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Can I insert a CATIA model into Gazebo? How do I impart motion to it

asked 2014-02-10 21:24:20 -0500

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Can I insert a CATIA model into Gazebo? How do I impart motion to it

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answered 2014-02-12 10:52:46 -0500

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updated 2014-02-12 10:53:52 -0500

AFAIK, some automation for this task exist only for SolidWorks. In other cases you need to export your whole model or parts (only those that will move) in STL or DAE and write by hand URDF or SDF xml files to describe your robot model (links, joints) .

While exporting parts you also need to consider dimensions units (Gazebo uses meters and CATIA probably by default will export in mm), and maybe you'll need to simplify exported meshes to limit computation resources needed (i am using Meshlab for that).

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