Use MotionDesigner to add, name and design motions. Each motion has a unique name, shown in the Motion name-tab.
The steps below, give the full details of how to link that motion to a Motion FB, and which of the other options you need to apply.
STEP 1: Add a Motion FB to the graphic-area
2.Click the graphic-area
The Motion FB is now in the graphic-area.
STEP 2: Open the Motion FB dialog-box
1.Double-click a Motion FB in the graphic-area.
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1.Click the Motion FB one time
The Motion FB element is now in the Selection-Window
2.Right-click the Motion FB element in the Selection-Window.
A contextual-menu shows next to your mouse-pointer.
3.Click Edit Element in the contextual-menu
The Motion FB dialog-box is now open.
STEP 3: Edit the Motion FB dialog-box:
Select a motion from the Motions you have designed in MotionDesigner.
1.Click the down-arrow list box, to show the motions with the same names as the Motion name-tabs.
2.Click the motion name that you want to link to the Motion FB.
•Reset output : Default option, and is used most frequently.
•Accumulate output : Select only when the motion is a progressive motion (e.g.: indexing)
Output Data Type
•Motion: Default and will apply in most cases
•Linear or Rotary : Select when the Motion will apply to a Motion-Path FB
Click to close the Motion FB dialog-Box.
STEP 4: Connect wires
1.Connect a wire to the input-connector of the Motion FB
Typically (but not always), connect a wire from the output of a Linear-Motion FB or a Gearing FB to the input-connector of the Motion FB.
When you cycle the model, the motion-values at its input-connector become the X-axis motion-values of the Motion you select in STEP 3.
2.Connect a wire from the output-connector of the Motion FB
You can connect many wires from the output-connector to different Function-Blocks.
Typically (not always), connect a wire to the input of a Gearing FB, or a Motion-Dimension FB or a Motion-Path FB
When you cycle the model, the motion-values at its output-connector become the Y-axis motion-values of the Motion you select in STEP 3.