The Feedback-Area 4r

The Feedback-Area is below the graphic-area.


Notes: To see the Feedback-Area as in the image below, you may need to 'Hide MotionDesigner' [See Visibility toolbar > Show/Hide MotionDesigner].

Feedback Area
Feedback Area
[Click to Expand & Collapse]

Short and Extended Hints 1s-b

['Hints' are also 'Tool-tips']

Hints for each command show in this box as you hover above each command.

Hints show in this box even if hints do not show at your pointer.


Note: Drag the divider bar8s to the right to see all of the hint.

Note: To stop hints at your pointer, then clear the 'Show Hints' check-box.

See Edit menu > Application-Settings > Accessibility tab > Menus separator

Message Window 2-R-RED-15

The most recent message is at the top of the list.

If you cannot complete a command then please read the message

To clear the messages:

1.Right-Click, with your pointer in the Message Window area
2.Click 'Clear Messages'

The messages are classified as:

Information Information; Warning Warnings; Error Errors (save your work!).


Note: If 'sounds' are enabled, then you will hear a different 'honk' sound with each type of message.

See Edit menu > Application-Settings > Accessibility tab > Sounds separator

Master-Machine-Angle 3-R-RED-15

Master-Machine-Angle (MMA) has a scale with a range of 0 – 360, which is one[1] Machine Cycle. It has a:

Arrowhead pointer below the scale. An approximate value for the MMA.
Digital Readout to the right-side of the scale. The exact value for the MMA.
Revs box to the left-side of the scale. It is the number of times the MMA has completed a cycle. The Home button on your keyboard resets the Revs and the MMA to zero.

To move the Master Machine Angle [MMA]

Approximately: Drag, to the left or right, with your mouse-pointer inside the MMA scale. The Digital Readout will indicate the actual MMA value.
Exactly: Enter a value in the Digital-Readout data box with your keyboard, or the Spin-Box tool.

Vector Scales 4-R-RED-15

When you show kinematic or force vectors in the graphic-area, use these buttons to increase or decrease the length of the vectors.

Animation Speed Slider 5-R-RED-15

Set the animation speed with the Animation Speed Slider, when you use the Cycle tool.

To increase the Animation Speed:

1.Drag with your mouse-pointer inside the Gold Animation Speed Slider2s to the right
Drag to the left to slow-down, or right to speed-up the animation.

Tutorial and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 13.2 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd