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.
The Simscape Multibody Link plug-in provides the primary interface for exporting CAD assemblies into Simscape Multibody software.
Generate an XML multibody description file for a robotic arm assembly.
In a SolidWorks assembly, you connect parts using mates.