Several users gave me suggestions on the correct syntax but none of them worked for me. Several others mis-understood what I was trying to do. My intention was to store common elements such as formats, symbols, etc. inside Intralink since it is a vault and can use revision control, etc. One suggestion was to set the search path from within Pro/E and browse to the folder location. This didn't work since you are not allowed to browse to commonspace from this selection box. Finally, I just got off the phone with PTC tech support and was told that this cannot be done. The support engineer said that you can only map search directories to directories outside of Intralink. I myself think this is a flaw but it is what it is.
Thanks for everyone's help,
Dwayne Quatier Product Development Engineer GE Healthcare GE Parallel Design