Dialog-Boxes

In MechDesigner, you follow these three steps:

STEP 1: Add the Element - see Menus and Toolbars

STEP 2:  Open the Elements's Dialog-Box - see How to Open Dialog-Boxes

STEP 3: Edit the Elements's Parameters - see How to Edit Parameters in Dialog-Boxes


hmtoggle_folder1        A 'Typical' Dialog-Box

Dialog-R11-GeneralInformation

A 'typical' dialog-box

1s-red Dialog-box element name: Motion-Dimension FB

2s Element names:

Element's Name: Mot-Dim Rocker
Element's Parent Name: Mechanism

3s Parameter Read-Write Data-Box

Parameter's Name: Base-Value
Parameter's Units: [deg] (degrees).
Parameter's Icon: Parameter icon [See also: contextual Help - below]
Parameter's Data-Value : 58.76515

4s Parameter Read-Only Data Box

It is coloured a 'light-blue'.

Parameter Data Value: '0'

5s Spin-Box Control


See Spin-Box Controls

If you do not see the spin-box control, double-click inside the data box.

6s Separator Bar : to show more parameters and options

Click Separator Bar to expand
Click Separator Bar again to collapse

7s 'OK' , 'Cancel', Help* about dialog-box

Dialog-11-ClickforHelp

 

Contextual Help for Parameters

8s To show contextual help* for a Parameter - see image to the left.

1. Move your mouse to Parameter's Icon : The 'Help' iconMD-smallquestionmark must show.
2.Do not click the help iconMD-smallquestionmark. Move your mouse pointer (cursor) to the bottom and left of the Parameter's Icon8s, the Help icon must still show.
3.Click one time, with you mouse pointer exactly as it shows in the image to the left 8s.

Note: To use of the 'contextual Local Help', you must download the MechDesigner.chm file.

See Internet menu > Download Latest Help.

Dialog-Boxes

DIALOG-BOX NAME

 

GENERAL DIALOGS

 

Model / Mechanism

Lighting, 'Solids'

Application Settings/Options

General, Number-Format, Auto-Profiles, Accessibility, Colours

Machine Settings

Machine Speed, # Steps, Units

Add or Edit Plane

Angle or Offset Value

Rename

Old Name , New Name

Dimension

Dimension Value

CAD: DXF, SOLIDWORKS

 

DXF-Element

New DXF File, Units

CAD-Line

 

DXF tab: DXF Layer Editor

Import DXF File

SOLIDWORKS:

Import SOLIDWORKS or STL File

Mass Properties tab

User Defined, SOLIDWORKS Mass Properties

CAMS: 2D & 3D

 

Cam-Data FB

Select a 2D-Cam

Cam-Coordinates

Calculate and Export Cam Coordinates

2D-Cam Display and Properties

Show Cam as Pressure Angle, Contact Force/Stress

3D-Cam-Data

Calculate and Export Cam

FUNCTION-BLOCKS

 

Linear-Motion FB

Provides machine 'clock'.

Gearing FB

Amplify or Frequency of motion values.

Motion FB

Connect Motion in MotionDesigner to Model

Motion-Dimension FB

Define a Motion-Part

Motion-Path FB

Define a Motion-Point

Point-Data FB

Measure Point's Position, Velocity and Acceleration.

Measurement FB

Measure Linear or Angular Position, Velocity and Acceleration.

Graph FB

Plot data

Graph Settings

Graph Display

Cam-Data FB

Cam Data: Pressure Angle, 'RoC', Force, Stress.

Spring Force FB

Define Spring Function

Force-Data FB

Measure Force or Torque

CAD Control FB

 

Magnetic-Joint

Glue Profiles together.

Maths FB

User defined functions.

Statistics FB

Statistics of Element

Polynomial Fit FB

Fit Polynomials to Motion-Values.

Parameter-Control FB

Parameters

TOOLS

 

Design-Set

Optimise Design Objectives

Briefcase FB

Collate FBs

Make Movie

 

Point-Cloud

Import XY Data, Smooth with a Function.

Pattern

Copy Solids multiple times in space and time.

OTHER Dialogs

 

Point: Vectors and Location

Edit Position of a Point, , Display Velocity and Acceleration Vectors,

Blend-Curve

Edit a Blend-Curve for a Motion-Point.

Extrusion

Solid Extrusion - Prismatic Extrusion from Plane

Ball-Joint

3D Joint for Spatial Mechanisms

Gear-Pair

Two gears meshed.

Rack-Pinion

Rack and Pinioned meshed

Pulley

Related with Motion of a Point as a Belt.

Select Elements

Choose elements

Dependent Elements

Information.

Kinetostatic Motor Speed and Torque Data

Select a Motor and Gearbox.

Configure Power Source

To put motor source in a kinematic-chain.

Tutorial Videos

Play Tutorial Video

 

 

Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 11.1 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd