Help formats

Web Help

On-Line Web Help is usually the most up-to-date. If you are not on-line, click here to view the on-line help: Globe-wwwOn-line Help.

Using the On-Line Help:

To select a help topic :


Expand and explore the Table of Contents - to the left.

To perform a Quick Search :


Enter a search term in the Quick Search box, and click Search.

Look at the search results and descriptions in the main panel to determine the best match. Beneath each description is a breadcrumb trail of the topic hierarchy.

To perform a more detailed search :


Click the Search or Keyword Index tab, and enter a term in the box.

Look at the results.

Pop-ups, Videos

Pop-ups: When you click green text, you will see a pop-up dialog. We use pop-ups for low-level information, terminology and reminders of less complex topics.

Videos: Click the image to play the video. Note: from January 2021, videos in SWF file-type are not supported by Adobe®.

SWF videos are being replaced with the MP4 file-type videos for the on-line help, and with the GIF file-type videos for the off-line help (MechDesigner.CHM). If you find a Video that does not play, please email us, and we can replace it with a video of the correct file-type.

Expand Text

You can expand or collapse help sections to read more or to read less. For example, you can:

When you Click this heading to read more... this section expands to show this text.

If you Click this heading to read more... again, this section collapses, to hide this text.

However, you can also expand sections inside sections.

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 If you Click this heading also... again, this section collapses, to hide this text.

Local Help (CHM)

To get contextual help for each command, dialog, or parameter, you must download the Local Help file: MechDesigner.CHM

See How to download and use the Local-Help ; Files on your PC

Download Local Help Manually

If all other methods fail, use this link to download the local help file: Globe-www MechDesigner.CHM

You must exit MechDesigner and put the file in: C:/ProgramData/PSMotion/Help/

Restart MechDesigner - and use the F1 key to get local contextual help for each command and parameter.

Tutorials and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 14.2 + © Machine, Cam, Mechanism, and Motion Design Software by PSMotion Ltd