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Motion Perfect v4

Motion Perfect v4.4 enhances the programming experience for the Motion Coordinator 4 range and above. This new release has enhancements to make setup, diagnostics, commissioning and using our range of Motion Coordinators even more straight-forward. It provides the user with an easy to understand Windows based interface for rapid application development, controller configuration and monitoring of motion and controller functions.

NEW!

  • Encryption of HMI designs.
  • HMI Libraries.
  • Support for Packages… Standard Packages can be prepared separately to the project and inserted as required. A Package has advanced operations that may be useful over a range of applications. Packages can be encrypted to protect intellectual property.
  • Project templates… Standard templates will be updated online.
  • Robot Programs and User Robot Projects
  • Robot definitions editor
  • Updated TPS package and templates
  • Program groups
  • New XYZD and XYZUVW modes for oscilloscope

The new 3D Visualization tool enables simulation of Machine Motion, using an externally generated 3D model of a machine which can be synchronised with the motion program.

Features

  • 3D Scope display mode.... Helps with visualisation of XYZ paths.
  • 3D machine visualisation tool... Take a 3D solid model of the working parts of the machine motion and animate it to see a simulation controlled from the motion program.
  • Clear connection modes... MPv4 can connect to the Motion Coordinator MC4 range in Direct, Tool or Synchronous mode, allowing connection at a level that is appropriate to the operations needed.
  • EtherCAT drive support... View and control the network state, see individual drive status information, read and set CoE objects in the remote drive.
  • Panasonic RTEX Drive Support... User Interface supports large numbers of drives with greater responsiveness and a New STARTUP file generation process to improve usability.
  • Tree view of Motion Coordinator and Project.. . See all the controller and project information in one place, via a familiar intuitive display.
  • Window docking... Allows the user even more flexibility in how the Motion Perfect desktop is laid out.
  • Program editor... The TrioBASIC editor appears in a tabbed layout and includes enhanced breakpoint handling, bookmarks, auto commenting and scope checking.
  • Support for IEC 61131-3 included... The program editor can be used to create and edit IEC 61131-3 programs in Structured Text, Function Block, Sequential Function Chart and Ladder.
  • Enhanced Axis Parameter display... Choose which parameter groups to display and which parameters to see live in a continuously updated window.
  • Improved data viewers... The VR and TABLE viewers can be set to display non-contiguous data ranges and with auto-updating enabled will provide a live display of the values.
  • RTC Synchronisation... View the contents of the Motion Coordinator’s real-time clock (where fitted) and synchronise it with the PC clock at the touch of a button.
  • Project resolution dialogues... When connecting to the Motion Coordinator a completely new set of windows will guide you through the process of synchronising the controller’s project with the copy on the PC.
  • Support for multiple controllers... View any amount of controllers running from one instance of Motion Perfect v4
  • Fully integrated HMI support...Design a complete graphical HMI interface within Motion Perfect v4 where buttons and fields can link to any system parameter or command.
  • Oscilloscope... Increased ranges and parameters lists enables more data to be captured for analysis. X/Y display mode now available to check interpolated motion in 2D. Ability to plot Table points to the oscilloscope to check CAM profiles.
  • Language Support... Support for Chinese language
  Minimum Specification Recommended Specification
OS Windows 7* Windows 10
.NET Library 4.5 4.5
CPU Dual core 2 or more cores
RAM 2Gbytes 4Gbytes +
Hard Disk Space 200MBytes + space for projects 500MBytes
Display 1024 x 768, 24bit colour 1280 x 1024 and higher, 32bit colour
3D Graphics  DirectX 9  DirectX 11 
Communications EtherNet EtherNet
Compatibility Motion Perfect v4 is compatible with all MC4 range Motion Coordinators and above.

* Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft. Motion Perfect application software might work on Windows 7. However, Trio do not support that OS officially and will not do fixes to problems that are specific to Windows 7.

Download
LATEST USER RELEASE:
File:MotionPerfect_4_4_1_19638_Setup.zip
Version:4.4.1.19638
Size:126366124 bytes
Date:2020-Feb-24

Important notes for users of the 10” Uniplay with Mk1 hardware. Read this document BEFORE installing Uniplay updates.click here (log in)

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Motion Perfect v4.4 Enhancements

New Featurs in this Release
Robot definitions editor .
New XYZD and XYZUVW modes for oscilloscope.
Updated TPS package and templates .
General
Improved automatic upload of changed items when switching from sync to tool mode.  
Visual improvements for Windows 10.  
Improved support for multiple monitors.  
Updated external URLs for Technical support and firmware download.
Fixed Chinese characters displayed on Chinese PC with locale set to English.  
Now able to display the contents of a temp file.  
Added facility to share project between developers.  
Project  Loading
Controls for special programs during project loading.  
Improvements to encrypted project loading. 
Communicatiions
More efficient usage of parameter blocks for polling data.  
Added handling of Int16 in MODBUS TCP support.  
Project Encryption
Package items are blocked from encryption when encrypting a project.    
Basic Program Editor
Find and replace improvements.  
shows ON..GOTO / ON..GOSUB counter on mouse hover.  
Auto-suggestions for GLOBALs and CONSTANTs.  
Options for code collapsing added.  
F12 shows hint for GLOBALs and CONSTANTs.  
Global Find & Replace  
Robotics
Dedicated robot project tree containing only robot project related programs.  
Robot definitions removed as a page from the tool and instead, a new guided mode editor introduced for ROBOT_DEFINITIONS file.  
Fixed step button stepping wrong program.
Remaining existing pages of robot tool now operate directly on controller contents.  
Support for some special characters in GTA names.
New mouse scroll wheel support for Jog Tool.  
New Robot project tree view.  
IEC 61131-3 Programming
Programs, functions and function blocks displayed in separate sub-items in project view.  
Support for Global Definitions of constants and conditional compiling.  
Support for Recipes to allow setting of predefined multiple variables values at once.  
ST Editor
New style similar to Trio BASIC source code editor.  .
Code collapsing.  
Find & Replace in selection.  
Rename a variable from program editor.
Auto-indentation during typing.  
Improved context sensitive auto-complete.  
Support for inserting code snippets with IF/FOR/REPEAT/WHILE/CASE blocks.  
Improvements to auto-format and command assist in ST editor.  
F1 help in ST editor.  
Improved user customisation of toolbox.  
Auto-case adjustment in ST editor.  
Improved ST editor auto-indentation.  
New context menu command for "Add to spy list".  
UNIPLAY HMI
Added "EnableSelection" property to TextEditor control.  
Zoom level & cell size now stored on disconnect.  
Extra validation added plus improvements to existing validator .
Can save and restore favourite window layout.  
New TextBox.EmptyValAllowed property.  
Support for password text boxes.  
UI to set time-out period for events.  
Inteligent Drives - EtherCAT
Modules and drives are now visualized in controller tree.  
Device configuration view reworked with a list of pages displayed on left instead of using tabs.  
Improvements in intelligent drive error report.  
Support for more drives.  
PDO drop-down menus have more names available.  
Oscilloscope Tool
Added continuous capture mode.  
Display of point information on mouse hover in 2D mode.  
Trigger point highlighted when SCOPE_DELAY<0. 
New scroll/streaming display mode.  
3D renderer optimised to consume less CPU and GPU when idle.
3D Visualisation Tool
3D renderer optimised to consume less CPU and GPU when idle.
Improved rendering for smoother display operation.  
Table Viewer
Improved user info when fetching a large amount of TABLE data.  
New description fields for ranges.  
VR Viewer
New description fields for range .  
Added support for alternative colours.  .
Terminal Tool
Home and End keys now supported.  
More support for VT100 escape sequences .
CamGen Tool
Now supports IEC 61131-3 ST language source code generation and Trio BASIC libraries.  
Automatically creates programs and function blocks.  
Automatically updates existing programs and function blocks with changes to CAM profiles.  
New support for Jerk Curve.
Improved point insertion.  
Process Viewer
Can now jump to BASIC editor from process window.  
 

Software Tools

Motion Perfect v4 has several tools which are used to monitor the controller and interact with it. Some tools are built into Motion Perfect, others are implemented as Support Applications.

Projects

One of the keys to using Motion Perfect v4 is its concept of a “Project”. The project aids the application design and development process, by providing a disk based copy of the multiple controller programs, parameters and data required for a single motion application.

Once the user has defined a project, Motion Perfect v4 works behind the scenes automatically maintaining consistency between the programs on the controller and the files on the PC.
When creating or editing programs on the controller they are automatically duplicated on the PC which means you do not have to worry about loading or saving programs and you can be confident that next time you connect to a controller you will have the correct information on your PC.  Motion Perfect v4 keeps multiple backup copies of the project in a sub folder, thus allowing the programmer to revert to any previous version.

Project Manager

The multi-tasking capability of Motion Coordinators means there will often be a number of different program files associated with an application. In order to keep track of these multiple files and their associated data a major component of the Motion Perfect v4 environment is the project manager.

  • Load and Save multiple programs as a single named project
  • Simultaneous saving of program files to both the PC and the Motion Coordinator
  • Verify contents of controller match the project file on disk
  • Load and Save controller variables and table memory to disk
  • Automatically generate controller “Startup” configuration files
  • Include BASIC, HMI and IEC 61131-3 programs in the same project
  • Spreadsheet style interface to monitor and set axis parameters
  • Automatically updates real time parameters
  • Support for all axis types (including virtual axes)
  • Changes can be made while programs are running
  • Enhanced user configured axis display

Axis Jog Screen

  • Jog axes forward/reverse with a mouse click
  • User defined axes - can include virtual axes
  • Set hardware jog inputs for each axis
  • User defined jog speed for each axis

Digitial I/O Status

  • Display status of all I/O Channels simultaneously
  • Automatically configures to support all available I/O
  • Set outputs with a mouse click
  • I/O’s can be named and saved in Project

Basic Program Editor

  • Simultaneously edits the controller program and a copy on disk - programs do not need to be downloaded after editing
  • Windows style editor with Cut, Copy & Paste - uses the Windows clipboard so information may be pasted between programs
  • Edit multiple programs simultaneously
  • Find & Replace
  • Jump directly to any line number or program label
  • View programs while they are running
  • Bookmark lines for easy access
  • Offline editing with NEW advanced MC400 simulator

IEC 61131-3 Program Editor

  • Offline editor allows program creation away from the target Motion Coordinator
  • Function Block, Structured Text, Ladder and Sequential Function Chart methods.  (IL not supported)
  • Edit multiple programs simultaneously
  • Find & Replace
  • View debug information while running
  • Libraries for Motion Coordinator specific functions
  • Run IEC and BASIC programs at the same time

3D Scope

The oscilloscope has a new 3D display mode. Configure the sample rate, trace thickness and colour. Pan, zoom and rotate in 3D in real-time

Benefits

  • Helps with visualisation of XYZ paths

CamGen

Define and generate cam tables using this interactive graphical cam designer. Commonly used cam shapes are pre-built into the CAM library software.

The required dimensions and offsets can be entered and the resulting cam shape is immediately shown as graphs of position, speed and acceleration. Data can be output as a cam table formula or as FLEXLINK parameters.

Alternatively, cam shapes can be built up using the interactive "Piecewise Curve" feature. Enter your XY points and see the resulting cam shapes. Points can be adjusted by dragging points on the graph, giving a truely interactive experience and saving time compared to using trial and error techniques.

The resulting cam tables are ready to be copied and pasted into your programs and used with CAM and CAMBOX functions.

Benefits

  • Easy specification of motion profiles commonly used in machinery
  • Outputs files as TrioBASIC programs or TABLE points
  • Graphical display of motion position/speed/acceleration curves
  • Build piecewise curves with straight, polynomial and spline sections
  • Generates example CAM/CAMBOX move statements
  • Import sets of points from Excel
  • Will handle multiple sector CAM shapes

3D Visualization Tool

The 3D Visualization tool, available in Motion Perfect v4, enables simulation of Machine Motion, using an externally generated 3D model which can be synchronized with the motion program. This tool can simulate realistic movement sequences on a PC in real time. In this way, movement sequences can be tested and optimized safely.

The exported 3D model can be placed into the 3D environment within Motion Perfect v4 and panned, zoomed and rotated with ease while the robot program is running. Each joint and link can be interrogated to find its position in 3D space.

Benefits

  • Easy specification of motion profiles commonly used in machinery
  • Outputs files as TrioBASIC programs or TABLE points
  • Graphical display of motion position/speed/acceleration curves
  • Build piecewise curves with straight, polynomial and spline sections
  • Generates example CAM/CAMBOX move statements
  • Import sets of points from Excel
  • Will handle multiple sector CAM shapes

MC400 Simulator

The MC400 Simulator is a Microsoft Windows™ based application for the PC, designed to be used in conjunction with Trio Motion Technology´s Motion Perfect v4 development software. It provides a software simulation of Trio Motion Technology´s MC4 range of multi-tasking Motion Coordinators without the need to buy hardware.

Key Sensitive Help Files

Motion Perfect v4 comes with complete help files for Trio BASIC and the IEC programming libraries. Using the search function, or jumping to a help topic via the context sensitive help in the editor, the programmer has access to all the information from Trio´s technical programming manuals. The help files are also rich in programming examples for many motion applications.

UNIPLAY HMI Editor

  • Programming support for Trio´s Uniplay HMI system
  • Graphical editor – what you see is what you get
  • HMI program is part of the MPv4 project
  • No need for external 3rd party HMI programming tools
  • Supports 7 inch (18 cm) and 10 inch (25 cm) displays
  • Allocates touch screen functions

Project Encryptor

Protect your software inside the controller, allowing you to maintain any in house intellectual property and stay ahead of your competition.

The Project Encryptor is a utility that enables a programmer’s intellectual property to be licenced to individual Motion Coordinators. A project is developed normally using Motion Perfect and then encrypted.

Once encrypted the program is safe to distribute and can only be loaded to a controller with a correct key, which is unique to both the controller serial number and source project.

Benefits

  • Licence your intellectual property
  • Greater security for machine exporters
  • Allows diagnostic access for maintenance purposes and program upgrades in the field whilst protecting IP