MATLAB: How to solve the mech_import error for SimMechanics

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Dear Matlab/Simulink users,
I've a question regarding the SimMechanics links module. I installed the link module of Simmechanics for Matlab 2012b succesfully. Then I registered and linked the SimMechanics Link software as SolidWorks add-in. Now i have a model (the robot example model) in Solidworks which i want to export to SimMechanics. So I go to the add-in tool and press Export -> Simmechanics Second Generation. When I tried to open the model in Matlab with the command: mech_inport('sm_robot.xml') it constantly gives the following errors:
"XML Read error" while attempting to read file "sm_robot.xml".
Error in C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2012b\toolbox\physmod\mech\importer\+PMImport\@ModelReader\ModelReader.p>ModelReader.ModelReader (line 33)
Error in C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2012b\toolbox\physmod\mech\importer\+PMImport\@ModelUpdater\ModelUpdater.p>ModelUpdater.ModelUpdater (line 16)
Error in C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2012b\toolbox\physmod\mech\importer\+PMImport\pmiu_import.p>pmiu_import (line 73)
Error in mech_import (line 97)
PMImport.pmiu_import(varargin{:});
When I check the folder where i saved the export model, there is only a XML document and no STL files. Maybe that is the problem? How can i solve it?
Thank you a lot in advance!
Kind regards,
H. Timmermans

Best Answer

  • I think you should use smimport('model_name.xml') command for second generation
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