Where are the MechDesigner Files after installation?

We add these directories and files to your computer when we install MechDesigner.

MechDesigner Paths after installation [MD14]

MechDesigner Paths after installation [MD14]

Installation Path:

<install directory>

[* See Default Location below]

Typically: C:\Program Files\PSMotion\MD13 PRO64\

SOLIDWORKS Type Library:

<install directory>\SW_TLByyyy_64\

Database files:

Generally,do NOT edit. However, if you do want to edit the database files, make a copy.


See also: Help menu > Edit Language Database

Local Help:


See also: How to download Local Help

User defined Theme and settings [application settings]:


See also: Edit menu > Application Settings : 'Save' / 'Load' buttons

Example Models:


See Also: Help menu > Internet sub-menu > Download Example Models

MechDesigner.INI file:



When you watch tutorials [see Help menu > Download Tutorial videos],they download to:


See Also: File menu > Download Tutorial Videos

Create Timing Diagrams:

<CommonAppData\PSMotion\Timing Diagram.xlsm

<LocalAppData\PSMotion\Timing Diagram.xlsm

CopyMinder Protection Text Files:

There are two files that you may need to send to PSMotion if you have problems with CopyMinder:

Protection Key Number: C:\ProgramData\HW\MD32_0_0\cm\mechdesigner.exe.cm.ini [File type: 'Configuration settings']

CopyMinder Log File: C:\ProgramData\HW\MD32_0_0\cm\mechdesigner.exe.cm.log [File type: 'Text Document']

Default Locations:

Ÿ<install directory> typically: C:\Program Files\PSMotion\MDxx Pro64
Ÿ<CommonAppData> – C:\ProgramData\PSMotion\
Ÿ<LocalAppData> : typically C:\users\<user-name>\AppData\Local\PSMotion\
Ÿ<user-name>: 'Kevin' [typically].

Can you see...?


The ProgramData and AppData directories are hidden by default. To make them visible:

1.Click : Start > Control Panel > File Explorer Options >
2.Click: View tab
3.Click: Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives


Be careful. Hidden files are 'hidden' so that they cannot be moved or deleted by accident, because they are important!
In the Windows® Control-Panel, it may help to change the view option. At the top of Windows® Control-Panel, use 'Large icons' or 'Small icons' in the 'View by ' drop-down.


xx = MechDesigner release number

yyyy = SOLIDWORKS release year

Other Files:

<user account>_*.memopad

Names of the Memos' you can add to the Model and each Mechanism name-tab.

* 'Model' and 'Mechanism' name-tab.


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