Whenever a user switches between projects via the Project Selector in the Dashboard, CafeTran Espresso 2018 will automatically select the matching project template, restoring all resources, pane arrangements, auto-assembling settings etc.
I agree with your request. As a matter of fact, the automatic switching isn't implemented. Probably Igor will go for a more robust, database-driven solution. Though I personally would prefer an XML approach (since I can simply edit this externally).
[Edited at 2018-07-06 08:06 GMT]