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Modeling a Robot Using STEP Files

This example shows how to import geometry and inertia data using STEP files. The STEP file is a standard format used commonly for data exchange between CAD applications. The format can capture the complete geometry information of a part. Given the mass of the part and the volume distribution, Simscape™ Multibody™ can automatically compute the inertia properties of the part. Open the Solid block dialogs in the above model to see how the geometry and inertia parameters are configured to utilize STEP files exported from another application (CAD for example). This method of importing geometry and inertia information can be used for CAD systems that are not supported by Simscape Multibody Link. A valid STEP file from any source application can be imported by this method.

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