Add Motion-Path FB

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Add Motion-Path FB

Why use a Motion-Path Function-Block?


See also Motion-Path dialog-box


Terminology and Definitions

Motion-Path FB :

This FB adds a Motion-Point to a sketch-path.

Motion-Point :

The input to the FB specifies the motion of the Motion-Point along the sketch-path.

Applications of a Motion-Path FB:

To define the path of a robot

To define the path of a chain or belt

To model an extending-cylinder that will raise a Scissor-Lift.

Add Motion-Path FB

Add :

STEP 1: Add a Motion-Path FB to a sketch-path that is the graphic-area

Add Motion-Path FB

1.Click Kinematics FB toolbar > Motion-Path FB

or

1.Click Add menu > Add Motion-Path FB

The Command-Manager has one selection-box.

2.Click a sketch-element from the sketch-path

3.Click OK-tiny-13-17 in the Command-Manager

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

AND a Motion-Point is at the start-Point of the sketch-element you select as the sketch-path.

Open :

STEP 2: Open the Motion-Path dialog-box

1.Double-click a Motion-Path FB in the graphic-area

or

1.See How to Open a Dialog-Box

The Motion-Path dialog-box is now open.

Dialog :

Motion-Path dialog-box

Compare a Motion-Path FB with a Motion-Dimension FB

Function-Block

Motion-Path FB

Motion-Dimension FB

Motion Element

Motion-Point

Motion-Part

Constraint

Sketch-Path

Joint

Input

Motion-Values at input-connector

Motion-Values at its input-connector

SUMMARY

Motion-Point is constrained by a sketch-element and motion-values control its position

A Motion-Part is constrained by a joint and motion-values control its position.