1rMain menus and General-Use Toolbars:

The General Use menus are at the top. The General Use toolbars are above and below the graphic-area.

Main Menu bar

MenuBar-main

File menu

The commands include: Open, New, Save, Save as...Exit, as well as Save Timing Diagram, ...

Edit menu

The commands include: Application-Settings and Machine-Settings, Undo, Redo, Rename, Delete, ...

Add menu

Use this menu to add the different elements to your model. The different commands, in the Add menu, and its sub-menus, have contextual-toolbars to each editor type.

See Three-Editors: Workspace and toolbars

Run menu

The commands include: Step-Forward [one step], Step-Backward [one step], Home, and Cycle-Continuously, ...

Filters menu

Filters to 'Display' and Filters to 'Select' the different element types.

View menu

These are the 'standard views' and the other ways to show or move the model in particular ways.

See also Visibility toolbar

Help menu

The Help menu has links to the 'Local' and 'On-line' help.

The Internet sub-menu gives external links to our website.

General Use toolbars...ABOVE graphic-area

To show and hide the commands in each toolbar, use the 'expand/collapse' icon for each toolbar.

Click the icons or text to read the 'reference help'

 

Click to expand and collapse toolbars

Click to expand and collapse toolbars


File toolbar

 

The File toolbar

The File toolbar


Edit toolbar

 

The Edit toolbar

The Edit toolbar


Run toolbar

Run Toolbar

The Run toolbar


Visibility toolbar

The Visibility toolbar

The Visibility toolbar


General Use toolbars...BELOW graphic-area

Click the icon

Click to expand or collapse toolbars

Click to expand or collapse toolbars


View toolbar

Use the icons to show and move the model in different ways.

The View toolbar

The View toolbar

 


Selection Filters toolbar

Select one ore more filters to reduce the number of elements you can select in the graphic-area.

When you select one or more Filters, then you can select only those elements. You cannot select the elements that you do not 'Toggle In'.

If you do not select a Filter, then you can select all elements.

Selection Filters toolbar

Selection Filters toolbar
[All filter elements selected]

 


Display Filters toolbar

Click the icons to show or hide elements in the graphic-area.

Display Filters toolbar

Display Filters toolbar 


 

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