File toolbar > Save Active Motion

Save the active Motion

See also:

Motion file-types, below

In the 'Windows® Save as... dialog:

1.Select the file-type in the 'Save as type:' box
2.Browse to a path, and enter a File-name for the active Motion
3.Click the Save button

See also:

Open and Append, Save All, Add Motion, Save, Close

Motion File-Types:

MTD: MotionDesigner File-Type.

The one motion as defined in the active Motion name-tab is saved to MTD file.

SHP: 'Camlinks and Motion' File-Type

This is the Camlinks file-type  - a different kinematics and motion design program.

DA: Jetter File-Type

This is the Jetter Automation file-type. When you click the Save as... button MotionDesigner opens the Jetter DA File Parameters dialog-box - see below.

TXT: Logix 5000 Cam file [beta-testing]

This is the Allen-Bradley [Rockwell] Logix 5000 Cam file-type.

Save as DA Jetter file type dialog-box

Save as DA Jetter file type dialog-box

Write Comments to File

Click the check-box if you want the DA file to explain the function and parameter of each line.

Header Data box

Use the check-box to write at the top of the DA file:

File Path - the Path is given in the box as a 'Read Only'.

- or -

Project Name - you must write the Project Name in the box

Register Number

Enter a Register Number in the box. This is the Registration offset for the start of the program file.

Click OK, Cancel or Help

MotionDesigner saves each motion to a different file. The file-name is the Motion name-tab.

Notes on the DA file-type

The segments are saved as Polynomials, with their coefficients.

If the segment is a Traditional Motion-Law of the Harmonic Type, for example a Modified-Sinusoid, then:

1.The segment is divided into sub-segments.

The Blend-Points for the sub-segments are at the 'natural' positions of the Segment.

2.The sub-segments are saved as Polynomials.

The Polynomial coefficients minimize the error between the actual Segment and the Polynomial Segment.

For example,

A Modified-Sinusoid Motion-Law has three sub-segments
A Modified-Trapezoidal Motion-Law has five sub-segments

To review the Blend-Points of the sub-segments, you can Open and Append the DA motion after you save it.

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