MotionDesigner Reference & User Interface

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MotionDesigner Reference & User Interface

MotionDesigner: Main User Interface

We update the MechDesigner model for you immediately as you use edit a motion in MotionDesigner.


MotionDesigner :

Red-14-1 Blend-Point and Segment, Edit, File, and View toolbars

Red-14-2 Motion name-tabs - see also Rename Motion

Red-14-3 Motion-toolbar

Red-14-4 Machine Speed - edit in MechDesigner > Edit menu > Machine-Settings

Red-14-5 Motion Values at Pointer

Red-14-6 Position, Velocity, Acceleration, Jerk (P.V.A.J) Motion-Graphs.

MotionDesigner:  Float or Dock.


When you start MechDesigner, MotionDesigner is docked to the right of the main application-window.


To Float MotionDesigner :

1.Click MechDesigner > Visibility toolbar > Dock / Float MotionDesigner.

MotionDesigner is now floating.

The first time only:

2.Re-size and re-position MotionDesigner.


To Dock MotionDesigner :

1.Click MechDesigner > Visibility toolbar > Dock / Float MotionDesigner.

MotionDesigner is now docked again to the right of MechDesigner's main application-window.

1r MotionDesigner: Toolbars

MotionDesigner toolbars

MotionDesigner toolbars


Blend-Point & Segment toolbar


Edit toolbar


File toolbar


View toolbar

5r Motion toolbar (below the graphs)



Motion toolbar

2r MotionDesigner:  Motion name-tabs

4 x Motion name-tabs

4 x Motion name-tabs

Motion name-tabs

In the image, there are four Motion name-tabs:

Motion0 is the name of the default motion.

Motion1 (2,3,4, ...) are the default motion names you add motions with Add Motion.

Two motions have been renamed to Y Axis and X Axis

To add a new Motion

Add New Motion

Add New Motion

1.Click File toolbar > Add New MotionRed-14-1b

To rename a Motion

You can rename any motion.

1.Right-click a Motion graph or its Motion name-tab

2.Click Rename in the shortcut menu

Motion: Rename dialog

Motion: Rename dialog

3.Enter a new name in the Rename dialog

4.Click the Cross-Close-13x13 at the top to close the Rename dialog.


1.Do Edit toolbar > Active Motion-Settings > Motion tab > Motion Name > Motion name


MotionDesigner: Motion-Values at Pointer

MT-Motion-Values Preview

To show the motion-values at your mouse-pointer

1.Move your mouse-pointer to a graph, or to a Blend-Point.

The X and Y motion-values show under your pointer.

See also: Motion-Value Evaluator.


It can be easier if you to increase the Line-Thickness (of the graphs) and increase Symbol-Size (of the Blend-Points).