SEGMENT-EDITOR : Segment-Width

There are three parameters in the SEGMENT EDITOR: X-axis Values separator.

Segment Start: the position of the Blend-Point at the start of the Selected-Segment [Read-Only]

Seg Width : the width, or 'duration', of the segment in X-axis units.

Segment End: the position of the Blend-Point at the end of the Selected-Segment [Read-Only]

 

Use the Segment-Width control in the X-axis values separator, to edit the duration* of the Selected-Segment.

Notes:

Be careful if you do NOT want to change the Motion-Width. If you edit the Segment -Width of the 'this' Selected-Segment, you must also edit the Segment-Width of at least one other segment. I, preferably, use the Blend-Point-Editor to edit the X-axis values when I do not want the Motion-Width to change.

SEGMENT-EDITOR - X-axis Values - Segment-Width Parameter

SEGMENT-EDITOR - X-axis Values - Segment-Width Parameter

IMPORTANT NOTES:

A.Duration of a segment is a function of the X-axis units.

The possible units are:

machine angle: degrees[default] or radians;
machine cycles
time: milli-seconds or seconds.
B.Be careful - if you edit the Segment-Width, the Motion-Width will also become different.

Thus, if the Motion-Width should be 360, you must also edit the Segment-Width of at least one other segment.

C.If you edit the Segment-Width, the X-axis value at the end of the Selected-Segment moves, and the whole motion-width becomes different.
D.The 'Segment Start' and 'Segment End' are Read-Only values.

Example: The 'Segment-Width' in the image is 180º.

See also: Segment Editor: Range, and Segment Editor: Parameters

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