System Requirements, Permissions, Virus checker, ...

System Requirements

The system requirements are as follows:

Operating System:

Windows 7 [Service Pack 1; Aero Enabled], Windows 10

64-bit only

PC Memory:

Minimum 4 GB of RAM

Recommend: 8 GB or more

Hard Drive Space:

1GB of available space, more during installation.

Recommended: 2 GB or more of free hard disk space

Additional disk resources and memory are needed if you edit large models with complex solid models

Graphics Card:

High-performance Graphics Card for CAD or Gaming

OpenGL 3.5+

Minimum of 1Gb, ideally 4GB of card memory.

Screen Resolution:

Maximum: 2560 x 1440.

Note: Reset 4K Display to 2560 x 1440 [Right-click Desktop, Click 'Screen Resolution', Use Resolution slider].

Windows Permissions


You need Administrator Rights.

First and Second Run:

...even if you think you have full Administrator Rights:

1.Right-click the MD1x-PRO64 application icon
2.Click 'Run as Administrator' in the contextual-menu

General Running:

You do not need Administrator Rights after the second run.

You need an internet connection for occasional license checking with CopyMinder.


PSMotion recommends that you:

Use a trusted antivirus product, and to stay updated with the latest antivirus definition/signature file (This defines the known current vulnerabilities and exemptions).
Add exemptions for MechDesigner file types and folder locations - see also: Firewalls, Virus-Checkers

Software Protection

We use CopyMinder® for our software protection. Please see the installation procedures to register your installation with CopyMinder.

If you have bought MechDesigner, you will have a Product License Code. You should keep this safe [PSMotion will be able to find it, if needed].

If you have a network installation [sometimes called a Floating-License], then, your I.T. department and Network Manager should do the installation and retain the Product Code.

See also: CopyMinder Software Protection


Do not uninstall your first installation [even if it is the Trial] if you want to install a new Release.

If you want to remove MechDesigner completely, then use the 'MechDesigner Uninstall shortcut in Program Files:
Choose Start > Program Files > MechDesigner in Windows 7 or earlier; or choose Start > Apps > MechDesigner in Windows 8 or later;
Choose 'Uninstall'

The uninstall program is launched, follow the procedure.

If you have created MechDesigner documents you may want to remove them manually.

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