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MachineBuilder System Specifications
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MachineBuilder System Specifications
Design guide
Design Review Checklist
List of things to look for before placing an order for your design.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Navigation Compass
The new navigation compass in the MachineBuilder platform was designed to provide quick access to orientation, translation and rotation options.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Export CAD Files
Whether you want to see how your Vention Assembly is going to look in its environment or to design a custom part around your assembly, exporting a STEP file of your Vention Design is quick and simple.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Next 5 Suggested Parts
The Next 5 Parts feature in the MachineBuilder platform was designed to integrate AI into the process of discovering parts and enhancing the speed of the design process.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Import CAD Files
Whether you want to validate your robot’s workspace or visualize all connection points of your equipment to your assembly, inserting your own 3D models into your Vention design is fast and easy.
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Inserting and Connecting Parts
In this how-to guide, we will cover basic, as well as more advanced, part insertion and connection functionalities of the Vention MachineBuilder platform.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Pin & Comment
The pin-and-comment feature in the MachineBuilder platform was created to support teams working collaboratively on 3D assembly designs.
MachineBuilder System Specifications
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Group & Ungroup
The group/ungroup feature in the MachineBuilder platform was designed to support the creation of logical groups, which can easily be moved, copied and re-used within an assembly.

MachineBuilder FAQs

Navigate to Designs in the side menu of your dashboard. Click the Edit menu or icon on the far right.

In the list of options, choose Edit Properties. When the pop-up appears, click on the Privacy tab and change Privacy to public.

Alternatively, open your design in MachineBuilder and click the Share button located top right of the toolbar and click on Share with community . Follow the step-by-step instructions to publish.

Note that to publish, your design must have a complete title, description and thumbnail image.

Vention MachineBuilder does not provides 2D assembly drawings because they aren’t necessary in the context of Vention assemblies. All components are standard and modular to Vention’s library, so no custom manufacturing is needed for these components.

Alternatively, all measurements you take in MachineBuilder will remain displayed until you delete them. This allows you to take screen captures of the front, top, side and isometric views with the important dimensions required for your installation plan.

During assembly, you can use MachineBuilder’s annotation feature to highlight part numbers and learn which part goes where. Since all of Vention’s physical parts have laser-engraved part numbers on them, the assembly steps can be completed without drawings. (You can also find 2D drawings of every Vention part on our website.)

Lastly, note that the T-nut fasteners we use prevent any assembly step dependencies. Regardless of where you start assembling your design—from the right, left, top, or bottom—you will always be able to put together your entire machine in any sequence.

Yes, you can import 3D files into MachineBuilder for all common CAD file formats, including SolidWorks, Catia, PTC Creo, Inventor, and more. 

Note that you can also export your model as a STEP file. The STEP files produced by MachineBuilder 3D are especially user-friendly because each part is stored as an individual body within the STEP file, and all part numbers are preserved.