Getting Started, unstructured method
You can learn about PeopleSize by experimenting with it. You cannot do any damage to the dataset.
Try ALL the buttons, and read explanatory text in the dialogs carefully. As normal for technical text, you will need to read it at least twice to digest it.
Click on the Help buttons when you want more detail. To get a thorough knowledge, read all the Help topics.
The central method is visual: you visualise the design and its context, then select the body parts which you 'see' will interact with it. The triangles touch the body at the measurement landmarks.
Click on one of the yellow-and-grey icons with the mouse.
To look at another illustration, just click on another icon.
When you find the right illustration, float the cursor over it: available landmark combinations turn green.
Click on a triangle that is relevant to you.
You may get a result straight away.
Otherwise if some triangles start to flash, click near one of them to finish selecting the dimension.
The main output dialog which then appears is also a control centre for PeopleSize functions. It displays a lot of data and options, for speed of use, so you may need to spend a few minutes looking at it. It may look daunting, but each item is simple. When you have become familiar with it, you will benefit from its speed and minimal input demands.
The Settings button enables you to specify the User Group for the design, the Adjustments, Export and Illustration options.
(note that if you see some Grey triangles, or triangles flashing it means there is data but not for the currently set User Group. If you need it, click on the triangle anyway, it will take you to the User Group settings dialog, where you can see in black text which groups there is data for).
Read through the other help topics for more information (choose the Contents or Search buttons above). Help buttons in other dialogs take you to help topics about that particular subject.
Note that static anthropometry data do not always apply directly to dynamic real-life situations - you may need to make adjustments, or preferably conduct a Fitting Trial. Also, no anthropometry dataset has a provable zero error rate, not even PeopleSize! For both these reasons, always test designs or specifications in a realistic setting before committing to them.
see also: Step by step guide