how to change default directory where files are saved, can any
advice? for eg. now everything is saved at C:\Documents an
Settings\my name, but i want it to be saved at D:\My Documents. bt
im using 2000
It's one of those directories you specify on the first one or two screens of
PTCSetup. It was always kind of confusing what they were asking for but oneof
changes the 'Star in' directory. If you were running Wildfire, the setup is
considerably more user friendly and transparent. It would be immediately obvious
where you change the default startup directory, but the same thing has existed
a long time.
The working directory is set to your "Start In" directory for the icon that
launches Pro/E. After you start Pro/E you can then set the working
directory to another location. You could create icons for different
projects with the Start In directory for the shortcut pointing to the
For ProE 2001 in Windows you can right click the icon used to launch
ProE, select Properties, and enter the desired default working
directory in the "Start in:" field.
I've set mine to c:\proe\. So ProE now always starts with this as the
working directory. I also store my config.pro file, start model, etc in
this directory. I added the following lines to my config.pro file to
direct ProE to look in c:\proe for my config files.
This will set up the default working directory. Still, the first thing
I do when I open ProE is to change the working directory to a subfolder
containing models for a specific project. To save time I added the icon
to change the working directory to the toolbar - it wasn't there by
default for me.
To add the icon, right-click on the ProE toolbar, select Toolbar,
select the Commands tab, under the File Category, drag the 3rd icon a
folder with a red check mark and drop it in your toolbar.
This is all good stuff if you're using 2001 and later revs. Anyone know if works
with 2000i, the one that hell9 said he was using? Some of it could depend on the
operating system and not so much Pro/e such as the "start in" directory. But the
toolbar stuff didn't come until later, I'm pretty sure.