Getting Started Tutorials - MechDesigner

MechDesigner Tutorials

See also MotionDesigner Tutorials


Note: Text Formatting:

 

Fonts & Colours :

 

 

Element Names :

Written as maroon, all caps: For example: Part, Pin-Joint

Compound-Element-Names :

A hyphen[-] between their names Motion-Dimension , Function-Block

Menus & Toolbar commands :

Green. For example: File menu > Open

See also :

See also: Help

Lists :

Lists, which are not a sequence of instructions, use bullets

Bullet 1: Information
Bullet 2: More Information

Numbering : 

Ordered instructions use numbers, or letters, even if there is only one instruction step:

1.Instruction 1 - Do Step 1
2.Instruction 2 - Do Step 2

Language : 

English is made as simple as possible.

Languages :

English / Italiano / Deutsche / Francasis / Espanol / Portuguêse / Dutch / Polish / Russian

See: Edit menu > Application-Settings > Accessibility tab > Menus >

These tutorials give detailed instructions for how to use many of the MechDesigner tools and commands. Please work from the first to the last tutorial.


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Getting Started Tutorials


0: Machine Settings : Edit a Parameter

1: Add a Part that Rotates - a Crank

2: Four-bar kinematic-chains

2A: Six-bar Kinematic-Chains

2B: Three Kinematic Tools

2C: Hierarchy of Planes

3: Add sketch-elements with the Part-Editor

4: From Sketch-Elements to Extrusions

5: Kinematic Function-Blocks and Motion

6: Design 2D and 3D-Cams

7: How to use Design-Sets

8: Import DXF Files, then extrude sections for Solid Extrusions

9: Automatically Add Joints

10: Model Mechanical Devices

11: Two Degree-of-Freedom Planar Mechanisms

12: Design a Spatial Mechanism

13: Analyze Forces

14: Use Gear-Pairs

15: Pattern Example - Indexing Chain

16: Motion-Path FB and Blend-Curves

17: Belts and Pulleys

18: Maths FB

19: Import SOLIDWORKS documents onto CAD-Lines

20: Design a Scroll or Feedscrew

21: Reverse-Engineering a Cam

22: Working with Large Models

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