Online robot builder

Hi, I am from 1930 and my team and I wanted to try and plan and build our robot over the summer because we are away from school and our lab for 3 months. I have done a little research but does anyone know the best program to do this. I have seen the virtual word, auto desk, and solid works, but what’s the best one for beginners?

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RobotMesh Studio is the easiest (plus its online and free)

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All the commercial CAD software is available free for education use, however you must apply for a grant to get Solidworks. This takes a week or two. Here’s more information: CAD for VEX Robotics.pdf (199.4 KB)

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I haven’t tried any of the other suggestions and will have to look at them. I can say that my daughter jumped into SnapCAD with no CAD experience and found it pretty easy to use.

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I personally use OnShape. I’ve heard that Inventor by Autodesk is really good, but I was unable to successfully download it correctly and get the educational license. Good luck!

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Did you use the link in the document I posted earlier? It should have worked.

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I use SolidWorks, but for someone who is new to cad and doesn’t already have a solidworks license, its probably better to use Autodesk.

No. I started trying to use Inventor a long while back. I ended up giving up and used OnShape. I most likely won’t switch over to Inventor, as I am now used to OnShape.

I only have experience with autodesk and that is what I used in the beginning, but it honestly depends on which ones you prefer.

Here is my top suggestions-
Autodesk Inventor
RoboMesh Studio

I’m seeing a lot of people say “I used Autodesk” or something similar. Autodesk is a company, not a product. They make several CAD software including Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Fusion 360, and Autodesk AutoCAD. I wanted to point this out so please be specific about which software you use. They each have distinct characteristics.

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