5-44 MotionDesigner

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

We use a Motion FB 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
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
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. See image to the left.

STEP 3: Select a motion from the Select Motion drop-down box

Motion0 is the default motion. To select a different motion:

1.Click the down-arrow of Select Motion list box1s-red
2.Click the motion name that you want to use in the MechDesigner model
3.Optionally, select the 'Accumulate output' check box2s
4.Optionally, select Linear or Rotary in the Output Data Type 3s[if you connect the Motion FB to a Motion-Path FB - see STEP 5.].

In the image, above left, 'Motion0' has been selected.

STEP 4: Connect wires to the input-connector of the Motion FB

You must connect a wire to the input-connector of the Motion FB .

Then, the motion-values at the input-connector of the Motion FB become the X-axis motion-values of the Motion you select in STEP 3

The motion-values at the output-connector instantly become the Y-axis motion-values of the Motion you select in STEP 3

STEP 5: Finally, connect a wire to a Motion-Dimension FB, or a Motion-Path FB, to apply the motion-values at the output-connector to a Motion-Part or Motion-Point.


Tutorial and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 13.2 + © Machine, Mechanism, Motion and Cam Design Software by PSMotion Ltd