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Problem in spawning URDF file export from solidworks to gazebo with ROS2

I have a problem in spawning the robot which is made with solidworks_urdf_exporter. The robot is able to view in RVIZ but gazebo was crash when i spawned it. I dont know is that the problem with the ...
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SW2URDF model is floating in Gazebo

I get my URDF using SW2URDF plugin in SolidWorks. Iam following this instruction. From the instruction, I need to add link and joint as "world" and set the child link to the base link, (It ...
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sw2urdf window closes instantly

Hi, I've installed the SW2URDF add on in solidworks 2019, but when I open a part and go tools->export as URDF the window flashes open and then shuts instantly. I can't export anything as a urdf. ...
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Masses and moments of inertia do not match Solidworks Mass Properties when using Solidworks URDF Exporter

I followed the tutorial regarding how to set up an assembly for a simpler mesh and in the export process I noticed the mass of some links does not match that shown in the Solidworks Mass Properties ...
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Can sw_urdf_exporter be intalled in ubuntu?

Hello, I want to use sw_urdf_exporter but I see that the installation guide concerns Windows users only. The problem is, I don't have Windows on my computer. Should I compile the source code with a C#...
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I can not install sw_urdf_exporter

Hello, I'm trying to install sw_urdf_exporter a few days ago and I can not seem to get an error compiling the SW2URDF code. I do not know if my error is because I'm using visual studio (I use the ...
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How to define actuators in URDF exporter?

Hi! I have an assembly that looks like this: Now this doesn't have joints but does have 6 actuators. I have to use sw2urdf exporter to use the mesh in Gazebo Sim so that I can define the thrusters as ...
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Should I choose to write a URDF manually or export URDF by Solidworks?

I wonder what is the normal process of the development of a robot, this would be a broad question and not specific enough. What I want to know urgently is dependent on what I choose to get URDF by ...
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sw_urdf_exporter preview and sw crash

When I have finished to specify link and joint at sw_urdf_exporter plugin, while other settings are set to be automatic, I click preview. The green process in the bottom loads a while and SW crashes ...
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Problem with SW_URDF_Exporter

Hello, I have a Mitsubishi Robot Arm assembly in SW and I have tried to export it to URDF but the plugin doesn't work. I have SW 2014 and ROS Jade in Ubuntu 14.04. My problem is that if I only select ...
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Is there any graphical software package to make urdf file?

i want to make urdf file for the robot. the problem is, adding each constraints, geometry dimensions manually in a text file is a bit long process. isnt there any graphical tool(CAD software package) ...
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SolidWorks URDF exporter does not save limits

I have downloaded the sw_urdf_exporter installer from http://wiki.ros.org/sw_urdf_exporter and is using it together with SW 2013 edu. on Windows 7 My problem is that the joint limits i set in the ...
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URDF joint limititations

Hi all, I have a SolidWorks model of my robot which I have been able to get into RVIZ/MoveIt. This is tested and generally works well. Now I need a more accurate model, one feature of which is to ...
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Exporting Linear Actuators to an URDF from SolidWorks

I would like to try running a CNC mill using ROS. More specifically I want to use RVIZ to help us visualize a CNC task prior to running it live on the CNC. My understanding is that one of the first ...
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Cannot open exported URDF from solidworks student

Hi, i'm pretty new to this kind of software and also to linux itself. I downloaded a solidworks assembly of an 6-axis epson robot from the epson site. I changed some mates and added all nececary axes. ...
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SW2URDF how to generate linear axis

Hello everyone, i want to simulate the shifting of several robots on a linear motion system. I´d like them all in one urdf file. I used standard mates to get it on the right position in SolidWorks ...
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Exporting .urdf from SolidWorks

Good morning everyone, I've been trying to export a model from SolidWorks to MoveIt, but I haven't been successful. I have an industrial arm in an assembly file and was trying to use the ...
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Defining Joints in Solidworks to URDF Exporter for a Conveyor Belt

Dear all, I am trying to create a working conveyor belt in Gazebo. I built a conveyor in SolidWorks and used the Solidworks to URDF Exporter to generate the URDF file. The belt appears in Gazebo just ...
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No color when I open a part exported from SolidWorks in Gazebo?

Hello Everyone! I am trying to create a conveyor belt simulation in gazebo, using the SolidWorks to URDF exporter. Before importing the conveyor, I decided to test the exporter out on a simple part, ...
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SolidWorks URDF exporter incorrect link masses

As far as I can tell, there seems to be an issue with the SW->URDF converter which causes the mass of every link to be set to the mass of the entire assembly, rather than that single link. For ...
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SolidWorks->urdf exporter strange behavior when click "Preview and Export..."

I have tried to export a milling machine from a SolidWorks assembly to urdf using the exporter plug-in developed by Stephen Brawner. There were no problem when completing the form "Configure and ...
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