pro e 4 does not load local configuration

Pro E Wildfire 4 ignores the local config.pro and search.pro in the "target directory".
In which cases do ProE load the files?
ROland
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"Roland Ertelt" wrote in message </FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Calibri></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Calibri>Pro E Wildfire 4 ignores the local config.pro = and search.pro in the</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Calibri>"target directory".</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Calibri></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Calibri>In which cases do ProE load the = files?</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Calibri></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Calibri>ROland</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Calibri></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>This is the order in which Pro/e loads files. I'm using CREO 2.0 = but it has been this way forever. If you had an Installation Guide, this is pretty near the beginning:</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">“1. </SPAN></FONT><FONT style="face: couriernewpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: couriernewpsmt-identity-h">&lt;<SPAN class=SpellE>creo_loadpoint</SPAN>&gt;\Common Files\&lt;<SPAN class=SpellE>datecode</SPAN>&gt;\text</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">(</SPAN></FONT><SPAN class=SpellE><FONT style="face: couriernewpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: couriernewpsmt-identity-h">creo_loadpoint</SPAN></FONT></SPAN><FONT style="face: couriernewpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: couriernewpsmt-identity-h"> </SPAN></FONT><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">is the <SPAN class=SpellE>Creo</SPAN> application installation directory)—Your</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">system administrator may have put configuration files in this location to</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">support company standards for windows configuration settings, formats, and</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">libraries. Any user starting a <SPAN class=SpellE>Creo</SPAN> application from this <SPAN class=SpellE>loadpoint</SPAN> uses the</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">values in this file.</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">2. </SPAN></FONT><FONT style="face: couriernewpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: couriernewpsmt-identity-h">HOME </SPAN></FONT><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">environment variable—You can set this environment variable to point</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">to a directory created for your login ID. You can place your configuration</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">files here to start the <SPAN class=SpellE>Creo</SPAN> application from any folder without having to copy</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">the files in each folder.</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">3. Startup directory—This is your current or the working directory when you</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">start a <SPAN class=SpellE>Creo</SPAN> application. Since the local configuration files (</SPAN></FONT><FONT style="face: couriernewpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: couriernewpsmt-identity-h">config.pro</SPAN></FONT><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">,</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN class=SpellE><FONT style="size: 3" = face=CourierNewPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: couriernewpsmt-identity-h">config.win</SPAN></FONT></SPAN><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">, and </SPAN></FONT><FONT style="face: couriernewpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: couriernewpsmt-identity-h">menu_def.pro</SPAN></FONT><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">) in this directory are the last to be</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-AUTOSPACE: ; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><FONT style="size: 3" face=TimesNewRomanPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">read, they override any conflicting configuration file option entries. The</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT style="size: 3" face=CourierNewPSMT-Identity-H><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: couriernewpsmt-identity-h">config.pro </SPAN></FONT><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">file does not, however, override any </SPAN></FONT><SPAN class=SpellE><FONT style="face: couriernewpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: couriernewpsmt-identity-h">config.sup</SPAN></FONT></SPAN><FONT style="face: couriernewpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: couriernewpsmt-identity-h"> </SPAN></FONT><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">entries.”</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">You will have to figure out how your “target directory” relates to the above. I suspect to point 1 which is PTC’s default location. You could replace whatever PTC puts there with your own. You can find out what it is currently loading from ‘Tools&gt;Options’ and seeing what path(s) it lists. There may be may be more than one place from which options are being loaded. Check for options being loaded from point 3 above, the Startup directory. This is the directory it shows, by default, when you do “set working directory”. This is actually the best, most reliable place to put your options files as it loads those options last.</SPAN></FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"></SPAN></FONT>&nbsp;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT style="face: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h"><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: ; mso-bidi-font-family: timesnewromanpsmt-identity-h">David Janes</SPAN></FONT></P></DIV></DIV></BODY></HTML>
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