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# Dialog: Function-Block: Point-Data

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# Dialog: Function-Block: Point-Data

## Point-Data FB

 The Point FB measures motion-values of a Point or Motion-Point with respect to the Mechanism Plane. It has three output-connectors. From top to bottom, the data at the output-connectors are: ➔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 or Motion-Point. The Point must be a child to a kinematically-defined Part.

#### How to open the Point-Data FB dialog-box

Edit the Point-Data FB:

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

The Point-Data dialog-box is now open.

### Point-Data dialog-box

Select a Point:

 1.Click a Point in the graphic-area

When the correct Point is in the selection-box.

 2.Click to close the Point-Data dialog-box

### 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 of the Point as the independent (X-axis) for a Motion. Connect a wire from its output-connector to the input-connector of a Motion-Dimension FB or a Motion-Path FB - the Motion-Values will move the Motion-Part or Motion-Point - it is best to review the data-values with a Graph first. Top-Tip : To plot Position, Velocity, and Acceleration of the same Point in one Graph FB: 1.Drag three wires from one output-connector of the Point-Data FB to three different input-connectors of a Graph FB 2.Use the Y–axis display options to select each motion-derivatives. See also : Connecting FBs