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Tutorial 10: Import your own data
The Z-Raw-Data*, Position List, or Acceleration List segment types are those you can Import your own data.
As with all motion-laws or segment-types, this segment can be the only segment in the motion, and also any of the segments in a multi-segment motion.
To Import you own motion data:
1.Select a Motion name-tab
2.Use the Motion-Law Selector to make the segment a Z-Raw-Data* (or Position List, or Acceleration List).
We will assume you have selected the Z-Raw-Data*.
In the image below: there is only one segment. The X-axis range is from 0 to 360.
Your motion may have one or more Z-Raw Data segments, and optionally, it may be mixed with segments that are not Z-Raw-Data segments.
3.Click the Z-Raw-Data segment in the graph area
4.Open the Data-Transfer Table
5.Select the top, left cell in the Data-Transfer Table.
6.Cut & Paste data to the Data-Transfer Table from, a Graph FB, NotePad®, Excel®, a TXT, or ASC file-type. The data must be as columns of data.
In the Data-Transfer Table:
To select all of data:
6.Click the Header of the Column with the data you want to import
OR - To select a sub-set of the data:
6.Click the first data-point in the column of data
7.SHIFT+ Click the last data-point in the column of data
8.Click the Put Data to List Segment in the Data-Transfer Toolbar
Put Data to List Segment
After you Put data to a Z-Raw-Data segment, MotionDesigner will do the following automatically:
•Do nothing if you post less than 5 points!
MotionDesigner will tell you to select more points from your list of data.
•Create points that coincide with the number of motion-points as specified in the Active-Motion-Settings dialog. (e.g. 360 total points)
•Numerically differentiate the data to calculate Velocity, Acceleration, and Jerk values for their motion-graphs.