Data Transfer Table


1.Click Blend-Point & Segment toolbar > Data Transfer icon to open the Data-Transfer Table

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

Data Transfer Table

'Data Transfer Table'

Use the Data-Transfer Table to:

Import data - see Import Data Motion-Law.
Export data
Show an Overlay Trace
Click the × button at the top, right of the Data-Transfer dialog-box to close the table.

Worksheet Commands and Tools

Note: 'Right-click' the table to show 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 all to clipboard

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


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


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


Paste data to Table: Paste data in the Windows 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 Windows Clipboard.


Get 'List' Data: When the Selected-Segment is a List Type Segment, get the original-data that was 'put' to the Segment and list it in the Data-Transfer Table.


Put 'List' Data: When the Selected-Segment is a List Type Segment, put data to a List Type Segment. Note: SHIFT+select the data in the Data-Transfer Table before you use this command.


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.

About List Type Segments:

The number-of-points in the Data-Transfer Table you want to put to a List Type Segment list is not necessarily equal to the number-of-steps in the segment.

Number-of-STEPS in segment = Number-of-steps in motion * Segment-Width[º] / 360.

MotionDesigner interpolates the data in the list to add the correct number-of-steps to the segment, according to its segment-width.
MotionDesigner numerically calculates all motion-derivatives. from the data in the segments.
Minimum number-of-points you can Put to a List Type Segment = 5. However, we recommend many more.

About Motion and Segment Data you can 'Get'

Number of Data Columns: X-axis + 1 column for 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




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