File missing.. can't save environment settings.

Discussion in 'Pro/Engineer & Creo Elements/Pro' started by Luís Dantas, Jul 24, 2003.

  1. Luís Dantas

    Luís Dantas Guest

    Hello. i'm new to PE and got this problem : after the installation of the
    soft there is no 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)
    Luís Dantas, Jul 24, 2003
  2. Luís Dantas

    David Janes Guest

    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
    goofy 'workaround'.

    Acutally, the secret is that you have the whole 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 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 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 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.
    David Janes, Jul 24, 2003
  3. Luís Dantas

    D.Miller Guest

    Pro/DESKTOP is crap, like a bad imitation of SolidWorks, which is also
    crap. By 'normal' interface I take it you mean Microsoft Office, which
    is also crap. CAD != Standard Windows App.
    D.Miller, Jul 24, 2003
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