Opening and Saving VEXcode 123 Projects on an iPad

Create a New Project

A new project opens when VEXcode 123 is opened. But, a new project can also be opened from the File Menu.


File - New Blocks Project

Select 'New Blocks Project' from the File Menu.


Save Dialog

When creating a new project, a prompt will appear asking to save if the current project has not already been saved. See the Save a Project section for details on how to save a project.

Open an Example Project

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File - Open Examples

Open an example project by selecting ‘Open Examples’ from the File menu.

Open an Existing Project

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File - Open

Select 'Open' from the File Menu to open an existing project.

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Open a Project

Select the file to open a project.


Named Project

The project will open in the Workspace, and the name of the project will appear in the Project Name area.

Save a Project

A project can be saved in VEXcode 123 by using the File Menu and Save as a copy.

Save Using the File Menu


File - Save

Open the File menu and select ‘Save.’


Default Save Location

The iPad’s file menu will then open. The default location that will open is ‘VEXcode 123 Recents.’ Select the Create Document icon to save a new project.


Change Save Location

If you wish to change the save location from ‘VEXcode 123 Recents,’ navigate to the location where you want to save the project by using the ‘Back’ button in the top-left corner.

New Location

New Save Location

Then, select a new save location.

Use Keypad

Name the Project

After selecting the Create Document icon, use the keypad to name your new project.

Okay File Name

Confirm the Name

Select ‘OK’ after naming the project.


Automatic Saving

After a project is saved, VEXcode 123 will automatically save all changes in a project.

Save a Copy


File - Save As

To make a copy of a project under a different name or in a different location, select ‘Save As’ in the File menu.

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