Team 24 Super Sonic Sparks VEX CAD Library

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. :stuck_out_tongue:

Also it is not sorted the same as Aperture’s is, but you can always edit that if you want, can’t you? :stuck_out_tongue:

So here it is:

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.**


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Thanks for sharing! I just downloaded the parts and started assembling something and I really like the sketches on them for aligning and the fact that the materials and colors are all set.

No problem! And thank you for the compliments!

I’ve also tried to enter in the estimated cost for each part, although I don’t think it adds those together for assemblies, so it isn’t super useful.


The link is giving me some trouble. When I click it and click download, it gives me a message about “The traffic limit has been reached and you will not be able to download.”

Sorry! For anyone trying to download this, it appears to have expired. I put it up again, and here’s the new link – it should work:


Thank you so much! :smiley:

(Sorry for bumping an old thread)

I know this is a old library, but I still use 2011. It’s a really good library, but it seems like I can’t find the VEX hinges. Were they in this library? Or am I just not looking hard enough?


Unfortunately, the VEX Hinge was not in this library, as the part was not released until a few months after this library was released, I believe. You can still download the .STEP file of the VEX Hinge here.


Thanks! I thought I wasn’t looking hard enough. Also, the 5 hole C-channel’s mates (don’t know what they are called but the thing that allows you to constrain the two objects together) are off. I’m not sure if I changed something, or if it’s just a mistake. Either way, how do I put it so the constraints line up with the holes again. I’m re-downloading your library just to see if it was my fault.

Huh. That’s strange. I’m pretty sure they were perfectly fine in the library. If not, you’ll have to edit the sketches on the faces of the metal parts. This library used sketches to create circles over the square holes for mating/constraining.


I know this is an older thread but I hope you get to read this Jordan.
I began robotics not knowing anything, through my first year of gateway I progressed in the field much more than I could imagine. Through sack attack I watched your team grow from REX hosts all the way to worlds. ( YouTube channel). After sack attack I registered here and liked how much the forums can help someone. Then I found your cad library and I had been building another robot in cad from the wiki site -_-. So many tangent bearings… Anyways it would take me days to make progress, with the inmates and the 2D sketches with circles in each hole… I now have a full vex caded robot ( give or take some screws ) I never thought I would be cading my own robot,
So I want to say thank you for all your hard work!