Import CAD and Robot Models
You can import a model developed using a CAD or 3D modeling tool into a Simulink 3D Animation virtual world. You can import CAD models from STL, FBX, VRML files, and CATIA® software.
You can import visual representations of robots from URDF, STL, SDF, and Collada DAE files.
|Convert STL file to virtual world file|
|Clean up virtual world 3D file exported from CAD tools|
|Import 3D file into virtual world or node|
|Add virtual reality visualization framework to block diagrams|
|Add robot to virtual world|
|Update RigidBodyTree robot pose|
|VR RigidBodyTree||Visualize Robotics System Toolbox RigidBodyTree objects in Simulink|
Adapt existing CAD designs for use with the Simulink 3D Animation product.
Import CAD models, which frequently use STL (STereoLithography) format files or Physical Modeling XML files.
Import VRML models from CAD tools by converting your product assembly model into the VRML format used by the Simulink 3D Animation software. Most CAD tools have VRML export filters.
Use CAD designs created in the CATIA product to create Simulink 3D Animation virtual reality scenes.
Use the 3D World Editor or other editor to modify the results of CAD tool export filters manually.
Import robot and robot environment 3-D models that are defined using unified robot
description format (
.urdf) or simulation description format
.sdf) into a virtual world.
Establish a live data connection between the model and the virtual world by creating associations between dynamic model object quantities and corresponding virtual world object properties.