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simmechanics_to_urdf problem

asked 2011-05-29 05:28:21 -0500

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hi Dear ROS Community, i want to import a CAD model from solid-work to gazebo. i use this command rosrun simmechanics_to_urdf convert.py Desktop/pan.xml xml > Desktop/panto.xml but this isn't work:( i search in net and i think, i must define "Paramater Yaml File". but there is not any help for this part. so can anyone help me very simply (because it my first project with ros:D ) how i can correct my command? If anyone can help I will be very thankful

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answered 2011-07-13 10:22:36 -0500

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I finally got around to writing a tutorial! Sorry about the delay.

Converting SimMechanics to URDF

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answered 2011-07-11 09:08:45 -0500

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If someone construct/post examples with simple simmechanic models that translate to misbehaving urdf's, it can definitely help us with further debugging. Thanks.

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answered 2011-07-01 16:15:36 -0500

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I am facing the same problem. I ran simmechanics_to_urdf without the Parameter Yaml File, and the generated model looks correct when not moving, but does not move correctly when joint angles are changed via the joint_state_publisher GUI.

Any instruction/hint on how to create the "Parameter Yaml File", or example parameter file, is greatly appreciated.

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Finally I found out that the manual way is easier than simmechanics_to_urdf to work for may case (a 5 DOF arm): firstly, manually save the parts as stl files from within Solidworks, using customized coordinate system; then manually assemble them in the urdf file obeying D-H rule
clark gravatar image clark  ( 2011-07-11 15:26:10 -0500 )edit

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