Motion Scope

What is Motion Scope?

Motion Scope plots and traces I/O signal data from the motion controller. It is similar in its presentation to an oscilloscope, and provides a utility for checking and troubleshooting motion control systems. It is a purely "passive," read-only utility, with no ability to write data, or control motion. Combined with the Motion Console and VM3 utilities, Motion Scope serves as the system designer's eyes while working with the XMP motion control system. Motion Scope can also be used in conjunction with the designer's motion control application.

Basic Tutorial

1. Open Motion Scope

1.1 - Run RapidSetup. Then go to Tools > Motion Scope.

1.2 - You should be seeing this screen:

2. Configure your Motion Scope

2.1 - Click on Traces.

2.2 - You should be seeing this screen:

2.3 - Select the attribute(s) that you would like to include in your scope and Add==> them to the “Trace Set for Pane” section.

2.4 - Click OK to save.

2.5 - Click on Trigger.

2.6 - You should be seeing this screen:

2.7 - Select your Start Condition (Determines when to start recording) and End Condition (Determines when to stop recording).

2.8 - Finally, click Arm and start motion.

For more in depth information on Motion Scope click here.

3. Tracing a Custom Firmware Address

Follow this guide if you wish to trace an firmware address that does not appear on the "Select Traces Set" window.

3.1 - Find and copy the desired firmware address:

Using RapidSetup - Get Torque actual value's firmware address (0x32397C8).

To see the "Copy Firmware Address" pop up, right-click on the desired index name.

3.2 - Add your copied/desired firmware address in Motion Scope:

3.2.1 - Open Traces...

3.2.2 - Click on New...

3.2.3 - Select "All Others" and click Continue.

3.2.4 - Edit your new Trace property. Give it a name and paste the desired firmware address. Press Ok.