It is possible to edit the names of parameters, the hints in each dialog-box, and tool-tips.
It is not recommended that you make changes to the Language Database.
Please email us if you would like us to change anything.
STEP 1: Make a backup of the database directory and change its default path.
MechDesigner uses a database for command-names, hints and dialogs. You can edit these to your preferred wording or language.
Before you can edit the 'language database', you should move the database files to a new path, which also has Read&Write privileges.
You can do this from within MechDesigner
It's default path is: C:\ProgramData\PSMotion\DBase
The new path should show in the Database Directory box.
Now, when you use the 'Save database' button in the Language Database dialog-box, the database files will save to the new path [see 5, above]
The database path you enter is stored with the MechDesigner.ini file. We do not overwrite the MechDesigner.ini even when you re-install MechDesigner.
However, if you delete the MechDesigner.ini file, you must change the database path again with the Application-Settings dialog-box.
STEP 2: Edit the database.
The name of each dialog in the list is not the name of the dialog in MechDesigner. However, with a bit of imagination, you will find the dialog.
Example: dlgsettings [which is the 'ACTIVE MOTION SETTINGS' dialog] > Motion tab.
Example shows: 'Motion' as the new text
Do steps 4 – 7 again and again for different dialogs and fields in the dialog.
Before you exit the dialog: