Yes indeed, it's possible. Create a text file named search.pro. List all
folder paths and sub-folder paths where you keep ProE files therein, eg.
Insert as many lines as needed. I have about forty path lines in my
search.pro, I don't know if there's any limit for the number of lines in
In config.pro file insert line:
This line tells ProE where search.pro file is located. Above done, ProE will
be able to locate files stored in several folders. This is kind of a poor
man's intralink, it works great however.
You can put the search.pro file anywhere, insert folder path though if it's
not in the same folder as config.pro file (eg. search_path_file
- Jarkko -
Search.pro will solve this problem. I was wondering does anyone know
how to make the search.pro files scan all subdirectories under the
folder? Could it be a config.pro issue I have looked and looked.
Seach.pro is a convenience to keep from glutting your config.pro with a ton of
path names. If you have only a few, they can just as easily be the option data
a series of search_path statements in config.pro, so you could have search_path
H:\Work\projekt\7038. It merely requires, as does mapkey, a separate statement
each of the path names.
A word of caution: the paths are searched not only for parts in an assembly but
for every new part created or part renamed. Since this search_path functionality
arose to substitute for a real data and configuration management system (like
Pro/PDM or Intralink or TeamCenter or iMAN), it took on entire directory
structures, trying to use system resources to be a CM system. Have you done a
search on XP, starting from the root directory? Remember how long that took?
Pro/e, searching a complicated directory structure, is worse; it'll completely
hose your system, so be careful.
Sean, the type of search you're hoping for is available.... in Pro/LOCATE, a
simple find utility within Intralink. You need a better data management system
when you're making that kind of demand on it! (Oh, the pain! Oh, the anguish!
you tell them they've got to cough up a couple grand.) It's peanuts and they
should embrace the 20th/21st century and quit making such an unseemly fuss about
little money. Their triffling financial woes will not bring a twitch, an itch to
the US economy much less the end of Western Civilization. Tell them to quit
so melodramatic and pony up.
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