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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.

Download Latest Help

Download the Latest Help to your PC to get contextual help with the Help17 and F1 key on your keyboard.

The file you download is: MechDesigner.chm

There are two ways to download the help file:

Use the Help Menu :

1.Click Help menu > Download Latest Help...


2.Click Download Now button

The file downloads to the correct directory.

Reasons you cannot download the local help file:

You do not have Administrator Privileges:

Even if you think you have Administrator Privileges:

oRight-click MechDesigner start button or icon, and click Run as Administrator


oAdd an exception for MechDesigner

Directly from PSMotion :

1.If necessary, exit MechDesigner

2.Click this link MechDesigner.chm to open the next dialog


3.Click the Save File button

Save the file to: C:\ProgramData\PSMotion\Help\

4.Start MechDesigner    

Edit Language Database

Note: Generally, do not touch this dialog!

See Edit Language Database


Toggle Hints

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

Click to 'Toggle Off' (You may need to click this two times).

Click again to 'Toggle On'

Or see Application Settings



See Tutorials Dialog

Internet sub-menu >

About dialog tabs:

MechDesigner :14.2.134: (the Release, Version and Build).

Graphics - your Graphics Card Supplier, and OpenGL Version, Graphics Card Model, OpenGL Extensions.

Type-Libraries: Last Used Installed version of SOLIDWORKS and installed version of the SOLIDWORKS Type Libraries

Protection Key : Your License Settings.

See About dialog