Tools: Data-Transfer

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Tools: Data-Transfer

Data-Transfer Table

Use the Data-Transfer Table to:

Import data to a motion or a segment - see List Segment-Types

Export data from a motion or a segment

Show the data in the table as a graph - see Overlay Trace

Click OK-tiny-13-17 at the top of the Data-Transfer Table to close the interface.

Open the Data Transfer Table


To open the Data-Transfer Table:

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

The Data-Transfer Table is now open.

Data-Transfer Table


Note: X-axis of First Row is equal to Motion-Start. First Row is designated Row 0

Data-Transfer Commands and Tools

Note: Right-click the table to show the contextual-menu with the same commands/icons 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.

The Index numbers (left of the X column) are exported (as the first column of data) with Save Data


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.

The Index numbers (left of the X column) are not copied to the clipboard.


Copy Data: Copy the selected data to the Clipboard.


Copy and Cut Data to the Clipboard: Remove 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 selected data from the table. It is not in the Clipboard.


Get List Data: The Selected-Segment must be a List Segment-Type. The original-data that was put to the List Segment-Type. will be transferred to the Data-Transfer Table.


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

Put data from the Data-Transfer Table to a List Segment-Type.


Get All Motion-Values: Get motion-values, for each active motion-derivatives graph, and add them onto the Data-Transfer Table. (See Below)


Get Selected-Segment Motion-Values:  Get the motion-values, for each active motion-derivatives graph, of the RED Selected-Segment and put them onto 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.


Last and First Data Point toggle

Often you want to transfer the motion-data in the Data Transfer Table to another application.

Your application may need:

the last row in the table to equal the first row in the table

the last row in the table to equal the last point in the motion

Data Transfer Table: Put data to List Segment-Types

The Number-of Steps in the total motion-width defines how many points we use to display each motion graph.

The Number-of-Steps is defined in Active-Motion-Settings DIALOG

The Number-of-Steps in a segment = Number-of-steps × Segment-Width / motion-width

When you Put data to a List Segment-Type

MotionDesigner re-calculates the data in your list to give the correct number-of-steps for 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 = 6. However, we recommend many more!

Data-Transfer Table: Get data from Motion / Segments

Number of Data Columns: X-axis and a 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