BLEND-POINT EDITOR : X-axis Controls

Note: All parameters are in the Motion Units

Use the X-axis Controls to move the position of a Blend-Point along the X-axis, and not change the Motion-Width.

However, there is a special case when you edit Blend-Point #1.


X-axis Values

Motion Start

To move the complete motion to start earlier or later than 0 [Units of machine or time], relative to the Master-Machine-Angle

The Motion-Width does not change.


X-axis

To move the X-axis value of the active Blend-Point to become earlier or later [see Warning].

The Motion-Width does not change [see Warning].


Special Case: Blend-Point #1

If you attempt to increase the X-axis value of Blend-Point #1:

You decrease the duration of the Segment #1 and increase the duration of the Last Segment [see Warning].
However, the X-axis value will not change, it will again equal the Motion-Start.

Similarly, if you attempt to decrease the X-axis value of Blend-Point #1:

You increase the duration of the Segment #1 and decrease the duration of the Last Segment [see Warning].
However, the X-axis value will not change, it will again equal the Motion-Start.

WARNING:

If you edit the active Blend-Point such that it bumps into the its adjacent Blend-Point, the adjacent Blend-Point will move, AND the complete Motion-Width becomes greater.

You must use the Segment-Editor to edit the Segment-Width of the segments to make the Motion-Width 360 again.


BLEND-POINT-EDITOR : X-axis Values: an example

BP-X-axisValue-Detail

E.G.:

X-axis value

X-axis value of active Blend-Point  = 150º

You can edit active Blend-Point to a:

Minimum value = 90º
Maximum value = 270º

If you edit the Blend-Point outside of these limits, The th

As you edit the X-axis value in the data box, the active Blend-Point moves to the left ['earlier'] or to the right ['later'].

See also: How to Edit a value in a Data-box.

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