Are there any plans to make global inclusion and exclusion patterns available to the CodePro preferences?
That functionality already exists. I'm not surprised that you didn't find it, though; the interface needs some work, to say the least
which is something we hope to be able to address in the near future.
If you open the Preferences dialog to the CodePro > Audit page, then select the tab labeled Dynamic Audit, you will find two lists containing inclusion and exclusion patterns. The list controls are disabled unless you select the check box at the top that enables dynamic audit, so select it, then fill in the lists as appropriate, the deselect it again. At the bottom of that tabbed page there is another check box that instructs CodePro to use the contents of those two lists for normal (manual) audits as well. Select that check box and you should find that those inclusion and exclusion patterns are used whenever you audit code in a project that does not contain a .audit file (despite the fact that they are disabled in the UI).