The motion-values at the input-connector to a Parameter Control FB can control the values of:
There is only one input-connector. Thus, if you want to use different motion-values to control other elements of the same type, you will need to add more than one Parameter-Control FB to the model.
Applications: 'extruding toothpaste', 'filling bottles', ...
The motions for a Parameter Control are generally for visualisation effects.
Thus, to help me identify these artificial motions in MotionDesigner, I use a lower-case motion-name tab. For real motion, I use ALL -CAPS.
The controls in the Parameter Control FB are:
Enabled / Not Enabled check-box
'Top-Box' - Profiles and Extrusion elements are put here when you select them in the graphic-area.
You must click the element to put it in the 'Bottom-Box'...
'Bottom-Box - Elements that will be controlled by the motion-values at the input to the FB
The element types you can add are Dimensions, Extrusions and Profiles.
Delete icon - to remove an element from the dialog-box - pre-select the element.
'OK', 'Cancel', 'Cancel and Undo all changes', 'Help' icons.
Control Actions - to be done by the Parameter-Control FB.
The elements must be in the model before you can control them with the Parameter-Control FB.
It is usual that to connect a wire to the input-connector of the Parameter-Control FB.
The motion-values at the input-connector become the absolute values for the elements you want to control.
The elements you can add and control are:
|•||Dimensions that you add with the Part-Editor. The dimension may be a sketch-element's position or its size.|
|•||Extrusions that you add to sketch-loops. You must add the Extrusion when the extrusion defines the Solid 'shape', with a dimension.|
|•||Profiles that you add to a sketch-loops. The motion-values will control the Extrusion-Depth parameter in the Extrusion dialog-box|
Open the Parameter-Control FB dialog-box in the normal way. or see How to open a Dialog-Box.
To enable the FB
To Add Elements
To add a Dimension
- or -
The dimension shows in the Bottom-Box.
To add a Profile and/or an Extrusion:
The Profile and the Extrusion show in the Top-Box.
To control an element you must move the element to the Bottom-Box.
The element(s) show in the Bottom-Box.
About the Bottom-Box
The name of the dimension to control.
The name of the Extrusion or Profile to control
A Part when the Driven-Parameter is a dimension.
An Extrusion when the Driven Parameter is an Extrusion or a Profile
The action of the FB are:
Update dimension when the Driven Parameter is a dimension
Update Extrusion depth when the Driven Parameter is a Profile
Rebuild Solid (to change the Extrusion-Offset) when the Driven Parameter is an Extrusion. it ch
To delete an element: