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Can I install Pro/E with windows XP?


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I want to install Pro/E Wildfire on the platform of windows XP.

Does it works, and how can I change the language from english to german?

Thanks for your answers!!


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Just so you have a quick answer, YES. I'm not sure what else you would install it on as far as Windows goes.

I'll let someone else get the German question.


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poppsack.. just incase you havent got maintenance..

1. First, select appropriate language wished during installation.
Ifinstallationhas& nbsp;alreadybeenrealised,checkif&nbs p;languagehasbeeninstalled.This&nbsp ;languagemustappearinthedirect ory:
Example:youneeditalianla nguageonaSUNworkstationwhere&n bsp;proe2000ihasbeeninstalledin&nbsp ;/opt/ptc.Execute
"cd/opt/ptc/proe200i/sun4_solaris/text"the n"ls"
ifnodirectory"italian"apperas, ithasn'tbeeninstalled.
Iflanguageis missingin[Pro/ENGINEERlp]/[architecture] /textORifinstallationhasnot&nb sp;beenrealisedyet:
insertPro/ENGINEERCDROM.Choose onlyPro/ENGINEERoncePro/SETUPis&nbsp ;started.
Inthewindowtitled"Pro/ENGINEER -DefineInstallationComponents":
modify"Language(s)"fieldinorde rtohavethereatleast"Engl ish"andthelanguagewished.If&nb sp;thelanguagewishedismissing, pleaserefertoTAN103488.

2. Set a new variable LANG to your user variables :
Editthefile".login"or".c shrc"inyourhomedirectoryand&nb sp;addtheline"setenvLANG [Language]".
[language] canbeinlowercases"french"&nbsp ;or"fr","italian"or"it","spani sh"or"sp"and"german"or"g e".
Tocheckcorrectsyntax,executeco mmand"locale-a"fromashell.
OnWindows95, 98andXP:
OnWindows,[language] canbeinlowercases"french",&nbs p;"italian","spanish"and"german".

hope this sorts you out..



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so it won't be fixed till WF 3.0? is that what it means by future releases? or will it be in a later datecode?

Thanks by the way!



The "architecture" directory depends on what type of machine you are using. Pro/E will automatically detect your machine type and make the appropriate directory. For a PC it will be loadpoint\i486_nt. For Suns it will be something like sun4_solaris_64. The startup command will be a batch file in the loadpoint\bin directory. It will be named something like proe1.bat (for PC). It will call the executable proe.exe which will also be in the bin directory.


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In the "architecture" directory is in the "text" directory an german directory included.

In the proe1.bat file is the note "set LANG=german" also included.

But the program allready startes in english.

Whatcan bethe reason?


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just to say, that for some weird reason, pro/eng decided to run with a spanish menu, I am working in spain and PC is configured in spanish.

But I learned and used for sometimes the english version so I could not get around. I edited the proe1.bat file adding "set LANG=english", and it worked.

Thanks guys


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Make sure you have installed the german language for ProE (use the setup),

If you have a german Windows XP you should set a system variable (not user variable) LANG=GERMAN. Log on as administrator to set this one.

At work I change this variable to LANG=EN when I want to have ProE WF2 in English, and set LANG=GERMAN when I want ProE in german and it seems to work without problems.
NOTE: I think there might be other programs using this variable, so this might cause problems if you have a non-german Windows and set it to EN for example, but I'm not sure.