Is there anyway I can import a SolidWorks Assembly into Simulink and then make changes in SolidWorks appear in Simulink?

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Mark Sears
Mark Sears on 23 Jun 2021
Commented: Mark Sears on 24 Jun 2021
Is there anyway I can import a SolidWorks Assembly into Simulink and then make changes in SolidWorks appear in Simulink?
Currently, when I import and then make a change in SolidWorks (e.g. change a component weight) it doesn't automatically translate into the Simulink/SimScape model.
Is there anyway to do this? Similar to if you were to make a change in the SolidWorks Part and then see the changes in the Assembly. aka without having to create a new .xml file?

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Yifeng Tang
Yifeng Tang on 23 Jun 2021
It won't be "automatic", and it depends on what you have changed in SolidWorks.
It's easy to replace a solid part in Multibody: you just export a new STEP file and put the name in the right file solid block. So if you change the geometry of a part, you can try this.
If you change the material of a part, you can also manually change the density value in the file solid block.
It's much more difficult if you have changed the location, orientation, or types of the joints/mates. You can still manually change the tranform blocks and joints, but I'd guess it's not as easy.
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Mark Sears
Mark Sears on 24 Jun 2021
Okay, some parts I might be able to in Multibody.
But I will be changing some locations and this might be where the difficiulty arises.
Thank you!

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