Point-Data FB

see Add Point-Data FB


To use the Point-Data FB, do:

STEP 1: Add the Point-Data FB to the graphic-area  - see Add Point-Data FB
STEP 2: Edit the Point-Data FB to select a Point in the graphic-area.
STEP 3: Connect a wire from its output-connector to the input-connector of a different FB.

Data from the Point-Data FB

GA-FB-PointData

Use the Point-Data FB to get motion-values for 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:

motion-values parallel to the X-axis
motion-values parallel to the Y-axis
Magnitude of the motion-values equal to:
o√(X2 + Y2)

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

Edit the Point-Data FB

Icon-FB-PointData

Edit the Point-Data FB dialog-box:

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

- or -

Point-Data FB dialog-box

Dialog-13.2PointDataFB

 

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

When the Point is in the selection-box.

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

Dialog-13.2-PointDataFB-selected

To use the Point-Data FB

How to Use :

Connect a wire from its output-connector to the input-connector of a Graph FB - plot the Position, Velocity and Acceleration of the Point in the X and Y–axis directions - see also: Top-Tip

Connect a wire from its output-connector to the input-connector of a Motion FB - use the motion-values of the Point as the independent [X-axis] for a Motion.

Top-Tip :

To plot the three motion-derivatives - Position, Velocity, and Acceleration - of one output in one Graph

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

See also :

Connecting FBs

Tutorials and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 14.2 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd