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
You must export your CAD models in a valid XML format—one conforming
to the Simscape 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 SolidWorks®, Autodesk® Inventor®,
or PTC® Creo™ software. Use the
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.