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DesignSpark Mechanical Tutorials Content List

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This page lists the DesignSpark Mechanical tutorials

>>> To access these tutorials in FRENCH please Click here <<<

Have you tried the built-in online Help in DSMech? It includes a wealth of information to help you get the best out of the product. Key help topics are listed, or you can use the Index or Search facilities to find a particular topic. This built-in Help can be accessed via F1 (or F3 for video help) when hovering a mouse over buttons in DesignSpark Mechanical:

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The table below shows the available and planned Tutorials:

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Download, Installation and Activation

This tutorial explains how to download, install and activate DesignSpark Mechanical.

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User interface – introduction

This tutorial explains how to find the main features of the DesignSpark Mechanical user interface and what the associated functions are.

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First steps with Direct Modeling

This tutorial is in progressive sections and will guide you through the use of the main model creation commands in DesignSpark Mechanical.

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Import Formats Explained for DesignSpark Mechanical

This tutorial explains the key points regarding importing files into DesignSpark Mechanical.

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Downloading and managing 3D Models From RS for DesignSpark Mechanical

This tutorial explains how to download 3D models and to manage a local library of parts for future use.

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Importing Electronic designs (PCBs) into DesignSpark Mechanical

This tutorial explains how to import electronic designs (PCBs) to DesignSpark Mechanical software

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Inserting 3D Models into Electronic Designs within DesignSpark Mechanical

This tutorial explains some of the key points for successful insertion of 3D models into imported electronic designs.

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Inserting 3D Models into a Panel Design within DesignSpark Mechanical

This tutorial explains the key points for successful insertion of 3D models into an electrical panel design within DesignSpark Mechanical.

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Using the BOM Quote interface in DesignSpark Mechanical

This tutorial explains the functionality of the Bill of Materials interface within DesignSpark Mechanical and some key points for its use.

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Export formats explained for DesignSpark Mechanical

This tutorial explains how to manage output files and some key points for success with different file formats.

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Exporting dimensions to electronics design software from DesignSpark Mechanical

This tutorial explains how to export PCB dimensions from DesignSpark Mechanical

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About this tutorials list

Over the coming months you will see the topics above gradually associated with text and video content. If you wish to contribute to the submission of tutorial materials and proposing new topics, please drop us an email - we are always happy to work with our users helping to make this great resource even better!

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  • ukliegis Avatar ukliegis

    Posted by ukliegis at

    As I mentioned somewhere else already: A compact pdf version of the text parts of these tutorials would be more than welcome. i belong to these old fashioned, grey haired people who learnt reading from printed paper - not from yet another screen. Having the manual / tutorials in printed form would b e a big advantage. I worked around this by just printing these web pages, but that's not really a solution.
    There is a pdf version of the tutorial / manual for the DesignSpark PCB version, why not also for the Mechanical one? You have access to the tutorial source files, so please give it a push! Thanks!

  • arifnkhan Avatar arifnkhan

    Posted by arifnkhan at

    I will appreciate it very much if you would do us the kindness to include a link to this tutorials contents page in the Left Hand Menu of your Webpages as I have tried to illustrate in the image I have uploaded below. Please see the red arrow. Thank you very much.

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  • designspark_mechanical Avatar designspark_mechanical

    Posted by designspark_mechanical at

    Hi Plateau,

    We're sorry that you've found this tutorial unclear. I have contacted my colleague who has lots of experience in this area and I have asked him to take a look at clarifying the tutorial. We'll let you know how he gets on.

    Best regards

    DesignSpark Mechanical

  • plateau1 Avatar plateau1

    Posted by plateau1 at

    These comments are about the Exporting dimensions to electronics design software from DesignSpark Mechanical tutorial. I could never tell if the "Project to sketch" worked. I could never get the "Open Component" to work. It was always grayed out so I could never get the PCB on to a new tab. I think this tutorial could use a lot more explanation as to what is suppose to be going on. It does not seem to work past step #3.

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