Hey all, I was wanting to know if there was any sort of repository for the vex cad files that are offered on their site. I was wanting to mock up a few designs and wanted to know if there was an easier way to get to the files other than going through Vex’s website.
As of right now, there is not a “Download All CAD” link anywhere on the VEX website.
However, this is in the works. We’ve recently began rolling out a new CAD file extension on the VEXpro website, which will eventually make its way to VEX EDR in the near future. This will allow you to preview a CAD file before downloading it, and let you download all files on a single page, or an entire accessory category. (Motion, structure, etc) Here’s a link if you’d like to check it out.
In the meantime, the BNS CAD library is probably your best option.
Autodesk has a repository on their site: https://www.autodesk.com/education/competitions-and-events/vex/recommended-software#Kit-of-parts
Ya I really wouldn’t suggest using that library. You are going to have a lot better time with the BNS library linked by Drow.
I think I used that library that @Eric_J linked. Are there any major differences, and should I switch to the one @Drow linked?
So VEX has historically used incorrect cad models for a lot of its parts. The BNS library corrects for all of that. It also comes with Imates configured for every single hole to really speed up designing. Also the library is for Autodesk Inventor the preferred CAD software for VEX.
So is that the reason that the parts library I have doesn’t have 35 hole c-channels? Or is it since I run Inventor 2015 so it’s faster on my old computer? If it is since I used the wrong parts library, I’ll definitely use the other one, but if it’s due to the second reason I may not be able to do much.
O that is definitely the library. Also I would suggest looking into imates when you switch libraries, it will change your life.
Ok I will, sounds like fun. Thanks for the help!