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Solidworks URDF exporter - STL files in "meshes" folder seen as "explode"

asked 2019-04-08 10:42:54 -0500

genieengeneer gravatar image

updated 2019-04-10 07:56:18 -0500

Actions: Export URDF from Solidworks according the guidelines. Entering to the URDF folder -> Meshes folder -> open one of the STL files in solidworks.

Problem: The link is "exploded" and the part are separated from each other. Looks the same when import to Gazebo.

Not all the link are exploding, some are fine.


At the left side you can see the links and thier coordinates. At the right side you can see the STL files of the links when I open them from the URDF folder. Only the 3rd link is intact. the 2 first links are disoriented.

What is wrong?

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Please attach a screenshot of what you're seeing to your question. I've given you sufficient karma for that.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2019-04-08 10:55:05 -0500 )edit

First guess: not all parts have their origins where they should be.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2019-04-08 10:55:41 -0500 )edit

It says I need 5 karma to upload a picture.

Where does the origins need to be?

To set the origins of each link, I used the coordinates of one of the parts in the link. Is'nt it right?

genieengeneer gravatar imagegenieengeneer ( 2019-04-10 05:34:07 -0500 )edit

It says I need 5 karma to upload a picture.

I've given you sufficient karma.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2019-04-10 05:35:05 -0500 )edit

I couldnt upload a picture under the comment so I did it as an answer.

genieengeneer gravatar imagegenieengeneer ( 2019-04-10 07:25:50 -0500 )edit

Just edit your original question in the future. Use the edit button/link for that.

gvdhoorn gravatar imagegvdhoorn ( 2019-04-10 07:54:19 -0500 )edit

Will do.

any idea?

genieengeneer gravatar imagegenieengeneer ( 2019-04-10 07:57:39 -0500 )edit

Meet the same problem. Seems like the coordinate in STL file set in the wrong place.

WP_zhu gravatar imageWP_zhu ( 2019-06-13 21:38:45 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-06-23 19:59:44 -0500

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Are you using Solidworks lower than SP5 edition? I met the same problem when using Solidworks SP0. After updating my Solidworks the problem solved.

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