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About Customizing the Menu Manager
Your system administrator may use a configuration file called to customize the Menu Manager according to the needs of your workgroup. For example, the administrator may add options to the Menu Manager, blank (make unavailable) certain options, or set default option selections for the menus. The administrator would store the file in the system default directory <loadpoint>/text, so that the identical Menu Manager configuration is loaded during initialization (startup) for all members of your workgroup.
You too can customize the Menu Manager for your local Creo Parametric session, by creating a file and storing it locally in your working directory. The local settings will affect only your local session and not the sessions of others in your workgroup. At startup, the system searches for all / files. It searches in the same three directories in which it searches for other configuration files, and in the same order—the system default directory <loadpoint>/text, the home directory, and the current working directory. The system then customizes the Menu Manager according to the settings in all found files. Note that any settings in the loadpoint file supercede similar settings in the files located in the home and working directories. For instance, if the loadpoint directory file contains a setting for making Feature the default selection on the PART menu, and your local contains a setting for making the Set Up choice the default selection on the PART menu, Feature will be the default selection.
You can create a menu item and place it on the Menu Manager to implement a sequence of existing commands or a user-defined mapkey (macro). Adding menu options provides easy visual access to your keyboard macros or other existing commands; menu options are easier to remember and more likely to be used. You can also set up these menu items to access other commands or external software applications.
* If you want to add an option to the menu bar menus or to the toolbars, use Tools > Customize, and then use the Customize dialog box.
You can set a Menu Manager menu option as the default choice when a particular menu is opened. For example, the default menu option on the FEAT CLASS menu is Solid, and it is selected (and highlighted) automatically when you choose PART > Feature > Create.