The SimMechanics™ Link plug-in provides the primary interface for exporting CAD assemblies into SimMechanics models. 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 SimMechanics Import XML schema.
Once you have downloaded and installed the SimMechanics Link
plug-in, you must enable it on your Autodesk Inventor application.
To do this, at the MATLAB® command prompt, enter
smlink_linkinv. A SimMechanics Link menu
appears in the Inventor menu when you start or open a CAD assembly.
If your computer has more than one Inventor application, the
adds the SimMechanics Link plug-in to all installations simultaneously.
However, you must select the SimMechanics Link check box in the Add-Ins
dialog box individually for each installation you want to export CAD
If you are updating your SimMechanics Link version, you must
disable the current version first. You do this by entering
smlink_unlinkinv 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 Inventor application.