To save the active Motion only:
See also: Motion file-types, below
MTD: MotionDesigner File-Type.
The active motion is saved to the MTD file-type
DA: Jetter File-Type
This is the Jetter Automation file-type - see below.
TXT: Logix 5000 Cam file (beta-testing)
This is the Allen-Bradley (Rockwell) Logix 5000 Cam file-type.
Jetter .DA Save as interface
When you select DA as the file-type, this interface opens.
You have the option to enter these parameters:
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 in the box- it is 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
OK, Close, Cancel or Help buttons
MotionDesigner saves the motion as a .DA file-type. The file-name is the same as the Motion name-tab.
Notes on the DA file
All motion-types are saved as a polynomial file-type, with their coefficients.
If the segment is a Traditional Motion-Law of the Harmonic Type, for example Modified-Sinusoid, then:
1.The actual Mod-Sine segment is divided into sub-segments.
The Blend-Points for the sub-segments are at the 'natural' positions within the Segment.
2.The sub-segments are saved as Polynomials.
The Polynomial coefficients minimize the error between the actual Segment and the Polynomial Segment.
•Modified-Sinusoid Motion-Law has three sub-segments
•Modified-Trapezoidal Motion-Law has five sub-segments
To review the Blend-Points and the sub-segments, you can do: Open and Append and select the DA file-type after you save it.