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Onshape CAD Export to Simscape Multibody

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Export Onshape CAD assembly to Simscape Multibody, including part and joint information.


Updated 24 Feb 2017

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This file enables the export of CAD assemblies from Onshape® for use in Simscape Multibody. The entire assembly is exported, including geometry, mass, inertia, joints, and other important aspects of the CAD model. No installation of CAD software is required.
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Please read the README.txt file to get started.

To find other Simscape examples, search for posts with the keyword "physical modeling"

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Comments and Ratings (3)

Steve Miller

K F: Make sure you have installed Simscape and Simscape Multibody. Both of these are required for export. It sounds like you do not have them installed. --Steve


K F (view profile)

Hi, I am getting a "Undefined function or variable 'pmsl_checklicense'." when trying to run this. Any ideas? I'm on R2016b.

Xing gao


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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2016b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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