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!!!

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 and right-side of the Data-Transfer dialog-box to close the table.

Worksheet Commands and Tools

Note: 'Right-click' the table to show the same commands and tools.


Clear Worksheet: or 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: a .txt or .asc file of motion data you have saved and put in the table.

Copy all to clipboard

Copy to Clipboard: To select and copy all the data in the table to your Clipboard.

You can past the data in the Clipboard back into the Data Table, or into another application, such as Excel®.


Copy Selected Data: To copy data that is pre-selected in the table to the clipboard.

You can past the data in the Clipboard back into the Data Table, or into another application, such as Excel®.


Copy and Cut Selected Data to Clipboard: To remove 'selected' or 'highlighted' data from the table and put in the clipboard for pasting into another application


Paste data to Table: To paste data in the clipboard to the Data-Transfer Table, starting at the selected cell.


Delete Selected Data: To remove selected data from the table. It is not added to the clipboard.


Get 'List' Data: To get the Data from a List Type Motion-Law. ONLY if the Selected-Segment is a Position-List, Acceleration-List, Z-Raw-Data  [See Below]


Put 'List' Data: Put Data in the table to a List Type Segment. Active ONLY if the Selected-Segment is Position-List or Acceleration-List, Z-Raw-Data [See Below]


Get All Motion-Values: Get all of the motion-values , of each active graph, and list them in the table. [See Below]


Get Selected-Segment Motion-Values: Get the motion-values, of each active graph on display, of the RED Selected-Segment, and list them in the table [See Below]


Overlay-Trace : Use the motion-data in the table as an overlay trace.

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

You can toggle the icon to 'show' or 'hide' the overlay-trace.

About List Segment Types:

1.When data is 'Put to a List Segment', it is usual that the number-of-points in the list is not equal to the number-of-steps in the segment.

MotionDesigner regenerates the list to the correct 'number-of-steps' in the segment.

If: Number-of-Steps in Segment Number-of-Points in List

Then: NEW Number-of-Points in Segment = Number-of-Motion Steps * Segment-Width[º] / 360.

2.The minimum number of points in the list = 5 [Shift + Click the data in table to select the points].
3.MotionDesigner calculates all motion-derivatives.

About Motion and Segment Data you can 'Get'

Number of Rows of Data : see Active Motion Settings > Motion tab > Motion Cycle data separator
Number of Columns of Data: = X-axis + a data-column for each active graph [show the graph to get the motion data].
Number Format: see Active Motion Settings > Motion tab > Motion Cycle data
The 'units' will be same as set in the X–axis Units and Y–axis Units boxes Active-Motion-Settings dialog-box.




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