Import Data: Z-Raw-Data

About the Z-Raw-Data

Use the Z-Raw-Data Motion-Law to 'host' motion-values that you import.

The Z-Raw-Data Motion-Law displays the data exactly as they are in the table.

You can move the all of the data along the Y–axis with the Blend-Point Editor.

How to use the Z-Raw-Data Segment

1.Select a Motion tab
2.Change the segment to Z-Raw-Data in the Motion-Law Selector.

There is only one segment in the image below. You can have more 'Z-Raw Data' segments, and also mixed with other Motion-Laws.

However, one segment is the most common.

3.Click the Z-Raw-Data Segment in the graph area
4.Open the Data-Transfer Table. Select the top, left cell.
5.Cut & Paste data to the Data-Transfer Table from, a Graph FB Plot, NotePad® or Excel®, or open a .txt or .asc file. The data must be as columns of data.

In the Data-Transfer Table:

6.Click the first (top-left cell) and SHIFT+ Click the last (bottom-right cell) 'Y–axis' cells that you want to Put to the Z-Raw-Data Motion-Law.

Do not select X–axis values.

7.Use the 'Put List' tool - using this icon, DTPuPosList - in the toolbar at the top of the Data-Transfer dialog-box.



When you Put data to a Z-Raw-Data Segment, MotionDesigner will do the following:

Do nothing if you post less than 5 data points. MotionDesigner will tell you to put more data points.
Squeeze the data in to the segment width.
Create points to coincide with the points in the segment.
Differentiate the data to create new Position Velocity, Acceleration, and Jerk values.

In the Data-Transfer Table:

You can use the Get Motion Data button or the Get Segment Data button to extract the new Position, Velocity, Acceleration, and Jerk values.
You can use the Get List Data button to get the original data.

See Also: Acceleration-List, Position-List, Tools: Data-Transfer,

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