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Re: Configuration Dialog Box

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Re: Configuration Dialog Box

The default Creo Startup Configuration dialog box too small - it only allows 6 lines before the user must scroll.

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Has anyone found a way to make the dialog box offer 9+ lines before the user must scroll?  This is a really annoying feature, some users don't see the scroll bar, and it is a waste of time. We have at least 9 different configurations to allow the user to pick from. The main option I want most users to pick gets sorted at the bottom of the list requiring almost everyone to scroll.

 

This appears to be the same in Creo 4 as it was previously. 

 

thanks

Chris

 

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Re: Configuration Dialog Box

auto it is an awesome and separate and open source and free scripting language tool. instead of firing parametric.exe directly fire a seperate autoit script (you compile it to exe so no-one needs to install extra junk on their systems) which then fires the ptc executable, waits for it and then on spotting it makes it a bit bigger,

 

 

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Re: Configuration Dialog Box

Chris,

 

An AutoIT script may be able to resize the window.  AutoIT offers several functions for getting and setting the window sizes.  The AutoIT script can be launched from the Creo startup .bat file.  It would wait for the "Select a Creo Parametric ...." dialog box, quickly resize it, and then exit.

 

I haven't used it in a very long time, but NVidia's nView may also be able to control the default size of the dialog.

 

Regards,

 

Dan N.

Re: Configuration Dialog Box

You might want to make reference to https://www.ptc.com/en/support/article?n=CS259758 and rename your psf files so that your 'standard' configuration sorts to the top of the list.

Re: Configuration Dialog Box

yes, this is a PARTIAL solution. thanks.

Re: Configuration Dialog Box

We switched to using our own batch file.  It provides a lot more flexibility to choose options, set environment variables, change cache locations, etc.

Launch Creo.png

I even have it setup with command line switches so it can automatically choose the correct config without having to display the options (if so desired.)

Launch Creo Shortuct.png

Re: Configuration Dialog Box

That brings back memories from so many moons ago...except it said...

1. Cadkey

2. Lotus 123

3. Word Perfect

 

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Re: Configuration Dialog Box

AutoIT script to increase the height by x1.5.

 

Resize()

Func Resize()

 ; Wait 30 seconds for the startup option window to appear.
 Local $hWnd = WinWait("Select a Creo Parametric startup configuration...", "", 30)

 ; Retrieve the position as well as the height and width of the window. We will use this to resize the height.
 Local $aPos = WinGetPos($hWnd)

 ; Resize the height to 150%
 WinMove($hWnd, "", $aPos[0], $aPos[1], $aPos[2], $aPos[3]*1.5)

EndFunc   ;==>Resize

 


Regards,

 

Dan N.

Re: Configuration Dialog Box

That sounds interesting, however can you give me better guidance on where to insert this code? Would it be the parametric.bat file?

Re: Configuration Dialog Box

auto it is an awesome and separate and open source and free scripting language tool. instead of firing parametric.exe directly fire a seperate autoit script (you compile it to exe so no-one needs to install extra junk on their systems) which then fires the ptc executable, waits for it and then on spotting it makes it a bit bigger,