Contextual-Help: Tool-tips, F1, '?'

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Contextual-Help: Tool-tips, F1, '?'

TOOL-TIPS: While you are using MechDesigner:

When you start using MechDesigner, you will need to look up the Local-Help for each command - see below. As you become more familiar with MechDesigner, you can use Tool-tips. Tool-Tips show the name of the command, and a short hint of how to use it, or what the command does.

Eventually, you will not need the tool-tips.

To see a tool-tip: move your mouse-pointer above a toolbar icon, and pause a short time.

If you do not want to see Tool-Tips:

Show / hide tool-tips :

1.Click Edit menu (or toolbar) > Application-Settings | Accessibility tab > Menus >

2.Clear the Enable Hints and Tool-tips check-box

 - or -

1.Click Help menu > Toggle Hints (2×?)

About the Local-Help

From MechDesigner 15.1, we include the Local Help with the installation.

The Local Help provides much more help than the tool-tips. Tool-tips are intended as a reminder of what the command does. so that you do not need to look-up the Local Help.

To download the latest Local-Help

Run MechDesigner as Administrator (even if you think you are, please do these steps):

In the Windows Desktop:

1.Start Right-click the MechDesigner icon.  

2.Click Run as Administrator

If you open a model, it is best to save the model now, as MechDesigner may crash if the help file has been downloaded already.

3.Click Help menu > Download Latest Help...

Click 'Download Now' to install the Local Help

Click 'Download Now' to install the Local Help

4.Click the Download Now button.

5.Check the Feedback-Area > Messages

If the last (top) message is:

Failed to Create : C:\ProgramData\PSMotion\Help\MechDesigner.chm,  then see Permissions

If the progress-bar under the Download Now button is making progress, then please wait until the last message is: Download Successful.

tog_minusGet Contextual Help for Commands, Dialogs, and Parameters:
tog_minusVideo: How to show Contextual Help for Commands, Dialog-boxes, and Parameters
tog_minusHow to use the Local Help CHM application:
tog_minusPath Permissions: