Loading and Saving a VIQC Virtual Skills Project using Chrome on macOS

A VEXcode IQ project for use with VEX IQ Competition (VIQC) Virtual Skills can be loaded and saved in a few ways.

Load an Existing Project


Open an existing project by selecting “Load From Your Device” from the File menu.


Use the macOS interface to navigate and open your existing project with a .iqblocksskills or .iqpythonskills file extension.

Open an Example Project


Open an example project by selecting “Open Examples” from the File menu.

Rename a Project


To rename a project, select the project name box.


Enter the project name, and select “Rename.”

Save Using the File Menu


Open the File menu and select “Save To Your Device.”

Finder icon

The file will download. Select and open "Finder."


In the Downloads folder, you'll see a file with a .iqblocksskills or .iqpythonskills extension. This means your project has been successfully saved.

Common Issue when Loading/Saving


A common issue when using VEXcode IQ project files is trying to select the .iqblocksskills or .iqpythonskills file to be opened directly by the operating system.

If you try to open a VEXcode IQ project file by double-clicking it, it will show this error message.


All VEXcode IQ project files can ONLY be opened within the web-based version of VEXcode IQ. See the ‘Load an Existing Project’ section from this article for more information.


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

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