File toolbar > Save Active Motion
Save the active Motion
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
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.
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
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
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.
•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.