The Simscape™ Multibody™ Link plug-in provides the primary interface for exporting CAD assemblies into Simscape Multibody software. The plug-in is compatible with three CAD applications: Autodesk Inventor®, Creo™ Parametric, and SolidWorks®. If you use a different CAD application, you can still export CAD assemblies using the Simscape Multibody Import XML schema.
Once you have downloaded and installed the Simscape Multibody Link plug-in, you must enable it on your SolidWorks application:
At the MATLAB® command prompt, enter
In the Tools menu, select Add-Ins.
In the Add-Ins dialog box, select the Simscape Multibody Link check box. A Simscape Multibody Link menu appears in the SolidWorks menu bar when you start or open a CAD assembly.
If your computer has more than one SolidWorks installation,
smlink_linksw command adds the Simscape Multibody Link plug-in
to all installations simultaneously. However, you must select the Simscape Multibody Link check
box in the Add-Ins dialog box individually for each installation you
want to export CAD from.
If you are updating your Simscape Multibody Link version,
you must disable the current version first. You do this by entering
smlink_unlinksw at the MATLAB command
prompt. Then, after downloading and installing the new plug-in version,
follow the procedure for enabling the plug-in on your SolidWorks application.