I must tell you after 20 some years ProE has changed its name to Creo, and it's still as dumb as it was. In 1987 we were asked to evaluate a 3D CAD program so we had Autodesk, ProE and Solidworks selected. Each company sent their best saleman with all the goodies hopping they can win the contract with a semiconductor who was building a prototype burn-in oven for Intel that can burn and freeze the Intel's chips. More than 50 old school engineer from R&D chose Autodesk Mechanical Desktop as the 3D modeler. I on the other hand just graduate Each configuration file option in config.pro contains a default value that is set by Creo Parametric. Creo Directory: C:\Program Files\PTC\Creo\Common Files\text\config.pro
Trail File Directory Startup Error: A trail file is created for every session, every time you start up Creo and then exit or it crashed, a trail file is created. The trail file by default is created in the start up directory but the location can be modified in the config.pro and config.sup.
To create/modify the start up directory for trail creation: in windows explore creates a working directory —» start Creo —» File —» Options —» trail_dirc:ptctrail_file_dir
Configuring Creo Parametric: File —» Options —» Configuration Editor —» to display a different set of configuration options in the editor, click Show and select a configuration option set from the list
- Only changed —» Displays the changed but unsaved configuration options.
- Current Session —» Displays all configuration options from the currently loaded configuration files and the options that user modified or added.
- All Options —» Displays all available configuration options.
- Show options located in Favorites —» Displays a list of configuration options that user added to the Favorites.
- Show new or modified —» Displays newly added or modified configuration options that have not been saved.
To change the value of a configuration option, click the corresponding value in the Value column and select a different value from the list or type one.
- The default value is followed by an asterisk (*).
- The status icon indicated a change in value.
To Add a Configuration Option click Add —» Options —» option name —» select a value —» OK
To Find a Configuration Option to edit click Find —» Find Option —» Type keyword (type a search string) —» Look in (select a category —» Serach descriptions check box ( to search for string in the option descriptions —» Find now —» Choose option (click an option) —» Set value (select a value from the list or type a different value —» Add/Change (to confirm the change) —» Close —»
- OK (to apply the changes).
- No (to apply the setting to the current session only).
- Yes (to save the settings to a *.pro file). For details refer to Saved to Directory or File.
To Import or Export a Configuration File: user can export the settings to a file and then import the file later to apply the settings to another session.
- Export the Setting —» Import/Export —» Export per current filter (save to a .pro file). All the configuration options currently displayed on the Options page are saved to the .pro file.
- Apply the Settings to Another Session: click Import/Export —» Import configuration file.
Add Configuration Options from Favorites: Add frequently used configuration options to the Favorites tab —» File —» PTC Creo Parametric Options —» Configuration Editor —» RMC a configuration option in the Name column —» Add to Favorites.
Remove Configuration Options from Favorites: Click Favorites tab in the PTC Creo Parametric Options —» RMC a configuration option in the Favorites —» Remove From Favorites.
Configuration Option Settings for English & Metric Unit Systems: The contents of the default config.pro file depend on the units system that user select. The following table lists the configuration option settings in the config.pro file for the English and Metric unit systems.
System Color Options: In the system colors file (system_colors_file) within the config.pro file, user can provide default RGB values (0.000000 0.000000 0.000000) for the display of various graphics. See System Color Options table.
Minimizing the Integrated Browser: File —» Options —» Window Settings —» uncheck Expand the browser during startup. The browser will now appear minimized when Creo is launched.
Configurations Options for Fundamentals: See the lists below —»
- acrobat_reader —» ‹ executable fille path › —» Sets the Acrobat Reader command path. This path will be used to launch the reader after exporting a PDF document.
- auto_center_dimension —» yes* —» Automatically centers the dimension text between witness lines. For common reference dimensions, controlls the centering of the first dimension only.
- comp_assemble_start —» strain_in_window* —» Sets the initial assembly placement behavior when assembling a new component. Default Initial position.
default_dec_places —» 2* —» Set the default number of decimal places (0-14) to be displayed in all models for non-angular dimensions.
default_tolerance_display_style —»std_asme* —» Controls the spacing and certical justification of tolerance values relative to the nominal dimension according to ASME or ISO drawing standard.
display_sketch_dims —» yes* —» Control whether the sketch dimensions of a feature being edited are displayed when a drawing object is selected.
drawing_units —» inch* —» Set units for all drawing parameters.
file_open_default_folder —» select —» default, working_directory, in_session, my_documents, pro_library, workspace, commonspace.
file_open_default_view —» details* —» Specify the iitial Views setting as List or Details in the File dialog boxes.
orientation —» isometric* —» Establishes the initial standard view orientation. User_default - System uses X-axis and U-axis values defined by options x_axis and y_axis.
pro_unit_length —» unit_inch* —» Set the default unit for new object.
pro_unit_mass —» unit_pound* —» Sets the default unit for mass for new objects.
pro_unit_sys —» ips* —» Specifies the default system of units for new models.
pro_weld_params_dir —» ‹ fille path › —» Specifies the directory to search when a weld parameter file is needed.
show_axes_for_extr_arcs —» yes* —» Determines if axes are created for newly extruded arcs. To show the radial center marks. (in order for the center marks to show in detail drawing, user must create the diameter and radius as a solid feature, not extruded rounds).
pro_memory_buffer_size —» 50* —» Specify the size in mb of the memory buffer to be reserved by Creo for system out of memory condition —» Restart to be effect.
save_display —» no* —» Yes - Stores view geometry and detail items such as solid dimensions. These items are displayed when retrieving the drawing in View-Only mode.
save_model_display —» hading_lod*, wireframe, shading_high, shading_low —» Set amount of graphical data stored.
template_drawing —» ‹ full path › —» Specify the drawing used as the default drawing template.
template_ecadasm —» ‹ full path › —» Specify the model used as the default ECAD assembly template.
template_ecadpart —» ‹ full path › —» Specify the model used as the default ECAD part template.
template_layout —» ‹ full path › —» Specifies the default layout templates file.
template_new_ecadasm —» ‹ full path › —» Specify the model to use as the default new ECAD assembly template.
template_sheetmetalpart —» ‹ full path › —» Specify the model to use as the default new sheetmetal part template.
template_solidpart —» ‹ full path › —» Aspecify the model used as the default part template.
todays_date_note_format —» %Mmm-%dd-%yy —» Controls the initial format of the day displayed in a drawing.
tol_display —» no* —» Display dimensions with or without tolerances.
transparency —» no* —» Yes - Transparent colors will appear as such when the model is shaded.
use_major_units —» no* —» Yes - The major units are used (example 24".125 is converted to a fraction 2'1"-1/8).
web_browser_homepage —» ‹ C:\Program Files\PTC\Creo 3.0\F000\Common Files\help\usascii\resource_center_index.html * › —» Enter the location of the Creo browser homepage. See Minimizing the Integrated Browser.
weld_dec_places —» 3* —» Set the default number of decimal places to display in the weld parameters.
weld_edge_prep_driven_by —» part* —» Determines if the edge preparation feature is created in the part or the assembly level.
weld_ui_standard —»ansi* —» Specifies standard for welding user interface.
windows_browser_type ‹ ie_browser* or chromium_browser* › Select the type of embeded browser to use. To change the browser type, you must exit the current session of the application and all other Creo applications. Make sure that the Creo agent is not running before specify anothe browser type and restart the Creo application.
view_note —» std_ansi* —» If set to "std_din*, creates a view-related note with the words "SECTION," and "SEE Details" omitted (bỏ qua).
- Package: Define initial position using the Move option.
- Constrain_in_window: Use secondary window.
- Move_then_Place: Define initial position.