HI Om, I gave your suggestion a try and I did indeed have the setting configured as a favorite but the problem remains. I start a new board and "Puff" paths to pads and symbols get blown away and replaced with system defaults.
I can get around this by making the env file "Read Only" after I have made my changes to it. That seems to work fine.
The other thing I noticed as mentioned earlier is that Allegro does not seem able to traverse paths to sub folders of where a user may have their libraries. For example assume I have a path to my library folder called
and under my-libs is a folder called SMD that contains more symbols. If I do not create a path called c:\my-libs\smd in the pmspath setting Allegro will never see those symbols. This creates a whole can of worms in particular when you go to package up a design.
Perhaps I am doing something wrong, not too sure. Seems really odd that the software does not look beyond the exact path one would give it.... i.e look for sub-folders.