The Simscape™ Multibody™ Link plugin provides the primary interface for exporting CAD assemblies into Simscape Multibody models. The plugin 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 plugin, you must enable it on your Autodesk Inventor application. To do this, at the MATLAB® command prompt, enter
smlink_linkinv. A Simscape
Multibody Link menu appears in the Inventor menu when you start or open a CAD
If your computer has more than one Inventor application, the
command adds the Simscape
Multibody Link plugin to all installations simultaneously. However, you must select
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
smlink_unlinkinv at the MATLAB command prompt. Then, after downloading and installing the new plugin
version, follow the procedure for enabling the plugin on your Inventor