Robogen on command-line

Not sure about which version to use? Visit Installation page for more details.


Simply download the RoboGen software for Windows from here to and extract it. Open the robogen folder in the command line according to the above instructions. You can now continue reading the documentation to start using RoboGen.

Note: We currently distribute a pre-compiled version of RoboGen for Windows 7, 8 and 10. If you are running a different version of windows you may have to compile from source. (If you are running Windows 10, you could consider installing UNIX bash. You can find more details at the Microsoft Development Network, MSDN. )

Download RoboGen for Windows here.


Here are a few tips that will help you to organize your files easily.

  1. We recommend enabling file extensions in the explorer, so that you know what kinds of files you deal with. Open any folder in the explorer, and in the explorer window, select Organize -> “Folder and search options”. Go to the “View” tab and untick “Hide extensions for known file types”.
  2. We recommend downloading a versatile text editor (like Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text or Notepad++).
  3. A short intro to using the command line, which will be used to launch all RoboGen programs: Open the command line by clicking start and typing “cmd” and hitting enter. To go to a certain folder, click on the address line of that folder, copy it and paste it into the command line like so: cd <paste the folder location here by right-clicking and selecting "Paste">.
    You can verify the folder by typing “dir”, which will list the folder contents. To launch a program which is contained in the folder, simply type its name (and specify parameters if necessary) to launch it. In Mac and Linux, you need to add “./” in front of the program, but here you do not need to.

Install from Source

If you wish to install RoboGen from source on Windows, click here for instructions.

Other Operating Systems (Linux, Mac OS, etc.)

If you are running Linux, Mac OS, some other operating system, or you just want to be able to modify the code then you should install from source. Here we provide instructions for Ubuntu Linux (well tested), Mac OS (not as well tested) and Windows 7 and 8 (moderately well tested). If you run into any difficulties, head on over to our Google Group and ask for help.