NI LabVIEW software and the LabVIEW NI SoftMotion Module deliver graphical development for custom motion control applications. With LabVIEW NI SoftMotion, you can use the LabVIEW project to configure all of your motion axis settings, test your configuration, and tune your motors. When your hardware configuration is complete, you can use an interactive test panel to validate your configuration and move individual axes to verify the hardware setup.
LabVIEW NI SoftMotion offers the convenience of programming your motion profiles with a high-level function block API or a property and invoke node API for low-level customization. LabVIEW NI SoftMotion also features advanced functions for custom motion application design including trajectory generation, spline interpolation, position and velocity control, and encoder implementation. By combining LabVIEW NI SoftMotion with the NI C Series drive interface modules for CompactRIO, you can take advantage of the RIO Scan Interface for simplified application development for single-axis and multiaxis coordinated motion. For applications that require functionality or features that are not available with the C Series drive interface modules, LabVIEW NI SoftMotion provides axis interface nodes, which you can use to create custom motion applications that add specialized I/O or customized control algorithms.
In addition, LabVIEW NI SoftMotion enables virtual prototyping for motion applications and machine design by connecting to the SolidWorks Premium 3D CAD design application. With NI SoftMotion for SolidWorks, National Instruments releases a pioneer version of software for simulating your designs created in SolidWorks using actual motion profiles developed with NI SoftMotion function blocks. Because of this, you can visualize and optimize the design and evaluate different design concepts before incurring the cost of physical prototypes.
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