Start-in Directory

The start-in directory is the location from which the HyperWorks Desktop application is launched.

This directory defines where certain settings files are written by default, and where customization files will be searched. The file browser will also use this directory as its default location for browsing for files. This can be considered as the "current working directory".

This directory can be changed, thereby changing the location where these files are written to or read from. This has the benefit of allowing different settings to be stored in different directories to give control over the HyperWorks Desktop environment for different projects or use cases.

On Windows, the default start-in directory for HyperWorks is the My Documents directory. This can be changed by editing the "Start in" field on the application executable or its shortcut.

On Linux, the start-in directory is defined by the directory from which you run the application startup script.