I have been searching for a solution to add additional folder paths in startup for CREO. For instance I have company specific formats that I have developed as well as a material parts library that I want active every time I start up, instead of having to go search for them.
The tutorials I have seen are vague as to how to set these file paths. I have tried to add in config.pro but it doesn't give me a recognition for the file path I type in.
Materials use pro_material_dir
Formats use pro_format_dir
example: pro_format_dir x:\proe_stds\formats
There are a number of path specification settings you can put in your config.pro. For example, in mine I have settings for:
search_path_file C:\ptc\search.pro start_model_dir C:\ptc\Templates mfg_start_model_dir C:\ptc\Templates pro_mf_cl_dir c:\ptc\NCFiles pro_mf_param_dir c:\ptc\MfgParams pro_mf_tape_dir c:\ptc\NCFiles pro_mf_tprm_dir c:\ptc\MfgParams pro_crosshatch_dir c:\ptc\CrossHatching pro_format_dir c:\ptc\Formats pro_palette_dir \\server1\shared\ProE\Symbols pro_symbol_dir \\server1\shared\ProE\Symbols symbol_instance_palette_file \\server1\shared\ProE\Symbols\sym_palette.drw
There is probably a lot more I don't happen to set. The "search.pro" file is a list of directory specifications for models that we use in lots of projects, like standard hardware, common tooling, etc. If you're going to have one of these for yourself, save yourself some table pounding by putting each of the directory specifications in double quotes, like "\\server1\A Directory with Spaces"
Otherwise, the parser that reads the file will stop at the first whitespace on each line, and Creo will not see anything you tell it to see.
Hello Brian - did you get the answer you were hoping? Ben's answers are always excellent; I'm just wanting to ensure this satisfied the problem you identified.