SolidWorks Model: Tetrix Mantis Robot for FTC (First Tech Challange)

Sometimes getting starting with a robot model is a challange, so here is a Tetrix robot assembled to help you get begin. 

  1. Download the zip file and unzip to the Tetrix folder.
  2. Create a New Assembly.
  3. Select Add File Location from the Design Library.
  4. Browse to the Textrix folder.  Your robot library of parts will be displayed.
  5. Drag parts from the Textrix folder into the SolidWorks assembly.
  6. The first component is fixed.  Mate additional components.


There are additional subassemblies that correspond to the Mantis construction steps by CMUroboticsacademy.  Additional tutorials on robot design can be found at  Even though these videos use FRC and Lego components, you will learn good robot modeling techniques.  Marie

 Download TETRIX (54Mytes)


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard