Motion FB

see Add Motion FB

Motion FB

The Motion FB is a 'hyperlink' to a Motion name-tab in MotionDesigner.

The motion-values at the:

input-connector represent the X-axis of the motion
output-connector are the Y-axis of the motion

Edit the Motion FB


Edit the Motion FB:

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

- or -

Motion FB dialog-box


Motion Function-Block Parameters 

Select Motion

Select a motion name in the drop-down box. The list is the Motion name-tabs in MotionDesigner.


Reset Output: The output is set to the motion-value at the start of the motion after each machine cycle [default]
Accumulate Output: The output adds the motion-value at the end of the motion to the motion-value at the start of the motion after each machine-cycle.

Output Data-Type*

Motion : [default]

For Linear and Rotary, see Machine-Settings dialog > Modelling Units

* Important: select Linear or Rotary if you connect a wire from the Motion FB to a Motion-Path FB or Maths FB.


Most typically, the input is similar to the MMA, which increases at a constant rate from 0 to 360, again and again.

However, the input may be from any Function-Block.

See Also:

Connecting FBs


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