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At a glance

  • Engineering design software
  • Standards-based part and tool libraries
  • 2D drafting and documentation
  • 3D modeling and collaboration

Pay as you go for the latest desktop software with lower up-front cost, 1-on-1 web support, previous version use, and access to select cloud and software services. Learn more.




Support for international drafting standards

Autodesk Synergy for mechanical engineering

Smart mechanical engineering dimensions

Associative balloons and bills of materials (BOMs)

Power dimension in-place editor

BOM migration

Familiar AutoCAD interface

DWG™ compatibility

Powerful drafting tools

700,000 standard parts and features

Standard parts live update

Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools

Machinery generators and calculators

Mechanical drafting annotation monitor

Infer constraint integration

Autodesk Content Explorer

3D mechanical design

Design, visualize, simulate

Compelling visuals, interactive presentations