Description of configuration files

Content of Configuration archive file 

  • symbols, Volvo truck drawing symbols
  • text, config and .dtl files
  • tables, Volvo drawing tables
  • fonts, VTC fonts need to be complied for your
  • platform(s)
  • template, template part, assembly and drawing
  • vtc_threads, vtc user defined threads

Installation tips
These tips are not fully detailed. Please read the Pro/E manuals regarding how config files are handled.

Put these files in a location reachable from all the client machines. Unpack both archive files to a separate directory named e.g. "volvosetup" or "prosetup". It can be an advantage to keep Volvo specific files separated from the Pro/E installation.

Configuration files
Pro/Engineer are mainly distributed and run on UNIX within Volvo AB. This is reflected in some configuration files.
Configuration files, such as: config.pro, config.sup, menu_def.pro and config.win should be located under "proe_loadpoint/text" to be read in on startup. In UNIX you can do it as softlinks but in Windows the files has to be copied into the directory.

All paths in config.pro and config.sup must be changed to reflect your installation of formats and configuration files.

Completing config.pro
Within Volvo, Pro/Engineer is started with a separate script that adds different lines to config.pro depending on Your hardware and geographic location. That script is not distributed here.
This is why You manually have to add certain rows of text to config.pro after downloading a new package from this site.

Users against Volvo Trucks add these lines:
GRAPHICS ??? (E.g. OPENGL)
PRO_EDITOR_COMMAND ??? (E.g. notepad)
SYSTEM_COLORS_FILE /???/syscol.scl
PRO_PLOT_CONFIG_DIR /???/pcf.LOCAL
START_MODEL_DIR /???/templates
TEMPLATE_DESIGNASM /???/templates/template.asm
TEMPLATE_DRAWING /???/templates/template.drw
TEMPLATE_SOLIDPART /???/templates/template.prt
PRO_FORMAT_DIR /???/formats

Also add all the text from the textfile vtc_param_mapkeys located under the directory "text".

Users against Volvo Penta add these lines:
GRAPHICS ??? (E.g. OPENGL)
PRO_EDITOR_COMMAND ??? (E.g. notepad)
SYSTEM_COLORS_FILE /???/syscol.scl
PRO_PLOT_CONFIG_DIR /???/pcf.LOCAL
START_MODEL_DIR /???/templates/penta
TEMPLATE_DESIGNASM /???/templates/penta/template.asm
TEMPLATE_DRAWING /???/templates/penta/template.drw
TEMPLATE_SOLIDPART /???/templates/penta/template.prt
PRO_FORMAT_DIR /???/formats

Also add all the text from the text file penta_param_mapkeys located under the directory "text".

Changing search paths
Assuming you have put all files under c:\proengineer\volvosetup (MS Windows).

In the config.pro make changes according to the example below for all config options that include any paths, mapkeys included.
UNIX style:
PRO_FORMAT_DIR /volvo/vtc/procom/prosetup/formats
MS Windows style:
PRO_FORMAT_DIR c:\proengineer\volvosetup\formats

This could be done with the substitute command in the editor for the entire file.

Fonts
The fonts has to be compiled for your platform type. Follow the Pro/E help documents on how to compile and where to put the fonts.