Help formats

Web Help

Use this link, if you are not working on-line now: On-line Help. You will need an internet connection, web-browser and video player.

The Web Help is usually the most up-to-date.

To select a help topic:

Use the Table of Contents - to the left.

To perform a Quick Search:

In the 'Quick Search' box, enter a search term 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 that reflects the topic hierarchy.

To perform a more detailed search:

Click the Search or Keyword Search tab.

Enter a term in the box. and look at the results.

To expand help text, you can click headings to expand or collapse sections so that you can 'read more' or 'read less'.

For example: you can:

tog_minus        Click this heading to see more...

The first time you click 'Click this heading to see more...' this section 'expands' to show this text.

If you click 'Click this heading to see more...' again, the section 'collapses', to hide this text.

You can also expand sections inside sections.

minus        Click this heading also...

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

Green Text in the 'Topic Content'

When you click green text, you will see a 'pop-up' section. To close the pop-up, click a different area of the display.

Play Video

When you see an image with a 'play video' icon, click the image to play the video.

Local Help

You can also get contextual help for a command, dialog, or parameter while you are using MechDesigner

You will need to download the Local Help file: MechDesigner.chm.

See 'How to download and use the 'Local-Help'.


We do not provide a hard copy of a user manual.

Download the PDF help here: MechDesigner PDF Help. [it is a very large file - not recommended if your internet download speed is < 0.5MBits/s.

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