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Powerful mechanical drawing software

AutoCAD® Mechanical drawing software features automate common design tasks and facilitate drafting productivity. AutoCAD Mechanical includes all the functionality of AutoCAD software, plus comprehensive libraries of standards-based parts and tools for automating common mechanical CAD tasks.

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    Mechanical design productivity

  • Content manager Standard Parts live update New

    Get integrated live updates to your Standard Parts library as revisions and new standards become available through content manager.

  • Document 3D CAD models New

    Easily detail and document native Inventor part and assembly models. 

  • Custom content library New

    Create and save standard or custom parts and features for easy access and reuse.

  • 700,000 standard parts and features

    Rely on a comprehensive set of standards-based components to produce accurate mechanical drawings and get more consistent results on the shop floor.

  • Mechanical drafting standards update (enhanced)

    Enhancements to the ISO 1302-2002 surface texture symbols support surface indication leaders. 

  • Reusable mechanical drawing detailing tools

    Save time—use a specific tool for almost every aspect of the mechanical CAD drafting process.

  • Layer management

    The layer management system automatically places items on the correct layerwith correct color and linetypeas you create your mechanical drawing.

  • Hidden lines

    Update geometry automatically when changes occur and virtually eliminate time-consuming manual redrawing.

  • Machinery generators and calculators

    Get comprehensive tools to more efficiently build mechanisms from paper catalogs and manual calculations.

  • Custom part publishing support

    All part publishing features that apply to standard parts are available for custom parts.

  • Extended draw toolbar for manufacturing

    AutoCAD Mechanical provides additional mechanical drawing and drafting options beyond what’s available in AutoCAD.

  • Infer constraint integration

    Geometrically and dimensionally constrain rectangles, symmetrical lines, and centerlines in mechanical drawings.

    Mechanical engineering documentation

  • Autodesk Synergy for mechanical engineering

    Create associative section and detail views of 3D models created in AutoCAD, Inventor software, and other competitive products.

  • Smart mechanical engineering dimensions

    Create dimensions using abbreviated dialog boxes that conveniently control and expand only the relevant variables for manufacturing.

  • Support for international drafting standards

    Increase productivity with tools that help you and your team deliver consistent, standards-based design documentation.

  • Associative balloons and bills of materials (enhanced)

    Create automated and associative part lists and BOMs specifically developed for manufacturing and that automatically update as the design changes.

  • Dimension in-place editor

    Select multiple dimensions at once; see a real-time preview when modifications are made.

  • BOM migration

    AutoCAD Mechanical software supports multiple templates. BOM setup is easier with automatic mapping of BOM properties and automatic creation of migration templates.

  • JIS and DIN content libraries

    Get extensive content libraries for Japan (JIS) and Germany (DIN).

  • Autodesk Content Explorer

    Quickly find your design content based on file objects or text attributes.

  • Mechanical drafting annotation monitor

    Check for disassociated annotations in the model space, as well as in each paper space layout.