I'm just beginning to work on configuring all of our NX 11 Customer Defaults. I've started with the Inch settings at the USER level through the interface and want to know if there is a way I can now convert what I currently have in my local NX110_user.dpv file to the SITE level NX110_site.dpv file. My goal is to get everything configured correctly locally, then place the SITE defaults in a common network location that everyone can access. I don't have admin privileges on this PC, so once I understand how to accomplish the conversion, I'd like to know how to get the pulldown option for the SITE level working as well, so I can then continue editing in what we want for the Millimeters side before I create Seed parts and begin some testing. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks.
To get SITE setting...
You must have the ENV variable UGII_SITE_DIR defined, and have a "startup" folder in it.
e.g. if UGII_SITE_DIR = S:\SOMEWHERE
you need a folder S:\SOMEWHERE\Startup
You probably need write access to that area as well ;-)
If you need group level settings, it works the same but set the ENV variable UGII_GROUP_DIR.
Not sure if there is an easy way to move settings from one to the other
Note the DPV file is XML data, editable in any text or XML editor, so you might be able to kluge something. You may need to check if somewhere in the data is the level (site/group/user).
Or perhaps even easier...
After getting everything set up in user area
- export to Excel
- wait the 5-10 minutes for the export to finish
- sort the excel on the "User Value" column
then replicate all the settings (at least ones changed from the "Shipped Value" column) in the site area in the customer defaults dialog (note you may want to re-order the columns in Excel if they don't come out Application-Category-Tab-Setting)
To make sure you got them all (after saving all changes):
re-export to excel
sort on "User Value" column
make sure "Site value" column matches
sort on "Site value" column
make sure "User value" column matches
Hope this helps...
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled
There is a simpler way of doing this , if one understand the basics of XML
Once you have your user defaults, they are saved in a ".dpv" file.
typically " C:\Users\Tomas\AppData\Local\Siemens\NX100"
you can open that file with notepad and copy the settings ( this is where one needs the basic knowledge, one must copy from the "<Pref ...." to the " "/> "
Then as Ken describes , establish the UGII_SITE_DIR
Once that is set, enter NX customer defaults. Do any change and click OK.
The NX100_site.dpv will then be created.
Open the NX100_site.dpv with a notepad and paste the copyed lines before the