I am designing a robot that combines lego gears/axles with many non-lego parts, and I would like to have everything drawn up in CAD before building it. I have spent my last hour searching google for pre-existing Lego parts compatible with inventor, but my search was not very fruitful. Does anyone know if these parts exist?
If you can't find the parts, why don't you try using iparts to generate the lego bricks. If you make it so that your table can control the length of the bricks, the width of the bricks, the number of buttons along the length, the number of buttons along the width and the colour, you will be able to generate new variations very quickly. You should be able to hollow out the bricks and remove the bottom face by using the Shell feature.
Why did I have to see this thread?!?!? Now I'm going to be playing with virual legos all day instead of doing actual work!
At least its Friday and my boss is a Lego FREAK! I should show him these... Ill probably get asked to build something for him with Legos!