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Tip: Using a Material Library
When you finish defining the materials you use in everyday design, create a material library directory to which all users have access.
Set up the directory with read and execute privileges only, to help protect its contents. Then assign its path to the configuration file option pro_material_dir. The Look In box in the Materials dialog box displays the directory located in the path specified by the pro_material_dir configuration option. If you do not set the pro_material_dir configuration option, then the Look In box displays the default material directory, that is, <Creo Parametric loadpoint>\text\materials-library.