Add Linear-Motion FB

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Add Linear-Motion FB

Linear-Motion Function-Block

See also: Linear Motion dialog-box

Terminology and Definitions

Master Machine Angle :

MMA - when you cycle your model, the MMA increases at a constant rate from 0 to 360, again and again.

Linear Motion FB :

The default output from a Linear-Motion FB is equal to the MMA.

The Linear-Function-Block is usually the first in a series of FBs that you connect together with wires.

You can edit the FB to add or subtract a constant-value from the value of the MMA.

Linear-Motion FB function

The output-function of the Linear-Motion FB is:

Output  = MMA ± X

MMA = Master-Machine-Angle

Edit X in the Linear-Motion dialog-box.

Add Linear-Motion FB

Add :

STEP 1: Add a Linear-Motion FB to the graphic-area

Add Linear-Motion FB

1.Click Kinematics FB toolbar > Linear-Motion FB


1.Click Add menu > Add Linear-Motion FB

2.Click the graphic-area

The Linear-Motion FB is now in the graphic-area (and Assembly-Tree).

Edit :

STEP 2: Open the Linear-Motion dialog-box:

1.Double-click the Linear-Motion FB in the graphic-area.

- or -

1.See How to Open a Dialog-Box

The Linear-Motion dialog-box is now open.

Dialog :

STEP 3: See Linear-Motion dialog-box