File toolbar > Save All As
To save all of the Motion name-tabs.
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
3.Browse to the directory in which you want to save all of the motions
4.Select the Save button
MTD: MotionDesigner File-Type.
All of the Motions are saved to one MTD file.
SHP: 'Camlinks and Motion' File-Type
This is the Camlinks file-type - a different kinematics and motion-design program.
This file-type saves a different motion for each motion name-tab. The file-name is Motion name-tab.
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.
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.
OK, Close, Cancel or Help buttons
MotionDesigner saves each motion to a different file. The file-name is the Motion name-tab.
Notes on the DA file
All motion-type are saved as a polynomial file-type, with their coefficients.
If the segment is a Traditional Motion-Law of the Harmonic Type, for example a 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.
•A Modified-Sinusoid Motion-Law has three sub-segments
•A 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.