CAD translation is the conversion of a CAD assembly model into a Simscape™ Multibody™ model. This conversion relies on a specially formatted XML file to pass a detailed model description from your CAD application to Simscape Multibody software. The model description enables Simscape Multibody software to recreate the assembly model as a block diagram.
You translate a CAD assembly in two steps—export and import. The export step converts the CAD assembly model into an XML multibody description file and a set of STEP or STL part geometry files. The import step converts the multibody description and part geometry files into an SLX Simscape Multibody model and an M data file. The model obtains all block parameter inputs from the data file.