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 this help, but on-line: 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 that reflects the topic hierarchy.

To perform a more detailed search :


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

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 small 'information' topics.

Videos: Click the image to play the video. You may need 'Flash Player'.

Expand Text

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

tog_minusClick this heading to

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.

However, you can also expand sections inside sections.

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

Local Help [CHM]

To get contextual help for each command, dialog, or parameter, while you use MechDesigner, 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 manually download the local help file: Globe-wwwMechDesigner.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.


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