Often I am asked how to set up a default working directory in Creo. The following suggestions are different methods one can use to set up a desired working directory.
- Once Creo Parametric is launched, the program directory can be changed by clicking on the Select Working Directory command from the Home tab. Once the 'Select Working Directory' dialog box appears, you can type in the full path to the desired start directory. Click the OK button to finish. Once you exit Creo, the set directory is not saved.
- While running Creo, click on File tab > Options. From the Creo Parametric Options dialog box, select the 'Configuration Editor' option. Add and apply the option file_open_default_folder in your config.pro file. Use the value option working_directory to set up your desired start directory. The next time you launch Creo, the software should automatically start in the chosen directory.
- Right click on your Creo Parametric icon on your desktop. From the menu, select the Properties command. From the 'Properties' dialog box, select the 'Shortcut' tab. Under the Start in: field, type in the full path to your desired start directory. Click the 'OK' button to finish. The next time you launch Creo, the software should automatically start in the chosen directory.
- If your situation is that the configuration files have their own directory, Option #2 will not solve the problem. In this case, a suggestion would be to use mapkeys to set your desired directory. This would be especially useful if you work in various projects at the same time. Each project would have its own directory and associated mapkey to select it.