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How do you save and keep Option settings in Creo?

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

hi,

I don't think the windows user's directory (home) works as a path to load config.pro from anymore in Creo Parametric 2.0

While you are exporting the configuration or the changes you have made to your config.pro, make sure you always find the path to your config.pro manually and point at the right one.

Creo sometimes uses to make a copy of config.pro in working directory with a name of current_session.pro.

I have to admit I am also confused by where the configuration setting file can be loaded from but luckily I only administrate one seat of Creo so I am fine with the solution I have provided here in my first reply.

~Jakub

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

Hi Dennis...

Thre are only two possibilities as I see it:

  1. Creo no longer reads the config.pro from the "Home" directory... which would be a change from 25 years of Pro/ENGINEER and Creo functionality. Although, hey, it's PTC so who knows what may have happened!
  2. What you call your Home directory is not the same directory Creo is using as your Home directory.

Try opening a command/DOS window in Windows 7. Type "SET" at the prompt. See if you can locate the value of the variable called USERPROFILE. Let me know if that's the same directory you're using as your home directory or not.

The only other alternative I can suggest is putting your config.pro options in the Creo loadpoint location. This is usually inside your Program Files or Program Files (x86) or elsewhere on your C: drive. With Creo, the file structure is different than previous versions of Wildfire(Pro/E)... but you should see a folder called "Creo 1.0/Common Files/Text". As I said, this could be in one of several places depending upon whether you're running a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system and whether or not you've loaded Creo in a non-default location.

Down inside that .../Creo1.0/Common Files/Text directory, you'll see the main config.pro file. I'd open that file and ADD in your customizations (rather than replacing the entire file). This should solve your problem.

Thanks!

-Brian

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

Putting your config options in the Creo loadpoint will always work... but for users working for companies that try to set common standards for all employees, this location may be "locked". I don't know why the home directory would have been removed as a potential location for config files. It seems to me that this removes functionality from the system and I thought we were never supposed to go "backward" like that.

I don't know much about Creo 2.0... and frankly I don't care to right now. Most of the world isn't even on Creo 1.0 yet and we're pushing on with Creo 2.0 and development of 3.0. In my opinion, we need to spend less time barrelling forward with Creo 5, 6, 7, and 8 using that time instead to make Creo 2.0 something to be proud of.

We were promised a paradigm shift that will revolutionize the CAD industry for the next 20 years.

... Still waiting on that...

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

I share the same opinion.

I think Creo Parametric 1.0 could use some serious fixing and I want Creo 8.0 to come out when I'll be super old. Or it's descendeant with a different name. *sigh*

Just don't take me too seriously here. I really doubt they took out 25 years old functionallity. But I really wouldn't even be able to figure if they did off hand.

~Jakub

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

hi,

I don't think the windows user's directory (home) works as a path to load config.pro from anymore in Creo Parametric 2.0

While you are exporting the configuration or the changes you have made to your config.pro, make sure you always find the path to your config.pro manually and point at the right one.

Creo sometimes uses to make a copy of config.pro in working directory with a name of current_session.pro.

Jakub: What I have found is that there is no issue with the config changes loading up as long as I am in the "Work" directory. To load up the config manually each time would seem to be a bit annoying, perhaps saving off on the "Work" directory wouldn't be quite as bad.

Brian: I did try using the set command as you suggested. This showed me that my "Home" directory was C:/users/profile name. Unfortunately this doesn't load up when I start up Creo.

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

I am the system admin for Pro-E but have no IT background. My pro-e users spend a lot of time in Pro-E outside of the office. What I learned after a frustrating hour of trial and error is that my IT department has a policy that changes the users home directory when they are in the office to a different location than the standard location everyone points to in this thread. If you are placing your config file in the default home location and it is still not loading this may be something worth exploring. For my users it is going to be a bit annoying because they need to maintain their personal config in two locations right now.

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

That changes the drawing formats, not the config file location.

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

hi Kaci,

Hmm?

Are you trying to get to load your config.pro?

There is actually a config.pro option that can change the default location of your drawing formats. Can't tell off the top of my head what the option is called exactly. I only remember that the description of that one is not as clear as it should be.

Well, if you need to know then I can find out.

~Jakub

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

I'm not sure what Kaci is responding to, it's hard to tell. It looks like Brian's Correct Answer above, but that has nothing to do with drawing fromats.

The format config option is 'pro_format_dir'.

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

Hi Jakub,

I would like for my config settings to automatically be set when I open Creo, instead of importing my configuration file each time. If possible how do I make this happen?

Thanks,

Kaci

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