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Mechanical drawing software

See how AutoCAD® Mechanical software includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus comprehensive libraries of standards-based parts and tools for automating common mechanical drawing tasks.

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Mechanical design productivity

  • New

    Layer groups: isolate, restore, and more feature

    Isolate and restore layer groups and specify linetypes. (video: 51 sec.)

  • New

    Drawing rectangles is easier

    Create rectangles from the ribbon.

  • 700,000 standard parts and features

    Produce accurate drawings with standard components. (video: 3:47 min.)

  • Document 3D CAD models

    Detail native Inventor part and assembly models. (video: 1:49 min.)

  • Command preview and contextual menus

    Preview fillet, chamfer, and offset commands. (video: 43 sec.)

  • Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools

    Use intelligent tools made for mechanical design. (video: 3:33 min.)

  • Layer management

    Automatically place items on the correct layer. (video: 3:12 min.)

  • Hidden lines

    Geometry updates when changes occur. (video: 2:01 min.)

  • Mechanical drafting standards update

    Attach ISO 1302-2002 surface texture symbols.

  • Machinery generators and calculators

    Better analyze your designs. (video: 3:59 min.)

  • Custom part publishing support

    Add custom parts to content library. (video: 1:02 min.)

  • Extended draw toolbar for manufacturing

    Get drafting tools designed for mechanical. (video: 4:39 min.)

  • Infer constraint integration

    Automatically constrain objects. (video: 1:44 min.)

  • Content manager Standard Parts live update

    Get instant revisions and standards updates.

  • Custom content library

    Create and save custom content. (video: 3:18 min.)

     

Mechanical engineering documentation

  • New

    Leader notes enhancements

    Edit leader notes directly in the drawing area.

  • Autodesk Synergy for mechanical engineering

    Create associative section/detail views of 3D models.

  • Smart mechanical engineering dimensions

    Create dimensions using abbreviated dialog boxes.

  • Support for international drafting standards

    Deliver standards-based design documentation. (video: 2:18 min.)

  • Note template gallery

    See the note template symbol library in the ribbon. (video: 54 sec.)

  • Total mass in bill of materials (BOM)

    Automatically tally an assembly's mass in the BOM. 

  • Associative balloons and bills of materials

    Create automated part lists and BOMs. (video: 2:26 min.)

  • Dimension in-place editor

    Select multiple dimensions at once. (video: 5:08 min.)

  • Bill of materials (BOM) migration

    Automatic mapping and template setup. (video: 1:00 min.)

  • JIS and DIN content libraries

    Extensive content libraries for Japan and Germany.

  • Autodesk Content Explorer

    Search using file objects or text attributes.

  • Mechanical drafting annotation monitor

    Check for dissociated annotations in model space.