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README.md

SolidWorks to URDF Exporter

Authored and maintained by Stephen Brawner. Past supporters include PickNik Consulting, Verb Surgical, Open Robotics, and Willow Garage.

Usage

See the ROS Wiki and associated tutorials.

Development

  1. Install Visual Studio 2017
  2. Install .NET desktop development
    1. From Visual Studio: Tools > Get Tools and Features...
    2. Check .NET desktop development package
    3. Select Modify
  3. Launch Visual Studio with admin privileges. Right click and select Run as Administrator
  4. Open sw2urdf/SW2URDF.sln
  5. Enable Debugging
    1. Right click SW2URDF in the Solution Explorer
    2. Click the Debug Tab
    3. Ensure Configuration: is set to Debug
    4. Ensure Start external program: is pointing to the SolidWorks executable. For example C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\SLDWORKS.exe

Trouble Shooting

  1. AxImp.exe error - Check the installation of the .Net Tools. If there is no error, install the Windows 10 SDK.
  2. Resourse.resx error - Check if sw2urdf/SW2URDF/Resources.resx exists and is empty. If empty, delete this file then right click the SW2URDF in the Solution Explorer and select Properties. Navigate to the Resources tab and click the button to create a new file.
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