Dialog: Function-Block: Point-Data

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Dialog: Function-Block: Point-Data

Point-Data FB

see Add 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

MD-GA-PointDataFB

Edit the Point-Data FB:

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

- or -

1.See How to Open a Dialog-Box  

The Point-Data dialog-box is now open.


Point-Data dialog-box

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Select a Point:

1.Click a Point in the graphic-area

MD-Dialog-FB-PointData-1

When the correct Point is in the selection-box.

2.Click OK-tiny-11-15 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