Blend-Point & Segment toolbar.

Toolbar-BP-Seg

1-R-RED

SEGMENT EDITOR

Edit motion values of the RED Selected-Segment [Red is the default 'active' colour]

2-R-Red

BLEND-POINT EDITOR

Edit motion-values of active Blend-Point, at the start [left] of the RED Selected-Segment.

3-R-RED

Insert Blend-Point

Add a new Blend-Point as specified by a mouse-click in the graph area.

4-R-RED

Insert Blend-Point At...

Add a new Blend-Point 'at' a specified X-axis value.

5-R-RED

Insert Segment

Add a segment before the Active Blend-Point

6-R-RED

Append Segment

Add a Segment to the end of the motion

7-R-RED

Delete Segment

Remove the Segment after the Active Blend-Point

8-R-RED

Data Transfer Table

Import and Export motion data to and from motion graphs

Blend-Point Symbols

A Blend-Point is at a single X-axis value They are at where one segment ends and the next segment starts.

You can see Blend-Points as a small 'diamond' symbol. The diamond is actually two triangles.


Note: to increase the size of the diamonds/triangle Blend-Point symbols, use: Active-Motion-Settings > Accessibility > Line and Symbol Sizes>  Symbol Size.


Symbol-BP-StartEnd-NotActive

Blend-Point - a split diamond, to identify the 'end of a segment' and the 'start of a segment'.

BP-Active

Active Blend-Point - has a 'diamond' symbol.

BP-StartActive

Symbol at the Start of the Selected-Segment. This symbol may also be Black, 'Clear', or Grey.

Symbol-BP-End

Symbol at the End of a Segment. This symbol may also be 'Clear' or Grey.

Motion-Values at Blend-Points [Nodes]

Graph-Blend-Point

It is important to understand that each Blend-Point is defined by its:

X-axis motion-value 

Each Blend-Point has one X-axis Value, for all motion-derivatives

Y-axis motion-values 

Each Blend-Point has two Y-axis motion-values, for each motion-derivative.

There is a:

Y-axis motion-value is at the end of the Previous-Segment

and a

Y-axis motion-value at the start of the Next-Segment

To edit the motion-values of each Blend-Point, use the:

and / or the

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