Hi, I’ve been doing Vex Edr for quite a while now since “In the Zone”. Usually, my team builds a robot and then we realize it doesn’t work at one part and then have to take that part off. Planning and using a CAD would be super helpful to figure out these things early. The only problem is that I can’t find good software to build my robot on my mac.
Mac Specs (early 2015 MacBook air)
Core i5 dual-core 1.6Ghz
8gb of ddr3 1600Mhz
Intel HD graphics 6000 1536 MB
I also do CAD on an almost 6 year old Mac and it can be pretty rough. Just make sure you quit all other applications before opening fusion and it’s actually not too bad. Definitely not great though. If you have access to school computers that might be a better option but you can make it work on your computer. (There will be lag and long loading times though)
You could try using OnShape, which is a commercial CAD package, started by the founders of Solidworks, that runs through a browser. The processing is all done on the OnShape servers, so your local computer isn’t so important. More information here: CAD for VEX Robotics.pdf (299.7 KB)