Help and User Assistance

Learn about the forms of help and user assistance available from the product.

Inspire Mold includes both in-application workflow help and a more extensive online help center. Press the F1 key to access the help.

Download Offline Help

Download and install help locally on your workstation from the File menu.

The standard installation of the product does not include offline help, so you will need to download and install it on your computer if you want to access the help locally without an internet connection.

  1. Select File > Help > Download Offline Help.
  2. Choose the download location for the help package. By default, it will be saved and installed in your Documents folder.
  3. Select the offline help language.
    Note: Not all of the languages listed are supported by every product. Also note that translations are generally not available until some time after the initial release date, in which case the previous version of the help will be downloaded instead.
  4. Select Always use offline help if you want to use the locally installed version of the help instead of the online version. You can switch between using the online and offline help in the Preferences.
  5. Click Download and Install. The help package will be downloaded and then installed in the location you specified.

You can switch between online and offline help in the Preferences under Workspace > Help.

Workflow Help

Most tools on the ribbon include text prompts beneath the tool or guide bar that explain what to do next. These prompts are a form of user assistance called workflow help.

When you select a tool, a one-line instruction is shown beneath the tool or guide bar. It explains what to click next in the modeling window to complete the workflow.

  1. Click the icon to expand the workflow help, which provides additional hints and keyboard shortcuts.
  2. Click the icon if it is available to view an image or watch a short video.
  3. Press F1 to show the full online help.