Update Plot VI

LabVIEW 2013 Robotics Module Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 372983D-01

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Owning Palette: Plots VIs

Requires: Robotics Module

Returns a 3D scene with the 3D object that represents a robotic arm. You must use the Initialize Plot VI to initialize the 3D object before you call this VI for the first time.

You can use this VI in a loop with shift registers to update the joint positions of the robotic arm in the 3D object and display the motion of the arm between poses.


serial arm in is a reference to a serial robotics arm. Use the Initialize Serial Arm VI to generate this LabVIEW class object.
joint positions contains the joint angles with which to update the 3D object.
error in describes error conditions that occur before this node runs. This input provides standard error in functionality.
serial arm out is a reference to a serial robotic arm. You can wire this output to other Robotic Arm VIs.
serial arm scene returns a reference to the 3D scene object that contains the simulated robotic arm. Wire this output to the 3D picture control to add a 3D picture control to the front panel window and view the 3D scene.
error out contains error information. This output provides standard error out functionality.


Refer to the following VIs for examples of using the Update Plot VI:

  • labview\examples\robotics\Robotic Arm\Robot Arm Examples.lvproj
  • labview\examples\robotics\Simulator\Puma560\Puma560 Simulator.lvproj


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