# Software for robot parts interaction modeling

I'm robotic engineer, using OpenSCAD to model robotic components (gears, pulleys, parts, etc). But I need an application to model the physics and interaction of the components (for i.e. how will robot move if I rotate a given gear).

So, is there any software I can use for modelling interactions in Linux? Google SketchUp is good, but I can't use it in Linux.

• Depending on the power of your desktop, you could try to run SketchUp with wine, bochs or maybe vmware. – ott-- Jun 7 '13 at 8:26
• I'm running it in VirtualBox, but It's not always convenient. I need native decision. – Robotex Jun 7 '13 at 11:43
• And when I'm running it in VirtualBox, I need use pirate copy of WindowsXP in it. – Robotex Jun 7 '13 at 11:44