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SimMechanics™ Link software requires MATLAB® software.
You can use the SimMechanics Link product on any operating system that supports MATLAB.
To build and export CAD assemblies, you need a CAD platform. Such a platform must either be supported directly by the SimMechanics Link utility or have an API you can use to write a custom SimMechanics Link interface.
Note: The SimMechanics Link utility does not require the SimMechanics, Simscape™, or Simulink® products.
The Physical Modeling XML and body geometry graphics files exported by the SimMechanics Link utility are intended for use with the SimMechanics product.
Use the Physical Modeling product family to model physical systems in Simulink. In addition to SimMechanics software, it includes:
Simscape the platform and unifying environment for Physical Modeling products
SimDriveline™ for modeling and simulating drivetrain systems
SimElectronics® for modeling and simulating electronic systems
SimHydraulics® for modeling and simulating hydromechanical systems
SimPowerSystems™ for modeling and simulating electrical power systems