Add Graph FB

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Add Graph FB

Add Graph FB


Kinematics FB toolbar > Graph FB

Menu :

Add menu > Add Graph FB

STEP 1: Add a Graph FB to the graphic-area

1.Click Add menu > Add Graph FB

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Click Kinematics FB toolbar > Add Graph FB

2.Click the graphic-area

The Graph FB is now in the graphic-area.

STEP 2: Connect wires to the input-connectors of the Graph GB

The Graph FB has five(5) input-connectors.

From the top, the input-connectors are:

#1 –# 4 : Y-axis inputs - See Below: Y-axis Data-Channel Options

#5 : X-axis input - See below X-axis Data-Channel Options

Note:  Options for the X-axis (#5 input-connector)

Option 1: no input (not connected): the X-axis will follow the Master-Machine-Angle

Option 2: input increase steadily. e.g. from the output-connector of a Linear-Motion FB, or Gearing FB.

Option 3: input increase and decrease with a range of values. e.g. from the output-connector of a Motion FB, Measurement FB, or Point-Data FB

Note: if there is a fly-back across the graph, click Rebuild Now - this command will often remove the fly-back.

If that fails, increase the number-of-step along the graph to ~360  with Machine-Settings > Number-of-Steps.3

STEP 3: Open the Graph FB

1.Double-click the Graph FB in the graphic-area

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See How to open a Dialog-Box

The Graph dialog-box is now open.

STEP 4: See: Graph FB Interface.

To review the kinematic, kinetostatic and cam data that you can plot with a Graph FB.

See also:

Application Settings | Number Format | Data Format

Graph FB Interface



Graph FB:

1r Y–axis : Scales

Maximum 4 scales, that correspond to motion-value at input-connectors Y1 to Y4

The color of the Y–axis and the plot-line are the same.

2r Y–axis : Digital Readout (D.R.O.)

The X-axis and the Y1 – Y4-axis values at the position of the vertical cursor Red-14-6.

The Number-Format for the X–axis, Y–axis, and data in ClipboardRed-14-7 are configured in Application Settings | Number Format tab.

3rData-Channel Selector

Each wire that is connected to an input-connector has up to 3 Data-Channels

Select the Data-Channel in the drop-down box - see Y–axis Data-Channel Options

4r The Graph Area:

The color-coded graphs for each Y–axis input

Vertical-CursorRed-14-6 - see more below

5r Toolbar:

Save, Print, Graph Settings, Zoom Extents, Pan Left, Pan Right, Copy Graph Data to Clipboard – see Red-14-7 below

6r Vertical-Cursor

When you click in the area of the GraphRed-14-4, the Vertical CursorRed-14-6 will snap to your mouse pointer

When you drag your pointer in the graph :

the Vertical-Cursor will follow your pointer

the Digital ReadoutsRed-14-3 will continuously update to indicate the Y-axis values at the X-axis position of the Vertical-Cursor

the Master Machine Angle will update to the value of the X-axis position of the Vertical Cursor

the kinematically-defined Chains will move to value of the Master Machine Angle

7r Copy Graph Data to Clipboard

When you click the right-most icon in the toolbarRed-14-5, the graph data is copied to the ClipboardRed-14-7.

Paste this data to Excel, or

To MotionDesigner in the Data Transfer table. You can plot it as an overlay or use it as a Motion (use Z Raw-Data).


Configure the Number-Format for the X–axis, Y–axis, and 'Data in Clipboard' in Application Settings | Number Format tab.

2r tog_minusY-Axis Data-Channel Options: