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Installing IPA For Use With Pro/E During the installation of IPA you will be prompted to select the MCAD packages that you are working with. The following screen will appear during the install. Ensure that ProENGINEER is selected along with any other MCAD packages that you have on your system. After selecting ProENGINEER as an Interop package you may be prompted to browse for the ProE installation location as shown in the following dialog box. If the Pro/E application is running from a server select No at this point and follow directions for the server installation. If you have a local installation of Pro/E select yes to browse for the Pro/E installation directory. The installation folder is the top-level folder where Pro/E is installed as shown below. After selecting this folder you will be prompted to browse for any additional versions of Pro/E that you would like to use with IPA. In this case you would browse to the proe2000i folder to link IPA to this version also. After selecting the correct folder press OK and continue with the installation. Upon completing the IPA installation, the file prodev.dat should appear in the following directory: D:\Program Files\Proe2000i2\i486_nt\text\usascii (Pro/E version, operating system folder and language folder as per your application) If the prodev.dat file was not created in this folder you can copy it in manually. A copy of this file should exist in Interop directory of the IPA installation folder as shown below: Installing IPA For A Shared Network Installation of Pro/E If the Pro/E application is installed on a shared network drive then you will have add the following entry to your Pro/E configuration file (config.pro) PRODEVDAT c:\Program Files\Immersive Design\IPA 7.1\interop\prodev.dat where "c:\Program Files\Immersive Design\IPA 7.1" is the directory in which you installed IPA Troubleshooting Integration Using The Auxiliary Application Feature in Pro/E The Auxiliary Application feature in Pro/E can be used to check whether the IPA application is running in Pro/E and also help to track down problems relating to the prodev.dat file. Begin by selecting the Auxiliary Application feature from the Utilities menu in Pro/E as shown below. Selecting info in the Auxiliary Applications dialog box will bring up information about any application running inside of Pro/E. Although the application is not shown in the Auxiliary Applications dialog box you can see from the image below that "Pro_to_IPA" is running in this session of Pro/E. If "Pro_to_IPA" is not shown in this window or is not running you can try registering the prodev.dat application by selecting register and browsing to the prodev.dat file in the IPAInterop directory.
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