Hello. i'm new to PE and got this problem : after the installation of the
soft there is no config.pro file (the file is not created) to save my
personal settings like display's color, shading quality, rotation view
options, custom views, etc... i've tried to reinstall but get nothing, so
it's very anoying to reset my settings at every session. The only thing that
i can save is the display color but i have to load the file at every
session, what's wrong ?.
Can anybody please send me the damned file so i can keep my personnal
setting like a normal human beeing ?
(PE Wildfire 2002490)
Luis, welcome to the wild and wacky world of Pro/GOOFY, the secret joke
module inside of Pro/E. It is PTC's exciting way of introducing you, the
user, to a not normal program for not normal people. At least they assume
that if we are normal, we'll just have to adapt or come up with some kind of
Acutally, the secret is that you have the whole config.pro file ~ in memory.
When you go to 'Tools>Options' right after installing the software, the
options list will be blank. The joke is that there will be a box checked
that says 'Show only options loaded from file', but there is no file so no
options are shown. If you uncheck this box, it will show you all the options
loaded as 'Current session'. Some options may not appear on this list but
you can usually find them with 'Find' at hte bottom.
After you have the options list showing, I'd suggest that you arrange these
cryptic C++ variable names by type. At the top right, you'll see a box
marked 'Sort by'. Click the arrow to get the list box and select 'By
category'. This gives you a fighting chance of finding the option you need
to set, unless you already know the names. Then you could just leave it at
the default 'Alphabetical'.
Before you get too deeply into changing options, it would be a good idea to
store the current options to disk as a config.pro file. You do this at the
top with the disk icon. Pressing this will give you an input box to enter a
file name. When you've finished this, you'll have a config.pro file at the
default directory location. If you want to store it somewhere else, you can
browse to another location. But if it's not at this initial location, it
won't load automatically when you start Pro/e.
One other area of personalized settings is available through
'Tools>Customize screen' and controls such things as the arrangement of
icons, how the model tree is shown. To load these settings, you must save
this file at the same default location as the config.pro. A check box marked
'Automatically save to' should be checked and the path name should appear on
the input line. If it's not the correct location, click the arrow and select
browse from the list.
If you'd like to see a well written PTC product with a normal interface and
way of setting options, check out Pro/DESKTOP. The Express version is a free
download from PTC.COM.
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