I have several directories in C:\Program files\proewildfire3.0 .... each with a config.pro with 1line entry and no other options. But I don't see a complete file with default entries anywhere. Or when options are selected this creates the config.pro. Where is the best place to store this file - the load point dir? The loadpoint dir is the last place I'd store ANY configuration files. This drive is often not backed up, making your data automatically vulnerable; configuration data is addtionally vulnerable due to PTC.Setup overwriting the loadpoint directories any time you do a repair, upgrade or maintenance install. You really need to store all your config files in a "home" directory that gets backed up. This folder can be specified by doing Properties on the icon or start menu item that launches Pro/e and specifying the full path in the "Start in:" box. Be sure to enclose the path string in quotes. Then put all your configuration files here and browse to this location to load your tree.cfg, syscol.scl, config.pro, color.map, config.win, dtl and other files.
If you don't have a complete config.pro with all available options, do the following:
1) load whatever customizations you already have by going to the 'Tools>Options' menu and clicking the folder icon at the top to browse to your existing config.pro file;
2) in the box labelled "Showing:", click the arrow to get the dropdown. It should list your loaded file at the top. At the bottom of the list, it should say Current Session. Click on this.
3) uncheck the box that says "Show only options loaded from file"; this will display all the options, including those not loaded from your config.pro file;
4) save this file to your "Start in" directory and it will load automatically each time you launch Pro/e; it will also be the default save location when you've customized your options and want to capture the changes to disk.
You may never want to change 95% of the options. In some repects, this complete options file may seem excessive. Your personal config.pro could contain ONLY the options you've customized. But for anyone new to the business of configuring Pro/e, the complete list is helpful. For one, you can use the Find function, including searching on descriptions, to locate the option you want. Also, it's an opportunity to go browsing and check out what can be customized, with what options. And it provides helpful information such as the current status of the option, whether the current value is the default as well as marking defunct, obsolete options.