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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 4GB of RAM

Recommend: 8GB and more

Hard Drive Space :

1GB of available space

Recommended: 20GB or more - and keep your C:/ drive healthy.

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

1.Right-click your desktop
2.Click Screen Resolution

Windows Permissions

Installation :

You need Administrator Rights.

Download Help :

Download Tutorials :

You may need Administrator Rights download the Local Help and Tutorials with the Help menu

1.Right-click MD14 application icon
2.Click Run as Administrator in the contextual-menu

General Running :

You do not need Administrator Rights

You need an internet connection so we can MechDesigner can occasionally check your license with CopyMinder.

Recommended Windows Settings

Display Resolution :

1920 x 1200 / 1920 x 1080

4K display resolution should be set as 2560 x 1440

Windows DPI Setting :

Smaller -100%. (100%)

See: Windows® Start > Control Panel > Display >


PSMotion recommends that you:

Use a trusted anti-virus product. Make sure you update it with the latest anti-virus definition/signature file.
Add exemptions for MechDesigner file types and folder locations - see also: Firewalls, Virus-Checkers

Software Protection

We use CopyMinder® for our software protection.

If you have bought MechDesigner, you will have a Product Key, which you will need to install MechDesigner. Keep it safe, but PSMotion will be able to find it, as needed.

If you have a Network-License (sometimes called a Floating-License) then your I.T. department should do the installation and retain the Product Key. Client cannot install MD as a Standalone configuration with a Product Key intended as a Key for a Network License.

See also: CopyMinder Software Protection


If you want to remove MechDesigner completely, then use the Windows> Uninstall utility.

If you have saved MechDesigner models, you may want to remove them manually.


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