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Is there GUI tool for creating SDF ?

asked 2016-08-17 02:26:57 -0600

MIBE gravatar image

Hello, I've installed Gazebo 7 today and been trying some tutorials in this website.

In every tutorial, however, SDF defines the robot was created by text editor, even there was model editor in gazebo!

So I've used the model editor in gazebo instead of text editor, and it worked for a while.

But when I had to add sensor like "ray", I couldn't find any menu or button for adding it in Gazebo's model editor.

My question is..

  1. Can I add sensor with GUI? without any text editor?
  2. Or Is there any other tool for it?

How do you do that????

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answered 2016-08-17 12:07:59 -0600

chapulina gravatar image

Currently the model editor doesn't support inserting pure sensors. I ticketed an issue for this.

What you can do now is inserting a model which has a sensor, like a depth camera is inserted in this tutorial. For a ray sensor, you could insert the hokuyo model for example. The downside is that you can't edit its properties.

You could also do a combination of model editor + text editor. Create all the parts you can with the model editor, and after the SDF is saved, text-edit that to add a sensor.

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Thanks for your comment! Model editor + VI was my final choice. I just expected that there should be at least SDF text editor. Maybe I'd better to find some XML editor.

MIBE gravatar imageMIBE ( 2016-08-17 18:51:45 -0600 )edit

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