File Locations

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File Locations

Default File Locations.

In the paths described below, the default locations are:

<Install Directory> C:\Program Files\PSMotion\MDxx Pro64\

<CommonAppData> C:\ProgramData\PSMotion\

<LocalAppData> C:\users\<user-name>\AppData\Local\PSMotion\

<User-name>: e.g. 'Kevin'

File-types and File-Locations

MechDesigner Installation Paths

MechDesigner Installation Paths

SOLIDWORKS Type Library:

<Install Directory>\ SW_TLByyyy_64 \

yyyy = SOLIDWORKS release. When you use different SolidWorks release, we will reference a different Type Library.

Database files:

<CommonAppData>\ DBase \

See also: Help menu > Edit Language Database

Local Help:

<CommonAppData>\ Help \ (MechDesigner.CHM)

See also: How to download Local Help

Theme and settings:

<CommonAppData> \ Style \

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

Example Models:

<LocalAppData> \ Examples \

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



<LocalAppData> \ Inifiles \


The first time you watch a video, it downloads to:

<LocalAppData> \ Tutorials\ *.mp4

See also: Help menu > Download Tutorial Videos

Timing Diagrams:

<CommonAppData> \ Timing Diagram.xlsm

<LocalAppData> \ Timing Diagram.xlsm

CopyMinder Software Protection Text Files:

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

Protection Key Number: C:\ProgramData\HW\MD32_0_0\cm\ (File-type: 'Configuration settings')

CopyMinder Log File: C:\ProgramData\HW\MD32_0_0\cm\ (File-type: 'Text Document')


ProgramData and AppData are hidden by default in Windows® 7, 8, and 10.

To show these paths in Windows® 7:

1.Click Start (Windows) > Documents or File-Explorer

The Documents or File Explorer interface opens.

2.Click View menu at the top of the Documents or File Explore interface.

At the far right of the Video ribbon menu.

3.Click Options and Change Folder and Search Options in the drop-down menu.

The Folder Options dialog opens.

4.Click View tab

5.Click Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives radio-button

6.Click Apply button and Close the dialog.


! Be careful. Hidden files are 'hidden' so that they cannot be moved or deleted by accident, because they are important !

Other Files:

<user account>_*.memopad

The name for the Memo you can add to the Model and Mechanism name-tabs

* Model and Mechanism name-tabs.