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Changing Configuration Settings
You can control certain aspects of your Creo Simulate sessions by creating a configuration file that Creo Parametric references each time you open the software, or during the course of a specific session. Configuration files let you control:
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generic simulation modeling settings
various aspects of FEM mode operation such as mesh defaults, solver parameters, shell compression controls, and output options
default unit settings
Fatigue parameters
run options
result display options
There are two methods you can use to create or update a configuration file:
You can manually enter the various configuration options into a text file using a standard text editor like Notepad, WordPad, or vi. You perform this process outside of Creo Parametric.
To set and modify these options you can use the Configuration Editor tool. on the Creo Simulate Options dialog box. Click File > Options to open the Creo Simulate Options dialog box. Click Configuration Editor and use the displayed form to set a configuration option, update an existing configuration file, create a new configuration file, or activate a different configuration file.
There are also two different types of configuration files—permanent files and session-based files. Permanent configuration files are usually named and session-based configuration files are called You should understand the difference between these files before deciding which type will best suit your situation.
For more information on configuration files and how to create them, see the appropriate area of the Creo Parametric Help Center. To review a list of the configuration options pertinent to Creo Simulate and read about issues that you may want to consider when developing a configuration file, see About Configuration File Options.