It is possible to edit the names of parameters, the hints in each dialog-box, and tool-tips.
This tool is NOT available in MD14.2
It is not recommended that you make changes to the Language Database.
Please email us if you would like us to change anything.
STEP 1: Make a backup of the database directory and change its default path.
MechDesigner uses a database for command-names, hints and dialogs. You can edit these to your preferred wording or language.
Before you can edit the 'language database', you should move the database files to a new path, which also has Read&Write privileges.
You can do this from within MechDesigner
It's default path is: C:\ProgramData\PSMotion\DBase
The new path should show in the Database Directory box.
Now, when you use the 'Save database' button in the Language Database dialog-box, the database files will save to the new path (see 5, above)
The database path you enter is stored with the MechDesigner.ini file. We do not overwrite the MechDesigner.ini even when you re-install MechDesigner.
However, if you delete the MechDesigner.ini file, you must change the database path again with the Application-Settings dialog-box.
STEP 2: Edit the database.
The name of each dialog in the list is not the name of the dialog in MechDesigner. However, with a bit of imagination, you will find the dialog.
Example: dlgsettings (which is the 'ACTIVE MOTION SETTINGS' dialog) > Motion tab.
Example shows: 'Motion' as the new text
Do steps 4 – 7 again and again for different dialogs and fields in the dialog.
Before you exit the dialog: