Use MotionDesigner to add, name and design motions. Each motion has a unique name, shown in the Motion name-tab.
To Link a Motion to a Part
In MechDesigner, we add a Motion FB to the model and then edit to link a Motion, that we design in MotionDesigner [and identified by a Motion name-tab] to a Part in the MechDesigner model.
In detail, the steps are:
|STEP 1: ||Add a Motion FB to 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 |
|2.||Right-click the Motion FB element in the Selection-Window, |
|3.||Click Edit Element in the contextual toolbar|
The Motion FB dialog-box opens..
|1.||Click the down-arrow of Select Motion list box |
|2.||Click the motion name that you want to use in the MechDesigner model|
|STEP 4.||Optionally, select Accumulate output [Reset output is the default option]|
|STEP 5.||Optionally, select Linear or Rotary in the Output Data Type [See Note]|
|STEP 6: ||Connect a wire to the input-connector of the Motion FB |
The motion-values at the input-connector of the Motion FB are the X-axis motion-values of the Motion you select in STEP 3
|STEP 7: ||Connect a wire from the output-connector to a Kinematic FB|
The motion-values at the output-connector are the Y-axis motion-values of the Motion you select in STEP 3
Note: If you connect a wire to a Motion-Path FB you must select Linear or Rotary.