Getting Started Tutorials - MechDesigner

If necessary, see MechDesigner Installation

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Element names: 

Element-names [the names we use for the 'objects' that we add to the model] are written as a Proper Noun, like the name of a city, for example: Mumbai. They have a Capital First Letter. For example: Part

Compound Element: 

Compound elements: use a hyphen, '–' ,between each word. For example: Motion-Dimension, Function-Block


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Bullet 2: More Information


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


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MechDesigner Tutorials

These tutorials give detailed instructions for how to use most of the MechDesigner tools and commands. If possible, please work from the first to the last tutorial.

See this link for: MotionDesigner Tutorials

Notes: Email 'sales at psmotion dot com' if a tutorial is too difficult to follow, or there is not enough information. We will try to improve it.

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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