Dialog: Function-Block: Motion-Path

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Dialog: Function-Block: Motion-Path

Motion-Path FB

see Add Motion-Path FB


A Motion-Path FB adds a Motion-Point to a sketch-path.

When you connect a wire to the input-connector of the Motion-Path FB, the Motion-Point moves along the sketch-path.

The Motion-Path dialog-box allows you to add more Motion-Points, and to distribute them along the sketch-path, control the length of the sketch-path, ... .


Important Note on Data-Type

Motion-Values have Linear, Rotary, and other units. The units indicate its Data-Type.

When the Data-Type at the input-connector to the Motion-Path FB have:

Linear units, say mm, the Motion-Point moves by a distance = input (mm)

Angular units, say degrees, the Motion-Point moves by a distance = input × total length of sketch-path/360 (mm)

The position of the Motion-Point cannot easily not be predicted with other units.

See more Data-Type and Motion-Points


Open Motion-Path dialog-box

MD-Icon-FB-MotionPath

Edit the Motion-Path FB:

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

- or -

1.See How to Open a Dialog-Box

The Motion-Path dialog-box is now open.


Motion-Path dialog-box

MD-Dialog-MotionPathFB

Note: Transition Curves tab - information coming with MD16


Point Parameters tab

tog_minusPoint Parameters
tog_minusPoint List and Data Display 

Length Control tab

tog_minusControl Length of Path

tog_minus        Notes 1,2,3

tog_minusBelt Tooth Pitch 

MOTION-PATH AND DATA TYPES

tog_minusData-Type and MOTION-POINTS
tog_minusOutput Data-Types from Function-Blocks