Why is the learning curve for gazebo so convoluted ?

My background is in control theory and i’m trying to learn gazebo for simulating some robots. I’m not sure if the tutorial online is bad or if my non-computer science background is holding me back, but I havent been able to simulate a simple pendulum using gazebo. I exported the URDF model from solidworks and i’m unable to get it working on gazebo. How show I start with this ?

Thanks,

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