in your working directory setting the grid to "OFF", the working directory wins.

The easiest and safest place to put your config.pro is in your working directory. If you have multiple directories you work from, you may want to put your file in the "Home" directory instead. For XP users this is typically "c:\documents and settings\<your user name>\my documents". For Windows 7 users this is something like "c:\users\<your user name>\documents". Your home directory may be different. If you need help finding it, I can give you better instructions to locate it.

Thanks!

-Brian

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Re: How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

hello,

To change your startup directory you have to right click on the Creo Parametric shortcut on your desktop and choose Properties, then change the path in Start in Field to whichever you want.

If you keep your config.pro file in that directory it will load automatically when you run Creo using this shortcut.

Re: How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

Jakub is correct...

Your working directory by default is whatever directory Creo starts in. If you use a shortcut to launch Creo, you can set that "Start In" directory in the shortcut properties as Jakub stated. Also, if you go down into the Creo loadpoint (where all the files for the software are stored), down inside the /bin directory, you can add commands to the startup batch files to set your working directory. This is a bit more advanced but if you need help doing this, write back. Jakub's solution will probably be the easiest for you to implement.

Thanks!

-Brian

Re: How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

I appreciate both of your replies.

I have modified the shortcut as suggested. Creo doesn't automatically load up in the modified directory but if I click on Working Directory it does take you directly to the changed start in location. This is fine, but if it could automatically load in the modified start in location it would be even better. I don't know if this is possible?

I changed my Start In: to C:\PTCU because our training resides in this folder. In reading the above.

If you keep your config.pro file in that directory it will load automatically when you run Creo using this shortcut.

I am to understand that I would need to save my config.pro modifications to the C:\PTCU folder? In other words I should save my config.pro modifications to the Working Directory?

Re: How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

The config.pro file can be located in any one (or ALL) of three locations:

  • Creo loadpoint
  • User's "Home" Profile Directory
  • User's Working Directory

The LAST FILE READ always wins. So, for example, if you had a config.pro file in your home directory setting your grid to "ON" and another config.pro file in your working directory setting the grid to "OFF", the working directory wins.

The easiest and safest place to put your config.pro is in your working directory. If you have multiple directories you work from, you may want to put your file in the "Home" directory instead. For XP users this is typically "c:\documents and settings\<your user name>\my documents". For Windows 7 users this is something like "c:\users\<your user name>\documents". Your home directory may be different. If you need help finding it, I can give you better instructions to locate it.

Thanks!

-Brian

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Re: How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

Thank you; based on your answer the logical config location does appear to be the "Home" profile location as you have specified.

I don't want to be at the mercy of the Work Directory which at times would change so placing this in the "Home" profile location sounds like a very good solution.

Re: How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

Excellent Dennis.

If there's anything else we can do to help, let us know please.

Thanks!

-Brian

Re: How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

I have discovered that I have no trouble saving config.pro files to the "Work" directory, but it doesn't appear that the "Home" directory save works correctly.

Is there something I need to do in order to get this to save in the "Home" directory?

I saved this to the C:\users\my profile\documents location.

Re: How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

Hi Dennis...

It really depends upon what version of Creo you're using. Some people say "Creo" but they really mean Creo Elements Pro/5 (otherwise known as Wildfire 5). Other people say "Creo" and they mean Creo Parametric 1.0 (which is the "real" Creo). Wildfire 5 is "Creo" in name only.

So... first, which version do you have? In Wildfire 5, you can use the Save a Copy button to save your config.pro file in any location you choose. In Creo Parametric, you can use the Export Configuration button to save to any folder location. In both cases you can use the interface to browse to an alternate folder.

In a pinch, just save to your working directory and move the file in Windows (not through Creo... just using regular old Windows drag/drop).

Thanks!

-Brian

Re: How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

Hi Brian,

I appreciate your willingness to help me here.

I am using Creo Parametric.

I tried doing the "Export Configuration". This does export the config.pro to the place I specified as "Home" directory.

The only problem is that Creo's configuration only reads from the "Work" directory. Would you know how to re-direct the config read to the "Home" directory?

I tried deleting the config.pro in the "Work" directory and when I bring this up I get the original config menu prior to any customizations.

When I move the config.pro that was exported to the "Home" directory back to the "Work" directory everything reads updated as it should.

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