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VEX Assembler

VEX Assembler

Capture your robotic designsVEX Assembler is a brand new, free design package made specifically for the VEX IQ robotics platform. VEX Assembler, powered by Autodesk® 123D®, brings the modern principles of computer-aided design (CAD) into an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface.

Using Autodesk’s advanced 3D modeling engine, students now have the unlimited ability to realistically assemble and test VEX IQ mechanisms, gadgets, or even entire robots efficiently in a digital environment before ever starting physical construction.

  • Powered by industry-proven Autodesk 123D design software
  • Drag-and-drop, snap-together interface
  • No previous CAD experience necessary; perfect for budding engineers
  • Preloaded with over 110 unique VEX IQ parts, including field elements from the 2013-2014 VEX IQ Challenge, VEX Add It Up
  • Includes a pre-made model of the Clawbot IQ
  • Multiple team members can work independently and share their designs digitally without being limited by physical kits

Limited only by your imagination

Free Download Now Available!

As part of VEX Robotics and Autodesk's commitment to STEAM education, VEX Assembler is now available as a completely FREE download! Fill out the form at the right, and you will receive an email in minutes containing your download link.

The VEX Assembler download is a 200 MB ZIP file containing an installer file and a pre-made copy of the Clawbot IQ. After signing up, you will also receive notifications if updated versions of VEX Assembler are available. See below for system requirements.

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Powered by Autodesk 123D

Autodesk 123D is a suite of apps aimed at making 3D modeling accessible to anyone and taking the complexity out of 3D printing. 123D's simple interfaces (including web and iPad apps) enable the creation of virtual objects quickly, easily, and inexpensively.

VEX Assembler aligns perfectly with the goals of 123D, and is just the latest offering from Autodesk's commitment to STEAM Education. Check out the free VEX curriculum at; while there, take a look at the 40+ free pieces of professional design software available to students in the Autodesk Education Community.

System Requirements


  • Windows XP or Windows 7
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor (or newer)
  • 2GB RAM


  • Windows 7 64bit
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz processor
  • 4GB RAM

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