Aperture Robotics just posted their CAD Library and after thinking about it I decided to post my own personal one that I put together, and our team uses…
It has all the parts colored, weights set for those that the weights were given on the VEX Product Pages or the VEX Wiki or wherever else I could find them, and for the ones that I couldn’t find it just estimates the weight from the material. (Which I set for all of the parts, as well.)
The way I do constraining of the square-holed parts such as metal is I put Sketches on all the parts that needed them. To turn the Sketches on/off you can just press the F10 key on your keyboard.
It doesn’t have some of the nifty pre-built structures that Aperture Robotics’ Library has, but if someone really wants them I could always add those.
Also it is not sorted the same as Aperture’s is, but you can always edit that if you want, can’t you?
So here it is: http://ge.tt/4WdNn8I?c
Let me know if you happen to find something that is wrong. (I doubt you will, just saying.) Also let me know if you have any suggestions on things to do differently, if you have any ideas for anything, whatever. Hope this Library is helpful to many teams out there looking into CADing.
**Also just like Aperture’s VEX CAD Library I’m pretty sure the parts will only be able to be opened in Autodesk Inventor 2012.
And one more thing. If Inventor says anything about not being able to find certain parts that are needed to create an Assembly, just Browse for them. The parts that are needed will be in a folder named “[Assembly-part name]-Parts”, which will be in the same folder where you found the assembly-part that you are trying to open. Find the part named the same thing as the part that Inventor was looking for, and you should be good.**