On a windows based machine: Right click on the icon that you use to launch Pro/E and select PROPERTIES, choose the shortcut tab and change the start in to the full path of the directory where you want Pro/E to start in.
On a UNIX machine: navigate to the directory that you want to start in and give the Pro/E start up command from here.
I always edit the batch file that starts Pro/E and change to the top level data directory just before Pro/E starts. In other words, find the loadpoint\bin\startupcommand.bat file and put in a line like:
You can still over ride this setting with the short cut start in property.
I also add a line to change to the trail file directory and purge that everytime Pro/E starts so that it doesn't fill up the disk with trail files.
When Pro/E starts up initially is there a way to set your working directory automatically to a directory other than where the config.pro is located.
If my config.pro is in ex. c:/Program Files/ProE2001 and I want my start up dir to be d:/Work, I want to have Pro/E start in the d:/work directory but I don't want to have my config.pro in that directory I want it to be read from the c:/Program Files/ProE2001 .