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Is there any URDF plugin available for Autodesk Fusion 360?

asked 2016-06-15 22:29:42 -0600

Ashwin Balaram B gravatar image

Hey There,

I am currently using Solidworks to model a Robotic Arm, and "SW2URDF" plugin to generate the URDF file( so that I can run that in Gazebo and Rviz).

But I wish to switch to Autodesk Fusion 360. Is there any URDF plugin available for Autodesk Fusion 360?.

Thank You.

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answered 2018-07-14 09:53:02 -0600

syuntoku14 gravatar image


I wrote a Fusion 360 script to export URDF.

Currently, this can export only revolute joint. Let me know if your model contains joints except for revolute.

I hope this will help you!

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My model has some slider joints! I want to convert it to urdf, so that I can use it in ros-gazebo

Phenomenal gravatar image Phenomenal  ( 2020-08-05 07:32:54 -0600 )edit

answered 2022-12-06 06:15:58 -0600

rukn gravatar image

Hi, the best way to create robot URDF from the Fusion360 model is by using the fusion to URDF plugin. We must follow specific rules to port the URDF from the CAD model successfully. Like creating components from the body, There should be at least one part with the name "base_link", the orientation and positioning of the robot model .etc. you can refer to this link to get step by step guide to understanding the important designing rules, plugin installation, and creating the URDF from the fusion 360 Model

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answered 2021-01-23 17:00:38 -0600

Syuntoku did a great work with his script.

I forked it and improved it further. It can be found at Fusion2URDF

ROS 2 support will be added soon

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answered 2018-05-28 05:00:34 -0600

blubbi321 gravatar image

Havent checked myself but it seems that there is

will try them myself and report back ..

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