Opening a V5 Python Project on macOS

There are several ways to open a Python project on a MacOS device.

Open an Existing Project

File menu

Select ‘File’ in the Toolbar.

Open menu

Select ‘Open’ in the drop down menu.

File open

Your device’s File Menu will open. Select ‘Downloads’ or the location where you saved your file. Notice that VEXcode V5 Python projects have the .v5python extension. Select the desired .v5python project file.

File open select

Select open.

Your project will open

Your project will open in VEXcode V5.

Open a Recent Project

File open recent

You can also open a project that has been saved recently by selecting the ‘Open Recent’ option. When selected, a menu with recently saved projects will open.

Open an Example Project

File menu

Select ‘File’ in the Toolbar.

Open examples

Select ‘Open Examples’ in the drop down menu.

Example menu

Select a Template or an Example Project.

Note: Templates and Example Projects are used for the following.

  • Templates configure the motors and sensors on your robot for the project.
  • Example projects are premade projects that are ready to download and run.

clawbot template

Once selected, the Template or Example Project will open. This project features the Clawbot (Drivetrain 2-motor, No Gyro) Template.

template in workspace

Tutorials button

For more information about example projects, select the 'Tutorials' button in the Toolbar.

Using examples

Then, scroll down and select the 'Using Example projects' tutorial video.

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus

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