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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_linkswAdd Simscape Multibody Link to your Windows registry as a SolidWorks plugin
smlink_unlinkswRemove Simscape Multibody Link from your Windows registry as a SolidWorks plugin


Enable Simscape Multibody Link Plugin in SolidWorks

The Simscape Multibody Link plugin allows you to export SolidWorks CAD assembly models to Simscape Multibody.

Export a SolidWorks Robot Assembly Model

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

Configure Simscape Multibody Link

This content refers to Simscape Multibody Link First Generation software.

Mates and Joints

In a SolidWorks assembly, you connect parts using mates.

Featured Examples