Point-Data FB

see Add Point-Data FB

Point-Data FB


Use the Point-Data FB to get motion-values of a Point

The Point must be a child to a kinematically-defined Part.

Its three output-connectors give, with respect to the Mechanism Plane, the Point's:

X–axis motion-values
Y–axis motion-values
Magnitude of the Point's motion-values

The magnitude of the motion-values are equal to:

o√(X2 + Y2)

Note: Motion-Values include the Position, Velocity, and Acceleration of the Point.

Edit the Motion FB


Edit the Point-Data FB dialog-box:

1.Double-click the Point-Data FB in the graphic-area

- or -

Point-Data FB dialog-box



In the Point-Data FB dialog-box:

Select a Point

1.a. Click a Point in the graphic-area.

To change the Point is in the selection-box, then:

1.b. Click a different Point in the graphic-area.

The Point is be in the selection-box.

2.Click the OK-tiny-11-15 to close the Point-Data FB


To use the Point-Data FB

How to Use:

Plot Motion-Value with a Graph FB - Plot the Position, Velocity and Acceleration of the Point in the X and Y–axis directions - see also: Top-Tip
Use Motion-Values as the independent [X-axis] of a Motion - Connect a wire to the input-connector of a Motion FB


To plot three motion-derivatives - position, velocity, and acceleration - of one output in one Graph:

1.Drag three times from one output-connector to three different inputs of a Graph FB
2.Use the Y–axis display options in the Graph dialog-box to display all three motion derivatives.

See Also:

Connecting FBs

Tutorial and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 13.2 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd