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Should URDF in Gazebo tutorials be replaced with SDF? [closed]

asked 2012-12-29 18:11:22 -0600

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updated 2014-01-28 17:14:41 -0600

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In the QA thread "SDF vs URDF what should one use?" (on, URDF is not recommended on gazebo in favor of SDF. But from the answer in this thread, sounds like URDF will still be supported on gazebo. Can we keep the tutorial using URDF?

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close date 2013-01-15 10:57:59


It would be better to have one standard (and also use the new version of Gazebo in ROS), would prevent a lot of problems. But URDF is also used in RVIZ which doesn't care about the extra proporties like friction.

davinci gravatar image davinci  ( 2012-12-30 03:42:07 -0600 )edit

I'm in favour. I'm new and the learning curve is steep when I need to pull bits of advice off of gazebosim (usually SDF) and ros answers (URDF) and figure out what's valid where and in which version of Gazebo.

Benjamin Blumer gravatar image Benjamin Blumer  ( 2013-01-14 08:12:28 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-01-15 10:57:42 -0600

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updated 2013-01-15 13:43:01 -0600

Migrated to

As announced by the develpers in Sep 2012, all gazebo related questions should be asked on new gazebo specific QA community. Thank you for your cooperation!

See also this thread.

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