File toolbar > Save Active Motion

Save the Motion in the active Motion name-tab:

In the 'Windows® Save as... dialog:

1.Select the file-type in the 'Save as type:' box

See 'Motion File Types' below

2.Enter a 'File-name' for the active Motion
3.Browse to the directory in which you want to save the active motion
4.Select the 'Save' button

See also: Open and Append, Save All, Add Motion, Save, Close

Motion File-Types

MTD: MotionDesigner File Type.

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

SHP: 'Camlinks and Motion' File Type

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

DA: Jetter File Type

This is the file extension for Jetter Automation. When you select this file type, enter a file name, and then click the 'Save as ' button, MotionDesigner opens the 'Jetter DA File Parameters' dialog-box.

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, as text, 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 at Start box

Enter a Register Offset in the box

Use your keyboard or the Spin-box tool to enter the Register Number.

Click OK, Cancel or Help

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

Notes on the DA file

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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