National Instruments Motion Assistant Converts to LabVIEW and C Code

National Instruments Motion Assistant Converts to LabVIEW and C Code
Machine builders and OEMs now can use National Instruments Motion Assistant Version 1.2 to interactively prototype motion control applications and convert their projects into ready-to-run code in C or NI LabVIEW. NI Motion Assistant features a graphical, point-and-click interface with 3D-visualization capabilities for creating powerful motion control applications using stepper, servo and piezo actuators. With the software's new smart contouring functionality, machine builders and OEMs now can improve the performance of profile-cutting machinery for wood-working, metal-working and foam-cutting applications.

Motion Assistant 1.2 now offers advanced features such as smart contouring, which gives machine builders and OEMs the ability to redesign a user-defined trajectory based on their desired move constraints while preserving move geometry. They now can easily implement trapezoidal or S-curve velocity profiles for moves with complex geometry, which helps to minimize jitter on mechanical components and increase machine life. This new capability is ideal for profile-cutting applications where engineers must continuously set up machines to trace different contours.

Engineers can download a new, fully functional evaluation version of NI Motion Assistant 1.2 at to explore the software's latest features. With the new evaluation software, engineers can use code-generation functions to convert their motion control projects to LabVIEW or C code.