File | Save Timing Diagram

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File | Save Timing Diagram

File menu> Save Timing Diagrams

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The purpose of a Timing Diagram is to show the relative timing of more than one motion.

A Timing Diagram:

Shows each motion as a graph, with lines between the XY position of each Blend-Point.

Each graph is above each other.

Typical Timing Diagram with 4 Motions

Typical Timing Diagram with 2 Motions



How to use the Timing Diagrams


STEP 1: File menu > Save Timing Diagram

Save the motions in MotionDesigner as a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file.

The CSV file stores:

motion name

Blend-Point: X-axis and Y-axis values  

The CSV does not store:

Motion-Law (Cam-Law)

Motion derivatives

Microsoft Excel

STEP 1:Öffnen Sie das Microsoft Excel-Arbeitsblatt mit Makrofunktion: Timing-Diagramme.XLSM

Es befindet sich unter:

<LocalAppData> \ Timing Diagram.xlsm

oder .

<CommonAppData> \ Timing Diagram.xlsm

STEP 2:Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie Makros und Inhalte aktivieren.

STEP 3:Click 1: Open Timing Diagram CSV file

Find, and open, the CSV file you have saved to disc with MechDesigner : File menu > Save Timing Diagram

NOTE: Look carefully at the Y-axis of the two motions in the Timing-Diagram in the image above. The data format moves the top motion graph slightly to the right. This is what you need to correct.

Format the Y-axis data of 'Motion0' to make sure its data format has the same number of decimal places as 'Motion1, 2, ...'.

STEP 4:Click 2: Create Timing Diagram

STEP 5:Look at the worksheet Timing Diagram to see the timing diagram for each motion.