SEGMENT EDITOR

See also : Blend-Point [Node] Editor.


How to open the SEGMENT-EDITOR

Segment-Editor icon

Segment-Editor icon

METHOD 1:

Icon-SegmentEditor

1.Click Blend-Point & Segment toolbar > Start Segment Editor

The Segment-Editor opens.

Open-Segment-Editor

METHOD 2:

1.Click a segment on the graph line.

The Segment-Editor opens.

SEGMENT EDITOR DIALOG-BOX

Orange Separators 

Click the orange separators [maybe two slow clicks?] to show or hide contextual parameters.


Parameters relate only to the Selected-Segment.

SEGMENT-EDITOR
SEGMENT-EDITOR
Click to Expand / Collapse

'Previous' / 'Next' buttonsRed-14-6

BPE-Previous-Segment

Click to make the Previous-Segment become the Selected-Segment

BPE-Next-Segment

Click to make the Next-Segment become the Selected-Segment

Dialog-TickIcon

Click to confirm all of the new motion-values [See also Edit toolbar > Undo]

Dialog-Helpicon

Click open the contextual-help for the dialog-box


X-axis Values  Red-14-1

Segment Start [Read-Only] - the X-axis value at the start of the selected-segment
Segment End [Read-Only] - the X-axis value at the end of the selected-segment

See Segment-Width


Segment Parameters Red-14-2

Are available only with Traditional Motion-Laws
Modify the motion-law of the Selected-Segment.
Contextual to the Selected-Segment

See Segment-Parameters


Y-axis Values Red-14-3

Start motion-values and End motion-values of the Selected-Segment
The state of each Y-axis Control-Button is a function of the Motion-Law of the Selected-Segment and the Previous-Segment.

E.g.

Flexible-Polynomial: you can edit the Position, Velocity, Acceleration, and Jerk at the Start and End
Traditional Motion-Laws: you can only edit the Position at the Start and End

See Segment-Editor: Y-axis Controls


Segment Ranges  Red-14-4

Are available only with Traditional Motion-Laws

See Segment-Ranges


Segment Motion-Law  Red-14-5

Use the drop-down box to select the Motion-Law for the Selected-Segment.

WARNING: After you select a segment Motion-Law, ALWAYS click in a different box in the Segment-Editor to remove the 'focus' from the Motion-Law. If you do not, and you use the mouse scroll button, you will accidentally select a different motion-law.

See Segment Motion-Laws


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