1.) TEST: open Command prompt window, enter full path to parametric.exe (move parametric.exe from Windows Explorer on Command prompt window) and press ENTER
What happened ?
2.) CHECK: open Command prompt window, type PATH and press ENTER, show us the output of the command
This is a brand new Asus laptop, same as my colleague. But I've tried but start it just with Intel graphics instead of nvidia and it didn't worked.
Your step one worked with both parametric.exe file in the instalation folder and on the desktop shortcut (I have the shortcut starting in a custom folder). I can launch it trough prompt.
My PATH has the following:
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\;
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\;
EDIT: I don't know if this helps but when I close Parametric my task manager has one process called "PTC Creo 3.0 from PTC (32 bits)" which points to "C:\PTC\PTC Portmapper\i486_nt\obj\portmap.exe"
Thanks in advanced
inside the PATH contents, I don't understand C:\PTC\UTILIT~1\MKSTOO~1\* entries. Did you install MKS Toolkit ?
Also check whether CREOAPP_DIRECTORY variable is defined:
What Windows version is installed on your laptop ?
On other laptop, is it Creo installed in the same installation directory ?
Yes, I'll need toolkit to develop for Creo.
I've reinstalled Creo multiple times. Maybe I should try to install all that I need 1 by 1?
I haven't that variable defined, neither has my colleague.
I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro.
Not sure if you have the ability to do so, but try using Beyond Compare to see if a file is missing from the install. I tried reinstalling everything at once and then one thing at a time and neither worked until I realized the issue with that file. You can get a try version of Beyond Compare 4. On your colleaguse's laptop, share out the program file folder for Creo. Then map it to your laptop as a drive. When you open Beyond Compare you can select compare folders. Select your programs file folder and his and run the compare. It will tell you what files he has that you are missing (if any).
I spent well over 60 hours reinstalling and working with PTC to find that taking 5 minutes to run the compare gave me the reason why it wasn't working. It may not help you, but taking 10 minutes to give it a shot may be worth it or at least give you a better idea of the root issues.
I compared both folders and almost every file was different. I replaced my folder for his (and saved a copy) and the problem remains.
It seems it has no solution. I'll just keep on using the bat file to launch the program.
Thank you all for your tips.
what if the problem is related to your user account ? Try to login as different user.