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Export your SolidWorks® assembly models in a format compatible with Simscape™ Multibody™ software

Enable the Simscape Multibody Link plug-in on your SolidWorks installation to begin exporting your CAD assemblies. Get started with a robotic arm export example or read about the assembly mates that you can export and the Simscape Multibody joint and constraint blocks that they map into. You must have the Simscape Multibody Link plug-in installed before continuing.


smlink_linksw Register and link Simscape Multibody Link software as SolidWorks add-in
smlink_unlinksw Unlink Simscape Multibody Link software as SolidWorks add-in


Enable Simscape Multibody Link SolidWorks Plug-In

The Simscape Multibody Link plug-in provides the primary interface for exporting CAD assemblies into Simscape Multibody software.

Export a SolidWorks Robot Assembly Model

Generate an XML multibody description file for a robotic arm assembly.

Configure Simscape Multibody Link

The Simscape Multibody Link add-in tool provides a Settings option.

Mates and Joints

In a SolidWorks assembly, you connect parts using mates.

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