Add Statistics FB

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Add Statistics FB

Add Statistics FB

See also : Statistics dialog-box

Statistical Data may include values as RMS , Maximum, Minimum, etc. values of a variable (wire data-channel).

Use a Statistics FB to list the Statistical data for the data that is available at the output of a different Function-Block.

Add Statistics FB

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STEP 1:Add the Statistics FB to the graphic-area

Add Statistics FB

1.Click Add menu > Mechanism menu  > Add Point-Cloud FB

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1.Click Modeling FB toolbar > Statistics FB

2.Click the graphic-area

The Statistic FB is now in the graphic-area


STEP 2:Connect a wire to its input-connector.

1.Drag a wire from a different FB to the input-connector of the Statistics FB

A wire is now connected to the input-connector of the Statistics FB.

STEP 3.Open the Statistics dialog-box:

1.Double-click a Statistics FB in the graphic-area

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1.See How to Open a Dialog-Box

STEP 4:See Statistics dialog-box


Wires that connect Function-Blocks have 3 Data-Channels (in most cases).

The three(3) Data-Channels are usually:

Position, Velocity, Acceleration (Angular or Linear).

Total Force, Force X, Force Y (relative to the Mechanism-Plane, and the main Model Coordinates

Statistical Data may include

RMS, Maximum, Minimum, Standard Deviation, etc. values of a a Data-Channel.

Compare a Graph FB with a Stats FB:

Graph FB : plot data over one Machine-Cycle.

Stats FB : summarize data for one machine-cycle as simple statistical data

See Data-Channels for more information.