Data Transfer Table


1.Click Blend-Point & Segment toolbar > Data Transfer icon to open the Data-Transfer Table
2.Move the DATA TRANSFER TABLE from the centre of the display screen.

Why? It is possible that a pop-up or dialog may show behind the table that you cannot see or close! Then you are stymied.


Use the Data-Transfer Table to:

Import data to MotionDesigner - see Import Data Motion-Law.
Export data
Show an Overlay Trace

Click the OK-tiny-13-17 button at the top of the Data-Transfer dialog-box to close the table.

Worksheet Commands and Tools

Note: Right-click the table to show the contextual-menu with the same commands as the toolbar.


Clear Worksheet:  Remove, all the data from the Data-Transfer Table.


Save data:   Save all of the data in the table to a TXT or an ASC file.


Load data:  TXT or ASC file of data, and add to the table.


Copy to Clipboard:  Copy all data in the Data-Transfer Table to the Clipboard.


Copy Data: Copy pre-selected data to the Clipboard.


Copy and Cut Data to the Clipboard: Remove pre-selected data from the Data-Transfer Table and copy to the Clipboard


Paste data to Table: Paste data in the Clipboard to the Data-Transfer Table, starting at the active cell.


Delete Selected Data: Delete pre-selected data from the table. It is not in the Clipboard.


Get 'List' Data: The Selected-Segment must be a List-Type Segment. The original-data that was 'put' to the Segment and list the original-data in the Data-Transfer Table.


Put 'List' Data: The Selected-Segment must be a List-Type Segment. Put data to a List-Type Segment.

The data must be in the Data-Transfer Table. You must SHIFT + select the data in the Data-Transfer Table and then you use this command.

The minimum number of-points you can pre-select to put to a List-Type Segment is 5.


Get All Motion-Values: Get the motion-values , for the displayed motion-derivatives, and add them to the Data-Transfer Table. [See Below]


Get Selected-Segment Motion-Values: Get the motion-values, for displayed motion-derivatives , of the RED Selected-Segment ONLY, and add them to the Data-Transfer Table [See Below].


Overlay-Trace : Use the motion-data in the Data-Transfer Table as an Overlay-Trace.

An Overlay-Trace is a dumb graph that shows together with the active motion graph.

You can toggle this icon to 'show' or 'hide' the overlay-trace over the motion graphs

Data Transfer Table and List Type Segments

Generally, the Number-of Steps in the total motion-width is defined with Active-Motion-Settings > Number-of-steps in motion

Thus, number-of-steps in any one segment = Number-of-steps in motion × Segment-Width / motion-width

When you up-load data to a list-type segment:

MotionDesigner 're-samples' the data in your list to give the correct number-of-steps in the segment, according to its segment-width.
MotionDesigner numerically calculates all motion-derivatives from the re-sampled data.

Minimum number-of-points you can upload = 5. However, we recommend many more!

Data Transfer Table and Motion / Segment Data you can 'Get'

Number of Data Columns: X-axis and one column for each motion-derivative in the graph area [See View toolbar > Show/Hide Position, Velocity, Acceleration, and Jerk]
Number of Rows of Data: see Active Motion Settings > Motion tab > Motion Cycle data > Number-of-Steps
Number Format: see Active Motion Settings > Number-Format tab > Number Format > Precision / Digits
Motion Units: see Active-Motion-Settings > Motion tab > Motion Units > X–axis Units / Y–axis Units


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