Data-Transfer: Overlay Trace

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Data-Transfer: Overlay Trace

Overlay-Trace

Overlay-Trace (in Orange)

Overlay-Trace (in Orange)

 

MT-DTT-OverlayTrace You can plot the data that is in the Data-Transfer Table as a dumb graph, together with an existing motion.

We call this dumb graph an Overlay-Trace.

It is not possible to edit the Overlay-Trace.

We use an Overlay-Trace to compare the data that is in the Data-Transfer Table with the motion that you can edit.

E.G. : It is often useful to get the motion-data from a different motion, and to show it as an Overlay-Trace in the active motion.


To show an Overlay-Trace

1.Make sure there is data in the Data-Transfer Table (see Prepare the Data, below)

2.Click the Overlay-Trace icon

The plot of the data will show as the Overlay-Trace together with the active motion.

3.Click in the graph. The active-motion and the Overlay-Trace will rescale to their maximum and minimum values.


To hide the Overlay-Trace:

1.Click the Overlay-Trace icon again

The plot is removed.


Prepare the Data.

You must have at least 5 data points

The data should be in the Data-Transfer Table, as follows:

The Position data should in Columns 2 and start at Row 0.

If these data are available:

Velocity, Acceleration, and Jerk data should be in Columns 3, 4, and 5, respectively, al starting at Row 0.


Overlay-Trace: a simple example:

E.G.: To show the motion-values of Motion0 as an Overlay Trace in Motion1

If necessary:

1.Click File toolbar > Add Motion to add a Motion1 as a new motion name-tab

2.Click View toolbar > P, V, A, J buttons to show all motion-derivatives

3.Click Motion0 name-tab to make it the active motion

4.Click View toolbar > P, V, A, J buttons to show all motion-derivatives

Open the Data-Transfer Table:

5.Click Blend-Point and Segment Editor toolbar > Data-Transfer Table.

We want to get data that represents Motion0 into the Data-Transfer Table

6.Click Data-Transfer Table > Get Motion Data.

The Data-Transfer Table will fill with the motion-values of each graph that is in Motion0

Make Motion1 the active motion.

7.Click Motion1 name-tab to make it the active motion

Now you can show the data that is in the Data-Transfer Table as the Overlay-Trace in Motion1

8.Click Data-Transfer Table > Overlay Trace button

You will see the motion-values of Motion0 as an Overlay Trace in Motion1.

9.Click in the Graph of Motion1 to show the full scale of Motion1 and the Overlay Trace.


To edit the color of the Overlay-Trace

MotionDesigner > Edit toolbar > Active Motion Settings > Accessibility tab > Overlay Trace color button.