Point-Data FB

Summary of Point-Data FB


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

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

The Point-Data FB has three output-connectors.

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)

Add and Edit Point-Data FB



Kinematic-FB toolbar > Add Point-Data Function-Block (FB)


Add menu > Add Point Data Function-Block (FB)

STEP 1: Add the Point-Data Function-Block

1.Click the Point-Data FB in the Modelling FB Toolbar.
2.Click again in the graphic-area to 'place' the Point-Data FB in the graphic-area.

The Point-Data FB is now in the graphic-area.



STEP 2: Open the Point-Data Function-Block

1.Click the Point-Data FB in the graphic-area or Assembly-Tree one time

The Point-Data FB should be in the Selection-Window

2.Right-click the Point-Data FB In the Selection-Window
3.Click 'Edit element...' in the contextual-menu.

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

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1.Double-click a Point-Data FB in the Assembly-Tree


STEP 3: Select a Point to the selection-box

1.Click a Point in the graphic-area.

If the incorrect Point is in the selection-box, then:

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

The Point will now be in the selection-box.

STEP 4: Close the Point-Data Function-Block

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

Point-Data FB dialog-box

How to Use:

You can connect wires from the Point-Data FB:

1.To a Graph FB, to plot the motion-values of Position, Velocity and Acceleration of the Point in the X and Y–axis directions.
2.To replace the Linear-Motion FB. as the input to another Motion FB



To plot the X or Y position, velocity and acceleration of a Point in the same graph.

1.Drag a wire from the same output-connector of the Point-Data FB three times to three different input-connectors of one Graph FB,
2.Use the Y–axis display options in the Graph dialog-box to display all motion derivatives.

See Also:

Connecting FBs

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