MechDesigner 13... engineered to move.

MechDesigner gives you the tools to design and model multi-axis machines, multi-link mechanisms, cams, gears, pulleys, all with complex motions.

Paraphrasing someone: "MechDesigner does not stop you doing stupid things, as that would also stop you doing clever things."

If you are using MechDesigner 12, or earlier, please see this link for MechDesigner 12

MechDesigner is used by...                                                                        

Machine Design Engineers:

Packaging, Assembly, Textile Machines
Agricultural machines

Designers' of multi-axis machines.

Designers and Inventors:

Product Designers
Furniture Designers
Medical Device
Engine Design
D.I.Y. Tools
Packaging Device Design
Pitching to Investors
Toys, Anthropomorphic Characters

Educators: University Lecturers, Colleges, Teachers, Students:

Mechanism Analysis
Mechanism Synthesis
Design Projects and Competitions
Design Studies
Motion Analysis



Why MechDesigner?

tog_minus...MechDesigner's Capabilities...                                                                    


Design and optimize motions with our best-in-class, integrated motion design tool - MotionDesigner.
Design all of the mechanisms that you need for a machine, and synchronize them to a machine 'clock'.
Run at 'machine speed', or 'micro-step' the model to scrutinize all machine interactions.
Edit parameters 'on-the-fly' with extremely fast and exact simulations and analyses.
Use Design-Sets to edit and watch parameters update immediately as you optimize your design.
Add any number of mechanisms.

Kinematic and Force Analysis:

Absolute and relative, linear and angular, position, velocity and acceleration, of all machine points and parts.
From a defined tooling motion, automatically derive the cam-follower motion with inverse-kinematics.
Analyze force and torque data at each joint to find the correct bearing, linear guide, and servomotor.
Plot any number of graphs, of any design parameter.

Cam and Servo Calculations:

Automatically calculate cam-coordinates of plate, groove, conjugate, barrel, cylindrical and globoidal cam types.
Export cam-coordinates directly to SOLIDWORKS®
Save cams as STEP files
Servomotor, four-quadrant 'Torque-Speed' & 'Duty-Cycle' Analysis.
Servomotor motion profiles.

Tools to:

Do 'Mechanism Synthesis' with the constraint based sketch-editor.
Reverse Engineer Cams, and make the cam-follower's motion better than the original motion
Design Scrolls/Feedscrews.
Design gear-trains, pulleys, rack and pinions.
Import SolidWorks® Parts and Assemblies.
Export SolidWorks® cams as STEP files.

When you can do all of this, and more, it is easy to analyze designs, remove design problems, see new design opportunities and engineer the cams you need to make it happen.

tog_minus...our Guarantee...                                                                                        

We guarantee (almost) it is possible to improve the performance of your multi-axis machine with MechDesigner. Why not let the design engineers at PSMotion review your design. We will sign your NDA [Non-Disclosure-Agreement] if your work is confidential. Any idea will be your IPR.


To get the most from MechDesigner & MotionDesigner, you must do the tutorials. The tutorials show you how to use each command with real design applications. You will learn the 'rules' for each command. As you complete each tutorial, you will work be able to work more quickly and more effectively.

Getting Started Tutorials - MechDesigner.
Getting Started Tutorials - MotionDesigner

MechDesigner and MotionDesigner Reference Help

The MechDesigner and MotionDesigner Reference Help manuals show you how to add each element and explain each parameter in each element's dialog-box.


Installation, Computer Requirements, Legal:

System Requirements and Recommended Settings

Useful Design Information

Basic Kinematics
Cam Mechanisms
Gear Mechanisms
Mechanism Synthesis

Links to other Help File Formats

Links to other help formats

This Help File is: 13.2.340, Published on the: 23/02/2020, at 22:28

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