Toolbar-File-SaveAllAs

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

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

Motion File-Types

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.

Dialog-SaveMotionJetter

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.

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 and the sub-segments, you can do: Open and Append and select the DA file-type after you save it.

Tutorials and Reference Help Files for MechDesigner and MotionDesigner 14.2 + © Machine, Cam, Mechanism, and Motion Design Software by PSMotion Ltd