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How do you save so that the datum planes default to not black and the model color palette defaults to a choice of colors?

Here is what I am doing.

- Load proe2001 with the default

- Datum planes are color and the model color palette has a choice of colors (life is good).

- In Display Settings - System Colors, save the syscol.scl to the Start in directory.

- In Utilities - Options, uncheck 'show only options loaded from file'.

- In the configuration file, type in 'system_colors_file' and set to start in directory\syscol.scl.

- Save configuration file as in Start-in directory.

- Exit and restart Proe2001.

- Verify file has loaded in Utilities Options.

- Load a part.

After doing this my datum planes are black and I can not retrieve any colors for the model color palette. What am I doing wrong?

In the configuration file I have also tried typing in 'pro_colormap_path' and setting it to the file which I had previously saved to the Start in directory. After saving and restarting pro-e I still get black datum planes and no color palettes. I can't even open new color palettes. Oh bother...
One work around has been to not save a file but instead save it as When loading proe2001, it will load the default current_session configuration file and all the color issues are good. Now the file can be loaded in Utilities Options and the colors issues remain good and all the modified configuration parameters are set the way I want.

If I save as and have it load automatically while starting proe, the color problems come back@*?!
Here is the complete solution to your problem.

Save the file to the text directory in the folder where pro/engineer is installed, for example

C:\Program Files\proe2001\text

Save file and syscol.sys into your working directory but if your working directories are more

than one then copy these two files to all your working doirectories.


Also save your files to the text directory.

Ask me if you still have problems.



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