[ODE] CAD to ODE?
wis at mac.com
Fri Jun 22 05:39:35 MST 2007
I've done this a few times and its actually a real pain to get
everything in the right coordinate system. My models get built in
FormZ and I always end up doing quite a lot of geometry to get
everything specified right (orientations, centres of mass, joints
etc). I find it easier to keep everything in some global reference
system but I still end up with issues about the orientations of the
moments of inertia and the local coordinate systems of the segments.
There's always some hand cleanup to do although if you can specify
metadata in Pro/ENGINEER then that may help.
On 21 Jun 2007, at 21:53, David Wilkie wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience bringing a CAD model int ODE?
> I have a CAD model of a robot, fairly complex, that I need to bring
> into a rigid-body dynamics simulator. My current plan of attack is to
> write a COLLADA exporter for Pro/ENGINEER (under development
> currently) and then load that COLLADA model into a supporting
> Does anyone see any problem with this plan or know an easier way?
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