Documentation

SolidWorks CAD Export

Export CAD assembly into Simscape™ Multibody™ First Generation model

Examples and How To

Export a CAD Rigid Body

Tutorial showing how to translate a CAD body into a Simscape Multibody model.

Export CAD Robot Arm

Tutorial showing how to export a robotic arm CAD assembly model.

Export a CAD Stewart Platform

Tutorial showing how to export a Stewart platform CAD assembly model.

Export CAD Assembly from SolidWorks Software

In the SolidWorks® menu bar, select Simscape Multibody Link > Export.

Export and Re-Export CAD Assembly

Generating and updating the physical modeling XML files used in CAD translation.

Concepts

CAD Translation

Overview of the CAD translation stages and the files generated at each stage.

Mate-Joint Mapping in Simscape Multibody First Generation

In SolidWorks, unmated parts have six mechanical degrees of freedom (DoFs) that describe how the parts can move with respect to each other.

Translate CAD Constraints into Simscape Multibody Joints

Tutorial showing how to translate various CAD assembly models into Simscape Multibody models.

Guidelines for CAD Translation

Overview of how Simscape Multibody Link software translates CAD assembly models into Simscape Multibody models.

Troubleshooting

CAD Export Errors

CAD export errors due to unsupported CAD constraints or geometric entities.

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