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Incorrect export from SolidWorks

asked 2018-12-18 05:39:35 -0500

Dines gravatar image

updated 2018-12-18 23:10:18 -0500

Sorry, I'm not familiar with Solidworks. I have never worked with him except export.

I export our bot model from Solidworks to urdf format using sw_urdf_exporter.

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And although in solidworks it looks absolutely normal. When exporting wheels for some reason, they are not fixed to the joint. As a result, all the wheels overlap and move to the center of the bot. (Wheels are visible in the middle)

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How to fix it?

PS And although this is not related to the question. But how can I change y and z when exporting from solidworks. The bot is always exported sideways.

PSS Sorry, I had to specify the version of SolidWorks I use - 2017

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Can you please attach the screenshots directly to your question? I've given you sufficient karma for that.


gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-12-18 06:16:05 -0500 )edit

@gvdhoorn Right?

Dines gravatar image Dines  ( 2018-12-18 07:02:30 -0500 )edit

Yep, that's it. Thanks.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-12-18 07:04:15 -0500 )edit

The bot is always exported sideways.

looking at the shadows in your SW screenshot, that would make sense: the model is on its side as well.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-12-19 03:00:13 -0500 )edit

Do you export the wheels separately? Check the urdf to see if the wheel link and joint are present and correct, compare to the Husky xacro to see if all the necessary components are there.

juanlu gravatar image juanlu  ( 2019-01-04 03:51:16 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-12-18 11:07:01 -0500

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Which version of SolidWorks are you using? SolidWorks 2018 has had a bug for most of the year, and they just issued a new update (Service Pack 5) that fixes the STL export problem. This was an issue not just with this specific exporter, but also exporting STLs from the main SW UI. Try upgrading to Service Pack 5 and see if that fixes the issue.

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Yes, it was necessary to specify. Updated the question. Version 2017

Dines gravatar image Dines  ( 2018-12-18 23:12:18 -0500 )edit

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