A config.mech file can be placed in several locations within
the directory structure of a workstation or file network. When
multiple config.mech files exist, Pro/MECHANICA will give priority
to certain files over others. The location of these files and their
priority becomes important when maintaining the desired configuration
settings for a particular user as well as for all users accessing
a single installation of Pro/MECHANICA.
See Resolution below.
Pro/MECHANICA searches in the following order for a config.mech file
upon starting independent, linked, or integrated mode and uses the
options contained in the first file encountered.
It is also important to note that certain settings are saved within
the *.mdb file of a model and will override any config.mech settings,
irregardless of their location. These include the display and orientation
of a model. For example, a linked mode model will appear shaded when
transferred to linked mode, if last saved as such, even if the config.mech
option DISPLAY_SETTINGS_SHADING_MODE has been set to WIREFRAME.
Additional information regarding the usage config.mech files may be found
in the Online Tools Reference or in Pro/MECHANICA Using Structure with
Pro/ENGINEER - "Customizing Pro/MECHANICA Sessions"