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How to view xacro in graphiz

asked 2015-05-18 20:00:19 -0500

Cerin gravatar image

You can use urdf_to_graphiz to quickly check your URDF's links. How do you do this directly with an Xacro file?

Currently, you have to directly convert it first, but this is a little clunky:

rosrun xacro -o mybot.urdf mybot.urdf.xacro
urdf_to_graphiz mybot.urdf
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answered 2015-05-19 01:29:50 -0500

gvdhoorn gravatar image

Afaik you cannot do this 'directly'. Those tools try to kiss: only coverts to urdf, urdf_to_graphviz takes a urdf and creates a diagram.

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answered 2020-05-13 14:55:40 -0500

updated 2020-05-15 07:46:18 -0500

in melodic version you can do this with the next code in terminal:

urdf_to_graphiz <(xacro mybot.urdf.xacro)

the same trick can be used on check_urdf

check_urdf <(xacro mybot.urdf.xacro)
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