The Help menu


Help menu commands


Open 'Local' Help

The help file-name is MechDesigner.chm.

To open it, you must first Download Latest Help - see below.


'On-line' Help

You need an Internet connection.

MechDesigner opens the MechDesigner's Help 'Welcome Page on the internet.

The On-Line Help is usually the most up-to-date.

Edit Language Database

Note: Generally, do not touch this dialog!

See Edit Language Database

Download Latest Help

You need an internet connection. It is a large file ~200MB

The file is MechDesigner.chm, which you need to download before you can find help with commands, dialogs and parameters, when you are working off-line.

There are two ways to download the help file:

Help Menu:

Note: You may need to :

Add an exception to your virus-checker to download the help with this button.
Run as Administrator [MechDesigner] to successfully download the help-file, even if you think you have Administrator privileges.
1.Click Help menu > Download Latest Help...


2.Click Download Now button

The file downloads to the correct directory.

internet site:

1.If necessary, exit MechDesigner
2.Click this link MechDesigner.chm to open the next dialog


3.Click 'Save File'

You MUST save the file to: C:\ProgramData\PSMotion\Help\

4.Start MechDesigner


Toggle Hints

Use to show 'tool-tips' to appear next to your mouse-pointer.

Click to 'Toggle Off' [You may need to click this two times].
Click again to 'Toggle On'

See also Application Settings / Options



See Tutorials Dialog

Internet sub-menu >


Information about:

Your MechDesigner Release, Version and Build . For example: R13[Release] 2[Version].186[Build]
Your Graphics Card and OpenGL Version
The installed version of SOLIDWORKS and of the SOLIDWORKS Type Libraries

See About dialog


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