Import a multibody model from a third-party application for simulation,
design, and analysis tasks in the Simscape
Multibody environment. You can import CAD and URDF models using the
smimport function. You must
export your CAD models in a valid XML format—one conforming to the
Multibody XML schema—prior to import. The XML file is
known as the multibody description file.
Use the Simscape
Multibody Link plug-in to generate a valid multibody description file from
Inventor®, or PTC®
Creo™ software. Use the
function to generate a valid multibody description file from an Onshape® web account. Part geometries are exported alongside the
multibody description file as STEP or STL files.
Download and install the Simscape Multibody Link CAD export plug-in.
Overview of CAD translation with emphasis on workflow, tools, and generated models.
General steps for generating Simscape Multibody models from XML multibody description files.
smimport function to
generate a robotic arm model from a multibody description XML file.
Learn about the URDF specification popular in the robotics community and create a simple URDF model for later import into the Simscape Multibody environment.
Importing a URDF model. Mapping URDF entities to Simscape Multibody blocks. A simple URDF import example.
Export a humanoid robot from Onshape software and import it into Simscape Multibody software.